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The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition) (Collins Business Essentials)

by Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig

Marginal Revolution post: Investment Books by Alex Tabarrok on March 19th, 2009

Release Date: 2006-02-21

Sales Rank: 3

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Leonardo da Vinci

by Walter Isaacson

Marginal Revolution post: Is Leonardo da Vinci overrated? by Tyler Cowen on October 18th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-10-17

Sales Rank: 7

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Artemis: A Novel

by Andy Weir

Marginal Revolution post: What should I ask Andy Weir? by Tyler Cowen on October 31st, 2017

Release Date: 2017-11-14

Sales Rank: 24

The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller�a heist story set on the moon. Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a ri... ...Read More

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Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

by Richard H. Thaler

Marginal Revolution post: Richard Thaler Wins Nobel! by Alex Tabarrok on October 9th, 2017

Release Date: 2015-05-11

Sales Rank: 44

Winner of the Nobel Prize in EconomicsGet ready to change the way you think about economics.Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans—predictable, error-pron... ...Read More

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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton

Marginal Revolution post: The best non-fiction books of 2016 by Tyler Cowen on November 28th, 2016

Release Date: 2016-09-20

Sales Rank: 97

It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm ca... ...Read More

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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on October 6th, 2016

Release Date: 2016-09-20

Sales Rank: 97

It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm ca... ...Read More

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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

by Min Jin Lee

Marginal Revolution post: Best fiction books of 2017 by Tyler Cowen on December 1st, 2017

Release Date: 2017-11-14

Sales Rank: 131

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

by Robert M. Sapolsky

Marginal Revolution post: Robert Sapolsky’s *Behave* by Tyler Cowen on May 11th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-05-02

Sales Rank: 173

“It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read.” — David P. Barash, The Wall Street JournalFrom the celebrated neurobiologist and primatologist, a landmark, genre-defining examination of human behavior,... ...Read More

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

by Jared M. Diamond

Marginal Revolution post: Modern Germs by Alex Tabarrok on August 23rd, 2005

Sales Rank: 560

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The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us

by Richard O. Prum

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on May 15th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-05-09

Sales Rank: 620

A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences—what Darwin termed "the taste for the beautiful"—create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world. In the great halls of science, dogma holds that ... ...Read More

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

by Yuval Noah Harari

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on November 29th, 2016

Release Date: 2017-02-21

Sales Rank: 622

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Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Marginal Revolution post: Mood affiliation isn’t always bad by Tyler Cowen on July 18th, 2015

Release Date: 2015-07-14

Sales Rank: 670

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Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

by Robert Wright

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on May 15th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-08-08

Sales Rank: 729

New York Times Bestseller From one of America’s greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.Robert Wright famously explained in The Mor... ...Read More

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The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work

by Eli J Finkel

Marginal Revolution post: Wednesday assorted links by Tyler Cowen on September 20th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-09-19

Sales Rank: 768

“After years of debate and inquiry, the key to a great marriage remained shrouded in mystery. Until now...”—Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of SuccessEli J. Finkel's insightful and ground-breaking investigation of marriage clear... ...Read More

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The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel

by Colson Whitehead

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on August 6th, 2017

Release Date: 2016-08-02

Sales Rank: 840

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South C... ...Read More

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The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won

by Victor Davis Hanson

Marginal Revolution post: *The Second World Wars* by Tyler Cowen on October 22nd, 2017

Release Date: 2017-10-17

Sales Rank: 846

A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historianWorld War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket ... ...Read More

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The Three-Body Problem

by Cixin Liu

Marginal Revolution post: *Incontinence of the Void* by Tyler Cowen on September 9th, 2017

Release Date: 2016-01-12

Sales Rank: 858

"Wildly imaginative, really interesting." ―President Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogyThe Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved sc... ...Read More

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Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

by Sebastian Junger

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 7th, 2016

Release Date: 2016-05-24

Sales Rank: 897

Now a New York Times bestseller We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psycho... ...Read More

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Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

by Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein

Marginal Revolution post: Richard Thaler Wins Nobel! by Alex Tabarrok on October 9th, 2017

Release Date: 2009-02-24

Sales Rank: 1001

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

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Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

by Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein

Marginal Revolution post: My Conversation with Cass Sunstein by Tyler Cowen on June 23rd, 2016

Release Date: 2009-02-24

Sales Rank: 1001

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

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The Martian

by Andy Weir

Marginal Revolution post: What should I ask Andy Weir? by Tyler Cowen on October 31st, 2017

Release Date: 2014-10-28

Sales Rank: 1107

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The Martian

by Andy Weir

Marginal Revolution post: Other essential books of 2014 by Tyler Cowen on December 26th, 2014

Release Date: 2014-10-28

Sales Rank: 1107

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The Martian

by Andy Weir

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on December 4th, 2014

Release Date: 2014-10-28

Sales Rank: 1107

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Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

by Gordon S. Wood

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on November 3rd, 2017

Release Date: 2017-10-24

Sales Rank: 1237

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017From the great historian of the American Revolution, New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figu... ...Read More

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The Catcher in the Rye

by J.D. Salinger

Marginal Revolution post: Rereading *Catcher in the Rye* by Tyler Cowen on July 3rd, 2014

Sales Rank: 1275

Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories, particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme--With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is full ... ...Read More

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