Jeff Bezos reading list
The Open Library ebooks and more
102 Classic, influential SF books available on Kindle
Books for General Knowledge of the World
The first two I decided to read off this list I got from the library. Starship Troopers and Beggars in Spain.
Eight books every intelligent person should read. From Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The article has ebook links.
The Bible - to learn that it’s easier to be told by others what to think and believe than it is to think for yourself.
The System of the World by Isaac Newton – to learn that the universe is a knowable place.
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin - to learn of our kinship with all other life on Earth.
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift – to learn, among other satirical lessons, that most of the time humans are Yahoos.
The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine – to learn how the power of rational thought is the primary source of freedom in the world.
The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith - to learn that capitalism is an economy of greed, a force of nature unto itself.
The Art of War by Sun Tsu - to learn that the act of killing fellow humans can be raised to an art.
The Prince by Machiavelli - to learn that people not in power will do all they can to acquire it, and people in power will do all they can to keep it.