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DDO Book Club - Non-Fiction

Lickdafoot
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2/17/2012 8:58:05 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I know some of you expressed an interest in non-fiction books. I think it's a great idea to make a separate club for this. Non-fiction gems spark much intellectual stimulation, so I'm excited to start reading and discussing.

This will be a sign up and book nomination thread. List your name and underneath it, list 1-3 books that you would like to read.

1. Lickdafoot
- History Begins at Sumer: 39 Firsts in Recorded History by Samuel Kramer
- The Undiscovered Self by Carl Jung
- Genisis and the Big Bang by Gerold Schroeder
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FREEDO
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2/17/2012 10:17:37 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
You all are required to read the Illuminatus! Trilogy in-order to truly understand literature.
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2/17/2012 10:18:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/17/2012 10:17:37 PM, FREEDO wrote:
You all are required to read the Illuminatus! Trilogy in-order to truly understand literature.

Meant to post that in the fiction thread.
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darkkermit
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2/18/2012 2:22:29 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Books that I haven't read but seem interesting:

-Democracy the God that failed by Hans Herman Hoppe
-Das kapital by Karl Marx
-The road to serfdom by F.A. Hayek
-Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
-23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang
-Guns,Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
-Nudge by Richard H. Thaler
-Predictably Irrational by Dan Airely
-The myth of the rational voter by Bryan Caplan

Some non-fiction books that I have read (reviews):

Broke by Glenn Beck
-It's a great analysis of the US debt. However, it does come from an extremely partisan view, especially the strawman against keynesian economics and it talks very down to atheists and non-Jeudeo-christians.

SuperFreakonomics
-Great introduction to economic thinking with some great stories and how incentives shape our world.

Lessons for the Young Economics by Robert Murphy
-Same introduction to economics especially for those that dislike mathematics.

Avoiding Indoctrination in Schools by Lee Doren
-More of a guidebook for conservatives or libertarians planning to attend university more then anything. It's a short read but interesting read. Costs only $1 to download.
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PARADIGM_L0ST
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2/18/2012 1:09:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/17/2012 10:17:37 PM, FREEDO wrote:
You all are required to read the Illuminatus! Trilogy in-order to truly understand literature.:

Read that over a decade ago.
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