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提升翻译语感:比尔•盖茨的 2019 夏日书单

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比尔·盖茨在官方博客上发布 2019 年夏季书单,推荐了今年夏天最值得阅读的五本书。

1、《剧变》 贾雷德·戴蒙德著

Upheaval, by Jared Diamond. I'm a big fan of everything Jared has written, and his latest is no exception. The book explores how societies react during moments of crisis.



He uses a series of fascinating case studies to show how nations managed existential challenges like civil war, foreign threats, and general malaise.


It sounds a bit depressing, but I finished the book even more optimistic about our ability to solve problems than I started.




2、《九品脱》 萝丝·乔治著

Nine Pints, by Rose George. If you get grossed out by blood, this one probably isn't for you. But if you're like me and find it fascinating, you'll enjoy this book by a British journalist with an especially personal connection to the subject.



I'm a big fan of books that go deep on one specific topic, so Nine Pints (the title refers to the volume of blood in the average adult) was right up my alley.


It's filled with super-interesting facts that will leave you with a new appreciation for blood.




3、《莫斯科绅士》 埃默·托尔斯著

A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles. It seems like everyone I know has read this book. I finally joined the club after my brother-in-law sent me a copy, and I'm glad I did.



Towles's novel about a count sentenced to life under house arrest in a Moscow hotel is fun, clever, and surprisingly upbeat.


Even if you don't enjoy reading about Russia as much as I do (I've read every book by Dostoyevsky), A Gentleman in Moscow is an amazing story that anyone can enjoy.


如果你喜欢埃默·托尔斯的写作风格,不妨读一读他的长篇小说处女作《上流法则》(Rules of Civility),此书出版后获得一致好评,长踞《纽约时报》畅销榜前位,并被《华尔街日报》评为年度畅销小说。


4《战时总统》 迈克尔·贝斯克罗斯著

Presidents of War, by Michael Beschloss. My interest in all aspects of the Vietnam War is the main reason I decided to pick up this book.



By the time I finished it, I learned a lot not only about Vietnam but about the eight other major conflicts the U.S. entered between the turn of the 19th century and the 1970s. 

读完之后,这本书不仅增进了我对越南的了解,对于 19 世纪末到 20 世纪 70年代间美国所卷入的八场主要的纷争,我也有了进一步的认识。



5《资本主义的未来》 保罗·科利尔著

The Future of Capitalism, by Paul Collier. Collier's latest book is a thought-provoking look at a topic that's top of mind for a lot of people right now.



Although I don't agree with him about everything — I think his analysis of the problem is better than his proposed solutions — his background as a development economist gives him a smart perspective on where capitalism is headed.



If you're looking for something that's more of a typical summer book, I recommend Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Result. I also can't resist a plug for Melinda's new book The Moment of Lift. I know I'm biased, but it's one of the best books I've read so far this year.