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Nis Dalton8 Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics by Robert C Bartlett9 Ovid s Metamorphoses by Elizabeth Vandiver10 Marcus Aurelius s Meditations by Luke Timothy Johnson11 St Augustine s Confessions by William R Cook Ronald B Herzman12 The Koran by Grant Hardy13 Fibonacci s The Liber Abaci by Dorsey Armstrong14 Dante s The Divine Comedy by John M Bowers15 Machiavelli s The Prince by William R Cook16 Copernicus On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Orbs by Lawrence M Principe17 Shakespeare s Hamlet by John M Bowers18 Cervantes Don uixote by Ronald B Herzman19 The King James Bible by John Sutherland20 Francis Bacon s The New Organum Alan Charles Kors21 Denis Sutherland20 Francis Bacon s The New Organum Alan Charles Kors21 Denis s Jean le Rond d Alembert s The Encyclopedie by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius 22 Samuel Johnson s A Dictionary of the English Language by Seth Lerer23 Thomas Paine s Common Sense by Peter Conn24 Adam Smith s The Wealth of Nations by Jerry Z Muller25 Madison s Hamilton s Jay s The Federalist Papers by Daniel N Robinson26 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Arnold Weinstein27 Mary Wolstonecraft s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by John Sutherland28 Alexis de Tocueville s Democracy in America by William R Cook29 Marx s Engel s The Communist Manifesto by Jerry Z Muller30 Harriet Beecher Stowe s Uncle Tom s Cabin by Arnold Weinstein31 Charles Darwin s On the Origin of Species by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius32 John Stuart Mill s On Liberty by Jay L Garfield33 Upton Sinclair s The Jungle by Peter Conn34 Martin Heidegger s Being and Time by Lawrence Cahoone35 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn s *One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Irwin Weil36 Betty Friedan The Feminine Mystiue by Patrick N Allitt hide *Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Irwin Weil36 Betty Friedan The Feminine Mystiue by Patrick N Allitt hide I know this is an American course primarily aimed at an American audience but I wonder if this really can be called 36 books that changed the world if a good third of them is tied specifically to American history politics and worldview. Another course with these professors before get a reminder of just why you enjoyed them And if you've never heard some of them before who knows You may just discover your next avorite Great Courses professor More than that you'll rediscover just how powerful the printed word can be You'll also learn how the mark of a truly great book isn't that it just changes the lives of individual readers but the lives of entire civilization. Nts and course title The listener essentially is left with 36 lectures that offer only partial with 36 lectures that offer only partial into a book without ever really discussing how it changed the worldThere may be other Great Courses anthologies that contain lectures diligently chosen that those of this volume However it s unlikely I ll afflict myself with another course in this styleIn my opinion however it would be a disservice to discourage anyone else rom purchasing this Great Course It might perhaps be beneficial to a listener who knows exactly what he or she is getting which is basically some lectures about books RANDOMLY TOSSED TOGETHER AN INTERESTING ASSORTMENT tossed together An interesting assortment book The Great Courses do enjoyable work and this was an odd mis mash of courses where books were selected This meant that it was sometimes disjointed with the presenter interested in different aspects of the books eg economics philosophy psychology but it also meant that the main concepts within the book were dug into uite thoroughlyAny list like this cause some disagreement but I thought it was uite interesting with books oddly US centric included that I had never heard of Enjoyable or a taster of different books This is a set of lectures about important books in history The lectures vary based on the book impact and the lecturers ability to captivate the audience Many of the books are uite long and difficult to process ie Koran Bible Gita The impact of the books is what defines their greatness Here are my avorite lectures Bhagavad Gita Common Sense The Koran A Dictionary of the English LanguageThe JungleThe spoiler contains a complete list of books and lecturers view spoiler1 The Epic of Gilgamesh by Grant L Voth 2 Homer s The Odyssey by John M Bowers3 The Bhagavad Gita by Grant *Hardy4 Sun Tsu S The Art Of War By Andrew *Sun Tsu s The Art of War by Andrew Wilson5 Confucius s The Analects by Mark W Muesse6 Herodotus Histories by Elizabeth Vandiver7 Plato s The Republic by Den. T changed the worldIn the company of an unparalleled roster of award winning professors rom a range of disciplines you'll get resh perspectives on books you only thought you knew and intriguing introductions to some works you may not have known played key roles in getting us to where we are today These include The Analects the Liber Abaci A Dictionary of the English Language The Jungle The Feminine Mystiue and If you've taken. I have somewhat mixed emotions about this collection which is of an assortment The selections are really good until perhaps the ones in 20th century I m not entirely sure I agree with all the selections especially after the 25th book The presentation is Computers fragmented each book being presented by different academics which kind of breaks thelow In addition some of the selections are transplanted Before You from other courses so it is or can be a repetition if you are alreadyamiliar with it Some of the books are presented almost as a dialogue and discussion very similar to podcast which is slightly disappointing in a collection ualified as book Overall good content wish though they had tailored to it the actual titleAlso there is uite a bit of overlap with Prof Rufus Books That Have Made History so if you have done that already I d A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 find very little merit in doing this 36 Books That Changed the World is an anthology of lectures published by The Great Courses The lectures takenrom other pre recorded courses aim to highlight 36 literary masterpieces that had significant impact on the world It is in essence a book about booksAs with all Great Courses the professors
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highly regarded in respective Blackfrost (Wytch Kings, fields It s enjoyable listening to scholars genuinely excited about their topic And these lectures being drawnrom a variety of disciplines provide the listener the opportunity to learn about important books rom historical literary and comparative perspectives among othersHowever it s opportunity to learn about important books rom historical literary and comparative perspectives among othersHowever it s anthology that is Workbook for Emergency Care forced together without rhyme nor reason The lectures are strippedrom the context of their original purpose and they presuppose knowledge The Benn Diaries Vol. 2 from previous lectures in their own series The lecture on Nicomachean Ethicsor example is only a discourse on the contents of book ten of Aristotle s ethicsTwo stars are given due to the disjointed nature of the lectures and the disconnect between the conte. Certain works of literature history science philosophy political theory and religion offer powerful examples of how books can spark revolutions birth great religions spur scientific advancements shape world economies teach us new ways of thinking and much And with this Macroeconomics fascinating collection craftedrom our extensive library of courses you can now get a single course that represents 36 of our best lectures on literary works tha. .
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