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Evicted” by Matthew Desmond (2016)

Laudato Si – On Care for Our Common Home” by Pope Francis (2015)

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity” by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (2014)

Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson (2014)

Half the Sky” by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (2008)

The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East” by Sandy Tolan (2007)


Frederick Douglas: Prophet of Freedom” by David W. Blight (2018)

Leadership: in Turbulent Times” by Doris Kearns Goodwin (2018)

The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels” by John Meacham (2018)

Second-Hand Time: The Last of the Soviets” by Svetlana Alexievich (2015)

The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown (2013)

Gettysburg: The Last Invasion” by Allen C. Guelzo (2013)

“The Swerve: How the World Became Modern” by Stephen Greenblatt (2011)

“Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin (2005)

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World” by Margaret MacMillan (2002)


Machines Like Me” by Ian McEwan (2019)

The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen (2016)

A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles (2016)

Hero of France” by Alan Furst (2016) and all his historical spy novels

I Am Pilgrim” by Terry Hayes (2013)

Augustus” by John Williams (1971)

The Moviegoer” by Walker Percy (1961)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain (1884)

Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1866)


Dare to Lead” by Brené Brown (2018)

The Culture Code” by Daniel Coyle (2018)

The Innovators Dilemma” by Clayton Christensen (2015 edition)

Blue Ocean Strategy” expanded edition by Renée A. Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim (2014)

The 4 Disciplines of Execution” by Sean Covey, Chris McChesney and Jim Huling (2012)

Denial” by Richard Tedlow (2010)

Good to Great” by Jim Collins (2001)

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