Cory Booker's favorite books

  • Just Mercy

    That was one of the biggest books that I handed out.

    Apr 11, 2017 — Source

  • Parting the Waters

    Parting the Waters

    Taylor Branch
    America in the King Years 1954-63
    Biography & Autobiography

    In Parting the Waters, the first volume of his essential America in the King Years series, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a “compelling…masterfully told” (The Wall Street Journal) account of Martin Luther King’s early years and rise to greatness. Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American Civil Rights Movement, Parting the Waters is destined to endure for generations. Moving from the fiery political baptism of Martin Luther King, Jr., to the corridors of Camelot where the Kennedy brothers weighed demands for justice against the deceptions of J. Edgar Hoover, here is a vivid tapestry of America, torn and finally transformed by a revolutionary struggle unequaled since the Civil War. Taylor Branch provides an unsurpassed portrait of King's rise to greatness and illuminates the stunning courage and private conflict, the deals, maneuvers, betrayals, and rivalries that determined history behind closed doors, at boycotts and sit-ins, on bloody freedom rides, and through siege and murder. Epic in scope and impact, Branch's chronicle definitively captures one of the nation's most crucial passages.

    Buy on Amazon

    If you're an American, it's just an unbelievable story of our country.

    Apr 11, 2017 — Source

  • Living with a SEAL

    Living with a SEAL

    Jesse Itzler
    31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet
    Biography & Autobiography

    Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler chronicles his month of living and extreme fitness training with a Navy SEAL in the New York Times and #1 LA Times bestseller LIVING WITH A SEAL, now with two bonus chapters. Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler will try almost anything. His life is about being bold and risky. So when Jesse felt himself drifting on autopilot, he hired a rather unconventional trainer to live with him for a month-an accomplished Navy SEAL widely considered to be "the toughest man on the planet"! LIVING WITH A SEAL is like a buddy movie if it starred the Fresh Prince of Bel- Air...and Rambo. Jesse is about as easy-going as you can get. SEAL is...not. Jesse and SEAL's escapades soon produce a great friendship, and Jesse gains much more than muscle. At turns hilarious and inspiring, LIVING WITH A SEAL ultimately shows you the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone.

    Buy on Amazon

    If you are a workout guy, it reminds you of things you already know. It was a wonderful book.

    Apr 11, 2017 — Source

  • Begin Again

    Begin Again

    Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

    Buy on Amazon

    I strongly recommend my friend's book. Already high on the NYTimes best seller list.

    Jul 3, 2020 — Source