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Here is my list:

- Endurance: The story about an expedition to Antartica... gone wrong (http://amzn.to/2g26L5i)

- Crucial conversations: Learn how to argue with people without starting fights. Allowed me to look at the situation more objectively (http://amzn.to/2h8w4yN)

- Making of the atomic bomb (http://amzn.to/2gJF6VU)

- Relentless: the personal coach of Michael Jordan talks about how you can become a cleaner. Great if you want to understand how great athletes think (http://amzn.to/2gJCerW)

- Make: rockets. Some cool stuff to do with the kids (http://amzn.to/2gZyQaQ)

- How to make a spaceship: The history of the Ansari XPRIZE. Interesting read about how hard it was to build this spaceship. (http://amzn.to/2h8xMzY)

"Making of the atomic bomb" is a real classic and can't come more highly recommended.

Model rockets are great for kids. I wish there were an equivalently accessible set of programmable RC plane projects.

Huge recommendation for Endurance. I could hardly put that book down. It was a shame that the author died before it became popular finally. A cruel twist of fate due to when the book was released.

Would be nice if HN swaps out all those affiliate-links automatically with their own „tag“. I guess they could fund quite some startups with all the $$$ coming in.

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