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Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Art of Manliness - 100 Books

The Art of Manliness
Brent & Kate McKay
How Press
ISBN 978 1600614620

I am currently reading a really good book, the Art of Manliness by Brent and Kate McKay. I am enjoying it immensely. One of the first things I flipped to was a list of 100 Manly Books. I love books and I love lists so I decided to srat my comments about this book with it's book list.
(The complete list of what I have read since October of 1995 is here.) Hat tips to James Hahn and Nod who both have mentioned the book and got me interested in it.

One Hundred Books Every man Should Read:

The Great Gatsby by Scott F. Fitzgerald
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
1984 by George Orwell
The Republic by Plato
Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Rise of Theodore Rooosevelt by Edmund Morris
Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
Dharma Burns by Jack Kerouac
The Iliad and Odyssey by Homer
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Lord of the Flies by William Goldring
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by John Krakauer
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
The Autobiography of Malcom X
Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans by Plutarch
The Bible
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
The Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Histories by Herodotus
From Here to Eternity by James Jones
The Frontier in American Distory by Frederick Jackson Turner
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Ulysses by James Joyse
The Young Man's Guide by William Alcott
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hessee
The Book of Deeds of Arms and Chivalry by Christine de Pizan
The Art of Warfare by Sun Tzu
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
The Thin Red Line by James Jones
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Adventure of Huckleberry and Fin by Mark Twain
The Politics by Aristotle
Boy Scouts Handbook: The First Edition 1911
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
The Crisis by Winston Churchill
The Naked and The Dead by Norma Mailer
This Boy's Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Tarzan and the Apes by Edgard Rice Burrough
Beyond Good and Evil by Freidrich Nietzsche
The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Hamlet by Shakespeare
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Native Son by Richard Wright
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L'Armour
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Man's Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frankl
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Oil by Upton Sinclair
Fear and Trembling by Sören Kierkegaard
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

I have read 51 out of the 100, some I had to for school. Some of the authors I have read their complete works. A few of the books I have even read in numerous english translations. Post a comment and let em know how your did. Keep an eye out for more comments and thoughts as I read this book, I plan on doing a few posts about it as I process some of it's wisdom.

Previous Posts About Book and Reading Lists:
A Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan by: Fr. John McCloskey
Another Catholic Reading List
BBC The Big Read - Top 200 Books
Meme 100 Books 2009-02-25
Meme 100 Books 2007-04-28

My Lists:
Top Ten Lists
All Books Read Each Year
Favorite Books Year Each Year
Favorite Authors Year Each Year
All Movies Watched Each Year
Favorite Movies Each Year

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