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The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers
Ayn Rand, Tore Boeckmann, Leonard Peikoff
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
Ghostwritten
David Mitchell
To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon, Daniel J. Boorstin, Gian Battista Piranesi, Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Perfect Wrong Note - Learning to Trust Your Musical Self
William Westney
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James
Twenty Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
G. Lee Bowie, Robert C. Solomon

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War - David Halberstam This, along with Washington's Crossing, is one of my favorite war books. I found the politics of MacArthur and Almond fascinating, but that aside, I feel like this book gave me an incredible sense of what it might have been like to 'be there'--or it at least came as close as possible for something as remote and foreign to me as war. It flowed extremely well, switching between historical context and explanations of what the soldiers may have been thinking almost imperceptibly.