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Books for the Intellectual Types

Canada Transformed: The Speeches of Sir John A. Macdonald Hardcover – Dec 9 2014
by Sarah Gibson (Editor), Arthur Milnes (Editor)

To coincide with the bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald's birth, this is the first-ever selected collection of his most important and defining speeches. Published in collaboration with The Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission, and endorsed by all of our living Prime Ministers, this is a beautifully produced book that deserves to be in all Canadian homes, schools, and libraries.

Boundless by Kathleen Winter - REVIEW 
The long-awaited follow up to Annabel and Kathleen Winter’s first work of narrative nonfiction.

In 2010, bestselling author Kathleen Winter took a journey across the storied Northwest Passage, among marine scientists, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and curious passengers. From Greenland to Baffin Island and all along the passage, Winter bears witness to the new math of the melting North — where polar bears mate with grizzlies, creating a new hybrid species; where the earth is on the cusp of yielding so much buried treasure that five nations stand poised to claim sovereignty of the land; and where the local Inuit population struggles to navigate the tension between taking part in the new global economy and defending their traditional way of life.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business  - REVIEW

Have you ever wondered, why do we do what we do in life and in business?

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. The book is laden with insightful case studies that explore how habits work and where, exactly, they reside in our brains.

Cold Hard Truth on Family, Kids and Money - REVIEW

From entrepreneur, TV celebrity and money expert Kevin O'Leary--a clear, no-nonsense personal finance guide that will help you build a secure future for yourself and for the ones you love.

We all think carefully about the big decisions in our lives, like what career we want to pursue or who we want to marry. But few people spend enough time thinking deeply about the financial implications of their biggest life choices--and that's a serious money mistake.

Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Montgomery, Charles - REVIEW

Charles Montgomery’s Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life.

Here’s the conundrum: After decades of unchecked spawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as the panacea for the environmental and resource crisis of our time. But is it better or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks, and tower dwelling an improvement on car-dependence?

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems.

In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option.

Blog post by @ShilpaRaikar (Creative strategist, decor enthusiast and book lover, who also writes for a lifestyle blog: T: @SukasaStyle)


  1. Definitely recommend Canada Transformed: The Speeches of Sir John A. Macdonald, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, and Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Montgomery, Charles.
    Don't know about the others.


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