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The 1619 Project Audiobook by Nikole Hannah-Jones
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The 1619 Project (2021)

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post, The 1619 Project explores the legacy of slavery in the United States through poetry and prose that illustrate key moments of oppression, struggles, and resistance.
Hillbilly Elegy Audiobook free by J D Vance
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Hillbilly Elegy (2016)

Hillbilly Elegy is a profoundly affecting memoir with a healthy dose of comedy and brilliantly colored characters that tells the genuine tale of what upward mobility is like.
Between the World and Me Audiobook Free by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Between the World and Me (2015)

Between the World and Me is a profound work that turns from the biggest questions about America's history and ideals to the intimate concerns of a father and son, Ta-Nehesi Coates offers a compelling new framework for understanding our country's past and present.
21 Lessons for the 21st Century Free Audiobook
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21 Lessons for the 21st Century (2018)

Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st century is a probing and visionary investigation of today's most urgent issues. As technology advances at an increasingly rapid pace, hacking becomes a tactic used in warfare, and the world seems more polarized than ever. Harari addresses the challenges of navigating life in constant change and raises the important question we must ask ourselves to thrive.
A Short History of Nearly Everything Free Audiobook
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A Short History of Nearly Everything (2003)

In his most ambitious book, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson tackles the biggest questions we've asked about the universe and ourselves: What is our place in it? Where did we come from? And where are we going? Bryson seeks to understand the evolution of life from its origins to the present day.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Free Audiobook
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (2017)

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is an essential book about Space and time and how are both relative concepts. How do we fit into the universe? How does the universe relate to us? There's no better way to get through these mind-expand­ing questions than by listening to renowned astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Homo Deus Free Audiobook
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Homo Deus (2017)

Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams, nightmares, and possibilities of the 21st century - including overcoming death and creating artificial life. What would replace famine, plague, war, and natural disasters at the top of the list of human concerns? We are the self-made gods who rule the world. What destinies will we create for ourselves and others? It asks the fundamental question: What comes next? And how will we prevent ourselves from destroying the planet? This is the next step in evolution. This is the core of Homo Deus.