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The 9 Best Books By History’s Greatest Minds You Have To Read

Our interpretation and understanding of the world around us is greatly shaped by the people who compose stories and books that become available to us. So much learning can be found in some of the most profound works of literature and these expert picks show off some of the most important pieces still relevant and around today.

#1 Robert Caro’s Series on Lyndon B Johnson

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I would strongly recommend any of the books in Robert Caro's series of biographies on Lyndon Johnson. A great biography is a great history. These books capture the history of our country and the individuals important to that history from the New Deal to the Great Society. The volume on Johnson's tenure and majority leadership in the U.S. Senate provides remarkable insight into the workings of the Senate and helps explain why it suffers from some of the institutional problems that make progress difficult.

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Contributor: Judge Stuart Shiffman

#2 The Geraldo Show – Geraldo Rivera

A Memoir published by BenBella Books is a heartfelt, eye-opening autobiography of Geraldo's extraordinary life. It recounts his award-winning, action-packed, emotionally charged and controversial 48-years in the news business, his far-flung adventures in war and peace, his triumphant 15-year long shot at marriage to wife and partner Erica, and his wild bunch of family and eclectic friends who range from comic Cheech Marin to Donald J. Trump, the forty-fifth President of the United States.

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Contributor: Chidere Rae Igwe from lawlormediagroup.com

#3 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Dostoevsky is famous for influencing the greatest psychological minds of the past, as well as the present. In crime and punishment, he disproves the superman theory, which states that moral boundaries don’t apply to certain people. Dostoyevsky is not easy to read but is regarded as one of the most brilliant people to have ever lived, and his literature can be understood on a multitude of levels from his ability to tell a compelling story to is amazing insights about life.

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Contributor: Caleb Ellis from mapleholistics.com

#4 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

All anyone knows about this book is that it’s really, really long. War and Peace will change the way you think about history. Tolstoy asks difficult questions about history such as how did the French revolution take place? And then gives you the intricate answer, which is more complex and mind-blowing than you can possibly imagine. A good translation goes a long way, for as long as you have a good translation Tolstoy is easy to read.

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Contributor: Caleb Ellis from mapleholistics.com

#5 The Art of War – Sun Tzu

This book is a treatise on how to be a good leader and should be read by everyone because the title is misleading because it’s more about how to conduct yourself than it is about war. The Art of War is a quick and easy read.

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Contributor: Caleb Ellis from mapleholistics.com

#6 The Teachings of Confucius

As profound and influential as the Bible in the Western world, the teachings and messages of Confucius in the years of ancient China shaped the Eastern world. His advocacy of family loyalty and the 'golden rule of do not to others that you would not want done to you' has become symbolistic of Chinese and Eastern cultures as a whole for centuries now and undoubtedly remains lingering in modern society to this day.

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#7 Origin of the Species – Charles Darwin

As revolutionarily ground-breaking as it is beautifully composed, 'The Origin of the Species' was one of the very first pieces of evidence that attempted to explain the reality of biological evolution. Controversial in its day, its vital legacy cannot be disputed and it has earned its place in the history of science forever. Reading this book makes any reader feel whisked off into history, the insightful and compelling text ensuring that they remained hooked throughout.

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#8 The Communist Manifesto

The foundation for the biggest counter-establishment political, social and economical school of thought ever, 'The Communist Manifesto'  is well and truly ingrained as one of the most important pieces of literature to have ever been composed. As insightful as it is infamous, 'The Communist Manifesto' is frequently listed as a 'book you have to read before you die' and its impact on the world to this day remains unquestionable.

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#9 Comedies, Histories and Tragedies – William Shakespeare

The undisputed heavyweight champion of the world of theater, William Shakespeare's works continue to attract millions of fans across the world to this day, his legacy and influence still felt in the way authors and writers compose their stories. The collection of his best works above showcase the sheer skill of the playwright and the ingenuity of his imaginative mind.

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Written by James Metcalfe

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