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Bill Gates Recommends 5 Books for Summer

New works on Da Vinci and Lincoln make the cut
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2018 1:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – Bill Gates is out with his annual list of summer reading recommendations, and he explains in a blog post that they tackle questions such as "what makes genius tick?" and "where does humanity come from, and where are we headed." The "genius" in question is Leonardo da Vinci, subject of a recent biography by Walter Isaacson. Gates further explains his choices in this video. The list of books follows:

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  • Origin Story: A Big History of Everything by David Christian
  • Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  • Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler
  • Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling
(Read more Bill Gates stories.)

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