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Brandon Stanton is an American author, photographer, and blogger. He is the author of Humans of New York, a photoblog and book. He is one of Time's "30 Under 30 People Changing The World".
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Stalin
New Biography of a Dictator
Oleg V. Khlevniuk - Sep 20, 2017 (first published in 2015)
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The most authoritative and engrossing biography of the notorious dictator ever written Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk’s estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens per year. Millions more were...
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
Adam Smith - Aug 14, 2015 (first published in 1776)
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The annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveniencies of life which it annually consumes, and which consist always either in the immediate produce of that labour, or in what is purchased with that produce from other nations.According, therefore, as this produce, or what is purchased wi...
Poor Richard's Almanack
Franklin Benjamin - Aug 08, 2015 (first published in 1732)
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copy...
Brandon Stanton
The author was kind of the pioneer in getting self-improvement down to a science.     source
An Autobiography by Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt - Aug 14, 2013 (first published in 1913)
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By the 26th President of the United States, popularly known as T.R. or Teddy. He was also a widely respected historian, naturalist and explorer of the Amazon Basin; his 35 books include works on outdoor life, natural history, U.S. Western and political history, an autobiography and a host of other topics....
Brandon Stanton
The person that I’ve read the most biographies on, just because his life is so fascinating.     source
The Years of Lyndon Johnson
The Path to Power; Means of Ascent; Master of the Senate; The Passage of Power
Robert A. Caro - Apr 08, 2013
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"The "political biography of our time, now available in a four-volume hardcover set. Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson is one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American president. It is the magnum opus of a writer perfectly suited to his task: the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer-historian, ...
Brandon Stanton
If you wanna be president of the United States, I would recommend Lyndon Johnson. Because he was probably the president that was given the least in his life except for maybe Abraham Lincoln.     source
Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson - Jan 01, 2011 (first published in 1992)
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After the Internet, what came next?Enter the Metaverse - cyberspace home to avatars and software daemons, where anything and just about everything goes. Newly available on the Street - the Metaverse's main drag - is Snow Crash, a cyberdrug. Trouble is Snow Crash is also a computer virus - and something more. Because once taken it infects the person...
Brandon Stanton
I love Snow Crash.     source
Hitler
A Biography
Ian Kershaw - Jan 18, 2010 (first published in 2008)
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“Magisterial . . . anyone who wishes to understand the Third Reich must read Kershaw.”—Niall Ferguson“The Hitler biography of the twenty-first century” (Richard J. Evans), Ian Kershaw’s Hitler is a one-volume masterpiece that will become the standard work. From Hitler’s origins as a failed artist in fin-de-siècle Vienna to the terrifying last days ...
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Clayborne Carson - Jan 01, 2001 (first published in 1986)
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Using Stanford University's voluminous collection of archival material, including previously unpublished writings, interviews, recordings, and correspondence, King scholar Clayborne Carson has constructed a remarkable first-person account of Dr. King's extraordinary life. Beginning with his boyhood, the book portrays King's education as a minister,...
Brandon Stanton
Do you want to participate in social movements? Pick The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr..     source
The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - May 15, 2000 (first published in 1943)
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Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry's unique and gifted style. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English text as clo...
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