Ahmed Rashid: Taliban

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Ann Jones: Kabul in Winter

I picked up Syed Hyder Akbar's Come Back to Afghanistan at a small bookshop in […]

Annals of Early Sierra Madre

Annals of Early Sierra Madre was first published in 1950: Google Books First Businesses in […]

Aristotle: μετάφυσικά Metaphysics XII 12

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Barnett R Rubin: The Fragmentation of Afghanistan

Note: Since there are as many transliterations as there are authors, I have introduced native […]

City of Promise: Race and Historical Change in Los Angeles

Edited by Martin Schiesl and Mark Morall Dodge. Chapter Title Authorship Page Part One: 1900-1945 […]

David Hume: Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

David Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion was published in 1779, three years after his death. […]

Garrison Keillor: Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon

Pontoon is full of anecdotal stories and ill-fitting tangents, making it the perfect book for […]

Germaine Greer: The Female Eunuch

Astonishingly good. Gender It is an essential part of our conceptual apparatus that the sexes […]

Hermann Strack: Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash

Foreword to the Fourth Edition Even at the present moment [1908-06-02], certain ignorant agitators (most […]

John Perry: Dialogue on Good, Evil and the Existence of God

Released in 1999, John Perry's Dialogue on Good, Evil and the Existence of God puts […]

Langston Hughes

“I, Too” and “Mother To Son” by Langston Hughes use imagery to convey deeper meaning. […]

McHenry, Yagisawa: Reflections on Philosophy

This book is a collection of essays by various authors on important tenets of philosophy. […]

Mircea Eliade: The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

Introduction The first possible definition of the sacred is that it is the opposite of […]

Norton Garfinkle: The American Dream vs The Gospel of Wealth

Garfinkle's The American Dream vs. The Gospel of Wealth: The Fight for a Productive Middle-Class […]

Orhan Pamuk: The Museum of Innocence

The Museum of Innocence was written from 2001-2002 and 2003-2008 (Pamuk, p 532). This is […]

Phoebe Marr: The Modern Iraq

Iraqi national identity and ancient Mesopotamia, Knowledge of this ancient civilization and its contributions was […]

Pierre Abélard: Sic et non

Finished in 1125, Sic et Non ("Yes and No") is simple in form: 158 chapters, […]

Primo Levi: Survival in Auschwitz

I began reading Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz on December 31, 2009. I bought a […]

Pseudomonas report

Introduction Pseudomonas spp. are common soil-dwelling aerotactic Gram-negative proteobacteria with the unique ability to utilize […]

René Descartes: Discours de la méthode (Discourse on the method)

René Descartes released the Discourse on the method in 1637, as an introduction to his […]

Sackrey, Schneider, Knoedler: Introduction to Political Economy

Political economics The mainstream view of how human beings shop in modern capitalist cultures is, […]

Sir Leonard Woolley: Excavations at Ur

When the foreman spotted beads coming up ... there might be gold beads as well, […]

Teresa Thornhill: Sweet Tea with Cardamom

This book is incredible. She wore a loose-fitting, grey cotton suit with a pleated skirt […]

Thomas Lawrence: Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Written in Paris during the Peace Conference of 1919, Seven Pillars of Wisdom was subsequently […]

Thomas Nagel: What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy

Philosophy is different from science and from mathematics. Unlike science it doesn't rely on experiments […]

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