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100MustReadBooks:TheEssentialMansLibrary

Photobythenonist

Writtenby:JasonLankow,RossCrooks,JoshuaRitchie,andBrettMcKay
Therearethebooksyouread,andthentherearethebooksthatchangeyourlife.Wecanalllookback
onthebooksthathaveshapedourperspectiveonpolitics,religion,money,andlove.Somewilleven
becomeasourceofinspirationfortherestofyourlife.Fromaseeminglyinfinitelistofbooksof
anecdotalorliteralmerit,wehavenarroweddownthetop100booksthathaveshapedthelivesof
individualmenwhilealsohelpingdefinebroaderculturalideasofwhatitmeanstobeaman.
Whetheritbeabookonadventure,war,ormanners,thereissomuchtolearnaboutlifesgreatquestions
fromthesegems.Letusknowinthecommentswhichoftheseyouloved,hated,andthebooksthat
meantalottoyouandshouldhavemadethelist(youcanevengetreallyindignantaboutyourfavorite
book).Andwithoutfurtherado,thisisourlist.
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book).Andwithoutfurtherado,thisisourlist.
Toseealistofjustthetitlesandauthorsnamesforeasyprinting,clickhere

AmazonListmania:TheEssentialMansLibraryPartI
TheGreatGatsbybyF.ScottFitzgerald

SetontheEastCoastintheroaring20s,thisAmericannovelisaclassic.Fromitwelearnthatoftenthe
wantingofsomethingisbetterthanactuallyhavingit.Itisrelevanttoeverymanslife.Furthermore,one
truefriendisworthinfinitelymorethanamultitudeofacquaintances.
Hesmiledunderstandinglymuchmorethanunderstandingly.ItwasoneofthoseraresmilesIt
facedorseemedtofacethewholeexternalworldforaninstant,andthenconcentratedonyouwith

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facedorseemedtofacethewholeexternalworldforaninstant,andthenconcentratedonyouwith
anirresistibleprejudiceinyourfavor.

ThePrincebyNiccoloMachiavelli

Consideredbymosttobetheauthoritativetextonstatesmanshipandpower(howtoobtainitaswellas
anillustrationofitstrappings),althoughcertainlyashrewdone.
Fromthisarisesanargument:whetheritisbettertobelovedthanfeared.Ireplythatone
shouldliketobebothoneandtheotherbutsinceitisdifficulttojointhemtogether,itis
muchsafertobefearedthantobelovedwhenoneofthetwomustbelacking.
Essentially,Machiavelliadvocateslettingyourpeoplehavetheirpropertyandwomen,butmakingsure
thattheyknowwhatyouarecapableofdoingiftheystepoutofline.
SlaughterhouseFivebyKurtVonnegut

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ThroughthebelovedBillyPilgrim,weseethecentralthemesofVonnegutshumanismalongwithhis
satiricaltakeonhowdisgustingitiswhenhumansdontusetheir(limited)freewilltopreventsimple
atrocities.Agreatexampleofhowweusehumortodealwithhardship,andtheconflictbetweentheway
heroismisconveyedthroughstoriesforactionsinsituationsthatperhapscouldhavebeenavoided
altogether.
SothenIunderstood.Itwaswarthatmadehersoangry.Shedidntwantherbabiesoranybody
elsesbabieskilledinwars.Andshethoughtwarswerepartlyencouragedbybooksandmovies.
1984byGeorgeOrwell

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Ifyouarealreadyworriedabouttheinformationthatyourcomputeriscollectingfromyou,rereadthis
oneandyouwillfeelmuchbetter!Or,perhaps,youwillthrowyourcomputerinariver.Thisisthe
classictextforthewilloftheindividualtomaintainhisprivacyandfreewill,andhoweasyitisatthe
endofitalltojusttrytoblendinandgowiththeflowtoavoidmakingthingsevenworsebyspeaking
out.
Butitwasallright,everythingwasallright,thestrugglewasfinished.Hehadwonthevictoryover
himself.HelovedBigBrother.
TheRepublicbyPlato

Sinceeverymancanuseafairportionofphilosophyinhisliterarydiet,theoriginoflegitimatewestern
thoughtmightbeagoodplacetostart.Platosmostwellknownworkbreaksdowntopicsofwhichyou
shouldhaveafundamentalunderstandingsuchasgovernment,justice,andpoliticaltheory.
BrothersKaramazovbyFyodorDostoevsky

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ThefinalworkofDostoevsky(commonlyacceptedEnglishspellingofthename)hasalotofmeatto
chewonitstrikesatthecoreofwhoweareandwhatdrivesus.Ultimately,forallofourstrengthand
wisdomasindividuals,weareoftenfrustratedbyourfailurestodowhatweknowwemustdo(oratleast
thinkweshoulddo)andneedthepowerofforgivenessinourlives.Manyimportantthinkersconsider
thistobeoneof(ifnotthemost)importantmasterpieceofliterature,includingSigmundFreudandFranz
Kafka(whodidnotthinkquitealike,tosaytheleast).
Solongasmanremainsfreehestrivesfornothingsoincessantlyandsopainfullyastofindsome
onetoworship.
TheCatcherintheRyebyJ.D.Salinger

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HoldenCaufield,ifnothingelse,shouldserveasapointofreferencefortheangstandcynicismthatyou
perhapsoncehad,orideallyneverhad.Ifyouthoughtlikehimwhenyouwere16or17yearsold,you
areforgiven.Ifyoustillidentifywithhim,youneedtofindsomemorejoy,somehowfakeittilyou
makeit.Dosomething.
TheWealthofNationsbyAdamSmith

Thefundamentalworkonfreemarketpolicies:Itisnotfromthebenevolenceofthebutcher,thebrewer
orthebaker,thatweexpectourdinner,butfromtheirregardtotheirownselfinterest.Weaddress
ourselves,nottotheirhumanitybuttotheirselflove,andnevertalktothemofourownnecessitiesbutof
theiradvantages.Wantaneducationineconomics?Thisbookisagreatstart.
ForWhomtheBellTollsbyErnestHemingway
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SetintheSpanishCivilWar,thisnovelexploreswhomanbecomeswhenfacedwiththeprospectofhis
owndeath.Itisworthwhileforallofustoconsiderwhatwewouldgiveourlivesfor,asthisdefineswhat
andwhowetrulylove.Thisisoneofthegreatexamplesofhowwarhasshapedmen,pastandpresent,
andhasinpartdefinedtheimageofatrueherowhoiscourageousevenwhenithasbrutalconsequences.
Youlearnedthedrymouthed,fearpurgedpurgingecstasyofbattleandyoufoughtthatsummerandthat
fallforallthepoorintheworldagainstalltyranny,forallthethingsyoubelievedinandforthenew
worldyouhadbeeneducatedinto.
ThePictureofDorianGraybyOscarWilde

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ArguablythebestworkfromtheeverquotableWilde,thisnovelisaguideforhowtolivealifeofpure
decadence.Itispackedwithimpeccablewit,cleveroneliners,andanexcessiveamountofegotistical
vanity.Attheveryleast,thisbookwillshowyouthegloryandthepitfallsofbeingthebestlookingchap
around.
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TheGrapesofWrathbyJohnSteinbeck

Oneofthemostcontroversialbooksofitstime,theJoadsareOkieswhoheadwesttothefertile
valleysofCaliforniaduringtheDustBowleraofthe1930s.Becauseofthesocialsolutionsthatthebook
proposed,anditsdepictionofworkcampconditions,somegroupsattackedthenovelascommunist
propaganda.However,itwaswidelyreadasaresultofthenationalattention,andisaclassicexampleof
amandoingwhathehadtodoforhisfamilyandperseveringthroughallplightsandconditions.
Fearthetimewhenthestrikesstopwhilethegreatownersliveforeverylittlebeatenstrikeis
proofthatthestepisbeingtakenfearthetimewhenManselfwillnotsufferanddieforaconcept,
forthisonequalityisthefoundationofManself,andthisonequalityisman,distinctiveinthe
universe.
BraveNewWorldbyAldousHuxley

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Witharevolutionaryandcontroversialviewofthefuture,Huxleyssatirictakeontheutopiaof
tomorrowhasprovokedreadersthoughtsfordecades.Depictionsofgeneticallyenhancedembryos
predisposedtoaspecificsocialclasscastwarningsignsfortechnologicalinterferencewithhumanlife.
HowToWinFriendsAndInfluencePeoplebyDaleCarnegie

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ThisisnotaDr.Philselfhelpbook.CitingintimateexamplesfromthelikesofRockefeller,Charles
Schwab,andFDR,thiscomprehensiveguideisallabouthowtogetaheadinbusiness,relationships,and
life.Readonechapteradayfortherestofyourlife.Itwillmakeyouafarbettermanthanyouwould
everbewithoutit.
CalloftheWildbyJackLondon

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ThetaleofadomesticateddogforcedtoadapttoalifeofworkinAlaskaduringtheYukongoldrush.
MostofuscanrecallrootingforBuckintheferociousbattletobetheleaderofthepack.Makesurethat
youembracethebenefitsofcompetitiontopushyourselftobecomebetterinyourwork,butdoitwithout
bitingand/orkillingcoworkers.
men,gropingintheArcticdarkness,hadfoundayellowmetalThesemenwanteddogs,and
thedogstheywantedwereheavydogs,withstrongmusclesbywhichtotoil,andfurrycoatsto
protectthemfromthefrost.
TheRiseofTheodoreRooseveltbyEdmundMorris

TheRiseofTheodoreRooseveltshowswhatmadeTheodoreRooseveltthegreatmanhewas.Reading
thisbookwillinspireyoutogetoffthecouchandstartmovinginyourlife.Harvardgraduate,NewYork
Assemblyman,rancher,historian,authorofseveralbooks,NewYorkCityPoliceCommissioner,
AssistantSecretaryoftheNavy,GovernorofNewYork,andcommandingofficeroftheRoughRiders
arealltitlesthatTRhadbeforehebecamepresidentat42.
SwissFamilyRobinsonbyJohannDavidWyss

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Everyboycanstandtolearnabitofoldfashionedresourcefulnessfromtheirpops.Findingyourselfona
desertedislandissurelythewaytolearntheseskillsinahurry.Treeforts,treasurehunting,andconstant
adventuremarktheSwissFamilys10yearrun.Lessonnumberone?Shipwrecksmakeforsomegood
literature.
DharmaBumsbyJackKerouac

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AnidealisticvisionfromthemanwhofueledtheBeatGeneration,alifeontheroadwithoutconcernfor
wealthorevenstability,ratheranenjoymentofsurroundings,whatevertheymaybe.Thisisagreatbook
forremindingustogetawayfromtechnology,atleastforaday,toappreciatenatureandsomeofthe
moresimplepleasuresoflife.Dontfeelinferiortothebeatniksifyoustilllikedrivingyourcardont
everlethipstersgiveyouguilttrips.
Ifeltlikelyingdownbythesideofthetrailandrememberingitall.Thewoodsdothattoyou,they
alwayslookfamiliar,longlost,likethefaceofalongdeadrelative,likeanolddream
TheIliadandOdysseyofHomer

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(2for1special)Thoughtheauthorshipisdisputed,theplaceofthesetwoepicsinthemancanonisnot.
RoughlybasedaroundtheeventsoftheTrojanWar,thesepoemsarelikelyagreatcollectionofcommon
Greekfolkloresurroundingtheeventsinthosedaysoffiercepoliticalturmoil.Itisrumoredthatthere
were10epicsinall,and8werelostovertime.Thismaybeablessingindisguise,because,iftheywere
around,youwouldnevergettotherestofthislist.
Catch22byJosephHeller

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Thelogichereissimple:anybookwhichhastheinfluencetohavecoinedterminologycommonlyused
inoursocietyfordecadesonendshouldbeperusedbasedsolelyonprinciple.Nothingisworsethana
manbeingcaughtusinglanguageofwhichheisunfamiliarwithitspropermeaningororigin.Also,itisa
greatbook.
WaldenbyHenryDavidThoreau

Abitofisolationneverhurtanyman.Thoreauspenttwoyears,twomonthsandtwodayswritingthis
bookinWalden,acabintuckeddeepinthewoodsnearConcord,Massachusetts.Thisworkofnon
fictiondescribesthechangingoftheseasonsoverthecourseofayearandwasintendedtogivethe
authoranescapefromsocietyinordertoachieveamoreobjectivepointofview.Arealmanwouldtake
thissabbaticalhimself,butthebookshouldsufficeforthoseofyouwhoareemployed.
LordoftheFliesbyWilliamGolding

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Primalinstincts.Withonlythemostbasicofneedstoconsider,humannaturetakesadifferentapproach.
Afictionalstudyofthestruggleforpowerandtheunspeakablethingsthatman(orchild)willdowhen
takenoutsidetheorderofcivilization.
TheMasterandMargaritabybyMikhailBulgakov

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ThereisnothingmoremanlythanaboutwiththeDevil.Anentertainingcommentaryontheatheistic
socialbureaucracyinMoscowinthe1930swhereinLuciferhimselfpaysthetownavisittomakelight
oftheirskepticismregardingthespiritualrealm.
Asaresulthedecidedtoabandonthemainthoroughfaresandmakehiswaythroughthesidestreets
andbackalleyswherepeoplewerelessnosy,andtherewaslesschancethatabarefootmanwould
bepesteredaboutlongjohnsthatstubbornlyrefusedtolookliketrousers.
BluebeardbyKurtVonnegut

WrittenastheautobiographyofRaboKarabekian,ofcoursewithVonnegutsownwarexperiencesdrawn
uponasinspirationtotheagingartistwhonarrateshisownstory.Itisahilarioustakeonabstractart,and
takesjabsatboththeinflatedselfimportanceoftheartistandthepeoplewhosimplyrefusetolook
beneaththesurface.
Mysoulknowsmymeatisdoingbadthings,andisembarrassed.Butmymeatjustkeeps
rightondoingbad,dumbthings.
AtlasShruggedbyAynRand

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AtlasShruggedbyAynRand

Exploringthevirtueoflivingforourselves,thismonsterofabook(1,084pagesinmyversion)is
certainlyworthplowingthroughasitissimplyagreatstory.Thefundamentalconceptisthatourworld
fallsapartwhenindividualsstopseekingtheirownsatisfactionthroughpersonalachievementandfeela
senseofentitlementtotheaccomplishmentsandworkofothers.Thisbookchallengesusonmany
levelsyoumayfinditconflictingwithyourvalueofotherpeople,hertreatmentofGod,oranyother
beliefsyoualreadyhold.Yet,whocanarguewith,Themostdepravedtypeofhumanbeing(is)the
manwithoutapurpose.
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TheMetamorphosisbyFranzKafka

PhotobyCeleste

AsGregorSamsaawokeonemorningfromuneasydreamshefoundhimselftransformedinhisbedinto
amonstrousvermin.
Noneofuswantthistohappen.Well,mostofusdont.Kafkaemployedtermsfromlawandpolitics,and
wasalwaysconcernedaboutsomevague,oppressivebureaucracythatsoughthisruin,thoughseeming
coolanddetached.WecantakesomethingfromtheveryapproachofKafkatohisworkandfinda
balancebetweenreadingtoomuchmeaningintoaneventand,onthecontrary,caringtoolittleandbeing
completelydisillusioned.
AmazonListmania:TheEssentialMansLibraryPartII
AnotherRoadsideAttractionbyTomRobbins

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JustlikeTheDaVinciCode,butonhallucinogenicmushroomsandwritten30yearsprior.A
psychedelicstoryofawanderingmusicaltroupethatsettledowntoopenCaptainKendricksMemorial
HotDogWildlifePreserve,andsomehowgetmixedupwiththeVatican.Themotto:
Theprincipaldifferencebetweenanadventurerandasuicideisthattheadventurerleaveshimselfa
marginofescape(thenarrowerthemargin,thegreatertheadventure).
WhiteNoisebyDonDelillo

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ThisNationalBookAwardwinnerwasmorerightonin1985thanDelillocouldhavepossiblyknown.
ThedrugDylaristhesupposedanswertomansfearofdeath,yetcausesuserstolosetheirminds.This
isanextremelyenjoyableread,particularlyrelevantandfunnyinitsexaminationofhowpeopleactina
climateoffear(helloHomelandSecurity)andunderahailofbulletsfromadvertisersandimaginary
enemiesalike.Thelesson:secretlyholdoutforthewonderdrugand/orfountainofyouth,butliveeach
daylikeitmightbeyourlastinagoodwayandstillshowuptoworkunlessyoureally,reallyknowit
isyourlastdayonearth.
UlyssesbyJamesJoyce

Justbuyitandputitonyourbookshelfandrememberthisfromthebook:Amanofgeniusmakesno
mistakes.Hiserrorsarevolitionalandaretheportalsofdiscovery.Wesuspectthateventhosewhohave

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mistakes.Hiserrorsarevolitionalandaretheportalsofdiscovery.Wesuspectthateventhosewhohave
writtentheirdoctoralthesisonthebookonlypretendtohavereadeveryword,butagoodfriendofmine
saidnottoquestionanacademiconthingsofthisnature,soifyouencountersomeonewhohasbuilta
careeraroundJoyce,dontaskiftheyactuallyreadit.
TheYoungMansGuidebyWilliamAlcott

TheYoungMansGuideisathoroughresourcewhichdealswiththeformationofcharacterinayoung
manwithregardtothemind,manners,andmorals.Italsohasagoodamountofinsightonthetopicsof
marriageandbusiness.Astrongfoundationalbookforayoungmanaskingthepracticalquestionsof
howtolivelifewhileminimizingbothterribletemporalmistakesand,wellthewrathofGod.Asis
statedintheintroduction,itisAlcottsintentiontoinfluenceyoungmensuchthattheycontradictthe
stereotypesofthoughtlessness,rashnessandanunwillingnesstobeadvisedortaught.Alcottwas
prescientinwritingthisbookandwouldprobablyrolloverinhisgraveifhesawthemodernraceof
manbabiesthatplayXBoxfor20hourseachweekandareperpetuallybartendingtheirwaythrough
juniorcollege.
BloodMeridian,ortheEveningRednessintheWestbyCormacMcCarthy

ThisWesternnovelwrittenin1985isnotonlyconsideredtobeMcCarthyspersonalmasterpiece,but
alsooneofthegreatestbooksofthe20thcentury.Asthetitlesuggests,thestoryismarkedbyextreme
violenceandcontainsmanyreligiousreferences.Isntthatwhatthehistoryofmanisallabout?
Seek:ReportsfromtheEdgesofAmerica&BeyondbyDenisJohnson

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ThroughacollectionofshortstoriesthattakeyoufromaBikersforJesusconventiontothe13yearolds
withsemiautomaticmachinegunsinLiberia,Johnsonusesrichprosetoexaminetheroleofamanasa
pottedplant,observinghissurroundingsandsoakingitup.Inthisstory,horrificviolenceinseeming
otherworldscontrastswiththecomparativelysafeprocessofselfdiscoveryindifferentU.S.subcultures.
Thiswillabsolutelyopenyoureyestothesimultaneousbeautyandhorrorofourworld,andremarkably,
hedoesitwithoutsoundingcondescending,jadedandbitterheisjustthere,andyouwillabsolutelysee
everythingthathesees.
IntheOgaden,lifecomeshard,butthesehavewonthroughyetanotherday,unlikealltheothers
theyvelosttosickness,famine,massacres,battles.Thevillagerssitclosetogether,everyone
touchingsomeoneelse,steepedinacontentmentthatseems,atthismoment,perpetual.Itoccursto
thewriterthatthesecretwaytohappinessisinknowingalotofdeadpeople.
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thewriterthatthesecretwaytohappinessisinknowingalotofdeadpeople.
CrimeAndPunishmentbyFyodorDostoevsky

OneofthemostamazingaspectsofthismasterpieceisthatitwaswrittenbyDostoevskyaspartofhis
resolvetodealwithsomeseriousfinancialhardships.Thelessonisnttoquityourjobandwritethat
novelyouvebeenmeaningtowritebutmanyofuscanrelatetothatsenseofpersonalambitionand
prideinthefaceoffearandfinancialstress.Again,takethemorallessonsfromthecharactersmistakes,
dontmodelyourlifeafterthem.
OhGod,howloathsomeitallis!andcanI,canIpossibly.No,itsnonsense,itsrubbish!he
addedresolutely.Andhowcouldsuchanatrociousthingcomeintomyhead?Whatfilthythingsmy
heartiscapableof.'
Ah,theclassicmoraldilemmaarisingfromsomethingassimpleasajustifiedmurder.
SteppenwolfbyHermanHesse

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Themysteriousdrifterisalwaysanintriguingprotagonist.OneofHessesbestknownworks,
SteppenwolfgainedmuchpopularitythroughtheBeatandhippygenenerationsofthe50sand60swhich
relatedtohiscommonthemeofsearchforspiritualityoutsidetheboundariesofsociety.
TheBookofDeedsofArmsandofChivalrybyChristineDePizan

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Anexampleofwhatwecanlearnaboutbeingbettermenfromtheperspectiveofawoman(dePizan
picturedabove,instructingherson).Shewrotethisclassicinthe15thCentury,atimeperiodnotknown
asthepeakofgenderequality.Ofcourse,wecanprojectthisintoourworkandnotusethetextasthe
foundationtobuildaneighborhoodmilitiagroup.
Nooneisafraidtodowhatheisconfidentofhavinglearnedwell.Asmallforcewhichishighly
trainedintheconflictsofwarismoreapttovictory:arawanduntrainedhordeisalwaysexposedto
slaughter.
TheArtofWarfarebySunTzu

Writteninthe6thCentury,thishasbeenoneofthemostinfluentialtextsinstrategyandplanning,
especiallyemphasizinganabilitytoadapttochangingcircumstancesandenvironmentsratherthan
havingarigidplanandstayingthecoursethroughtodisaster.
Soitissaidthatifyouknowyourenemiesandknowyourself,youwillfightwithoutdangerin
battles.
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battles.
Ifyouonlyknowyourself,butnotyouropponent,youmaywinormaylose.
Ifyouknowneitheryourselfnoryourenemy,youwillalwaysendangeryourself.
DonQuixotebyMigueldeCervantesSaavedra

Consideredbymanytobethegreatestworkoffiction,itisagoldmineofquotessurroundingacentral
themethatcouldbesummedupbyallthatglistersisnotgold.Thisisalsoagreatreminderthatitis
greattobeadreamerandavisionary,butremembertokeep(atleastsomewhat)groundedinreality.
IwoulddowhatIpleased,anddoingwhatIpleased,Ishouldhavemywill,andhavingmywill,I
shouldbecontentedandwhenoneiscontented,thereisnomoretobedesiredandwhenthereisno
moretobedesired,thereisanendofit.
IntotheWildbyJonKrakauer

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Thisoneistough,becauseyouwantitbutyoudontbutawisefriendoncesaid,uponbeingflattered
forhisworldtravels,Yeah,wellyougotoalltheseplacesalwaysknowingthatonedayyouwillcome
backtosomewhere.Weallhavefriendswhoare,orsomeofusmaybepersonally,drifters,soakingup
eachplacelikeasponge,andthenleavingforthenextwhistlestop.Itistheclassicbattlebetween
stability/samevs.mobility/change.Intheend,theselfcenteredoptingoutofhumaninteractionmight
notbequiteasromanticasyouhoped.Allgoodthingsinproportiondearfriends.Hisrealization
(HappinessOnlyRealWhenShared)isthegreatcounterbalancetothatprimitiveurgetowalkalone
intothewild.Oratleastthinkaboutthefactthatsnowmelts,andriversgethigher.
TheDivineComedybyDanteAlighieri

Thisepicvisionofafterlifeisvaluablebecauseitchallengesustoexaminetherootsofwhatwebelieve
andwhy,andtheroleoffaithinourlives.Further,itisavisionofaworld(orworlds)beyondourevery
dayconcerns,whichisparticularlyfascinatingbecauseitwasverymuchinfluencedbybothMuslimand
Catholicthoughts,beliefsandhistory.
TheHobbitbyJ.R.R.Tolkien

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TheprecursortotheLordoftheRingstrilogy,thisisagoodonetoread(orreread)inadvanceofthe
recentmovieadaptationwhichisbeingdirectedbyGuillermodelToro(PansLabyrinth).Thisisthe
foundationofitall,andthispassagedemonstratestheeffectonallmen(anddwarves)whenfacedwith
theprospectofpower.
Theirmerefleetingglimpsesoftreasurewhichtheyhadcaughtastheywentalonghadrekindledall
thefireoftheirdwarfishheartsandwhentheheartofadwarf,eventhemostrespectable,is
wakenedbygoldandbyjewels,hegrowssuddenlybold,andhemaybecomefierce.
TheRoughRidersbyTheodoreRoosevelt

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RooseveltsownaccountofhisexperiencecommandingtheRoughRidersintheSpanishAmericanWar.
Agreatwarhistoryfromamanwholivedithimself.Fromhisaccount,amancanlearnwhatitmeansto
beatrueleader.TRsettheexampleforhismenandtheyfollowedbecausetheysimplyrespectedhim.
EastofEdenbyJohnSteinbeck

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ConsideredbySteinbeckhimselftobetheworkthathehadbeenpreparingforthroughouthisentirelife.
Ifyouhavehadthechancetoreadthis,orifanyonehasevertalkedaboutthisbooktoyouperhapsyou
havebeengracedtoreadorevenhearanexcerptfromthelegendaryopeningtoChapter13:
Sometimesakindofglorylightsupthemindofaman.Ithappenstonearlyeveryone.You
canfeelitgrowingorpreparinglikeafuseburningtowarddynamite[]Thenamanpours
outward,atorrentofhim,andyetheisnotdiminished.AndIguessamansimportancein
theworldcanbemeasuredbythequalityandnumberofhisglories.Itisalonelythingbutit
relatesustotheworld.Itisthemotherofallcreativeness,anditsetseachmanseparatefrom
allothermen.
LeviathanbyThomasHobbes

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LeviathanbyThomasHobbes

WrittenduringtheEnglishCivilWar,Hobbesworkisoneoftheforemostauthoritiesinpoliticaltheory
andcontributedgreatlytoEnlightenmentphilosophy.Leviathansprimaryconcernisthecentralized
powerofthesovereignstateexistingtomaintainorderandpeacebothwithinandwithout.Avaluable
resource,asamanneverknowswhenheisgoingtobecommissionedwiththetaskofforminganew
government.
Inthefirstplace,Iputforageneralinclinationofallmankind,aperpetualandrestlessdesireof

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Inthefirstplace,Iputforageneralinclinationofallmankind,aperpetualandrestlessdesireof
powerafterpower,thatceasethonlyindeath.
TheThinRedLinebyJamesJones

TheauthorsfictionaldepictionoftheGuadalcanalCampaignduringWWII.Portrayingvariouswartime
activitiesmostwouldconsiderrepulsive,Jonesgivesaccountwithoutjudgment.Withthecurrentevents
ofAbuGhraibandGuantanamoBay,thisworkisveryrelevanttoday.
AdventuresofHuckleberryFinnbyMarkTwain

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AsatiricaldepictionofthesocialclimateintheSouthjustbeforetheturnofthecentury,HuckFinnis
largelyconsideredtobethefirstGreatAmericanNovel.Twainstakeontheissueofracismandslavery
wasinitiallycriticizeduponpublicationandremainslargelycontroversialtothisday.
ThePoliticsbyAristotle

FromthemanthatgavepointerstoAlexandertheGreatwecanalltakenote.Hiswritingscreatedthe
firstcomprehensivesystemofphilosophy,includingmoralityandaesthetics,logicandscience,politics,
andmetaphysics.ThoughitisthoughtthatmuchofAristotlesworkhasbeenlostovertheyears,itisnot
abadideatotakeinthesurvivingwordsfromoneofthefoundingfiguresofWesternPhilosophy.
Nowifsomemenexcelledothersinthesamedegreeinwhichgodsandheroesaresupposedto

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Nowifsomemenexcelledothersinthesamedegreeinwhichgodsandheroesaresupposedto
excelmankindingeneralsothatthesuperiorityofthegovernorswasundisputedandpatentto
theirsubjects,itwouldclearlybebetterthatonceforalltheoneclassshouldruleandtheothers
serve.Butsincethisisunattainable,andkingshavenomarkedsuperiorityovertheirsubjectsitis
obviouslynecessaryonmanygroundsthatallthecitizensalikeshouldtaketheirturnofgoverning
andbeinggoverned.

FirstEditionoftheTheBoyScoutHandbook

ThisisthebookthatstartedtheBoyScoutmovement.IfyoureaformerBoyScout,youllbeamazedat
theamountofusefulinformationthefirsteditionmanualhascomparedtoScoutmanualstoday.In
additiontoteachingessentialscoutingskills,thefirsteditionoftheBoyScoutHandbookalsoincludes
storiesofadventureandbraverythatwillexciteandinspireanyman.
CyranodeBergeracbyEdmondRostand

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Apoet,musician,andexpertswordsman.ThatisatrueRenaissanceMan.Unfortunately,Cyranohada
tragicallylargenosewhichaffectedhisconfidenceenoughtokeephimfromprofessinghisloveforthe
fairRoxanne,evenonhisdeathbed.IwasntexaggeratingwhenIusedthewordtragic.Also,onemust
respecttheplayresponsibleforintroducingthewordpanachetotheEnglishlanguage.
TropicofCancerbyHenryMiller

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Foritshonestandgraphicdepictionofsex,thisbookwasdeemedpornographicbystatecourtsupon
itsNewYorkpublishingin1961.Thisruling,however,waslateroverturnedbytheU.S.SupremeCourt
andthebookbecameveryinfluentialinthesexualrevolutionofthe60sand70s.
TheCrisisbyWinstonChurchill

AfictionalCivilWareraromancebetweenaNewEnglandlawyerandasouthernbelle,writtenbythe
AmericanChurchillbutoftenmistakenfortheBritishPrimeMinisterwhosharedthesamename.Out
ofrespectfortheAmericanswork,theBritishChurchillofferedtoaddhismiddleinitialtoanyofhis
ownpublishedwritingstoavoidconfusion.
TheNakedandTheDeadbyNormanMailer

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TakingplaceinWorldWarII,thisiswidelyconsideredtobeoneofthebestwarnovelseverwritten.As
ayoungman,Mailershowedextraordinaryinsightintopowerrelationshipsbetweenthesoldiersand
theirsuperiors.Further,thesoldiersalsodealwithvariousdegreesofcompassionwhilefightingto
maintainabeliefinthecapacityofhumanitytobegoodwhileengaginginthebrutalityofwarandbeing
forcedtofollowordersagainsttheiridealsinsomecases.Aprimeexampleofhissuperbinsightintothe
workingsofmanysystemsandorganizationalstructures,whichisstillrelevantintodayswarsand
corporationsalike:
TomakeanArmyworkyouhavetohaveeverymaninitfittedintoafearladderTheArmy
functionsbestwhenyourefrightenedofthemanaboveyou,andcontemptuousofyour
subordinates.
AmazonListmania:TheEssentialMansLibraryPartIII
HatchetbyGaryPaulsen

Aclassicfromouryouth,themaincharacter(Brian)dealswithhisparentsstrainedrelationshipby
fleeingintothewildernessforasortofaccidental,selfinflictedriteofpassage.Perhapsthegreatestpearl
ofwisdomcomesearlyinthebook,foreshadowinghisquestforsurvival:
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ofwisdomcomesearlyinthebook,foreshadowinghisquestforsurvival:

Allflyingiseasy.Justtakeslearning.Likeeverythingelse.Likeeverythingelse.
AnimalFarmbyGeorgeOrwell

Anadvancedpoliticslessonundertheguiseofachildishfarmtale.Theallegoricalstoryrepresenting
Soviettotalitarianismsimplifiessocialsystemstoshowtheendlesscorruptionandmanipulationthat
stemsfromthestruggleforpower.Also,ittakesnosmallamountofcouragetotakejabsatMr.Stalin
himself.
TarzanoftheApesbyEdgarRiceBurroughs

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Gentleman?No.Man?Mostcertainly.Havingbeenraisedbyapesgivesourprotagonistmorethanaleg
uponthecompetitionwhenitcomestosurvivalskills.Hewasaprettybighitwiththeladiesaswell.
OriginallypublishedintheAllStoryMagazinein1912,TarzanoftheApesledto23sequelsandmany
moredepictionsofthefamouscharacterinvariousotherformsofmedia.
BeyondGoodandEvilbyFreidrichNietzsche

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Withhisdenunciationofphilosophersbeforehimaslackingcriticalthoughtandmindlesslyadheringto
Christiantenets,Nietzschetookphilosophybeyondreligion,thusfoundingtheExistentialistMovement.
Questioningeventhemostbasicoftruths,Nietzschewritesthatfromeverypointofviewthe
erroneousnessoftheworldinwhichwebelieveweliveisthesurestandfirmestthingwecangetour
eyeson.Stagingacompleteoverhaulofthephilosophicallandscapeisbeyondambitiousandworthyof
yourattention.Nomatterwhatyourbeliefs,itisgoodtoexaminewhyyoubelievewhatyoubelieve
withoutfearofwhatyoumightdiscover.
TheFederalistPapersbyAlexanderHamilton,JohnJay,andJamesMadison

Composedof85articles,TheFederalistPapersservedtoexplainandencourageratificationoftheU.S.
Constitution.ThemajorityoftheessayswerepennedbyHamiltonandpublishedinTheIndependent
JournalandTheNewYorkPacket.ItisrumoredthatHamiltonusedupmostofhiswisdominthewriting
process,ashelaterlosthislifeinaduel,whichisessentiallytwomenincloseproximityfiringbulletsat
eachotherwithouttryingtogetoutoftheway.
MobyDickbyHermanMelville

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Ifyoueverfindyourselfonaboatinsearchofasavagebeast,andyouencounteraboatthatislooking
forsomeoftheirmissingfriendsthatseemtohavebeenattackedbythatsamewhalethatyouarelooking
for,takeaminuteandthink.Cost:Possiblyyourlife.Benefit:Youkillabigwhale.ANDyougetsome
seriousprops.
Bythis,heseemedtomean,notonlythatthemostreliableandusefulcouragewasthat
whicharisesfromthefairestimationoftheencounteredperil,butthatanutterlyfearless
manisafarmoredangerouscomradethanacoward.
EssentialMannersforMenbyPeterPost

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Laytorestallsituationalconundrumsyouencounterindailylife.Fromhostinggueststoappropriate
behavioratsocialevents,Postspointersenableagentlemantodealwithanydifficultscenariowith
confidenceandpoise.
FrankensteinbyMaryWollstonecraftShelley

Beforeyougettooexcitedabouthavingyourcloneorsomeothercyborgcleaningyourhouseand
pickingupthedrycleaningjustrememberthatthecostoftheconveniencemightbethelifeofyour
brother,yourwife,yourfriend,andeventuallywhenyoutracktheroguecreaturedown,youwillcome
reallyclosetorevengebutjustgetsickanddie.Andtotopitoff,somehowpeoplewilldressupasthe
beastandalsofeelsympathytowardshim,becauseitwasntevenhisfaultthathewascreated.Hejust
wantedtobelovedbyhiscreator,andwhenhedidntgetit,hewentcrazy.Justhavekidsandtellthemto
cleanyourhouse,andlovethemsothattheydontactlikethemonster.
HamletbyShakespeare

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ThelongestofShakespearesplays,itisatragedythathasbeenremaderepeatedly,andwithgoodreason
asitexploresthedepthsofmansdesireforrevenge.400yearsafteritwaswritten,itisstillpowerful
enoughtomakeusrootforHamlettoavengehisfathersdeath,evenassomesuperiormoralitymight
callformercy.
Theresadivinitythatshapesourends,
Roughhewthemhowwewill.
TheBoysofSummerbyRogerKahn

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WhatisamanslibrarywithoutsomeliteratureonAmericasfavoritepastime?DubbedThefinest
Americanbookonsports,TheBoysofSummerisanaccountoftheBrooklynDodgersleadingupto
their1955WorldSeriesvictory.KahnsdepictionofsomeofthegamesgreatestlegendslikeGilHodges
andDukeSnyderissoinspiringtomakeamandesireanothershotonthediamond.
ASeparatePeacebyJohnKnowles

Aclassiccomingofagestoryabouttwoboys,setaroundthetimeoftheSecondWorldWar.Dealing
withoneoftheboysjealousyofanother,andthetragicaccidentresultingfromit,thenovelmournsand
reflectsonthespecificmomentwhenallinnocenceislost.Afterall,aboycannotgoonthinkinglifeis
abouticecreamandtreefortsforever.
AFarewellToArmsbyErnestHemingway

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WrittenfromtheperspectiveofLieutenantTenenteFredericHenryitisanovelofepicmanly
proportions.AsanAmericanambulancedriverwiththeItalianarmyinWWI,Henryisinjuredbya
mortarandwhileintheinfirmaryfallsinlovewithhisBritishnurse,CatherineBarkley.Afterhealing
andhavingimpregnatednurseBarkley,Henryreturnstohisunit,onlytonarrowlyescapefratricide.
HenrygoesAWOLandheandhisbirdfleetoneutralSwitzerlandwheretheyliveapeacefulexistence
untilBarkleydiesduringchildbirth.IntypicalHemingwayfashion,hemournsherdeathbysimply
walkingbacktohishotelintherain.
TheStrangerbyAlbertCamus

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Perhapsthemostpopularpieceof20thcenturyexistentialliterature.TheStrangeraddressesmurder
andremorse(orlackthereof),Godandatheism,destinyandjustice,andconsequently,indifference.
Camusantihero,Meursaultisperhapstheultimatemanunabletocryathisownfuneral,andoneof
thefinallinesofthenovelreads,Ihadonlytowishthattherebealargecrowdofspectatorstheday
ofmyexecutionandthattheygreetmewithcriesofhate.Camusgetsaspecialnodforhismanliness
forbeinganactivememberintheFrenchResistanceduringWWII.Andyouprobablythoughtno
Frenchmenwouldbeonthislist.
RobinsonCrusoebyDanielDafoe

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RobinsonCrusoedealswithmasteryandmorality.Itaddressestheabilityofmankindtomasterhis
surroundingsthroughhardwork,andpatienceandfaith,whicheventuallyenablehimtosurviveonan
unknownislandandabletocopewiththedifficultterrain,lessthanfriendlynativesandbasicallyevery
wickedtrialthatcomeshisway.Themoralityaddressedinthisbookistheeponymousprotagonists
rejectionofhisfathersadvicetoacceptthehappinessofthemiddleclasslifefromwhichhewasborn.
Againstthewishesofhisfamily,herunsofftoseatofindadventure.ItisnotuntilCrusoeliterally
recreatesaprimitiveapproximationofthatmiddleclasslifeforhimselfonhisislandthatheisfreed.
ThePearlbyJohnSteinbeck

Astoryabouttheillfateofapoorpearldiver,Kinoandhiswifeandinfant.ThePearlstartswithKinos
sonCoyotitohavingbeenstungbyascorpion,andbeingasthoughtheyaresopoor,Kinohastodiveto
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sonCoyotitohavingbeenstungbyascorpion,andbeingasthoughtheyaresopoor,Kinohastodiveto
findapearltosellinordertopayforhissonsmedicalattention.AfterfindingthelargestPearlknownto
hisregion,wordspreadsandeveryoneisafterhisscore.Eventuallyhissonrecoversnaturallyandthe
fateofthePearlconsumestheentireregion,includingKino.Kinodoesallhecantoprotecthisbeloved
familywhilefleeingnorthtosellthepearlforabetterlifeforthem.Eventually,abountyhuntersstray
bulletkillshisson,anduponrealizingthemisfortunethisgreattreasurebroughthimKinohurlsitback
intothesea.Amelancholyendingyes,anendorsementofsocialismperhapsbutasareflectionofwhat
amanwilldoforhisfamily,itisprettyspoton.
OntheRoadbyJackKerouac

Thestreamofconsciousnessdrifting(seethe120footlongmanuscriptscrollabove)hashelpedus
experiencethatsacredinstitutionofjustgoing,andusingourownlanguagetoexperiencetherapid
unfoldingofanewtownasarichflashinapan.Luckyforallofus,hehassavedusthetroubleof
poppingBenzedrinefor3weeksandexperiencingourownmadvisions,andwecansimplyjoinhis
worldwithoutferociouslygrindingourteeth(thoughKerouacsaiditwasmadepossiblebycoffeealone).
Ifyouhaventreadit,getitnowplease.Ifyouhave,youknowthatyouwillnevercomplainaboutalong
driveagain,whetheraloneorwiththeboys.
TreasureIslandbyRobertLouisStevenson

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Asidefromthefrillyshirts,IdontthinktherewasanythingmoremasculinethanpiratesupuntilTom
Sellecksbirth.StevensonscreationofTreasureIslandhasforeverchangedourviewofthepirateworld.
HissecretmapsmarkedwithanXandhiddengoldhaveenchantedreadersforoveracentury.
Hereitisaboutgentlemenoffortune.Theylivesrough,andtheyriskswinging,buttheyeatand
drinklikefightingcocks,andwhenacruiseisdone,why,itshundredsofpoundsinsteadof
hundredsoffarthingsintheirpockets.
AConfederacyofDuncesbyJohnKennedyToole

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Firstpublishedin1980,11yearsaftertheauthorssuicide,thisNewOrleansbasednovelwentontowin
ToolethePulitzerPrizeinFiction.AperfectcomedyoferrorscenteredaroundthecharacterofIgnatius
J.Reilly,alazyandsociallyignorant,butintelligentmanwhostillliveswithhismotherattheageof30.
Thisbookservesasaguideforwhatamanoughtnottobe,whileprovidingsoundentertainmentallthe
while.
FoucaultsPendulumUmbertoEco

ItaliannovelistandphilosopherUmbertoEcofirstpublishedthisworkin1988,whichtellsthestoryof
threefriendswhocreatetheirownhistoricalconspiracytoentertainthemselves.ThePlanbecomes
moreintelligentandcomplex,andtheybegintomakebelieversofothers,andeventhemselves.Asthey
becomewrappedupinaseriesofeventsbeyondtheircontrol,thebookdisplaystheinherentcredulityof
man.GettinglostinaChooseYourOwnAdventurethatbecomesarealityiseverygrownboysdream.
TheGreatRailwayBazaarbyPaulTheroux
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Inthisuniqueodyssey,TherouxrecountshisjourneythroughEurope,theMiddleEast,India,and
SoutheastAsiaonthecontinentsfabledtrainstheOrientExpress,theGoldenArrowtoKuala
Lumpur,theMandalayExpressandtheTransSiberianExpress.Hiswelldocumentedandentertaining
adventureshavecometobeconsideredaclassicinthetravelliteraturegenre.Thisjournalsatisfiesthe
vicarioustravelerandinspirestheadventurousman.
FearandTremblingbySorenKierkegaard

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InthisbookKierkegardcreatesacasestudyfromthefamousbiblestory(Genesis22)fromwhen
AbrahamisfamouslycommandedbyGodtosacrificehissonIsaac.Kierkegaardusesthestoryasan
opportunitytoquestionthephilosophyofreligion,therelationshipbetweenphilosophyandreligion,the
natureofGodandfaith,faithsrelationshipwithethicsandmorality,andthedifficultyofbeing
authenticallyreligious.Itismanlytoaskquestionsaboutthebiggerthingsthereismoretolifethan
sports.
UndauntedCouragebyStephenAmbrose

UndauntedCourageisacompellingaccountoftheLewisandClarkexpeditionthroughtheLouisiana
Territory.Thebookisthoroughlyresearchedandextremelywellwritten.Thebraveryandcourageofthe
explorersshouldinspireanyman.
ParadiseLostbyJohnMilton

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JohnMiltonsParadiseLostisatimelesshardtoreadclassic.ItsimageryhasshapedhowtheWestern
worldviewsChristianity,sin,thefall,life,death,heaven,andhell.Unlikemanyofhispredecessors,
Miltonconcentratedonmorehumanistelements.ReadingMiltonmightormightnotchangeyourview
ofGodandman,butabsorbinghimwillchangeyourloveoflanguage.Thewordsarevividandpowerful
andbegtobereadaloud.
CanneryRowbyJohnSteinbeck

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Aman,nomatterhisclassorsituation,needsahealthyappreciationforthesimplefolk.Theworking
classthelaborerscomposethebackboneofsociety.SteinbecksCanneryRowdepictsacrosssectionof
thiscommunity,locatedonastripofsardinecanneries,inthelateDepressionera.Thisareahasalifeof
itsown,andisasmuchacharacterofthebookasanyofthecommunitymembersthemselves.Thenovel
notonlypaintsapictureofadifficulttimethathaspassed,butgiveshonestinsightintothehuman
conditionthatistimeless.
Becausehelovedtruethingshetriedtoexplain
AmazonListmania:TheEssentialMansLibraryPartIV
AmericanBoysHandyBook

Writtenin1890,theAmericanBoysHandyBookisfilledwithdifferentactivitiesaboycandoduring
eachseason.Activitiesincludekitemaking,howtomaketomakeblowguns,andbirdwatching.This
bookisanexcellentresourcefordadswhowanttoprovidetheirsonsentertainmentthatdoesntinvolve
videogames.
IntoThinAirbyJonKrakauer

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ThisbookdetailstheauthorsfatefulascentupMt.Everestinwhicheightotherclimberswerekilledina
storm.Perhapsthemostinspiringstoryisthatofoneclimberwhowasleftfordead,butawakened12
hoursafterbeingabandonedandhikedbacktocampinsubzeroweather.Thismanisanexampletoall
menthatwhenthewillofsurvivalisstrongenough,amancanovercomeanyobstacle.
KingSolomonsMinesbyH.RiderHaggard

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TheauthorwroteKingSolomonsMinesspecificallyforboys.ThestoryfollowsEnglishexplorerswho
penetratethedeepestpartofAfricatofindthetreasureofKingSolomon.Agreatbooktoreadwithyour
sonatbedtime.Youllbothbeentertainedandinstillinyoursonasenseofmanlyadventure.
TheIdiotbyFyodorDostoevsky

Ourprotagonisthere,Myshkin,isanexampleofaselflesslove,movingtomarryawomantosaveher
fromfallingintothearmsofRogozhin,whorepresentsdarkness.Remindanyofyougoodolboysof
thatgirlinhighschoolwhokeptrunningbacktothemanwhodidntdeserveheraffections?Well,inthis
case,thegirlrunsbacktoRogozhin,who,inspiteofandperhapsbecauseofhisdeeppassion,rewarded
herbykillingher.Myshkinisconsideredtheidiotbecauseofhisinnocenceandtrustinthebestof
humanityasitcouldbe,andintheend,hisoptimismandloveforhumanityarehisundoinginthefaceof
adark,materialisticsociety.Thelesson:dontmarryawomantosaveherfromanothermanalthough,
cometothinkoftheendofSuperMarioBros
ARiverRunsThroughItbyNormanF.Maclean
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ARiverRunsThroughItbyNormanF.Maclean

Youveseenthemovie,nowreadthebookthatinspiredit.ThisbookisanAmericanclassic.ARiver
RunsThroughItfollowsanolderbrothersattempttosavehistalentedbrotherfromselfdestructionin
onelastflyfishingtrip.SetinMontanasbeautifulBlackfootRivercountry,theauthorfillsthestorywith
vividdescriptionsoffishingandnaturethatengagesthereadertoponderimportantlifequestions.From
thestorywelearnthatsometimesthepeoplewelovethemostarethehardesttohelp.
Soitisthatwecanseldomhelpanybody.Eitherwedontknowwhatparttogiveormaybewe
dontliketogiveanypartofourselves.Then,moreoftenthannot,thepartthatisneededisnot
wanted.Andevenmoreoften,wedonothavethepartthatisneeded.
TheIslandofDr.MoreaubyH.G.Wells

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Thehaphazarddiscoveryofscientificallyengineeredhalfhuman,halfanimalsonaremoteislandisan
experiencethathasthepotentialtoputsomehaironyourchest.LivingwiththeBeastFolkforayear
thenreturningtolifeasnormalinLondonprovestobeexceedinglymoredifficultfortheprotagonist.
TheAutobiographyofMalcolmX

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MalcolmXisquitepossiblyoneofthemostcontroversialpublicfiguresfromtheCivilRights
Movement.HisautobiographyshowswhatacomplexindividualMalcolmXwas.Weseehis
transformationfromignoranceanddespairtoknowledgeandspiritualawakening.Hisemphasisonthe
principalofselfrelianceandtakingastandforyourrightsresonateswitheveryman.
Nobodycangiveyoufreedom.Nobodycangiveyouequalityorjusticeoranything.If
youreaman,youtakeit.
TheodoreRexbyEdmundMorris

TheodoreRexisabiographyofTeddyRooseveltthatcovershiseightyearsasPresident.Fromthisbook
welearnwhatamancandoiftheyhaveunwaveringdetermination.DuringhiseightyearsasPresident
oftheUnitedStates,Rooseveltcreatedthenationalparkssystem,sawthecompletionofthePanama
Canal,andwentafterunethicaltrustsandmonopolies.TRcreatedthemodernpresidency.Ifonlywehad
moreleaderslikehim.
TheCountofMonteCristobyAlexandreDumas

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Theultimatetaleofbetrayalandrevenge,andperhapsoneofthebeststoriesofalltime.EdmundDantes,
whoshortlyafterbeingpromotedtocaptainofhisship,andjustdaysbeforehismarriagetohisbeloved
fianceMercedes,isbrutallybetrayedbythosehetrusts,arrestedfortreasonandconsequentlytakentoa
prisononanislandofftheFrenchcoast.Thestorygoesontotellofhislifeafterescapefromprison,his
findingthegreatesttreasureinalltheworld,andreenteringthesocietyasawealthy,educatedand
sophisticatedCount.Heplotshisrevenge,whichheultimatelydenieshimselfwhenforcedtodecide
betweenitandhisloveforhisMercedes.Throughthischoicehisjusticeisultimatelyserved.Itisagreat
novelthatyoumostlikelywontbeabletoputdownuntilyouhaveitfinished,evenifyouhavealready
seenthemovie.
AllQuietonTheWesternFrontbyErichMariaRemarq

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Aclassicwarnovelthatdepictshowwarcandestroyaman.Thebookbeginswithyoung,idealistic
Germanmen,goingoftofightinWWIbelievingtheircauseisjust.Afterexperiencingthehorrorsof
trenchwarfareandshellshocktheseyoungmenleavethewardisillusionedandnumb.
Iamyoung,IamtwentyyearsoldyetIknownothingoflifebutdespair,death,fear,andfatuous
superficialitycastoveranabyssofsorrow.Iseehowpeoplesaresetagainstoneanother,andin
silence,unknowingly,foolishly,obediently,innocentlyslayoneanother.
TheRedBadgeofCouragebyStephenCrane

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Asboys,menoftenhaveromanticandidealizedvisionsofwar.Therealityofwar,though,ishardand
brutal.Inordertosurviveandthriveinwar,amanmusttransformhimselfintosomethingbigger.The
RedBadgeofCouragefollowsateenagersenlistmentintotheUnionArmyduringtheCivilWar.He
enlistswithdreamsofglory,butsoonthosedreamsarereplacedwithdoubtandfear.Intheend,the
youngprotagonistdigsdeepandfindsthecourageandconfidenceheneedstobeasuccessfulsoldier.
Theygazedaboutthemwithlooksofupliftedpride,feelingnewtrustinthegrim,alwaysconfident
weaponsintheirhands.Andtheyweremen.
LivesoftheNobleGreeksandRomansbyPlutarch

Ifyouwishtobeagreatman,youmustlearnfromgreatmen.Oneofthebestwaystodothatisthrough
readingthebiographiesofgreatmen.PlutarchsLivesoftheNobleGreeksandRomansletsusintothe
livesofsomeofhistoriesgreatestmen.Fromthesewritingswelearntheimportancethatamans
charactercanhaveoninfluencingtheworldaroundhim.HisbiographyonAlexandertheGreatis
especiallyinspiring.
TheStrenuousLifebyTheodoreRoosevelt
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AStrenuousLifeisacollectionofspeechesandessaysbyRooseveltontheimportanceofbuildingthe
characterofmenandwomeninorderfortheAmericanRepublictosucceed.Fromitwelearnthat
eschewingthelifeofeaseandluxuryarenecessaryforacountrytothrive.
TheBible

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Despitebeingoneofthemostreligiousindustrializednations,Americasreligiousliteracyishorrible.If
askedtonameoneoftheTenCommandmentsoroneofJesusapostles,manyAmericanswouldntbe
abletodoit.TheproblemishalfthebooksontheselistsmakeBiblicalreferencesthatmustbeknownby
thereaderforthemtounderstandthemessageofthatbook.IfaWesternmandesirestounderstandthe
culturethatsurroundshim,heneedstohaveathoroughunderstandingoftheBookthathasshapedthat
culture.
Inaddition,theBibleisfullofancientcounselandadvicethatisapplicabletotodaysman,whether
youreabelieverinGodornot.
WhenIwasachild,Ispokeasachild,Iunderstoodasachild,Ithoughtasachildbut
whenIbecameamanIputawaychildishthings.ICorinthians13:11
LonesomeDovebyLarryMcMurtry

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LonesomeDoveisquitepossiblythegreatestWesternnoveleverwritten.Thestoryfollowstwolong
timefriendsonacattledrivefromtheRioGrandetoMontana.Alongthewaytheyencounteroutlaws,
Indians,andoldflames.Bewarned.Thisbookisabest,butreadingitisdefinitelyworthit.Afteryou
readthebook,makesuretowatchtheminiseries.
TheMalteseFalconbyDashiellHammett

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Theresnothingmoremanlythanagoodhardboileddetectivenovel.TheMalteseFalconisfilledwith
ambiguitiesinmorality.SamSpade,themaincharacterinthebookisahardenedandcynicalman.But
underneathhisroughexteriorisamanwithasenseofidealism.Isitpossibletodogoodevenifyourea
badperson?Itsabookthatwillentertainaswellasmakeyouthink.
Whenamanspartneriskilled,hessupposedtodosomethingaboutit.Itdoesntmakeany
differencewhatyouthoughtofhim.Hewasyourpartnerandyouresupposedtodosomething
aboutit.
TheLongGoodbyebyRaymondChandler

TheLongGoodbyeisthelastbookinthePhillipMarlowedetectiveseries.Likeanygoodhardboiled
detectivenovel,thisoneisfullofgangstersandbeautifulfemmefatales.InTheLongGoodbye,Marlowe
befriendsadownonhislawwarveteranandhelpshimbackonhisfeet.LittledidMarloweknowthat
hisrelationshipwiththismanwouldwindhimupintrouble.Thisbookmakesforgreatweekendandbed
timereading.
ToKillaMockingbirdbyHarperLee

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AtticusFinchembodiesallthetraitsthatanoblemanshouldhave.Atticusteachesustofightforwhats,
evenwheneveryoneelsearoundyouthinksyourewrong.Heteacheshischildrentoneverjudgeaman
untilyouvewalkedintheirshoesthatweshouldrecognizethatpeoplehavebothgoodandbad
qualities,butfocusonthegoodmore.
Courageisnotamanwithaguninhishand.Itsknowingyourelickedbeforeyoubeginbutyou
beginanywayandyouseeitthroughnomatterwhat.Yourarelywin,butsometimesyoudo.
TheDangerousBookforBoysbyConnandHalIggulden

Thisisagreatbookifyouhaveason.Itsfilledwithactivitiesandskillsthatallboysshouldknow.Even
ifyoudonthaveason,youllspendhoursflippingthroughthepagesreminiscingaboutsummerdaysas
aboy.Youmightalsolearnafewthings,too.Subjectsincludethehistoriesoffamousbattlesandhowto
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aboy.Youmightalsolearnafewthings,too.Subjectsincludethehistoriesoffamousbattlesandhowto
makeabowandarrow.
TheKillerAngelsbyMichaelShaara

TheBattleofGettysburgwastheturningpointintheCivilWar.TheKillerAngelsrecountsthisgreat
battlefromthethemenwhoplayedakeyroleinit.TheauthorattemptstogetinthemindsofGeneral
LeeandColonelLongstreetanddeciphertheirthoughtsandmotivationsleadinguptothefatefulbattle.
Afterreadingthis,youllunderstandwhymanyhistorianssaytheCivilWarwasthelastromanticwar
everfought.
TheAutobiographyofBenjaminFranklin

ItshouldntbeasurprisethatBenFranklinsAutobiographyisonthelist.TheAutobiographyof
BenjaminFranklinisconsideredbymanyhistorianstobeAmericasfirstselfhelpbook.Ineditionto
sharinghislifesstory,Franklinexplainshowamancanmakehimselfasuccess.Hisstorybeginswith
Franklinasboywalkingaroundbarefootandwithrollsinhispocketandendswithhimbeinga
successfulbusinessman,scientist,andstatesman.
HavingemergedfromthepovertyandobscurityinwhichIwasbornandbred,toastateof
affluenceandsomedegreeofreputationintheworld,andhavinggonesofarthroughlife
withaconsiderableshareoffelicity,theconducingmeansImadeuseof,whichwiththe
blessingofGodsowellsucceeded,myposteritymayliketoknow,astheymayfindsomeof
themsuitabletotheirownsituations,andthereforefittobeimitated.
TheHistoriesbyHerodotus
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Ifwedontlearnfromthepast,weredoomedtorepeatit.TheHistoriesbyHerodetusisconsideredthe
firstworkofhistoryinWesternliterature.TheFoundingFatherslookedtoHerodetushistoriestolearn
fromthemistakesthattheancientGreeksmadewithdemocracy.Fromthehistorieswegetthebest
descriptionoftheBattleofMarathon.Despitebeingthousandsofyearsold,manyoftheproblemsthat
ancientGreeksfaced,westillfacetoday.
FromHeretoEternitybyJamesJones

Thisbookisntaboutwaritself,butrathertheitsaboutthelifeofasoldierinHawaiibeforethe
bombingofPearlHarbor.Themaincharacter,PrivateRobertE.LeePrewittisanonconformistina
professionthatdemandsconformity.Hisrebelliousnessslowlydestroyshimasthestoryprogresses.The
booktakesalookattheeffectmilitarysubculturecanhaveaonaman.

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booktakesalookattheeffectmilitarysubculturecanhaveaonaman.
TheFrontierinAmericanHistorybyFrederickJacksonTurner

WhatmakesAmericansAmerican?AccordingtoFredrickJacksonTurner,itwastheexistenceofthe
frontierthatshapedAmerica.WhileTurnersthesishasbeendisputed,noonecandenytheeffectthatthe
wideopenfrontierhadontheAmericanpsyche.Ifyoudliketounderstandapartofwhatmadethe
Americanman,readthisessay.
ZenandtheArtofMotorcycleMaintenancebyRobertPirsig

Quitepossiblythemostwidelyreadbookonphilosophy.Thebookissetasacrosscountrymotorcycle
tripbyafatherandson.Thebookfocusesontheimportanceofqualityinacultureobsessedwith
quantity.
SelfReliancebyRalphWaldoEmerson

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RalphWaldoEmersonisoneofAmericasgreatestphilosophers.Inhisessay,SelfReliance,Emerson
stressedtheimportanceofindividualismandtheimportanceoflivingbyyourconscious.Amanshould
notconformorlivealifeoffalseconsistency.Theyshouldmarchtothebeatoftheirowndrummer.
Itiseasyintheworldtoliveaftertheworldsopinionitiseasyinsolitudeafterownown
butthegreatmanishewhointhemidstofthecrowdkeepswithperfectsweetnessthe
independenceofsolitude.
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