The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (recommended by Sydney, Consular Section)
This non-Fiction book describes how the He-La cells that are used in research all over the world came to be. This book says a lot about American culture in the 1950’s and focuses on a great contribution to the world of science. It’s an easy and interesting read as it’s as much about Henrietta Lacks’ life as it is about science.
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (recommended by Aaron, Political-Economic Section)
Often considered to be one of the most important investment and financial literacy books of all time, this text was written by long-time Columbia University Business School professor Benjamin Graham, who was a successful investment manager, the creator of “value investing,” and developer of the financial analyst profession from the 1950s to 1970s. Graham was also billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s teacher at Columbia Business School.