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Edward Norton

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Edward Norton is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received multiple awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award nominations.
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Mountains Beyond Mountains
Tracy Kidder - Aug 31, 2004 (first published in 2003)
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This powerful and inspiring book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. ...
Edward Norton
Nov 18, 2020
A great new doc film tip: If you never read 'Mountains Beyond Mountains', about Dr Paul Farmer / @PIH, it is a life-changing book. Now there's a beautiful film @BTAfilm "Bending the Arc" on Netflix. Paul & his partners truly inspirational. Will give you hope & determination      source
Lacunae
100 Imagined Ancient Love Poems
Daniel Nadler - Aug 09, 2016
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Lacunae, Daniel Nadler's debut collection, is an exercise in poetics of vital import. In it, Nadler imagines himself into those moments of unintelligibility--that blank space in between things--where constraint and expansion coincide. These poems, translations of work that does not otherwise exist, are intended to fill the invented or actual lacuna...
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Jun 26, 2016
Woke up this morning & read a fantastic new book of poems. Can't recommend highly enough Reminds of Rumi, Basho      source
A Long Way Gone
Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Ishmael Beah - Aug 05, 2008
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The devastating story of war through the eyes of a child soldier. Beah tells how, at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and became a soldier.My new friends have begun to suspect I haven’t told them the full story of my life.“Wh...
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Jul 21, 2010
Just read a great book "A Long Way Gone" by Ishmael Beah. written by a former child soldier. really wrenching and eye-opening.      source
Shogun
The Epic Novel of Japan (Asian Saga, book 1)
James Clavell - Jun 04, 2019 (first published in 1975)
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The multimillion-copy bestselling historical novel of feudal Japan that captured the heart of a culture and the imagination of the world.After Englishman John Blackthorne is lost at sea, he awakens in a place few Europeans know of and even fewer have seen -- Nippon. Thrust into the closed society that is seventeenth-century Japan, a land where the ...
Edward Norton
I devoured Shōgun.      source
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Joe De Sena
Wind, Sand, and Stars
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - May 23, 2019 (first published in 1939)
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Exupery was a prize-winning novelist, professional mail pilot, airborne adventurer, war correspondent, commercial test pilot, and the author of a popular children's book The Little Prince. Wind, Sand, and Stars more than all the others is a synthesis of his skill as a writer and his life as a flier. It is a collage of anecdotes, speculations and pe...
Edward Norton
A great book.      source
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Naval Ravikant
The Search for Modern China
A Documentary Collection (Third Edition)
Janet Chen - Jun 25, 2013 (first published in 1999)
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The new edition of this outstanding documents collection displays a stronger blend of social history pieces reflecting everyday life, family, social networks, and culture and political history critical proclamations, treaties, laws, and other public acts. Many of the documents are translated into English for the first time and available only in thi...
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The definitive book about modern Chinese history.      source
The Black Swan
Second Edition
Nassim Nicholas Taleb - May 11, 2010 (first published in 2007)
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A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay,...
Edward Norton
I really like The Black Swan.      source
The Death of Woman Wang
Jonathan D. Spence - Sep 02, 1998 (first published in 1978)
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Drawing on local Chinese histories, the memoirs of scholars, and other contemporary writings, Chinese historian Jonathan Spence reconstructs an extraordinary tale of rural tragedy in a remote corner of Shantung province in 17th-century China. Life in the county of T'an-ch'eng emerges as an endless cycle of floods, plagues, crop failures, banditry, ...
Edward Norton
Great book.      source
Buddhism Without Beliefs
A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
Stephen Batchelor - Mar 01, 1998 (first published in 1997)
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A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alikeIn this simple but important volume, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and bring in...
Edward Norton
One of the favorites.      source
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Dan Harris