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Books to Understand the World in 2019

This book list covers bestsellers and must-reads in politics, economics, and history that will help make sense of where we are today and how we got here.

  1. 1

    How to Be an Antiracist

    by Ibram X. Kendi

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  2. 2

    Lost Children Archive

    by Valeria Luiselli

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  3. 3

    Between the World and Me

    by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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    Between the World and Me Book Cover Picture

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  4. 4

    Trust First

    by Bruce Deel and Sara Grace

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    Trust First Book Cover Picture

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  5. 5

    Beaten Down, Worked Up

    by Steven Greenhouse

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    Beaten Down, Worked Up Book Cover Picture

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  6. 6

    The Line Becomes a River

    by Francisco Cantú

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    The Line Becomes a River Book Cover Picture

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  7. 7

    Rising Out of Hatred

    by Eli Saslow

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    Rising Out of Hatred Book Cover Picture

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  8. 8

    The Death of Truth

    by Michiko Kakutani

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    The Death of Truth Book Cover Picture

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  9. 9

    The Fate of Food

    by Amanda Little

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    The Fate of Food Book Cover Picture

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  10. 10

    On Tyranny

    by Timothy Snyder

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  11. 11

    Range

    by David Epstein

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