Fels Alumni Book Club Book Suggestions

  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  • Churchill by Roy Jenkins
  • Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City by Elijah Anderson
  • Deep Work by Cal Newport
  • Democracy by Condoleeza Rice
  • Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
  • Detroit City is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis by Mark Binelli
  • Detroit Resurrected: To Bankrupcy and Back by Nathan Bomey
  • Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day by Todd Henry
  • Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It by Richard V. Reeves
  • The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America by Frances Fitzgerald
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
  • The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency by Chris Whipple
  • Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant
  • Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect by Robert J. Sampson
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Harari
  • How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life by Caroline Webb
  • How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood by Peter Moskowitz
  • How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton M. Christensen
  • If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities by Benjamin R. Barber
  • The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel by Benjamin Graham
  • It Starts with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  • Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson
  • Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time by Jeffrey Pfeffer
  • Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbringer Institute
  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
  • Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking by Richard E. Nisbett
  • My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsberg
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • No is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein
  • On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt
  • On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller by Richard Norton Smith
  • The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
  • A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro
  • A Prayer for the City by Buzz Bissinger
  • The Retreat of Western Liberalism by Edward Luce
  • Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark
  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Dorris Kearns Goodwin
  • Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas Friedman
  • The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
  • Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life by Amy Herman
  • Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House by Alyssa Mastromonaco
  • The Work: Searching for a Life That Matters by Wes Moore

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