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The Torchlight List: Around the World in 200+ Books

From the book of the same name: "A brilliant road map for discovering history, science, civilization, and the human condition, this engaging record recommends must-read books: those so revealing about times and places that they take the reader beyond day-to-day concerns into a magic realm of knowledge and imagination. From Arthur Koestler's take on the universe and Barbara Tuchman's view on 14th-century life to F. Scott Fitzgerald's impressions of American morality and Robert Fisk's analysis of the West's history of intervention in the Middle East, this engaging account is an idiosyncratic and endlessly interesting tour of the world through literature"
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The 42nd Parallel (John Dos Passos)
The 42nd Parallel (John Dos Passos)
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1919 (John Dos Passos)
1919 (John Dos Passos)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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The Acquisitive Society (R. H. Tawney)
The Acquisitive Society (R. H. Tawney)
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The Adventures of Augie March (Saul Bellow)
The Adventures of Augie March (Saul Bellow)
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After Many a Summer Dies the Swan (Aldous Huxley)
After Many a Summer Dies the Swan (Aldous Huxley)
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All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
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American Pastoral (Philip Roth)
American Pastoral (Philip Roth)
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Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey (V.S. Naipaul)
Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey (V.S. Naipaul)
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An Autobiography (Gandhi)
An Autobiography (Gandhi)
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The Anatomy Lesson (Philip Roth)
The Anatomy Lesson (Philip Roth)
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Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
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Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
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Antic Hay (Aldous Huxley)
Antic Hay (Aldous Huxley)
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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Mario Vargas Llosa)
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Mario Vargas Llosa)
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Bel Canto (Ann Pratchett)
Bel Canto (Ann Pratchett)
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A Bend in the River (V.S. Naipaul)
A Bend in the River (V.S. Naipaul)
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The Bending Cross: A Biography of Eugene V. Debs (Ray Ginger)
The Bending Cross: A Biography of Eugene V. Debs (Ray Ginger)
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Bertrand Russell: The Ghost of Madness (Ray Monk)
Bertrand Russell: The Ghost of Madness (Ray Monk)
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Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude (Ray Monk)
Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude (Ray Monk)
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The Best Short Stories of Jack London (Jack London)
The Best Short Stories of Jack London (Jack London)
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The Big Money (John Dos Passos)
The Big Money (John Dos Passos)
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Billy Bathgate (E.L. Doctorow)
Billy Bathgate (E.L. Doctorow)
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Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks)
Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks)
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Black Education: Myths and Tragedies (Thomas Sowell)
Black Education: Myths and Tragedies (Thomas Sowell)
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The Black Obelisk (Erich Maria Remarque)
The Black Obelisk (Erich Maria Remarque)
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The Blind Watchmaker (Richard Dawkins)
The Blind Watchmaker (Richard Dawkins)
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The Bonfire of the Vanities (Tom Wolfe)
The Bonfire of the Vanities (Tom Wolfe)
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder)
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder)
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The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
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The Captive Mind (Czesław Miłosz)
The Captive Mind (Czesław Miłosz)
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Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
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Changing Places (David Lodge)
Changing Places (David Lodge)
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Charles Darwin (Adrian Desmond)
Charles Darwin (Adrian Desmond)
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The Children of Sanchez (Oscar Lewis)
The Children of Sanchez (Oscar Lewis)
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China: Tradition and Transformation (John King Fairbank)
China: Tradition and Transformation (John King Fairbank)
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The Chosen (Chaim Potok)
The Chosen (Chaim Potok)
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Christ Stopped at Eboli (Carlo Levi)
Christ Stopped at Eboli (Carlo Levi)
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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (Jared Diamond)
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (Jared Diamond)
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A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
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