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    I just read Thomas Carlyle's On Heroes.

    The idea running under the book is that there are a few special, great man that are those who really make history, and the rest of us, if our soul is a healthy and generous one, should admire those great heroes. It is a collection of six lectures in which we are confronted with...
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    26-30
    Oct 3, 2014

    One Of The Hardest

    One of the hardest to read, and at the end most disturbing, yet like a really difficult puzzle to solve when completed was highly satisfying. Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five". You read and feel like you are going mad, and the story keep's jumping around, as though you have...
    dragon1464 dragon1464
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Nov 19, 2012

    Og Mandino

    I'd been hearing this strange name for years... Usually, I'll put something potentially interesting on one of my many lists.  If it stays for a while, it might bubble up to the top or I might just decide to go get the book.  After seeing Og referred to at least a dozen...
    silvrsurfr silvrsurfr
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2009

    OFOTCN

    I just finished reading this book again. I love it. I know some people don't because it's not like the movie. I personally like that the book and the movie are told from different perspectives. Anyway...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2008
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