Week of 07 Oct 2018
Leadership: In Turbulent Times
As Goodwin reminds us of their paths to positions of power and the challenges they faced as presidents, she identifies the traits of personality and character that made them great leaders. Published at a turbulent time, her book is a rich source of information and inspiration.
Star Tribune

Leadership

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

21 Lessons for the 21st Century
The best reason not to throw this book out of the window is that, occasionally, Harari writes a paragraph that is genuinely mind-expanding.
Guardian

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

by Yuval Noah Harari

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
In short order, you’ll be conversant in mind-bending trivia about “star stuff” that may fundamentally shift your perspective of our place in the universe—and convince you to pursue some of the many fine longer-form books on the subject.
Kirkus

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World

No Critic Review

Billion Dollar Whale

by Tom Wright

Educated: A Memoir
We learn about a third of the way through the book that she kept journals, but she is a bit vague about a few things...An astonishing account of deprivation, confusion, survival, and success.
Kirkus


Educated

by Tara Westover

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Much of Sapiens is extremely interesting, and it is often well expressed. As one reads on, however, the attractive features of the book are overwhelmed by carelessness, exaggeration and sensationalism.
Guardian

Sapiens

by Yuval Noah Harari

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
The book makes for fascinating reading. The history, dating back to ancient Greece and before, and stretching to current events, is meticulously researched. There are copious notes and bibliographical references.
NPR

NPR

Accessory to War

by Neil deGrasse Tyson