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    The most significant book/books you've ever read?

    To me its probably three, in no particular order.

    1. Lee Harper's 'To kill a mocking bird',
    2. Anne Franks diary, and
    Moshe Dayans autobiography.

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    In no particular order-

    Machiavelli's The Prince, The Book of Job, The Seed.

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    For shaking up my often ignorant perceptions of things:
    *Naomi Klein's "No Logo"
    *David Korten's "When Corporations Rule the World"
    *(a favorite from the HS days) Loewnen's "Lies My Teacher Told Me"

    Fiction that changed my outlook on things:
    *Catcher in the Rye (cliched but true)
    *Tale of Two Cities

    I could go on forever and ever on this thread, but these are a few that came quickly to mind.

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    The Bible

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    thubs up on lies my teacher told me bg, im gonna have to second that one.
    2. the autobiography of ghandi
    3. hitlers willing executioners -daniel goldenhagen
    4. the motorcycle diaries -che
    5. population explosion -paul and anne ehrlich

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    anybody read siddartha?? im not much of a reader but we read it for my world religions class and it wasnt bad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khull_Khuum
    anybody read siddartha?? im not much of a reader but we read it for my world religions class and it wasnt bad...

    i read it, it is somewhere among my favorites

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    Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt...makes you appreciate every little thing you have in your life.

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    I'll agree with BigGreen, Tale of Two Cities is the only book I ever enjoyed reading in school.

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    http://anabolicreview.com/vbulletin/...ad.php?t=43076

    Here's a similar thread from the dead

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    non-fiction: A boy called it. (The saddest book you'll ever read)
    fiction: farenheit 451 (sp?)

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    The Will To Power - Nietzsche

    Thus spoke Zarathustra - Nietzsche

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    Cat in the Hat! DR. Suess......classic

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    Oh also...

    I wouldn't be the same if i had never read where the wild things are as a child.

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    Jonathan Livingston Siegle

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtr
    Oh also...

    I wouldn't be the same if i had never read where the wild things are as a child.
    Holy ****. I forgot about that book. I love that book. Maurice Sendak wrote that one.

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    "Faith of my Fathers" -John McCain
    "When Character Was King-A Story of Ronanld Reagan" -Peggy Noonan
    "Saving Milly" -Mort Kondrake

    Fiction:
    "Of Human Bondage" -Somerset Maugham

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    Quote Originally Posted by mass junkie
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    Same for me bro

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    In no particular order:

    1) Tao of Jeet Kun Do - Bruce Lee
    2) The Ingenuity Gap - Thomas Homer Dixon
    3) The Millionaire Mind - Thomas Stanley
    4) Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton Malkiel
    5) Fermat's Enigma - Simon Singh
    6) The Souls of the Black Folk - W.E.B Dubois
    7) Stand - Stephen King
    8) The Deadline - DeMarco
    Last edited by chicamahomico; 11-30-2003 at 10:36 PM.

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    just finsihed reading Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance for my english class....man this **** is ****ing hard to understand. Even the teacher had a hard time understanding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eshestun
    just finsihed reading Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance for my english class....man this **** is ****ing hard to understand. Even the teacher had a hard time understanding it.
    I have a Prof that keeps busting my nuts to buy (and read) this book. Was it any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicamahomico
    In no particular order:

    1) Tao of Jeet Kun Do - Bruce Lee
    2) The Ingenuity Gap - Thomas Homer Dixon
    3) The Millionaire Mind - Thomas Stanley
    4) Random Walk Down Wall Street - Burton Malkiel
    5) Fermat's Enigma - Simon Singh
    6) The Souls of the Black Folk - W.E.B Dubois
    7) Stand - Stephen King
    8) The Deadline - DeMarco
    I LOVED fermat's Enigma!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicamahomico
    I have a Prof that keeps busting my nuts to buy (and read) this book. Was it any good?
    ohh man 400 pages of saying what did he just say..he talking about quality for like 200 pages. If you enjoy a goooood challenge go for it..not for the average joe

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    i second fermats enigma, andrew wiles is an incredible man.

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    I haven't read much (some) but not much, although that should change since I'm majoring (or thinking about majoring) in English

    I think Brave New World and 1984 were both great books. I think I read that at the same time of maturing, and getting to know the "real" world more, and it was a good way of showing the reality of what life can REALLY be like.

    I also read a lot of Stephen King, he's actually got some very nice books, and I hate the fact that so many people think he only writes scary/horror books.

    And of course, the classics like Spenser, Shakespear, Chaucer, etc...

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    1) God, Gun's and Rock N Roll by Ted Nugent
    2) Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck
    3) Black Coffee Blues by Henry Rollins

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    The Damage Done

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    "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu
    great read for anyone interested in history of warfare

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    Moby Dick has to be my favorite........could read that one anytime, as well as Dead Zone;

    The book of Tao
    The Tibetain Book of the Dead
    The Bible
    The Koran
    Eaters of the Dead

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    Atlas Shrugged--Ayn Rand
    Capitalism and Freedom--Milton Friedman
    1984--George Orwell
    The Millionaire Next Door--Thomas Stanley

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    Spider Robinsons "Callahan" series

    and

    Orson Scott Card's "Ender" series

    Red

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    In no particular order...The Incredible Lou Ferrigno, The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Bible, The Quran (religion interests me)

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    any book by tom brown

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    I have been profoundly influenced by many books over the years. A few of them are

    Catcher in the Rye
    The Lord of the Flies
    A Brief History of Time
    Einstein's Dreams
    The Dead (Dubliners)
    The Professor and the Madman
    The Sun also Rises
    The Poetics of Space
    Event Cities

    There are so many that I know I am forgetting . . .

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    I almost forgot...

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstien.

    Awesome read.

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    Cant remember what the title of the book was but the first book I ever got was a astronomy book and since that book I have been fascinated by astronomy.
    Then einsteins book the special and the general theory of relativity and a couple of quantym mechanis books and hawkings book made me love physcis. I was a little egg head when very young lol.

    Other then that I love stephen kings books. I have read "IT" atleast 7 times and tommyknockers like 6 times.

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    For those of you that don't like to read thick books...here is a list of The World's Thinnest Books.


    MY BEAUTY SECRETS by Janet Reno

    HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN AIRPLANE by John Denver

    MY SUPER BOWL HIGHLIGHTS by Dan Marino

    THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BILL by HILLARY CLINTON

    MY LITTLE BOOK OF PERSONAL HYGIENE by Osama Bin Laden

    THINGS I CANNOT AFFORD by Bill Gates

    THINGS I WOULD NOT DO FOR MONEY by Dennis Rodman

    MY WILD YEARS by Al Gore

    AMELIA EARHART'S GUIDE TO THE PACIFIC

    AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR LAWYERS

    DETROIT: a Travel Guide

    A COLLECTION of MOTIVATIONAL SPEECHES by DR. J. Kevorkian

    EVERYTHING MEN KNOW ABOUT WOMEN

    EVERYTHING WOMEN KNOW ABOUT MEN

    ALL THE MEN I HAVE LOVED BEFORE by Ellen de Generes

    MIKE TYSON'S GUIDE TO DATING ETIQUETTE

    SPOTTED OWL RECIPES by the EPA

    THE AMISH PHONE DIRECTORY

    MY PLAN TO FIND THE REAL KILLERS by O. J. Simpson

    And the world's Number One Thinnest Book ....

    1. MY BOOK OF MORALS - by Bill Clinton




    Peace,

    ttgb

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    No particular order...

    YOU CAN NEGOTIATE ANYTHING by Herb Cohen

    HORSEMAN, PASS BY by Larry McMurtry

    OF MICE AND MEN

    TALE OF TWO CITIES

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    In second place I'd say...

    any book, story or short story by Robert A. Heinlein

    His book "Job - A comedy of justice" is hilarious.

    Red

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    Here's mine, in no particular order...

    1)Tao te ching
    2)Bible (i'm not too religious, albeit somewhat spiritual, but definitely a significant read...)
    3)Dante's Inferno
    4)Hamlet (gotta toss some Shakespeare, even though it's a play, not a book)
    5)The Prince (Machiavelli)

    kind of a random list...but that's what came to my mind

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