Best Books Right Now For Lawyers?

Stephen Elias, a partner at the Phoenix-based law firm of Holland & Hart, has read thousands of books since he began practicing in 1977. His top 10 are listed below.

1) “Seveneves” by Neal Stephenson (2014). This novel is set in an alternate future where the moon blows up and sends debris smashing into Earth. The Department of Defense calls it Project Noah in preparation for Armageddon. A team composed of seven astronauts must find a way to save humanity from termination by finding ways to survive on Mars after all life on Earth was destroyed. It provides insights into how humans adapt quickly under pressure and what technologies could be adapted or improved upon to help people prepare for natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis and meteors hitting the planet with deadly force…and if there were two more words you need to know about this book they are: totally awesome!

2) “The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” by John Perkins (2004). This nonfiction account tells the story of Perkins’ work as an economic hitman working primarily in Africa during his 20 years at Wall Street firms such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., Bankers Trust Company and Chase Manhattan Bank between 1969-1979 . He worked largely with dictatorships that had come about through coups d’etat; many ousted democratically elected leaders – although some may have done so through elections tainted by fraud – while others never held democratic rule at

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