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Not in God’s Name by Jonathan Sacks
Thirteen Days in September Carter, Begin and Sadat at Camp David by Lawrence Wright
All That Is by James Salter
Citizen, an American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud
The Fourth Revolution The Global Race to Reinvent the State by John Micklethwait
Deng Xiaoping by Ezra Vogel
Design to Grow How Coca Cola Learned to Combine Scale and Agility by David Butler
Why Teach? By Mark Edmundson
Cicero by Anthony Everitt
Agincourt by Juliet Barker
On Empire, Liberty and Reform by Edmund Burke
The Eternal Letter by Paul Shaw
Empire of Liberty by Gordon S. Wood
Command of Office by Stephen Graubard
John Marshall by Jean Edward Smith
This Mighty Scourge by James McPherson
The Case for God by Karen Armstrong
The Idea of America by Gordon Wood
The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen
Revolutionary Characters by Gordon Wood
Design for People by Scott StowellImagining India by Nandan Nilekani
Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era by Michael Mandelbaum
Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty by Ben Ratliff
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by David Halberstram
Brilliant Orange, the neurotic genius of Dutch football, by David Winner
The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War by Fred Kaplan
When Breath Becomes Air by Pal Kalanithi
The Lost Art of Scripture, Rescuing Sacred Text by Karen Armstrong
Stony the Road: Reconsruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of Amreica’s Great Migrations by Isabel Wilkerson
Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers by Cheryl Misak
Five Days in London, May 1940 by John Lukacs
Exercise of Power: Amercian Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World by Robert M. Gates
These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore
Healing the Divide, poems of kindness and connection edited by James Crews
The Book of Delights by Ross Gay
A Thousand Small Sanities by Adam Gopnik
The Source of Self Regard by Toni Morrison
Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
Shakespeare, The Invention of the Human by Harold Bloom
How to Listen to Jazz by Ted Gioia
Fascism by Madeleine Albright
The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson
At the End of the Century by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Winners Take All : the Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis
American Dialogue: The Founders and Us by Joseph Ellis
Sensemaking : the Power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm by Christian Madsbjerg
The Splintering of the American Mind : Identity Politics, Inequality, and Community on Today’s College Campuses by William Egginton
The Death of Democracy : Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic by Benjamin Carter Hett
Nothing Ever Dies : Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Tranh Nguyen
Gorbachev : His Life and Times by William Taubman
Queen Victoria in Her Letters and Journals : a Selection by Christopher Hibbert
The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by  Michelle Alexander
The Accidental President : Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World by A. J. Baime
Edison by Edmund Morris
The Conservative Sensibility by George Will
Firefighting: The Financial Crisis and its Lessons by Ben Bernanke, Tim Geitner, Henry Paulson
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein

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