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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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Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson - 2018-06-01 (first published in 1992)
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Step into the Metaverse, a cyberspace where anything goes. Snow Crash has hit the market - a cyberdrug and computer virus that infects the user behind the avatar. Follow Hiro, a freelance hacker and the Metaverse's top swordfighter, and Y.T., a mouthy teenage girl, as they navigate a reality altered by Snow Crash. With themes spanning linguistics, religion, computer science, politics, philosophy, cryptography, and even pizza delivery, this fast-paced adventure is a glimpse into the not-too-distant future.
Brandon Stanton
I love Snow Crash.      source
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New Biography of a Dictator
Oleg V. Khlevniuk - 2015-05-19
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This biography delves into the life of one of history's most notorious dictators, Josef Stalin, who caused the imprisonment and execution of countless Soviet citizens and famine resulting from his policies. Drawing on previously unknown documents, this book paints a fine-grained portrait of Stalin without mythologizing him as either benevolent or an evil genius. Revealing prologues take the reader into Stalin's favorite dacha, and chronological chapters cover his childhood, rise to power, and major events. A warning against nostalgia for the Stalinist era concludes this comprehensive and compelling read.
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The Years of Lyndon Johnson
The Path to Power; Means of Ascent; Master of the Senate; The Passage of Power
Robert A. Caro - 2013-04-09
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This acclaimed four-volume hardcover set is a deep dive into the life and politics of Lyndon Johnson, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Robert A. Caro. From Johnson's early years in Texas to his ascension as President and his role in the Kennedy assassination, Caro's masterful writing captures the essence of ambition, power, and the American political landscape. This series has been called one of the greatest political biographies of modern times, and Caro's incredible research and insightful prose are sure to keep readers engaged from start to finish.
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
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A Biography
Ian Kershaw - 2008-11-17
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Explore the life of one of history's most notorious figures with this mesmerizing biography. From Hitler's humble beginnings as a failed artist in Vienna to his terrifying reign as the leader of the Third Reich, this magisterial work delves deeply into how he attained, exercised, and retained power. Drawing on previously untapped sources and addressing crucial questions about the nature of Nazi radicalism and the Holocaust, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand this dark period of history.
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An Autobiography by Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt - 2006-04-28 (first published in 1913)
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Explore the incredible life of a former U.S. President, naturalist, and explorer through this captivating autobiography. The 35 books written by this prominent figure in history include insights on outdoor life, natural history, U.S. Western and political history — making it a must-read for those interested in a truly multifaceted perspective.
Brandon Stanton
The person that I’ve read the most biographies on, just because his life is so fascinating.      source
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The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Clayborne Carson - 2001-01-01 (first published in 1986)
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Explore the extraordinary life of one of the most influential figures in history with this insightful autobiography. Written by King scholar Clayborne Carson, access a remarkable first-person account of Dr. King's journey, including his education as a minister, leadership of the Montgomery bus boycott, pivotal role in civil rights demonstrations, and complicated relationships with notable figures of the time. Uncover fascinating details from previously unpublished materials, including writings, interviews, recordings, and correspondence.
Brandon Stanton
Do you want to participate in social movements? Pick The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr..      source
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The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - 2000-06-29 (first published in 1943)
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Discover the heartwarming story of a little prince and his journey through the galaxy in this beloved classic. Celebrated poet Richard Howard's translation beautifully captures the unique style and spirit of author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. This edition also features restored original artwork, making it a timeless addition to any reader's collection. Suitable for all ages and even chosen as a Common Core Text Exemplar, The Little Prince is a must-read for anyone seeking a tale of friendship, love, and adventure.
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Poor Richard's Almanack
Franklin Benjamin - 1980-06-01 (first published in 1732)
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This culturally significant work is a treasure trove of knowledge that has been preserved for centuries. Made freely available for public access, this book contains valuable insights into the human experience that are as relevant today as they were when the book was first published. With its blend of insightful text and original graphics, this work is a must-read for anyone seeking to expand their knowledge of history and civilization. Join us in celebrating the preservation of this invaluable literary treasure!
Brandon Stanton
The author was kind of the pioneer in getting self-improvement down to a science.      source
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The Wealth Of Nations
Adam Smith - 1977-01-01 (first published in 1776)
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This classic of economics explores the origins of national wealth, covering topics from the division of labor to free markets. Written in the midst of the Industrial Revolution, this book provides timeless insight into the building blocks of economic prosperity.