Books Tagged ‘History’

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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The Souls of Black Folk

Subject: Historical

The Souls of Black Folk is a 1903 work of American literature by W. E. B. Du Bois. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology and a cornerstone of African-American literat...

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