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Money & Career If there is one thing the great men of history have in common it's this: books. They
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JamesDavis 9monthsago

IwouldaddWorldlyWisdombyBaltasarGracin.
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Dr.KingSchultz 9monthsago

Atveryfirst,theBible.(Afterthat:Quran,Bhagavadgt.)
AugustineofHippo:DeCivitateDei,
JuliusEvola:RidetheTiger:ASurvivalManualfortheAristocratsoftheSoul,RevoltAgainst
theModernWorld,MenAmongtheRuins,
FlixSardySalvany:LiberalismisaSin,
PlinioCorradeOliveira:RevolutionandCounterRevolution,
BernardofClairvaux:DeLaudeNovaeMilitiae(InPraiseoftheNewKnighthood),
JosOrtegayGasset:TheRevoltoftheMasses.

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MatthewHines 8monthsago

TheRichestManinBabylon
FiftyYearsandtheGoldenRulebyJCPenney
UpFromSlaverybyBookerT.Washington
TheGreaterJourney:AmericansInParis18301900byDavidMcCullough
TheFederalistPapers
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YearsagomygrandparentsleftusatwentyvolumesetofTheGreatClassics,withauthors
likePlato,deTocqueville,AdamSmith,Euclid'sTreatisesonGeometry,ParadiseLost,and
somanymore.ItwasaclassicaleducationasanythingI'dseensince.
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TimHarris 8monthsago

Itsinterestingtosee"TheFishThatAtetheWhale:TheLifeandTimesofAmericasBanana
King"onherewiththeknowledgeofthecompaniesuseoftheUSgovernmenttooverthrowa
government.Whyaddit?

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Jeff 8monthsago

TheBible.Ifyouwanttobeambitious,youneedtobespirituallyandmorallygroundedor
yourambitionwillverylikelyleadtoyourdownfall.

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Serafin 8monthsago

58LawsofPower...alsoknowas,"Howtobehatedbyeveryonearoundyou."

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PatrickGreif 9monthsago

Fantasticlist,
butsomewhatscattered.Iwouldlikealistmorespcificallyandthoroughlyaboutandformen.
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TothatlistIwouldadd:
NotasaStrangerMortonThompson
KillingMisterWatsonPeterMatthiesen
WithFireandSword(thewholetrilogy,infact)HenrykSienkyevicz
TheFlashmanPapers(all9volumes)GeorgeMacDonaldFraser
TheHeartofDarknessJosephConrad
TheSevenPillarsofWisdomTELawrence
booksthatinformedmeasaman...andstilldo

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billyromp 9monthsago

At62Iamyoungandambitious.Readinglistsdrawmyattention,andofteninfluencemy
choices.Ofyour36Ihaveread3:MalcomX,LawsofPower,andPlutarch.Meditationsison
myshortlist,andIhavereadexcerptsfromChesterfield'sletters.Myadvicevaries
accordingtothevenue,andIwon'tpresumetosuggestadditionstoyours.Butmostofmy
listsincludeEmerson,GoetheandMachiavellifromantiquity,andBuckminsterFuller,Noam
Chomsky,andMarkTwainfromthemodernera.Forphilosophy,nature,business,
relationships,achievement,fiction,andhumoryougetdifferentlists,buttheseguyspopup
allthetime.Anddon'tforgetBillyRomp.He'sgood.

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TominVA 9monthsago

Whatfascinatinglist!
Alongwithothercommenters,IrecommendtheBible.Fromaperspectiveofwesterncultural
literacy,it'sthefoundation.Asfarasambitionisconcerned,theyoung(orold)mancancutto
thechaseandreadEcclesiastesmightbeanicecomplementto"StatusAnxiety"?

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JoelMabry 9monthsago

TobiasWolff'sbrotheralsowroteanexcellentmemoirdetailinghisrelationshipwithhiscon
manfather.It'scalled"TheDukeofDeception."

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Skip 9monthsago

MaxwellMaltzpsychocyberneticsisanamazingbook.
AcoupleoftheseIwillreadinthenearfuture.

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Casey 9monthsago

Goodlist,butyoudon'tneedtobesohardonCatcher!Itmaynotbeamanualforself
improvement,butit'sanamazingbook.

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EduardotheMagnificent 9monthsago

Ralph.Waldo.Emerson.

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Serafin>EduardotheMagnificent 8monthsago

TheAmericanScholarisagreatone.
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RobertBulluck 9monthsago

TheWalkingDrumbyLouisL'amour

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NathanDeParis 9monthsago

WhatifyouareanaspiringrecentElectricalEngineeringGrad.Ialwayshavealittletrouble
tailoringmyreadinglists.Ijustdonotwanttobestuckwithjusttechnicalmanuals.
Managementisseveralyearsawayformeatleast.

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Shawmutt 9monthsago

TheDemonHauntedWorld:ScienceasaCandleintheDarkCarlSagan
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TheDemonHauntedWorld:ScienceasaCandleintheDarkCarlSagan
Thericherandmoresuccessfulyouget,themoreb.s.peopletrytofeedyou.
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Itmakessense
tohonethosecriticalthinkingskillsearly.

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jacksbuddy 9monthsago

+1ontheRiseofTheodoreRoosevelt,aswellastheArtofWar.Therearesomeotherson
thislistthatIneedtoread.

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bmcrhino 9monthsago

AmImissingsomething?Icounted21books,not36.Wherearetheother15?

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9monthsago

Itincludesbooksmentionedinthetext.

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Alkan23 9monthsago

48LawsofPowerand24LawsofSeduction(bythesameauthor)seemtobegoodreadsif
you'reeithertryingtobeaterriblepersonormakeyourselfimmunetothecharmsofterrible
people.
Becauseofthat,it'sgoodtoreadthem.
Foranyonefeelinglikebeingagoodperson,TheConsolationofPhilosophybyBoethiusis
anexcellentread.

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Chris 9monthsago

allofyourpostsonbookreadingaregreat!thankyou!FolkscouldalsoaddThe33
StrategiesofWarbyRobertGreene....

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PatrickSeanMorrissey 9monthsago

Excellentchoices!Lookslikemyreadinglistjustgotalittlelonger.Iwillpersonallyspeakon
behalfofTheApprenticeshipofDuddyKravitz(Irereadallmyforcedhighschoolreading
onceIgrewolderandwasalittlelessinsufferable)itisanamazingbookthatteachesyou
thepowerofpersonalindustry,butallthewhileshowshowanyeffortifpursuedruthlessly
canbeladenwithtrappings.Spotonlist!

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dtoddboemler 9monthsago

EdmundMorris'TheRiseofTheodoreRooseveltisoneofthebestbooksI'veeverread.It's
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EdmundMorris'TheRiseofTheodoreRooseveltisoneofthebestbooksI'veeverread.It's
goteverything.

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Feildin 9monthsago

GladtoseeMusashionthelist,"TheBookofFiveRings"alwaysseemstobeoverlookedby
theUSMilitary.Itseemsespeciallypoignantforjuniormembersofthemilitary.The
translationsarealsomuchmorereadablethenSunTzuorMachiavelli.
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BenabbouNoureddineAissa 9monthsago

Theartwarofwillbemybook

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CurtisGarrett 9monthsago

IamthankfulthatIlovedreadingasayounglad....thousandsofpageswereconsumedby
methroughoutmyboyhood.Mychallengenowisstillcarvingouttimetoreadwithallthe
responsibilitiesanddistractionsthatgrownupsgettoexperience....thisisasolidlistforsure!!

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TaargusTaargus 9monthsago

Welp,Ihaven'treadanyofthese.Sonabitch

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AndrewHilliard 9monthsago

LeadershipbyColinPowell

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Sarp 9monthsago

TheZenandArtofMotorcycleMaintenanceRobertPirsig
Hastobeincludedinthere100%

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Terjefader 8monthsago

TheEdda's.StormofSteelbyErnstJnger.CallofthewildbyJackLondon.

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