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George W. Bush

George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States of America

President during a momentous period in American history, George W. Bush offers his thoughts on eight years in the Oval Office, the challenges facing our nation in the 21st century, the power of freedom, the role of faith and other pressing issues. “The advance of freedom is the calling of…

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Douglas Brinkley

Douglas Brinkley

Best-Selling American Historian

Monumental in his contribution to American culture, Douglas Brinkley takes the historical lessons of the past and applies them to the present and our future. Recently honored by CNN as “a man who knows more about the presidency than any human being alive,” Douglas Brinkley is currently the Katherine Tsanoff…

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Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad

Record Breaking Athlete & Master Storyteller

On September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will, in fifty-three hours.  Diana carried three poignant messages on her way across…

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Tara Westover

Tara Westover

Best-Selling Author of Educated

Tara Westover’s first book, Educated, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and has remained on the list for more than a year. Educated was a finalist for a number of national awards, including two from the National Book Critics Circle Awards, as well as the PEN in Jean Stein…

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Jay Leno

Jay Leno

Comedian & Legendary Tonight Show Host

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.” Jay Leno may be best known for dominating late-night television for almost two…

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Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Laureate & Education Activist

A champion since the age of 10 for the rights of girls to receive an education and the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai made headlines when she was shot by the Taliban in 2012 at the age of 15 while traveling home from school on the…

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David Cameron

David Cameron

Former Prime Minister United Kingdom (2010-2016)

As the UK’s youngest Prime Minister in two centuries, David Cameron has become one of the most prominent global influencers of the early 21st Century. David Cameron served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 2010 to 2016, leading Britain’s first Coalition Government…

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Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Reporter

Former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wished he’d recruited Woodward into the CIA, “His ability to get people to talk about stuff they shouldn’t be talking about is just extraordinary and may be unique.” Therein lays the genius of Bob Woodward – a journalistic icon who gained…

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Dan Buettner

Longevity & Happiness Expert, Explorer & Best-Selling Author

What do Seventh-Day Adventists in California, the residents of Sardinia, Italy and the inhabitants of the islands of Okinawa, Japan have in common? They enjoy the longest, healthiest lives on the planet. So, what really works and how do we actually achieve living a long, happy life? Bestselling Blue Zones author and…

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