The American billionaire, the founder of Microsoft bill gates on the eve of the New year named the five best books he read during 2017. He said this in his blog.
“Reading is my favorite way to satisfy their curiosity. Despite the fact that at work I meet many interesting people and visit exciting places, I still believe that books are the best way to learn new topics that interest you” – he said.
In the list of gates includes such books as:
“The best thing we could do”, thi Bui. This graphic novel is a deeply personal memoir which explores what it means to be a parent and a refugee.
“Evicted: poverty and welfare in the American city,” Matthew Desmond.
“If you want to understand how problems related to poverty are intertwined, you must read this book about the crisis of evictions in Milwaukee,” – said the billionaire. According to him, Desmond wrote a brilliant portrait of Americans living in poverty.
“Trust me: the Memory of love, death and jazz Chicks”, Eddie Izzard.
“Personal history Izzarda fascinating: he survived a difficult childhood and worked tirelessly to overcome the lack of natural talent and become an international star,” said gates.
“Sympathizer”, Viet Thanh Nguyen. “Most of the books I read and movies I saw about the war in Vietnam has focused on American prospect,” – says gates.
“Energy and civilization: a history”, Vaclav SMIL.
“SMIL is one of my favorite authors, and this is his masterpiece. He explains how our need for energy has shaped human history since the era of windmills on a donkey up to the present searches of renewable energy,” – said the founder of Microsoft .
Gates also singled out the “Black flags. Sunrise LIH” Joby Warrick, the novel by John green “Turtles in descending order” and “Color of law” by Richard Rothstein.
The state of the gates is estimated at $90 billion. He shares the first place in the ranking of the richest people in the world, with Amazon founder Jeff Bezosa.
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