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Anderson Cooper is an American journalist, television personality, and author. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°
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The Only Plane in the Sky
An Oral History of 9/11
Garrett M. Graff - Sep 10, 2019
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The first comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001a panoramic narrative woven from the voices of Americans on the front lines of an unprecedented national trauma.Over the past eighteen years, monumental literature has been published about 9/11, from Lawrence Wrights The Looming Tower, which traced the rise of al-Qaeda, to The 9/11 Commissio...
Anderson Cooper
Sep 12, 2019
This new book by Garrett Graff is stunning. The Only Plane In The Sky is a gripping, heartbreaking and inspiring oral history of 9/11. In order to NeverForget, we must also Know And Remember. I highly recommend this book.     source
The Hellfire Club
Jake Tapper - May 21, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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A young Congressman stumbles on the powerful political underworld of 1950's D.C. in this "potent thriller" (David Baldacci) and New York Times bestseller from CNN correspondent Jake Tapper. Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the ...
Anderson Cooper
Apr 24, 2018
if you like political thrillers, @jaketapper’s new book is really, really good! Lots of Washington intrigue set in the days of Joe McCarthy... i highly recommend it!     source
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Doris Kearns Goodwin
Iron and Silk
Mark Salzman - Oct 12, 1987 (first published in 1986)
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Salzman captures post-cultural revolution China through his adventures as a young American English teacher in China and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with China's foremost martial arts teacher....
Anderson Cooper
Sep 09, 2017
I loved that book. If you havent read Iron And Silk you should. I wanted to grow up and be Mark Salzman     source
Scores
How I Opened the Hottest Strip Club in New York City, Was Extorted out of Millions by the Gambino Family, and Became One of the Most Successful Mafia Informants in FBI History
Michael D. Blutrich - Jan 31, 2017
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A gay man who created New Yorks most notorious den of heterosexuality . . . an anxious, anything-but-hardboiled lawyer who became one of the most successful undercover mob informants in history. . . .In this hilarious and fascinating account, Michael Blutrich takes you inside star-studded 1990s New York, mafia sit-downs, and the witness protection ...
Anderson Cooper
Feb 07, 2017
just finished book by MichaelBlutrich about #Scores, the mob, and how he became an #fbi informant. crazy story!     source
Books for Living
Will Schwalbe - Dec 27, 2016
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From the author of the best-selling and beloved The End of Your Life Book Club - a wonderfully engaging new book: both a celebration of reading in general and an impassioned recommendation of specific books that can help guide us through our daily lives."I've always believed that everything you need to know you can find in a book," writes Will Schw...
Anderson Cooper
Jan 25, 2017
really enjoying @WillSch new book #BooksForLiving! It's all about the power, importance, and magic of books. check it out!     source
How to Survive a Plague
The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS
David France - Nov 29, 2016 (first published in 2013)
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The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague. A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs t...
Anderson Cooper
Dec 01, 2016
Just finished amazing new book @ByDavidFrance #HowToSurviveAPlague about heroes who stood up in the early days of hiv/aids. So inspiring!!     source
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Natalie Shure
American Heiress
The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst
Jeffrey Toobin - Apr 04, 2017
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From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of...
Anderson Cooper
Aug 02, 2016
the new book #AmericanHeiress by @JeffreyToobin about the kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst is fascinating!     source
In Defense of a Liberal Education
Fareed Zakaria - Mar 28, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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The liberal arts are under attack. The governors of Florida, Texas, and North Carolina have all pledged that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts, and they seem to have an unlikely ally in President Obama. While at a General Electric plant in early 2014, Obama remarked, "I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potential...
Anderson Cooper
Apr 06, 2015
Just read @FareedZakaria's smart, new book, In Defense of a Liberal Education. An important look at education today.     source
Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Charles Blow - Sep 01, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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A New York Times Notable Book"Searing and unforgettable." —People "[An] exquisite memoir . . . Delicately wrought and arresting in its language, this slender volume covers a great deal of emotional terrain—much of it fraught, most of it arduous, and all of it worth the trip." —New York Times Charles M. Blow's mother was a fiercely driven woman with...
Anderson Cooper
Jun 24, 2014
Just finished reading powerful new book by @CharlesMBlow. It's called #FireShutUpInMyBones. So well-written!     source
Wheelmen
Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever
Reed Albergotti - Oct 15, 2013
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The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sportsLance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport co...
Anderson Cooper
Oct 14, 2013
Am reading a really good book about Lance Armstrong and doping. It's called #Wheelmen. I recommend it     source
The End of Your Life Book Club
Will Schwalbe - Jun 04, 2013
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An Entertainment Weekly and BookPage Best Book of the YearDuring her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading. Once, by chance, they read the same book at the same timeand an informal book club of two was born. Th...
Anderson Cooper
Nov 29, 2012
Oh no, spelled writer's name wrong! Will Schwalbe. The End Of Your Life Book Club. Poignant, moving, inspiring book. I recommend it!     source
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Most Talkative by Andy Cohen