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The Rise and Fall of American Growth
The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World)
Robert J. Gordon - Aug 29, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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How America's high standard of living came to be and why future growth is under threatIn the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that ...
Dave Collum
Nov 11, 2020
@NewLowObserver Try Robert Gordon's book. It's really great...     source
Why We Sleep
Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Matthew Walker - Jun 19, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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“Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and po...
Dave Collum
Jul 31, 2020
Hey @APompliano: "Why We Sleep" might be an answer to your question about most important book.     source
Spy the Lie
Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception
Philip Houston - Jul 16, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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Three former CIA officers--among the world's foremost authorities on recognizing deceptive behavior--share their proven techniques for uncovering a lieImagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child...
Dave Collum
Jul 28, 2020
@verity_douglas I've seen a ton of Gates videos. He was like a teenager trying to explain the dent in the car. It was non-stop waffling. If you read a book or two on this, you'd see all the tells. Try "Spy the Lie".     source
The Great Influenza
The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
John M. Barry - Oct 04, 2005 (first published in 2004)
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At the height of WWI, historys most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not th...
Dave Collum
Jan 24, 2020
I guess it is a good time to point out that "The Great Influenza" is a great book. If you think modern medicine would have mitigate this one, you haven't read the book.     source