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  • On Justice, Power and Human Nature

    On Justice, Power and Human Nature

    On Justice, Power and Human Nature

    Paul Woodruff,Thucydides
    3.74 (758)

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from the history of the peloponnesian war includes those passages that shed most light on thucydides’ political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. newly translated into spare, vigorous english, and situated within a connective narrative framework, woodruff’s selections will be of special interest to instructors in political theory and greek civilization. includes maps, notes, glossary.

    Robert Greene

    One of my favorite books of all time

    Aug 30, 2020 — Source

  • Master of the Senate

    Master of the Senate

    Master of the Senate

    Robert A. Caro
    4.3 (22,121)

    The most riveting political biography of our time, robert a. caro’s life of lyndon b. johnson, continues. takes johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, from 1949 through 1960, in the united states senate. once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time johnson arrived the senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. caro shows how johnson’s brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful

    Robert Greene

    My favorite bio I've read for my upcoming book

    Mar 21, 2016 — Source

  • Lives of the Stoics

    Lives of the Stoics

    Lives of the Stoics

    Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
    Business & Economics
    4.06 (2,746)

    Nearly 2,300 years after a ruined merchant named zeno first established a school on the stoa poikile of athens, stoicism has found a new audience among those who seek greatness, from athletes to politicians and everyone in between. it's no wonder; the philosophy and its embrace of self-mastery, virtue, and indifference to that which we cannot control is as urgent today as it was in the chaos of the roman empire. in lives of the stoics, holiday and hanselman present the fascinating lives of the men and women who strove

    Robert Greene

    I encourage all of my followers and readers... but you should really go out. This is going to be a great book.

    Oct 3, 2020 — Source

  • Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

    Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

    Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

    Janna Levin
    3.74 (2,185)

    Travel around the world 100 billion times. a strong gravitational wave will briefly change that distance by less than the thickness of a human hair. we have perhaps less than a few tenths of a second to perform this measurement. and we don’t know if this infinitesimal event will come next month, next year or perhaps in thirty years.in 1916 einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves: miniscule ripples in the very fabric of spacetime generated by unfathomably powerful events. if such vibrations could somehow be recorded, we could observe

    Robert Greene

    Books recently read for research on Law of the Sublime and that I’ve enjoyed.

    Sep 29, 2020 — Source

  • History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil

    History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil

    History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil

    Janet Whatley,Jean de Léry
    3.45 (127)

    When the famous anthropologist claude lévi-strauss arrived in rio de janeiro, he had one book in his pocket: jean de léry's history of a voyage to the land of brazil. léry had undertaken his fascinating and arduous voyage in 1556, as a youthful member of the first protestant mission to the new world. janet whatley presents the first complete english translation of one of the most vivid early european accounts of life in the new world.

    Robert Greene

    Books recently read for research on Law of the Sublime and that I’ve enjoyed.

    Sep 29, 2020 — Source

  • On Deep History and the Brain

    On Deep History and the Brain

    On Deep History and the Brain

    Daniel Lord Smail
    3.77 (212)

    When does history begin? what characterizes it? this brilliant and beautifully written book dissolves the logic of a beginning based on writing, civilization, or historical consciousness and offers a model for a history that escapes the continuing grip of the judeo-christian time frame. daniel lord smail argues that in the wake of the decade of the brain and the best-selling historical work of scientists like jared diamond, the time has come for fundamentally new ways of thinking about our past. he shows how recent work in evolution and paleohistory makes

    Robert Greene

    Books recently read for research on Law of the Sublime and that I’ve enjoyed.

    Sep 29, 2020 — Source

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    Aliens

    Jim Al-Khalili
    3.77 (1,028)

    In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to e.t. (extraterrestrials); a.i. (artificial intelligence); and seti (search for extraterrestrial intelligence). the debate has intensified over whether life exists outside our solar system, what that life would look like, and whether we’ll ever make contact.included here are essays from a

    Robert Greene

    Books recently read for research on Law of the Sublime and that I’ve enjoyed.

    Sep 29, 2020 — Source

  • Wonderful Life

    Wonderful Life

    Wonderful Life

    Stephen Jay Gould
    Fiction
    4.14 (9,395)

    Robert Greene

    Books recently read for research on Law of the Sublime and that I’ve enjoyed.

    Sep 29, 2020 — Source

  • Augustus

    Augustus

    Augustus

    Anthony Everitt
    3.82 (9,034)

    He found rome made of clay and left it made of marble. as rome’s first emperor, augustus transformed the unruly republic into the greatest empire the world had ever seen. his consolidation and expansion of roman power two thousand years ago laid the foundations, for all of western history to follow. yet, despite augustus’s accomplishments, very few biographers have concentrated on the man himself, instead choosing to chronicle the age in which he lived. here, anthony everitt, the bestselling author of cicero, gives a spellbinding and intimate account of his

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X

    Malcolm X

    Manning Marable
    4.11 (20,191)

    Of the great figure in twentieth-century american history perhaps none is more complex and controversial than malcolm x. constantly rewriting his own story, he became a criminal, a minister, a leader, and an icon, all before being felled by assassins' bullets at age thirty-nine. through his tireless work and countless speeches he empowered hundreds of thousands of black americans to create better lives and stronger communities while establishing the template for the self-actualized, independent african american man. in death he became a broad symbol of both resistance and reconciliation for

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy

    Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy

    Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy

    Donald Kagan
    History
    3.94 (260)

    An incisive portrait of pericles is set against the shifting political trends, international tensions and relations, and intellectual movements of the ancient greek civilization.

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • Michael Jackson, Inc.

    Michael Jackson, Inc.

    Michael Jackson, Inc.

    Zack O'Malley Greenburg
    Music
    4.26 (290)

    The surprising rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of how michael jackson grew a billion-dollar business.michael jackson is known by many as the greatest entertainer of all time, but he was also a revolutionary when it came to business. in addition to famously buying the beatles' publishing catalogue, jackson was one of the first pop stars to launch his own clothing line, record label, sneakers, and video games—creating a fundamental shift in the monetization of fame and paving the way for entertainer-entrepreneurs like jay z and diddy. all told, jackson earned more than $1.1

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • Born Red

    Born Red

    Born Red

    Gao Yuan
    3.94 (229)

    Born red is an artistically wrought personal account, written very much from inside the experience, of the years 1966-1969, when the author was a young teenager at middle school. it was in the middle schools that much of the fury of the cultural revolution and red guard movement was spent, and gao was caught up in very dramatic events, which he recounts as he understood them at the time. gao's father was a county political official who was in and out of trouble during those years, and the intense interplay

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • In Search of Bill Clinton

    In Search of Bill Clinton

    In Search of Bill Clinton

    John D. Gartner
    3.78 (130)

    William jefferson clinton, the 42nd president of the united states is undoubtedly the greatest american enigma of our age -- a dark horse that captured the white house, fell from grace and was resurrected as an elder statesman whose popularity rises and falls based on the day’s sound bytes. john gartner's in search of bill clinton unravels the mystery at the heart of clinton’s complex nature and why so many people fall under his spell. he tells the story we all thought we knew, from the fresh viewpoint of a

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • Franklin and Eleanor

    Franklin and Eleanor

    Franklin and Eleanor

    Hazel Rowley
    4.02 (2,213)

    Franklin delano and eleanor roosevelt's marriage is one of the most celebrated and scrutinized partnerships in presidential history. it raised eyebrows in their lifetimes and has only become more controversial since their deaths. from fdr's lifelong romance with lucy mercer to eleanor's purported lesbianism--and many scandals in between--the american public has never tired of speculating about the ties that bound these two headstrong individuals. some claim that eleanor sacrificed her personal happiness to accommodate fdr's needs; others claim that the marriage was nothing more than a gracious facade for political

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • An American Life
    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • A Conspiracy So Immense

    A Conspiracy So Immense

    A Conspiracy So Immense

    David M. Oshinsky
    3.95 (126)

    Acclaimed historian david oshinsky's chronicling of the life of senator joe mccarthy has been called both "nuanced" and "masterful." in this new paperback edition oshinsky presents us with a work heralded as the finest account available of joe mccarthy's colorful career. with a storyteller's eye for the dramatic and presentation of fact, and insightful interpretation of human complexity, oshinsky uncovers the layers of myth to show the true mccarthy. his book reveals the senator from his humble beginnings as a hardworking irish farmer's son in wisconsin to his glory days

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • Dreyfus

    Dreyfus

    Dreyfus

    Ruth Harris
    History
    3.83 (164)

    In 1894, alfred dreyfus, a jewish officer in the french army, was wrongfully convicted of being a spy for germany and imprisoned on devil's island. over the following years, attempts to correct this injustice tore france apart, inflicting wounds on the society which have never fully healed.but how did a fairly obscure miscarriage of justice come to break up families in bitterness, set off anti-semitic riots across the french empire, and nearly trigger a coup d'état? how did a violently reactionary, obscurantist attitude become so powerful in a country that

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • The Giant of the French Revolution

    The Giant of the French Revolution

    The Giant of the French Revolution

    David Lawday
    3.85 (126)

    One of the western world’s most epic uprisings, the french revolution ended a monarchy that had ruled for almost a thousand years. george-jacques danton was the driving force behind it. in the first biography of danton in over forty years, david lawday reveals the larger-than-life figure who joined the fray at the storming of the bastille in 1789 and was dead five years later.to hear danton speak, his booming voice a roll of thunder, excited bourgeois reformers and the street alike; his impassioned speeches, often hours long, drove the sans

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • Alone

    Alone

    Alone

    Kieran Mulvaney,Richard E. Harrison,Richard Evelyn Byrd
    History
    4.01 (2,003)

    When admiral richard e. byrd set out on his second antarctic expedition in 1934, he was already an international hero for having piloted the first flights over the north and south poles. his plan for this latest adventure was to spend six months alone near the bottom of the world, gathering weather data and indulging his desire “to taste peace and quiet long enough to know how good they really are.” but early on things went terribly wrong. isolated in the pervasive polar night with no hope of release until

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • The Greatest Trade Ever

    The Greatest Trade Ever

    The Greatest Trade Ever

    Gregory Zuckerman
    Business & Economics
    4.05 (6,664)

    In 2006, hedge fund manager john paulson realized something few others suspected--that the housing market and the value of subprime mortgages were grossly inflated and headed for a major fall. paulson's background was in mergers and acquisitions, however, and he knew little about real estate or how to wager against housing. he had spent a career as an also-ran on wall street. but paulson was convinced this was his chance to make his mark. he just wasn't sure how to do it. colleagues at investment banks scoffed at him and

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • Tiberius

    Tiberius

    Tiberius

    Gregorio Maranon,Ronald Syme
    3.79 (42)

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • The Anubis Gates

    The Anubis Gates

    The Anubis Gates

    Tim Powers
    3.92 (15,019)

    Brendan doyle, a specialist in the work of the early-nineteenth century poet william ashbless, reluctantly accepts an invitation from a millionaire to act as a guide to time-travelling tourists. but while attending a lecture given by samuel taylor coleridge in 1810, he becomes marooned in regency london, where dark and dangerous forces know about the gates in time.caught up in the intrigue between rival bands of beggars, pursued by egyptian sorcerers, and befriended by coleridge, doyle somehow survives and learns more about the mysterious ashbless than he could ever have

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • The Maverick and His Machine

    The Maverick and His Machine

    The Maverick and His Machine

    Kevin Maney
    Business & Economics
    4.19 (170)

    Dies ist die erste umfassende und ma�gebliche biographie von thomas j. watson, dem sogenannten 'vater der technologischen revolution' und gr�nder von ibm. the maverick and his machine enth�llt einzigartige neue erkenntnisse und gew�hrt tiefe einblicke in watsons leben und schaffen. dieses aussergew�hnliche buch entstand in enger zusammenarbeit mit watsons familie. sie gew�hrte autor kevin maney exklusiven zugang zu ibm archiven und zu 340 kartons mit watsons ganz pers�nlichen aufzeichnungen, die bislang unver�ffentliche informationen �ber watson enthielten (darunter auch zu seiner kontroversen beziehung zu adolf hitler). kevin maney ist ein anerkannter

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • With Malice Toward None

    With Malice Toward None

    With Malice Toward None

    Stephen B. Oates
    4.25 (7,640)

    “full, fair, and accurate. . . . certainly the most objective biography of lincoln ever written.” —pulitzer prize-winner david herbert donald, new york times book reviewfrom preeminent civil war historian stephen b. oates comes the book the washington post hails as “the standard one-volume biography of lincoln.” oates’ with malice toward none is recognized as the seminal biography of the sixteenth president, by one of america’s most prominent historians.

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • Mademoiselle

    Mademoiselle

    Mademoiselle

    Rhonda K. Garelick
    3.85 (979)

    Certain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person. such is the case with coco chanel, whose life offers one of the most fascinating tales of the twentieth century—throwing into dramatic relief an era of war, fashion, ardent nationalism, and earth-shaking change—here brilliantly treated, for the first time, with wide-ranging and incisive historical scrutiny.coco chanel transformed forever the way women dressed. her influence remains so pervasive that to this day

    Robert Greene

    A few more of my favorite biographies read for my next book on human nature

    Jul 7, 2017 — Source

  • Super Consciousness

    Super Consciousness

    Super Consciousness

    Colin Wilson
    3.93 (203)

    History is laced with examples of individuals who have experienced states of powerfully heightened awareness. known as peak experiences (pes), these periods of extreme mental, emotional, and creative invigoration have often resulted in great achievements. bestselling author colin wilson has long pursued the nature of pes, and here are the results of his 40-year investigation. through a wealth of engaging anecdotes, he reveals how the pes of such historical figures as yeats, blake, and sartre, among others, influenced their work. plus, he offers clues to unlocking this spiritual power in

    Robert Greene

    Current research.

    Apr 27, 2021 — Source

  • Life Through the Ages II

    Life Through the Ages II

    Life Through the Ages II

    Mark P. Witton
    4.35 (20)

    What was life like on our planet long before the early humans emerged?paleontologist dr. mark p. witton draws on the latest twenty-first century discoveries to re-create the appearances and lifestyles of extinct, fascinating species, the environments they inhabited, and the challenges they faced living on an ever-changing planet. a worthy successor to charles knight's beloved 1946 classic, life through the ages ii takes us on an unforgettable journey through the evolution of life on earth.dozens of gorgeous color illustrations and meticulously researched, accompanying commentary showcase the succession of lost worlds,

    Robert Greene

    Current research.

    Apr 27, 2021 — Source

  • Nietzsche's Mirror

    Nietzsche's Mirror

    Nietzsche's Mirror

    Linda L. Williams
    Social Science
    4 (7)

    Nietzsche's mirror introduces the reader to one of the most central and pervasive themes in friedrich nietzsche's works--will to power. the book traces nietzsche's use of the terms "power," "will," and "will to power" as they are presented in both the works he authorized for publication and his literary remains, called the nachlass. the author demonstrates that will to power as it is presented in the nachlass differs from the way it is presented in the works nietzsche authorized for publication before his collapse in 1889. then it is argued

    Robert Greene

    Current research.

    Apr 27, 2021 — Source

  • Dear Theo

    Dear Theo

    Dear Theo

    Irving Stone,Jean Stone,Vincent van Gogh
    4.14 (14,985)

    Each night, vincent van gogh put pen to paper and poured out his heart through letters to his brother theo. van gogh's letters lay bare his deepest feelings, as well as his everyday concerns and his views of the world of art.

    Robert Greene

    Current research.

    Apr 27, 2021 — Source

  • T. Rex and the Crater of Doom

    T. Rex and the Crater of Doom

    T. Rex and the Crater of Doom

    Walter Alvarez
    Science
    4.01 (1,530)

    Sixty-five million years ago a gigantic comet or asteroid as big as mount everest slammed into the yucatan peninsula, creating an explosion on impact equivalent to the detonation of a hundred million hydrogen bombs. it produced a cloud of roiling debris that blackened the sky for months as well as other geologic disasters--and triggered the demise of tyrannosaurus rex. we know what happened largely because walter alvarez--synthesizing the findings of experts from a variety of scientific fields--has written a gripping story of the decades-long search for the cause of the

    Robert Greene

    Current research.

    Apr 27, 2021 — Source

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