Charles Clanton Rogers

Reflections based on poetry, music, visual art, book reviews, history of science, first-person history, philosophical essays and International Blogging

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1. The Torah

2. Book of Micah, Hebrew Bible

3. Book of Job, Hebrew Bible

4. Beatitudes, Book of Matthew, Christian New Testament

5. Mangala Sutra, Bhagavad Gita

6. Hippocratic Oath,  400 B C

7. The Socratic Dialogues, Plato and Xenophon. 400 B C

8. Sapiens:  A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Harari

9. Prehistory,  Carl Renfrew

10. The Art of War,  Sun Tzu, 600 B C

11. A History of Warfare, John Keegan

12. The Rise and Fall of Alexandria, Howard Reed and Justin Pollard

13. The Crime of Galileo, Giorgio de Santillana

14. Shakespeare, The World as Stage, Bill Bryson

15.  Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson

16.The Gettysburg Address,  Abraham Lincoln

17.   Walden,  Henry David Thoreau

18.  Adventures in English, Melvin Bragg

19. Betraying Spinoza, Rebecca Goldstein

20. The Disappearing Spoon, Sam Kean

21.  Gregor  Mendel and the Principles of Inheritance, Ilona Miko

 22. Descent with Modifications and Natural Selection, Charles Darwin

 23. Elmer Gantry, Sinclair Lewis

 24.   Dreamers of the Day, Mary Doria Russell

 25.   Ragtime, E. L. Doctorow   

   26.    The Winds of War. Herman Wouk

  27.  War and Remembrance, Herman Wouk

28. DNA, Andrew Berry and James Watson

29. Catch – 22, Joseph Keller

30. Genome, Mark Ridley

  31. The Blue Marble Soliloquy,  Carl Sagan

32. Never Let Me Go,Kazuo Ishiguro,

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3 thoughts on “Home – Literature Essentials

  1. bbnewsab says:

    A suggestion: Why not write a sentence or two summarizing why you recommend the books mentioned. For example, book # 23 could be summarized: About religious bigotry and hypocrisy in the US in the 1920’s.

    And another suggestion: Why not blog about these books? For example: What is the purported message of these books? Why are you so impressed by these books?

    When a blog post has been published, then link that post to the book in question in your list? With regard to Book #32, there are already TWO links to add.

    By doing this your blog will become more user friendly.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. clanton1934 says:

      I think I will first publish the list as parts of the “elephant” and then follow with your suggestion of explanations. KK

      Liked by 2 people

      1. clanton1934 says:

        OK, PV,
        I published the first installment. I said that you would help me to discuss the and invited both your’s and my readers to join in.

        Liked by 1 person

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