The Torchlight List: Around the World in 200 Books

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Awa Press, 2010 - 189 pages
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A brilliant road map for discovering history, science, civilization, and the human condition, this engaging record recommends must-read books: those so revealing about times and places that they take the reader beyond day-to-day concerns into a magic realm of knowledge and imagination. From Arthur Koestler's take on the universe and Barbara Tuchman's view on 14th-century life to F. Scott Fitzgerald's impressions of American morality and Robert Fisk's analysis of the West's history of intervention in the Middle East, this engaging account is an idiosyncratic and endlessly interesting tour of the world through literature.

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Jim Flynn is a world-renowned expert on intelligence and IQ and the author of What is Intelligence? and Where Have All the Liberals Gone? He is a professor emeritus of politics at Otago University and a fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

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