10 books on the list
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The Unmaking of America
This book explores how America abandoned fairness and the middle class, and instead favored big business and the wealthy. The author traces the dismantling of the economic and social systems that made the American Dream possible, showing how greed became good and workers powerless. With deep research and a fresh perspective, the author names those responsible for this undoing and offers a path forward from this man-made disaster. This is the one book everyone must read as we figure out how to rebuild our country.
Pls read this excellent book by @KBAndersen, and let’s get going. – source
Also recommended byQuentin HardyCallie Khouri
The Invention of Nature
Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Discover the life of Alexander von Humboldt, a visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the world. Andrea Wulf explores his expeditions, discoveries, and revolutionary vision of nature as a global force interconnected with humankind. Humboldt's writings inspired poets like Wordsworth, naturalists like Darwin, and preservationists like Muir. With compelling writing and research, Wulf champions a renewed interest in this forgotten player in environmental history and science.
Just finished “The Invention of Nature” by @andrea_wulf - EXCELLENT BOOK! How had I not heard of Alexander von Humboldt? – source
Also recommended bySimon KuestenmacherAndrew Revkin
The New Climate War
The Fight to Take Back Our Planet
A renowned climate scientist exposes how fossil fuel companies have spent decades deflecting responsibility for climate change and delaying action. This book offers a powerful battle plan for individuals and governments to take action and save the planet. The author draws the battle lines between people and polluters and outlines a plan for real change, including a common-sense approach to carbon pricing and fair competition for renewable energy. This book will empower citizens to join the fight for our planet against powerful vested interests.
I just read it recently too and agree w/@DoctorVive : a great, and analytically useful, book! @MichaelEMann – source
Also recommended byJerry BrownMarshall KirkpatrickAlastair HumphreysGenevieve GuentherGenevieve GuentherAlice Korngold
The Ministry for the Future
This near-future novel explores the impacts of climate change, technology, politics, and human behavior. The Ministry for the Future was established to advocate for future generations and protect all living creatures. Through fictional eyewitness accounts, Kim Stanley Robinson weaves a visionary and powerful story of a future that is almost upon us. This impactful and original book presents both hope and despair in equal measure, making it one of the most powerful novels on climate change ever written.
This is a great book. – source
Also recommended byBarack ObamaBill GatesBiz StoneEzra KleinNicola SturgeonIan BremmerCory DoctorowBill McKibbenMichael E. Mann3 others
Explore the wonders of plant life with geobiologist Hope Jahren in her riveting autobiography. In Lab Girl, Jahren shares her childhood memories, passion for science and foliage, and the inspiring role of her eccentric lab manager, Bill. An invitation to join her in observing and conserving our environment, this warm and captivating read is a celebration of scientific curiosity and the power of love and work. Winner of multiple awards and acclaimed by The Washington Post, TIME.com, and NPR, Lab Girl is a must-read for science enthusiasts and anyone who wishes to explore the wonder of our natural world.
One of the most beautiful books I have ever read @HopeJahren – source
Also recommended byBarack ObamaJacqueline NovogratzSteven Strogatz
Thinking in Bets
Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
"Thinking in Bets" by Annie Duke is a guide to making better decisions in an uncertain world. Using examples from business, sports, politics, and poker, Duke shows how embracing uncertainty and thinking in probabilities can lead to long-term success. Learn how to assess what you know and don't know, avoid knee-jerk reactions and biases, and become more confident and successful in decision-making.
A great book! – source
Also recommended byMarc AndreessenSeth GodinDerek SiversJason FriedMax LevchinLiv BoereeMark W. YuskoMichael MauboussinNicholas C. Zakas4 others
Not for the Faint of Heart
Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence
Learn to apply valuable negotiating skills to your own life with this insightful book by Ambassador Wendy Sherman. As the lead US negotiator of the historic Iran nuclear deal, Sherman offers valuable expertise on the most pressing foreign policy issues of our time. She shares her approach to work and leadership based on authenticity, effective use of power and persistence, acceptance of change, and commitment to the team. Not for the Faint of Heart takes readers inside the world of international diplomacy, where Sherman was often the only woman in the room. Discover how to overcome challenges with courage, power, and persistence in your own life.
What Mark said. A well written book by an American hero. #WendySherman – source
A Soldier's Memoir of Politics and PTSD
This powerful memoir by a former army intelligence officer tells a story of impossible choices and the struggle with PTSD. Despite being touted as a potential presidential candidate, the author turns to a mayoral race and eventually drops out of public life due to depression and thoughts of suicide. He candidly shares his fight for healing and the support of his family, offering hope to readers going through similar struggles.
Also recommended byCory BookerJake TapperAndy Slavitt Steve SchmidtAmy McGrathMark DuplassBradley WhitfordDavid MilibandNeera TandenLarry Sabato3 others
There Are No Accidents
The Deadly Rise of Injury and Disaster—Who Profits and Who Pays the Price
"There Are No Accidents" by Jessie Singer is a thought-provoking exploration of America's rising rates of accidental deaths, particularly among marginalized communities. Singer sheds light on how accidents have come to define all that is wrong with America, pointing out that the poor and people of color often bear the brunt of the violence and blame. With her keen investigative journalism and activism, Singer challenges us to rethink our assumptions about accidents and the role they play in the perpetuation of societal inequalities. Scheduled for release in fall 2021, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in social justice and systemic change.
This incredible book delves into the life and accomplishments of John Boyd, one of America's greatest unsung heroes. From being the most influential military theorist to creating the F-15 and F-16 fighter planes, Boyd's impact on the military and beyond can still be felt today. His unconventional methods and unapologetic personality make him a truly inspiring rebel and true patriot. Author Robert Coram tells the story of a man who left a legacy that will influence the military and all of America for decades to come.
Also recommended byRyan Holiday