Books Tagged ‘History’

The Art of War (Sunzi bing fa)

Subject: Nonfiction

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period (roughly 5th century BC). The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chine...

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The Communist Manifesto

Subject: Philosophy

The Communist Manifesto, originally the Manifesto of the Communist Party (German: Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei), is an 1848 political document by German philosophers Karl...

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On Liberty

Subject: Philosophy

On Liberty is a philosophical essay by the English philosopher John Stuart Mill, it applies Mill’s ethical system of utilitarianism to society and state. Mill suggests sta...

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Japanese Girls and Women

Subject: Nonfiction

Bacon evocatively depicts Japanese women unsettled by their modern education, yet saddled with traditional cultural expectations. With its insight into Japan’s class syste...

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Two Treatises of Government

Subject: Philosophy

Two Treatises of Government (or Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, The False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and His Followers, Are Detected and Overth...

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The Problems of Philosophy

Subject: Philosophy

The Problems of Philosophy is a 1912 book by the philosopher Bertrand Russell, in which the author attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy....

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Meditations

Subject: Philosophy

Written in Greek by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exer...

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Subject: Biography

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himsel...

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Common Sense

Subject: Nonfiction

Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–1776 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Writing in clear and persuasive pr...

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The Republic

Subject: Philosophy

The Republic (Greek: Πολιτεία) is a Socratic dialogue, authored by Plato around 375 BC, concerning justice (δικαιοσύνη), the order and character of the just city-state, and the ...

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