Below, please find a selection of the latest books and documentaries in President Docking’s collection.
The Boys in The Boat by Daniel James Brown
Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
Einstein: His Life and Universe
Elon Musk: Telsa, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Thank You for Being Later: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas L. Friedman
Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football by John U. Bacon
The Next America by Paul Taylor
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
The Prize by Dale Russakoff
The President’s Book of Secrets by David Press
Start-Up Nation by Dan Senor and Saul Singer
The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
In the Family
How much would you sacrifice to survive? When Chicago filmmaker Joanna Rudnick tested positive for the “breast cancer gene” at age 27, she knew the information could save her life. Learn more about the documentary and the filmmaker here.
Looking for Sugar Man
The Oscar-winning documentary focuses on Sixto Rodrigues, a Detroit folksinger with a short-lived recording career. Unbeknownst to the singer, he was a major pop icon in South Africa and inspired generations. In the 1990s, a group of fans set out to discover what had happened to the long-lost singer. A trailer for the movie can be seen here.
The documentary tells the moving tale of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. A film from director Steve James and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz, the film depicts the violence within our cities. The documentary is the winner of several awards; information about the film can be found on its official website.