Great Books

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Recommendations for "great books" in keeping with Madame Alexandra's "great books" approach to learning.

  • The War for Gaul, Julius Caesar
  • Moby Dick, Herman Melville
  • Wind, Sand and Stars, Antoine de St. Exupery
  • A Vindication of Natural Society, Edmund Burke
  • The Gathering Storm, Winston S. Churchill
  • Meditations, Marcus Aurelius
  • The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith
  • Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler (chapter on propaganda is the best possible for media and advertising)
  • On Aggression, Konrad Lorenz
  • The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
  • The Decameron, Boccaccio
  • The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
  • On Liberty, J. S. Mill
  • Dr. Zhivago, Boris Pasternak
  • The Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain
  • The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • King Lear, William Shakespeare
  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom, T.E. Lawrence
  • Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez