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The Things They Carried Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618706419
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Published: Mariner Books - October 13th, 2009

Based in part on Tim O'Brien's firsthand experience in the Vietnam War, The Things They Carried  weaves several loosely connected stories into an intoxicating tapestry of moral ambivalence and the repercussions of war.

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On the Genealogy of Morals Cover Image
By Friedrich Nietzsche, Michael A. Scarpitti (Translated by), Robert C. Holub (Introduction by), Robert C. Holub (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780141195377
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 28th, 2014

Likely one of the most influential works of philosophy in the last 200 years, if not ever. Through its 3 essays, Friedrich Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals examines almost the entirety of human history and pinpoints the origins of many aspects of human culture. Essential reading for anyone looking into philosophy.  

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062464316
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Published: Harper - February 21st, 2017

A quasi-philosophical, scientifically sound prediction of humanity's next century and beyond. The book is filled with a considerate amount of historical detail that works well in supporting the author's central claims.

Portnoy's Complaint (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679756453
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Published: Vintage - September 20th, 1994

Perhaps the central text of Roth's body of work. A dangerous masterpiece.