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What are your "Must Read" books

Posted on 10/01/2010 8:36:26 PM PDT by MNDude

Everyone's opinion, what would be three books that every adult should read?

How about three books every kid should read?

(besides the Bible, since that's a given for most)


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1 posted on 10/01/2010 8:36:28 PM PDT by MNDude
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Federalist Papers

Will and Ariel Durant's Story of Civilization (book series, I know. But I'm a rebel.)

Anything by Mark Helprin but I'm partial to “A soldier of the Great War” I wanted a fiction book in the three.

2 posted on 10/01/2010 8:41:16 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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Adults:

“A Republic, Not an Empire”
- Pat Buchanan

Kids:

“Animal Farm”
- George Orwell


3 posted on 10/01/2010 8:41:21 PM PDT by Yet_Again
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Atlas Shrugged


4 posted on 10/01/2010 8:42:03 PM PDT by Salvey
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Atlas Shrugged
One Second After
The Elegant universe
Jefferson and His Times (All 6 volumes)
Undaunted Courage
Nothing Like it in the World
Pillars of the Earth
World Without End


5 posted on 10/01/2010 8:42:23 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: MNDude; retrokitten

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.


6 posted on 10/01/2010 8:43:15 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 619 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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1. Democracy in America (1835) by Alexis de Tocqueville

2. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto (2009) by Mark Levin

3. The Conscience of a Conservative (1860) by Barry Goldwater

7 posted on 10/01/2010 8:43:19 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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I would go with Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, the major works of Shakespeare ( I know that is cheating) and the Summa Theologica of Aquinas.

Sursum Corda


8 posted on 10/01/2010 8:44:10 PM PDT by Sursum Corda
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One book I always like to read and re-read is Knowing God by J I Packer.


9 posted on 10/01/2010 8:45:14 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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Herodotus.The Histories.
Ayn Rand.Atlas shrugged.
William Gibson.Neuromancer.


10 posted on 10/01/2010 8:45:24 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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Atlas Shrugged, The Road to Serfdom, The Prince


11 posted on 10/01/2010 8:45:31 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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War and Peace, Lolita, Heart of Darkness.


12 posted on 10/01/2010 8:46:18 PM PDT by Borges
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For both adults and older children

Return With Honor, George E. Day, Medal of Honor Recipient

A personal hero of mine

mrs


13 posted on 10/01/2010 8:47:13 PM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (Vacation Mr. President? Really?)
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The South was Right - James Kennedy


14 posted on 10/01/2010 8:48:07 PM PDT by Ammo Republic 15
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"The Road to Serfdom" - F.A. Hayek

"The Vision of the Anointed" - Thomas Sowell

15 posted on 10/01/2010 8:49:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help stamp out political correctness.)
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To: MNDude

The Bible

Atlas Shrugged/Ayn Rand

Wild Swans/Jung Chang


16 posted on 10/01/2010 8:49:15 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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Federalist Papers

Mere Christianity, CS Lewis

Civil War, Shelby Foote

17 posted on 10/01/2010 8:49:48 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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How about three books every kid should read?

Tom Sawyer

The Stand

Ender's Game

The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit

Every Louis L'amour book you can find

The Great Brain

18 posted on 10/01/2010 8:50:09 PM PDT by Sawdring
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Every adult should read:

#1 The Creature From Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin

#2 Lucifer's Hammer by Niven & Pournelle

#3 The Green Beret Survival Manual By Myke Hawke

Kids should read:

I'm going to cheat a bit here and call a compendium of books as a single entity.

#1 The Chronicles of Narnia

#2 Left Behind The series By LaHaye & Jenkins

#3 All books written by Robert A. Heinlein

19 posted on 10/01/2010 8:52:23 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Zombie Hunters: We make dead things deader.)
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...in no particular order
The Boy Scout Handbook 5th edition
“Democracy in America” de Tocqueville
“The Great Gatsby” F Scott Fitzgerald


20 posted on 10/01/2010 8:52:46 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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