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People often ask for book recommendations. Below are ones I learned so much from and/or became a better person because I read it.

Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Computer Lib / Dream Machines

Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Einstein’s Dreams

Fermat’s Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World’s Greatest Mathematical Problem

The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America

Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

Man’s Search for Meaning

Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Sociophysics: A Physicist’s Modeling of Psycho-political Phenomena

Technics and Civilization

Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages

The Three-Body Problem

Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy

Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies