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If you were a fly on the wall of the Trump White House, what would you see? Journalist Michael Wolff had that singular opportunity, and gives us a window into what it is like working for Trump both on the campaign trail and during his first year in office. In Fire and Fury, Wolff divulges scene after scene of dysfunction, power plays, and PR disasters, relying on both first-hand observations and scores of interviews with White House staffers.

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It’s easy to love the lovable. But can you love those who are different and difficult? That’s a tall order, but Bob Goff thinks it’s vital if we want love to be a concrete reality and not just an abstraction. Everybody, Always is a story-driven manifesto that shows how people loving like Jesus in our everyday lives—with vulnerability and kindness toward all—can truly make a world of difference.

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What are the limits of endurance? And is it the body or the mind that sets those limits? In Endure, athlete and scientist Alex Hutchinson travels the globe and interviews hundreds of sports scientists, coaches, and athletes to explore how the brain and body work together to set limits on our endurance—and how those limits can be broken.

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What best predicts success? Is it education? Life experience? Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves argue that more than special knowledge or skills, emotional intelligence (EQ) is an accurate predictor of success in life and work. Emotional intelligence is what separates high achievers from low achievers. You may be smart, but if you aren’t self-aware, able to interpret your own emotions or read other individuals or groups, then your success will be hampered. The good news is that emotional intelligence is not fixed. It’s a skill that can be developed. Emotional Intelligence 2.0  clarifies what emotional intelligence is, and offers suggestions for improving your ability to deal effectively with self and others.

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Elon Musk is a complicated man. Reactions to the entrepreneur run the gamut of fear, frustration, admiration and loyalty. His intrepid entrepreneurial spirit helped him revolutionize multiple industries, but his successes did not come without a cost. Charting Musk’s path from childhood to his early startups to his now-booming businesses, Ashlee Vance’s portrait of Musk gives us the major factors that have contributed to the making of Musk.

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The story of David and Goliath is one of an epic fight in ancient Palestine between a warrior giant and a young shepherd boy. The outcome decided the fate of their nations. Contrary to everyone’s expectations, the shepherd emerged victorious, and the tale has been handed down across the millennia as the ultimate example of the underdog beating the odds. According to journalist Malcolm Gladwell, however, this isn’t an accurate assessment of the event. In this story, as with many others in our own time, we overestimate the power of life’s giants and underestimate the strength and opportunities available to the underdogs. 

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Many presume that because science is able to explain how nature works, it is also able to explain its origins. However, as Michael Behe explains, “ . . . understanding how something works is not the same as understanding how it came to be.” What modern science has learned is that biological systems at the molecular level are so complex that all attempts to explain their origins have been futile. Although Darwin’s mechanisms might explain many things, they do not explain molecular life. By diving into the details of modern scientific research, Behe tells the story of how biochemistry is challenging evolutionary theory.

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Author Brené Brown humorously proclaims herself a professional “vulnerability avoider.” In the safety of her research, she spent 12 years studying everything there is to know about vulnerability and its relationship to shame. With the data collected, she was confronted with a choice: to dare greatly in the face of vulnerability, or to recoil in shame. This book provides practical insight into the nature of vulnerability and how it directly impacts the human experience.

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We’ve all looked up into the night sky and pondered the vast expanse beyond, been humbled in the presence of the ocean or mountains or the stars, and wondered about our place in this universe. Carl Sagan’s classic book Cosmos looks at some of history’s seminal scientists who have changed the way we see our world. Their discoveries have fueled exploration, at first intercontinental, now interplanetary, and, perhaps, someday, interstellar. Sagan’s book stands as an enthusiastic acknowledgement of the most curious and adventuresome species on the planet, and a warning about their growing carelessness.

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At the end of Bill Clinton’s presidency, Hillary described the Clintons as “dead broke.” If this was how the early 2000s started for the Clintons, then there has been a dramatic reversal of their fortunes. Researcher and writer Peter Schweizer led a team of researchers to follow the Clintons’ money trails, and puts a pattern of dubious behavior before the public.

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