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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 - 2004-08-31 (first published in 2003)
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A riveting non-fiction narrative, Mountains Beyond Mountains shares the inspiring true story of Paul Farmer, a gifted doctor and Harvard professor who believes that the only real nation is humanity. Farmer’s extraordinary dedication to curing infectious diseases and bringing modern medicine to those who need it most takes readers on a journey from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia. With the help of Partners in Health, the Gates Foundation, and others, Farmer shows how radical change can be fostered and how a meaningful life can be created based on hope and an understanding of the truth that beyond every problem there lies another mountain to climb.
Edward Norton
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
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100 Imagined Ancient Love Poems
Daniel Nadler - 2016-07-19
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This debut collection of poems by Daniel Nadler explores moments of unintelligibility and the spaces in between things, where expansion and constraint merge. These poems are intended to fill the gaps in classical Indian poetry manuscripts with invented or translated work. Nadler's verse reflects a constant negotiation between restoration and conservation, resulting in clear and simple imagery that brims with life. Lacunae is a deeply felt and wise poetic landscape that is the work of an ambitious and talented new poet.
Edward Norton
Woke up this morning & read a fantastic new book of poems. Can't recommend highly enough Reminds of Rumi, Basho      source
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A Long Way Gone
Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Ishmael Beah - 2007-02-13
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This book offers a devastating firsthand account of war, told through the eyes of a child soldier. The author shares his experience of fleeing attacking rebels at the age of twelve and later being picked up by the government army, where he was forced to become a killer. In a world where there are an estimated 300,000 child soldiers, this book provides a rare glimpse into the horrors they face. Be prepared to be moved by its heartbreaking honesty and literary force.
Edward Norton
Just read a great book "A Long Way Gone" by Ishmael Beah. written by a former child soldier. really wrenching and eye-opening.      source
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The Epic Novel of Japan (Asian Saga, book 1)
James Clavell - 2020-03-01 (first published in 1975)
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Enter 17th-century Japan, a land where life and death are separated by a razor-thin line. When an Englishman washes ashore and awakens in this closed society, he must navigate unfamiliar customs, language, and his own definitions of morality. As internal political strife and cultural clashes ensue, he is torn between two worlds that will each be forever changed. This critically acclaimed powerhouse of a book captures the rich pageantry and stark realities of feudal Japan with edge-of-your-seat action, intricate historical detail, and raw human emotion. It's not just something you read—you live it.
Edward Norton
I devoured Shōgun.      source
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Joe De Sena
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The Black Swan
Second Edition
Nassim Nicholas Taleb - 2007-05-15
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Discover the power of Black Swan events with this thought-provoking and revolutionary book. Through playful and engaging writing, the author explains why Black Swan events have such massive consequences, despite their perceived improbability. This second edition includes a new essay that provides tools to better understand and navigate the complexity of a Black Swan world.
Edward Norton
I really like The Black Swan.      source
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Wind, Sand, and Stars
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - 2002-12-09 (first published in 1939)
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This book is a collection of insightful anecdotes, poetic reflections, and speculative musings about life as seen from the perspective of a flier. Written by a professional mail pilot, adventurer, and talented writer, Wind, Sand and Stars is an engaging collage of life experiences and reflections on how the airplane has expanded our understanding of the universe and ourselves.
Edward Norton
A great book.      source
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Naval Ravikant
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The Search for Modern China
A Documentary Collection (Third Edition)
Janet Chen - 1999-01-17
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A comprehensive collection of documents covering the social and political history of modern China. This updated edition features more social history pieces reflecting everyday life, family, social networks, and culture. Many of the documents are translated into English for the first time, making this book an essential resource for anyone interested in modern Chinese history. Informative headnotes provide context and help readers understand unfamiliar names, places, and events.
Edward Norton
The definitive book about modern Chinese history.      source
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Buddhism Without Beliefs
A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
Stephen Batchelor - 1998-03-01 (first published in 1997)
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Discover a new way of life with this acclaimed guide to Buddhism for both beginners and practitioners. Author Stephen Batchelor emphasizes the importance of understanding the nature of anguish and working towards a way of life that is available to all. This national bestseller encourages engaging in the practices of Buddhism, not simply believing in them, as a path to spiritual enlightenment that anyone can follow, regardless of background or beliefs.
Edward Norton
One of the favorites.      source
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Dan Harris
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The Death of Woman Wang
Jonathan D. Spence - 1979-03-29 (first published in 1978)
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Step back in time to rural 17th-century China and witness the tragedies of life in T'an-ch'eng, a county plagued by floods, disease, and heavy taxation. By combining accounts from local histories and memoirs, Chinese historian Jonathan D. Spence creates a vivid picture of everyday life and an emotional drama played out by a tax collector, farmer, and his unhappy wife. Their tragic story culminates in heart-wrenching loss, offering a glimpse into the harsh realities of life in this remote corner of China.
Edward Norton
Great book.      source