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Cory Booker

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Cory Anthony Booker is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from New Jersey since 2013 and a member of the Democratic Party. The first African-American U.S. Senator from New Jersey, he was previously the 36th Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013.
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Notes of a Native Son
James Baldwin - Nov 20, 2012
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A new edition of the book many have called James Baldwin’s most influential workWritten during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the ...
Cory Booker
Aug 24, 2017
@NancyEpstein7 Great book. My favorite is The Fire Next Time.      source
The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin - Dec 01, 1992 (first published in 1963)
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A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin’s early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative d...
Cory Booker
Aug 24, 2017
@NancyEpstein7 Great book. My favorite is The Fire Next Time.      source
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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - Jun 01, 2006 (first published in 1946)
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
Cory Booker
May 20, 2013
Many, from Malcolm X's Autobiography 2 Man's Search for Meaning RT @VarunAmbrose what were books that caused a paradigm shift in ur thinking      source
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malcolm X - Sep 29, 1992 (first published in 1965)
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With its first great victory in the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the civil rights movement gained the powerful momentum it needed to sweep forward into its crucial decade, the 1960s. As voices of protest and change rose above the din of history and false promises, one voice sounded more urgently, more passion...
Cory Booker
May 20, 2013
Many, from Malcolm X's Autobiography 2 Man's Search for Meaning RT @VarunAmbrose what were books that caused a paradigm shift in ur thinking      source
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin - Mar 01, 2019 (first published in 1791)
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a tortuous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influen...
Cory Booker
The author didn’t mean to write his autobiography. He wanted to write a note to his family about what he’d learned in his experiments.      source
My Experiments with Truth
Mahatma Gandhi - Jan 01, 2018 (first published in 1927)
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Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century.In a new foreword, noted peace ex...
Cory Booker
A profound read.      source
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Living with a SEAL
31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet
Jesse Itzler - Nov 01, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler chronicles his month of living and extreme fitness training with a Navy SEAL in the New York Times and #1 LA Times bestseller LIVING WITH A SEAL, now with two bonus chapters. Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler will try almost anything. His life is about being bold and risky. So when Jesse felt himself drifting on autopilot, he hire...
Cory Booker
If you are a workout guy, it reminds you of things you already know. That you can push your body and yourself far further than you think.      source
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Just Mercy
A Story of Justice and Redemption
Bryan Stevenson - Aug 18, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poo...
Cory Booker
Takes you out of where you probably are and lets you look into a window of aspects of our society that are really important.      source
Parting the Waters
America in the King Years 1954-63
Taylor Branch - Nov 15, 1989 (first published in 1988)
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In Parting the Waters, the first volume of his essential America in the King Years series, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a “compelling…masterfully told” (The Wall Street Journal) account of Martin Luther King’s early years and rise to greatness.Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American Civil Rights Movement, Parting t...
Cory Booker
If you’re an American, it’s just an unbelievable story of our country.      source
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