Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fifty Books that Changed the World

Our friends at the US History blog recently posted a listing of “Fifty Books That Changed The World”.

People find lists fascinating, and I found the list interesting – hence the sharing of it with you. The books are listed on the Online Education Database.

There is no information on the site about how they chose the books. However, they did state:
“For centuries, books have been written in an attempt to share knowledge, inspiration, and discoveries. Sometimes those books make such an impact that they change the way the world thinks about things. The following books have done just that by providing readers an education in politics and government, literature, society, academic subjects such as science and math, and religion.”
The Fifty Books That Changed The World” is categorized – grouped under such headings as Politics and Government; Literature; Society; Science, Math, and Geography; and Religion.

Each of the book titles is followed by a brief summary of the book, and is linked to another website that might contain a review of the book, notes on the book, or even the book itself. The resources go from Paine’s Common Sense to Guerilla Warfare by Che Guevara to the Christian Bible.

An interesting site to look at, and – perhaps – to see how many of the “Fifty Books That Changed The World” you have read. While I have read parts of most of them, I have only completely read 19. Guess I’ll have to crack open my copy of Guerilla Warfare!

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