Bill Gates shared his list of books for summer reading
• Bill Gates shared his list of books for summer reading
Bill Gates has shared with readers of his blog a list of literature for the summer. According to him, the selected book is not very long, easy to read and at the same time respond to the most serious question: what makes a man a genius, why bad things happen to good people, where it came from and where all humanity is moving.
Here is a list with commentaries Gates:
1. Walter Isaacson - "Leonardo da Vinci"
Walter Isaacson - Leonardo da Vinci
"I believe that Leonardo was one of the most amazing people. Now he is better known as a painter, but he had a remarkably long list of interests - ranging from human anatomy and ending with the theater. Isaacson better than anyone else, to bring together all aspects of the life of Leonardo and explained, made it so exceptional. A worthy continuation of the remarkable ayzeksonovskih biographies of Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs. "
2. Kate Bowler - "To everything there is, and the other lies that I liked"
Kate Bowler - Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved "As a professor at Duke University discovered Bowler colon cancer stage IV, it wants to understand why it happened. It's checking her character? As a result, it has turned out surprisingly heartbreaking and funny memoir about faith and acceptance of one's own mortality. "
3. George Saunders - "Lincoln Bardo"
Eksmo, 2018. Translated from English by G. Krylova
"I thought I knew about Abraham Lincoln is all you need to know, but this novel made me rethink some aspects of his life. In it the facts of the Civil War stories are interspersed with elements of fiction - in fact it is a long conversation between the 166 ghosts, including the deceased son Lincoln. I have a completely different feel for Lincoln, he must have been crushed by grief and sense of responsibility. This is one of those fascinating and controversial books, which, after reading I want to discuss with the other. "
4. David Kristian - "The great history of the entire"
David Christian - Origin Story: A Big History of Everything
David came up with my favorite online course of all time - Big History. It tells the story of the universe - from the Big Bang to today's complex social system, combining the ideas and evidence in a single story. If you have not passed Big History, the Origin Story will be an excellent introduction to the course. And if you have already passed - it will refresh your memory. In any case, the book will help you better appreciate the place of humanity in the universe. "
5. Hans Rosling - "Faktologichnost"
Hans Rosling - Factfulness
"I recommend this book since the day it appeared. Hans, a brilliant lecturer on global health, who died last year, helps to understand the basic truths of the world: what aspects of our lives are getting better, and which still need to be developed. All this he weaves in memorable anecdotes from his life. This is a great testament to the brilliant man and one of the best books I've ever read. "