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Readling List

The most able of people are the most well-read. Drink deeply from meaningful books, especially when they deal with topics and views you don't understand or agree with.

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Biography

American Sniper Chris Kyle
Autobiography of a Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda
Confessions Saint Augustine
Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey Clint Hill
Ho David Halberstam
Sam Walton: Made in America Sam Walton
The Autobiography of Ben Franklin Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Alex Haley
The Education of Henry Adams Henry Adams
The Girl with Seven Names Hyeonseo Lee
Up From Slavery Booker T. Washington

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Business

How to Win at the Sport of Business Mark Cuban
Outliers: The Story of Success Malcolm Gladwell
Rework Jason Fried
Scaling Up Verne Harnish
She Means Business Carrie Green
The $100 Startup Chris Guillebeau
The Entrepreneur Mind Kevin Johnson
The Personal MBA Josh Kaufman
The Power of Broke Daymond John

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Children's

Feminism Chelsea Clinton
First 100 Words Roger Priddy
Giraffes Can't Dance Giles Andreae
Of Thee I Sing Barack Obama
Room on the Broom Julia Donaldson
Wonder R.J. Palacio

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Communism

Capital: A Critique of Political Economy (Vols 1-3) Karl Marx
Essential Works of Lenin Vladimir Lenin
The Communist Paul Kengor
The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx
Theory of Capitalist Development Paul Sweezy

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Conservative Politics

Adios, America Ann Coulter
Ameritopia Mark Levin
Dangerous Milo Yiannopoulos
Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America Ann Coulter
End the Fed Ron Paul
Great Again Donald Trump
In Trump We Trust Ann Coulter
Liberty and Tyranny Mark Levin
Liberty Defined, 50 Essential Issues Ron Paul
Men in Black Mark Levin
Plunder and Deceit Mark Levin
Rediscovering Americanism Mark Levin
Righteous Indignation Andrew Breitbart
Strangers in Their Own Land Arlie Russell Hochschild
The Big Lie Dinesh D'Souza
The Conscience of a Conservative Barry goldwater
The Liberty Amendments Mark Levin
The Revolution: A Manifesto Ron Paul

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Economics

Basic Economics Thomas Sowell
Capital in the Twenty First Century Thomas Piketty
Eat the Rich: A Treatise on Economics P. J. O’Rourke
Economic Facts and Fallacies Thomas Sowell
Economics in One Lesson Henry Hazlitt
Misbehaving Richard Thaler
The Machinery of Freedom David Friedman
The Shock Doctrine Naomi Klein
The Wealth of Nations Adam Smith
'Trickle Down' Theory and 'Tax Cuts for the Rich' Thomas Sowell
Wealth, Poverty, and Politics Thomas Sowell

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Family

On Becoming Baby Wise Robert Bucknam
Smart Money Smart Kids Dave Ramsey
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Sean Covey
The Emotionally Destructive Marriage Leslie Vernick
The Love Dare Alex Kendrick
The Meaning of Marriage Timothy Keller
What to Expect When You're Expecting Heidi Murkoff

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Feminism

Lean in Sheryl Sandberg
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times Irin Carmon
The Feminine Mystique Betty Friedan
We Should All Be Feminists Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Women in Science Rachel Ignotofsky

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Fiction

1984 George Orwell
A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
Animal Farm George Orwell
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Brave New World Aldous Huxley
Catch-22 Joseph Heller
Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut
Contact Carl Sagan
CyberStorm Matthew Mather
Dune Chronicles Frank Herbert
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales Jacob Grimm
Harry Potter Series J.K. Rowling
Inferno Virgil
John Adams David McCullough
Life and Fate Vasily Grossman
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
Slaughterhouse-five Kurt Vonnegut
Starship Troopers Robert Heinlein
The Aeneid Virgil
The Book Thief Markus Zusak
The Chronicles of Narnia Series C.S. Lewis
The Forever War Joe Haldeman
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
The Hobbit Series J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hunger Games Series Suzanne Collins
Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston
The Lord of the Rings Series J.R.R. Tolkien
The Odyssey Homer
The Road Cormac McCarthy
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Ulysses James Joyce
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

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Finance

Complete Guide to Money Dave Ramsey
How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any Erik Wecks
Rich Dad Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki
The Millionaire Next Door Thomas Stanley
The Richest Man in Babylon George Clason
The Total Money Makeover Dave Ramsey

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Fitness

5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System Jim Wendler
Becoming a Supple Leopard Kelly Starrett
Bigger, Leaner, Stronger Michael Matthews
Practical Programming for Strength Training Mark Rippetoe
Starting Strength Mark Rippetoe
Strength Training Anatomy Frederic Delavier
The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding Arnold Schwarzenegger
Thinner, Leaner, Stronger Michael Matthews

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Friendship

How to Talk to Anyone Leil Lowndes
How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls Donna Dale Carnegie
How to Win Friends & Influence People Dale Carnegie
The Food Lab J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship Don Miguel Ruiz

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General Politics

Dog Whistle Politics Ian Haney Lopez
Politics Aristotle
The Hundred Year Marathon Michael Pillsbury
The Party is Over Mike Lofgren
The Three Languages of Politics Arnold Kling
The Unwinding George Packer
Why the Right Went Wrong E.J. Dionne Jr.

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Graphic Novel

Palestine 1-2 Joe Sacco
Safe Area Gorazde Joe Sacco
The Complete Maus Art Spiegelman
The Complete Persepolis Marjane Satrapi
The Complete Wakling Dead Robert Kirkman
The Dark Night Saga Frank Miller
The Sandman Series Neil Gaiman
V for Vendetta Alan Moore
Watchmen Alan Moore

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Health

Adrenal Fatigue James Wilson
How Not to Die Michael Greger
The China Study T. Colin Campbell
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living Amit Sood
Whole T. Colin Campbell

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History

American Exceptionalism Charles Murray
A People's history of the United States Howard Zinn
A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson
Augustus: First Emperor of Rome Adrian Goldsworthy
A War Like No Other Victor Davis Hanson
A World Undone: The Story of the Great War G.J. Meyer
Caesar: Life of a Colossus Adrian Goldsworthy
Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War Fred Kaplan
George Washington: The Crossing Mark Levin
Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945 Max Hastings
Lies My Teacher Told Me James Loewen
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World Adrian Goldsworthy
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath Keith Lowe
Scipio Africanus: Greater Than Napoleon B.H. Liddell Hart
The Best and the Brightest David Halberstam
The Fall of Carthage Adrian Goldsworthy
The Forgotten 500 Gregory Freeman
The Guns of August Barbara Tuchman
The Radicalism of the American Revolution Gordon Wood

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Investing

A Random Walk Down Wall Street Burton Malkiel
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits Philip Fisher
Invest Like a Guru Charlie Tian
The Dhando Investor Mohnish Pabrai
The Education of a Value Investor Guy Spier
The Intelligent Investor Benjamin Graham
The Manual of Ideas: The Proven Framework for Finding the Best Value Investments John Mihaljevic
You Can Be a Stock Market Genius Joel Greenblatt

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Leadership

EntreLeadership Dave Ramsey
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World Adam Grant
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership John Maxwell
The Carpenter Jon Gordon
The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli
Tools of Titans Tim Ferriss

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Liberal Politics

A Fighting Chance Elizabeth Warren
Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them Al Franken
Listen, Liberal Thomas Frank
Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In Bernie Sanders
The Audacity of Hope Barack Obama
The Conscience of a Liberal Paul Krugman
The Fight is Our Fight Elizabeth Warren
What Happened Hillary Rodham Clinton
What's the Matter With Kansas? Thomas Frank

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Libertarian Politics

Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
Capitalism and Freedom Milton Friedman
Free to Choose: A Personal Statement Milton Friedman
The Constitution of Liberty F.A. Hayek
The Law Frederic Bastiat
The Libertarian Mind David Boaz
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves Matt Ridley
The Road to Serfdom F.A. Hayek
Why Government is the Problem Milton Friedman

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Memoir

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate Al Franken
A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah
Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou
Man's Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl
Meditations Marcus Aurelius
Proof of Heaven Eben Alexander
The Boy on the Wooden Box Leon Leyson
The Rommel Papers B.H. Liddell Hart
Walden Henrry David Thoreau

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Military

Actung - Panzer Heinz Guderian
Attacks Erwin Rommel
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar P.W. Singer
Guerrilla Warfare Ernesto Che Guevara
On Guerrilla Warfare Mao Tse-Tung
On Killing Dave Grossman
On War Carl von Clausewitz
Panzer Leader Heinz Guderian
Strategy B.H. Liddell Hart
The Art of War Sun Tzu
Unrestricted Warfare Qiao Liang
@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex Shane Harris

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Philosophy

Candide Voltaire
Conversations of Socrates Xenophon
Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy Sadhguru
Irrational Man William Barrett
Letters from a Stoic Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Margins of Philosophy Jacques Derrida
Metaphysics Aristotle
On the Shortness of Life Seneca
Philosophical Dictionary Voltaire
Physics and Philosophy Werner Heisenberg
The 48 Laws of Power Robert Greene
The Complete Works of Plato Plato
The Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz
The God Delusion Richard Dawkins
The Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle
The Perennial Philosophy Aldous Huxley
The Republic Plato
The Story of Philosophy Will Durant
The Trial and Death of Socrates Plato
Three Books of Occult Philosophy Cornelius Agrippa
Thus Spoke Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche

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Plays

A Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry
A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams
Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller
Man and Superman George Bernard Shaw
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare
The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde

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Political Science

Common Sense Thomas Paine
Democracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville
Freedom is a Constant Struggle Angela Davis
On Liberty John Stuart Mill
On Tyranny Timothy Snyder
The Anti-Federalist Papers Ralph Louis Ketcham
The Federalist Papers Alexander Hamilton
The Price of Inequality Joseph Stiglitz
The Righteous Mind Jonathan Haidt
Two Treatises of Government John Locke

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Programming

A Smarter Way to Learn HTML & CSS Mark Myers
A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript Mark Myers
A Smarter Way to Learn JQuery Mark Myers
Eloquent Ruby Russ Olsen
HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites Jon Duckett
JavaScript and JQuery Jon Duckett
Learn the Hard Way (Any Language) Zed Shaw
Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby Sandi Metz
Pro Git Scott Chacon
Python Crash Course Eric Matthes
Ruby on Rails Tutorial Michael Hartl
The Rails 5 Way Obie Fernandez
The Well-Grounded Rubyist David Black

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Psychology

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Malcolm Gladwell
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Daniel Pink
Moonwalking with Einstein Joshua Foer
The Power of Habit Charles Duhigg
The Tipping Point Malcolm Gladwell
Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman
Unlimited Memory Kevin Horsley

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Race

Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates
Black Rednecks and White Liberals Thomas Sowell
Citizen: An American Lyric Claudia Rankine
Selected Writings and Speeches Marcus Garvey
The Fire Next Time James Baldin
The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B Du Bois

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Reference

Handyman In-Your-Pocket Richard Allen Young
Pocket Ref Thomas Glover
Poor Charlie's Almanack Charlie Munger
Poor Richard's Almanack Benjamin Franklin
SAS Survival Handbook John Wiseman
Silent Cal's Almanack David Pietrusza

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Religion

Be Here Now Ram Dass
Holy Bible Christianity
Pilgrim's Progress John Bunyan
Quran Muslim
Shinto: The Kami Way Sokyo Ono, Ph.D
The Analects Confucius
The Bhagavad Gita Eknath Easwaran
The Book of Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
The Hidden Words Baha'u'llah
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam Robert Spencer
The Tibetan Book of the Dead Graham Coleman
The Varieties of Religious Experience William James
Zen Mind Beginner's Mind Buddhism

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Sales

How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling Frank Bettger
Little Red Book of Selling Jeffrey Gitomer
New Sales. Simplified Mike Winberg
Secrets of Closing the Sale Zig Ziglar
Selling 101 Zig Ziglar
The Challenger Sales Matthew Dixon

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Science

A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson
Cosmos Carl Sagan
Death by Black Hole Neil deGrasse Tyson
Homo Deus Yuval Noah Harari
Sapiens:A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari
The Principia Isaac Newton

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Self-Improvement

A Pocket Mirror for Heroes Baltasar Gracian
As a Man Thinketh James Allen
How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking Dale Carnegie
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living Dale Carnegie
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion Robert Cialdini
Option B Sheryl Sandberg
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen Covey
The Art of Worldy Wisdom Baltasar Gracian
The Greatest Salesman in the World Og Mandino
The Power of Positive Thinking Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
The Untethered Soul Michael Singer
Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill
What I Know For Sure Oprah Winfrey

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Sociology

American Nations Colin Woodard
Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life Richard Herrnstein
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Matthew Desmond
Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond Ph.D
Pedagogy of the Oppressed Paulo Freire

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Special Interest

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America Bill Bryson
Edgar Allen Poe, Complete Tales and Poems Edgar Allan Poe
Go the F**k to Sleep Adam Mansbach
Happier Than a Billionaire Nadine Hays Pisani
Happier Than a Billionaire, the Sequel Nadine Hays Pisani
The New New Rules Bill Maher