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Bill Gates' 5 favorite books for summer 2020

"Whether you’re looking for a distraction or just spending a lot more time at home, you can’t beat reading a book." –Bill Gates

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The Ride of a Lifetime

Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

By Robert Iger & Joel Lovell
Narrated by: Jim Frangione & Robert Iger
Length: 8 hours 44 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A memoir of leadership and success: The executive chairman of Disney, Time’s 2019 businessperson of the year, shares the ideas and values he embraced during his fifteen years as CEO while reinventing one of the world’s most beloved companies and inspiring the people who bring the magic to life.

NAMED ONE OF THE... Read more »

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Cloud Atlas

A Novel

By David Mitchell
Narrated by: Various
Length: 19 hours 50 minutes

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific... Read more »

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The Great Influenza

The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History

By John M. Barry
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 19 hours 24 minutes

In the winter of 1918, at the height of World War I, history's 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 weeks than AIDS has killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death... Read more »

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The Choice

Escaping the Past and Embracing the Possible

By Edith Eva Eger, Edith Eva Eger & Philip Zimbardo, PhD.
Narrated by: Tovah Feldshuh
Length: 12 hours 26 minutes

A New York Times Bestseller

“I’ll be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s story…The Choice is a reminder of what courage looks like in the worst of times and that we all have the ability to pay attention to what we’ve lost, or to pay attention to what we still have.”—Oprah

“Dr. Eger’s life reveals our capacity to transcend even the greatest of horrors... Read more »

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Good Economics for Hard Times

Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems

By Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo
Narrated by: James Lurie
Length: 14 hours 44 minutes

The winners of the Nobel Prize show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day.

Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is perhaps the great challenge of our time. Much greater than space travel or perhaps even the next revolutionary medical breakthrough, what... Read more »

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