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提升翻譯語感:比爾•蓋茨的 2019 夏日書單

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比爾·蓋茨在官方博客上發布 2019 年夏季書單,推薦了今年夏天最值得閱讀的五本書。

1、《劇變》 賈雷德·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、《九品脫》 蘿絲·喬治著

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、《莫斯科紳士》 埃默·托爾斯著

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.


如果你喜歡埃默·托爾斯的寫作風格,不妨讀一讀他的長篇小說處女作《上流法則》(Rules of Civility),此書出版後獲得一致好評,長踞《紐約時報》暢銷榜前位,並被《華爾街日報》評爲年度暢銷小說。


4《戰時總統》 邁克爾·貝斯克羅斯著

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. 

讀完之後,這本書不僅增進了我對越南的了解,對于 19 世紀末到 20 世紀 70年代間美國所卷入的八場主要的紛爭,我也有了進一步的認識。



5《資本主義的未來》 保羅·科利爾著

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.