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The list author says: "All of these authors/books are RIVETING! These authors inform in a very engaging way with stories and examples that keep you hooked until the end and then wishing for more."
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
"I bought this as a gift for my husband and then read it as soon as he unwrapped it. Incredible true story of heroism."
1421: The Year China Discovered America
1421: The Year China Discovered America
"Great adventure. Great theory well proven. I love that this was written by a former submarine commander NOT an academic historian."
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition
"What happened on Easter Island and Greenland are ultra relevant to today's world. Adventure, travel, history all rolled into one. I liked this even better than Guns, Germs, & Steel. Nice juicy book to savor."
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
"Good insider tell-all about what the doctors and hospitals don't want you to know. Nice thing is that he writes it to help improve the health care system not to condemn it. Helps you be a better patient or caregiver as well."
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
"The best world history book I've ever read--ok--maybe the only non-text world history books I've read. Great theory. Great stories. Gives you a new perspective on global relationships."
Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
"Laura Hillenbrand has a great storytelling style. The characters really come to life as real people--even from events long ago. This is an American classic."
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
"This book gave me great hope that there are many improvements happening already in medical care."
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
"I'm a obsessive listmaker. This book helped me see how to apply that in team situations. Plus he's one of my favorite authors."