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  • Team of Rivals

    Team of Rivals

    Team of Rivals

    Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.23 (178,128)

    Acclaimed historian doris kearns goodwin illuminates lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.on may 18, 1860, william h. seward, salmon p. chase, edward bates, and abraham lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the republican national convention in chicago. when lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry.throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery

    Kobe Bryant

    Lincoln's ability to unite people under one common goal was a great lesson in leadership.

    Mar 6, 2019 — Source

  • A Song of Ice and Fire series

    A Song of Ice and Fire series

    A Song of Ice and Fire series

    George R.R. Martin
    4.55 (57,737)

    For the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired hbo's "game of thrones "are together in one boxed set. an immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, a song of ice and fire has earned george r. r. martin--dubbed "the american tolkien" by "time" magazine--international acclaim and millions of loyal readers. now here is the entire monumental cycle: a game of thronesa clash of kingsa storm of swordsa feast of crowsa dance with dragons winter is coming. such is the stern motto of house stark, the

    Kobe Bryant

    my all time favorite Christmas gift!

    Feb 10, 2020 — Source

  • Children of Blood and Bone

    Children of Blood and Bone

    Children of Blood and Bone

    Tomi Adeyemi
    Young Adult Fiction
    4.09 (199,164)

    They killed my mother.they took our magic.they tried to bury us.zélie adebola remembers when the soil of orïsha hummed with magic. burners ignited flames, tiders beckoned waves, and zélie’s reaper mother summoned forth souls.but everything changed the night magic disappeared. under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving zélie without a mother and her people without hope.now zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. with the help of a rogue princess, zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is

    Kobe Bryant

    I read it in just about a day!! LOVED it

    Mar 17, 2018 — Source

  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf

    Black Leopard, Red Wolf

    Black Leopard, Red Wolf

    Marlon James
    3.43 (20,596)

    In the first novel in marlon james's dark star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "he has a nose," people say. engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. the band is a hodgepodge,

    Kobe Bryant

    I am a big fan of epic fantasy series and the world-building by James is excellent.

    Sep 5, 2019 — Source

  • Shoe Dog

    Shoe Dog

    Shoe Dog

    Phil Knight
    Autobiographies
    4.46 (208,007)

    In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, nike founder and ceo phil knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.in 1962, fresh out of business school, phil knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from japan. selling the shoes from the trunk of his lime green plymouth valiant, knight grossed $8,000 his first year.

    Kobe Bryant

    This book taught me about the tenacity and focus on quality that goes into building a company.

    Mar 6, 2019 — Source

  • Thirty Rooms to Hide In

    Thirty Rooms to Hide In

    Thirty Rooms to Hide In

    Luke Sullivan
    3.86 (502)

    “’the shining’ . . . but funnier.” that's how the author describes his memoir thirty rooms to hide in: insanity, addiction, and rock ‘n’ roll in the shadow of the mayo clinic. it's the story of six boys growing up in a great dark house in minnesota, as the father – a respected surgeon – goes slowly insane. with winters raging outside and the father raging within, it is their mother's protection that allows the boys to have a wildly fun, thoroughly dysfunctional time growing up. with dark humor as

    Kobe Bryant

    I’m lovin this one!

    Feb 10, 2020 — Source

  • The Alchemist

    The Alchemist

    The Alchemist

    Paulo Coelho
    Alchemists
    3.89 (2,466,589)

    Paulo coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. this story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul-stirring wisdom, is about an andalusian shepherd boy named santiago, who travels from his homeland in spain to the egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the pyramids. along the way he meets a romany woman, a man who calls himself a king, and an alchemist, all of whom point santiago in the right direction for his quest. no one knows what the treasure is, or whether santiago

    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant Reading Recommendations

    Feb 10, 2020 — Source

  • Range

    Range

    Range

    David Epstein
    4.14 (47,223)

    What's the most effective path to success in any domain? it's not what you think. plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. if you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up to the people who got a head start. but a closer look at research on the world's top performers, from professional athletes to nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the

    Kobe Bryant

    It aligns with what I try to do when I am coaching, in my stories, and what we’re doing with Mamba Sports Academy

    Sep 5, 2019 — Source

  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Richard Bach
    Fables
    3.85 (224,344)

    This is a story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules...people who get special pleasure out of doing something well, even if only for themselves...people who know there's more to this living than meets the eye: they’ll be right there with jonathan, flying higher and faster than ever they dreamed.jonathan livingston seagull is no ordinary bird. he believes it is every gull's right to fly, to reach the ultimate freedom of challenge and discovery, finding his greatest reward in teaching younger gulls the joy of flight

    Kobe Bryant

    Here’s the book I recommended to the @Chargers today.

    Jul 30, 2017 — Source

  • Children of Virtue and Vengeance

    Children of Virtue and Vengeance

    Children of Virtue and Vengeance

    Tomi Adeyemi
    Young Adult Fiction
    3.87 (50,400)

    After battling the impossible, zélie and amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of orïsha. but the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too. now, zélie struggles to unite the maji in an orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. but when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of orïsha, zélie must fight to secure amari's right to the throne and protect the new

    Kobe Bryant

    This follow-up had all of the action and magic of the first and did not disappoint.

    Jan 24, 2020 — Source

  • The Trackers Series

    The Trackers Series

    The Trackers Series

    Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    4.37 (1,111)

    Five days ago north korea detonated three strategically placed nuclear warheads over the united states, triggering an electromagnetic pulse that crippled the country. a second attack destroyed the nerve center of america in a nuclear blast that flattened the nation's capital. as the government falls apart in the aftermath, the survivors must decide how far they will go to save the ones they love.in this lawless new world where the most ruthless thrive while innocents suffer; a sheriff, a retired marine, a nurse, and a senator turned secretary of defense

    Kobe Bryant

    I’m recommending the book because the book is about dealing with challenges and the adversity that comes with that.

    Feb 10, 2020 — Source

  • Blink

    Blink

    Blink

    Malcolm Gladwell
    Business & Economics
    3.94 (541,191)

    Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology and displaying all of the brilliance that made the tipping point a classic, blink changes the way you'll understand every decision you make. never again will you think about thinking the same way.malcolm gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. now, in blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant - in the blink of an eye - that actually

    Kobe Bryant

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    Feb 10, 2020 — Source