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Here is a list of books that I believe everyone should read:

Another good way to get to know a person is by what books and authors they choose to read because it shows what they are interested in (At least I think so anyway).....
 
Books:
 
War And Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
One L by Scott Turow
Comparative Politics by Palmer
Introduction to Philosophy (with various Philosophers) by Perry/Bratman
Rich Dad's Guide To Investing by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Eight Steps To Seven Figures by Charles B. Carlson
Growing Up Digital by Don Tapscott
Making Money In Cyberspace by Phil & Sarah Edwards
The Silicon Valley Way by Elton B. Sherwin Jr.
Body-For-Life by Bill Phillips
Practical Feng Shui by Simon Brown
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Skyscraper Dreams by Tom Shachtman
Legal Writing And Other Lawyering Skills by Nancy L. Schultz & Louis J. Sirico Jr.
the O'Reilly factor by Bill O'Reilly
Sociology by John Macionis
Introduction to Psychology by Samuel and Ellen Wood
We The People (American Government/Politics) by Benjamin Ginsberg, Theodore J. Lowi, and Margaret Weir
The Odyssey by HOMER (translated by Robert Fitzgerald)
The Iliad by HOMER (translated by Robert Fagles)
Oedipus the King by SOPHOCLES
Media by EURIPIDES
Lysistrata by ARISTOPHANES
Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection by Kalidasa
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Republic by PLATO
A Theory of Justice by John Rawls
Justice and Entitlement by Robert Nozick
The Subjectivity of Values by  J. L. Mackie
Famine, Affluence and Morality by Peter Singer
War and Massacre by Thomas Nagel
Market's in Women's Reproductive Labor by Debra Satz
Racisms by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descartes
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous by George Berkeley
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume
Goodman's New Riddle of Induction by Nelson Goodman
Mad Pain and Martian Pain by David Lewis
Eliminative Materialism by Paul M. Churchland
Minds, Brains, and Programs by John R. Searle
What Mary Didn't Know by Frank Jackson
The Ontological Argument by Saint Anselm
God, Evil and the Best of All Possible Worlds by Gottfried Leibniz
The Paradox of Identity by Zeno
A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality by John Perry
Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person by Harry G. Frankfort
The Great Gatzby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Catcher in The Rye by J.D. Salinger
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
Othello by William Shakespeare
Caesar by William Shakespeare
The Adventures of Hucleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Diary of Anne Frank
Let Freedom Ring by Sean Hannity
Critical Analysis: Language and It's Functions by Dr. Pasqual S. Schievella
With Good Reason: An Introduction To Informal Fallacies(6th Ed.) by S. Morris Engel
Politics In States And Communities (10th Ed.) by Thomas R, Dye
The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli
Out Of The Cold: New Thinking for American Foreign and Defense Policy in the 21st Century by Robert S. McNamara
 
Books I Intend to Read Very Soon:
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Slauterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Cell by John Miller
American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us by Steven Emerson
Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists by Benjamin Netanyahu
What's So Great About This Country by Dinesh D'Souza
Slander: Liberal Lies About The American Right by Ann Coulter
Snobbery: The American Version by Joseph Epstein
Ruminations on College Life by Aaron Karo
 
Portions of Books that I have read and Short Stories:
 
The Tamil Anthologies
Lyrics 5, 86, 87, 107, 109, 83, 70, 72, 60, 85, 75, 8, 58, 11, 76 by CATULLUS
Throned in splendor, deathless, O Aphrodite by SAPPHO of Lesbos
Like the very gods in my sight is he by SAPPHO of Lesbos
Some there are who say that the fairest things seen by SAPPHO of Lesbos
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D & William D. Danko Ph.D (excerpt from the book)
The Ramayana of VALMIKI (from book 2 Rama Exiled)
The Mahabharata (from Book 2 The Game of Dice and The Sequel to the Game of Dice)
The Bhagavad-Gita
The Aeneid by Virgil (Book 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12)
Metamorphoses by OVID (Book 1, and 15)
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe (Completed)
Song of Myself by Walt Whitman (from Leaves of Grass)
 
Hand-Outs I have read (that are excerpted from books and given to the class from the Professor):
 
National Differences In Political Economy (Chapter Two):
Political Systems, Economic Systems, Legal Systems, The Determinants of Economic Development, States in Transition, and Implications for Business
Differences In Culture (Chapter Three):
What is Culture?, Social Structure, Religious And Ethical Systems, Language, Education, Culture and the Workplace, Cultural Change, Implications for Business,
 
Stuff I have Written for College
 
Politics In The Global Perspective featuring: Democracy and Totalitarian Governments and the possibility of a World Government
 
United States of America Standing Tall
 
Human Rights Issues in Great Britain & France (Political Science Mid-Term)
 
Challenges of the Present/Prospects for the Future: Romania
 
National Lampoon's: A Family Trip to the Poconos
 
I Hate My Job
 
From Slave To American Hero: Frederick Douglas
 
Shakespeare's Use Of Nature In His Writing
 
My Stresses and How I Cope With Them
 
SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
 
A Contrast of The Implied Readers of Virgil's Aeneid & Catullus's Poems
 
The Effect of the Civil Rights Movement on American Government
 
Notions of Justice for a Better Society
 
What's Wrong With This Country? (High School)
 
Biography of Henri Matisse (Senior Exit Project for High School)*
*=Included a presentation of 4 different works of Art from 4 different stages of Matisse's career as well as my own oral Interpretation of each.
 
The Internet & E-Commerce: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly! (High School)
 
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. "An American Prince" (I wrote this the day after it was confirmed he had past away)
 
 
Magazines I read:
FHM (subscription)
Esquire (subscription)
Playboy (subscription)
GQ
George (No Longer published due to the death of JFK Jr. it's publisher)
Stuff
Maxim
Men's Fitness
Muscle Media
Rolling Stone
People
Time
 
Newspapers I frequently Read:
New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Newsday
The New York Sun
Daily News
New York Post
Washington Post
Boston Globe
 
*Author is Listed above their works!....Sorry this is NOT in alphabetical order by author or by work!
 
 
Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Huckleberry Finn
 
William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Merchant of Venice
Caesar
Hamlet
Romeo and Juliet
Othello
Macbeth
 
Geroge Orwell
Animal Farm
1984
 
Jack London
Call of the Wild
White Fang
 
C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia
 
Lynne Reid Banks
The Indian in the Cupboard
 
Ernest Hemingway
The Old Man And The Sea
A Farewell to Arms
 
William Faulkner
The Bear
 
A. Conan Doyle
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
 
Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol
A Tale of Two Cities
David Copperfield
Great Expectations
 
Daniel Defoe
Robinson Carusoe
 
Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island
 
Stephen Crane
Red Badge of Courage
 
Washington Irving
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
 
Jules Verne
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
 
Harper Lee
To Kill A Mockingbird
 
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The House of the Seven Gables
The Scarlet Letter
 
Homer
The Odyssey
The Illiad
 
Lorraine Hansberry
A Raisin in the Sun
 
William Golding 
Lord of the Flies
 
Frederick Douglass
The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
 
Lewis Carroll
Alice in Wonderland
 
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace
Anna Karenna
 
John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath
East of Eden
Of Mice and Men
 
Mary Shelley
Frankenstein
 
S.E. Hinton
The Outsiders
 
J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye
 
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
 
Arthur Miller
The Crucible
 
Herman Melville
Moby Dick
 
Somerset Maugham
Of Human Nature
 
Jane Austen
Pride & Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
 
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Crime and Punishment
 
Seamus Heaney
Beowulf
 
Bram Stoker
Dracula
The Jewel of Seven Stars
 
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings
 
Fred Gipson
Old Yeller
 
Alexis de Tocqueville
Democracy in America
 
Sir Richard Francis Burton
Arabian Nights (translated by Burton)
 
Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales
 
Plato
The Republic
 
Virgil
The Aeneid
 
Nicolo Machiavelli
The Prince
 
D.H. Lawrence
Lady Chatterley's Lover
 
Walt Whitman
Leaves of Grass
 
Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse Five
 
>>These are just some of the classics that I believe should be read, as well as some others that I put up just for 'fun' reading.  I will be adding more to this list in the future so please check back often!

Copyright 2004 Michael Chapman