J.P. Morgan Reading List Summer 2015


Now in its 16th year, the J.P. Morgan Reading List features titles nominated and selected by J.P. Morgan colleagues all over the world. The List, issued twice a year, spotlights themes that reflect the diverse interests of our clients. Innovation, philanthropy, education and global affairs are frequent themes.  

On the 2015 Summer Reading List, you will find timely and engaging nonfiction from first-time to Nobel Prize–winning authors. Here are stories of survival and innovation, perspectives on history and the environment, and collections for humor and culinary devotees.

We at Books & Books are grateful to J.P. Morgan's local office for shopping small, with us, and we are pleased to share thier recommendations with you.

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Please use "JPSUM15" in the comment field for 10% off on these J.P. Morgan titles.

Please note that although the original program is exclusively hardcover titles, we have subsituted the paperback editions when possible.


Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143108061
Availability: Here in Miami
Published: Penguin Books - April 19th, 2016

A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element. You, Your Child, and School is forthcoming from Viking.

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250074850
Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)
Published: Picador - September 1st, 2015

Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Antonio Banderas
Includes New Material Exclusive to the Paperback

A Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award
A Finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Every Gift Matters: How Your Passion Can Change the World Cover Image
By Carrie Morgridge, John Perry (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781626341821
Availability: NOT IN STOCK,,, but we can attempt to get it
Published: Greenleaf Book Group Press - May 5th, 2015

Charitable giving is on the rise in America. Despite the lingering effects of the economic downturn, Americans continue to give generously of their time, talent, and money more than $335 billion in 2013, a 4.4% increase from 2011. What's more, the bulk of that charitable giving 72% came not from large foundations or corporations, but from individuals making small gifts.

How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804170062
Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)
Published: Anchor - September 15th, 2015

To create is human. Technology pioneer Kevin Ashton has experienced firsthand the all-consuming challenge of creating something new. Now, in a tour-de-force narrative twenty years in the making, Ashton demystifies the sacred act, leading us on a journey through humanity’s greatest creations to uncover the surprising truth behind who creates and how they do it.

Rain: A Natural and Cultural History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804137119
Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)
Published: Broadway Books - April 5th, 2016

Rain is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive.
It is the subject of countless poems and paintings; the top of the weather report; the source of the world's water. Yet this is the first book to tell the story of rain.

The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong Cover Image
ISBN: 9781610394703
Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)
Published: PublicAffairs - November 11th, 2014

Building resilience—the ability to bounce back more quickly and effectively—is an urgent social and economic issue. Our interconnected world is susceptible to sudden and dramatic shocks and stresses: a cyber-attack, a new strain of virus, a structural failure, a violent storm, a civil disturbance, an economic blow.

Saturday Night Live: The Book Cover Image
By Alison Castle (Editor)
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ISBN: 9783836552417
Availability: NONE / NOT IN STOCK
Published: Taschen - February 25th, 2015

Live from New York, it's Saturday Night The complete history, on stage and behind the scenes On October 11, 1975 at 11:30 p.m., NBC viewers who tuned in to the network's new late night show saw a sketch featuring John Belushi repeating, in a thick foreign accent, nonsensical phrases about wolverines being read to him by head writer Michael O'Donohue.

Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs' Favorite Restaurants (2015) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780714868660
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Original Retail Price Subject to Change
Published: Phaidon Press - February 7th, 2015

The completely revised new edition of the best‐selling restaurant guidebook, which sold over 100,000 copies.

World Order Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143127710
Availability: Here-ish (takes 3-7 days to reach a store, or 1-5 to ship to you)
Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2015

“Dazzling and instructive . . . [a] magisterial new book.” —Walter Isaacson, Time

The Wright Brothers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476728759
Availability: Here in Miami
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 3rd, 2016

The #1 New York Times bestseller from David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize—the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly—Wilbur and Orville Wright.

On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history.