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UKL: 15 Books That Changed the World - Nominations watch

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    Thanks for all the nominations people, so far we have: (in no praticular order)


    The Bible
    The Quran
    Origin of Species
    Mein Kampf
    Wealth of Nations
    The Communist Manifesto
    1984
    Peter Pan
    Catcher In The Rye
    Romance of The Three Kingdoms
    Lord of the Rings
    Harry Potter


    Keep them coming people!!
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    I second the Communist Manifesto
    And have to vote for Les Miserables. A very important book
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    (Original post by Fly By)
    hehe no sorry, but it's "really good" - good enough?
    Ive read it and the follow up, which is called a boy called david i think, they're both very shocking and upsetting - but changed the world - not really
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    (Original post by Cossack)
    Ive read it and the follow up, which is called a boy called david i think, they're both very shocking and upsetting - but changed the world - not really
    I am david? i read that not bad but it is a kid's book
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    i thought of another one l'etranger by camus brilliant book and very powerful especially the opening line maman est morte aujourd'hui ou peut etre hier
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    What do yout hink of the lsit so far? heres what i think should be out

    (Original post by Fly By)

    The Bible
    The Quran
    Origin of Species
    Mein Kampf
    Wealth of Nations
    The Communist Manifesto
    1984
    Peter Pan <
    Catcher In The Rye < Because i don't really know what it is
    Romance of The Three Kingdoms <
    Lord of the Rings <
    Harry Potter <


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    (Original post by BloodyValentine)
    I am david? i read that not bad but it is a kid's book
    :eek: no its not, its about child abuse!!!!! and its called 'A boy called it' and the follow up is called 'the lost boy' .... David Pelzer also wrote a book called I am Dave? Not sure what its about tho
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    (Original post by Fly By)
    What do yout hink of the lsit so far? heres what i think should be out
    What about adding 'the prince' by Machiavelli (sp?)
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    (Original post by Cossack)
    :eek: no its not, its about child abuse!!!!! and its called 'A boy called it' and the follow up is called 'the lost boy' .... David Pelzer also wrote a book called I am Dave? Not sure what its about tho
    I think we're thinking about different books my one is about a jewish boy who escapes during the war and basically has to survive
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    (Original post by Cossack)
    What about adding 'the prince' by Machiavelli (sp?)
    okie, whats it about?

    The Bible
    The Quran
    Origin of Species
    Mein Kampf
    Wealth of Nations
    The Communist Manifesto
    1984
    Peter Pan
    Catcher In The Rye
    Romance of The Three Kingdoms
    Lord of the Rings
    Harry Potter
    The Prince
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    (Original post by Fly By)
    What do yout hink of the lsit so far? heres what i think should be out
    sorry but how is mein kampf world changing? hitlers ideas are but the book didnt really change the world
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    (Original post by Fly By)
    okie, whats it about?
    It was written by the geezer (Machiavelli) as advice to the then ruler of italy on how he should retain power, and it espoused theories used by many of histories dictators, with the basic premise being that in order to maintain power, illegal acts sometimes have to be commited, eg the suppresion of mass demonstrations, limitations of freedom of speech. According to some of his biographers Hitler kept a copy on his bedside table....and many historians often talk about Machiavelian principles with refernece to dicatators both of the past and the present....
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    sorry but how is mein kampf world changing? hitlers ideas are but the book didnt really change the world
    i suppose, but that gave me another idea!!

    what about the "Little Red Book" by chairman Mao?
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    -The Bible
    -The Koran
    Neither of which would exist if it wasnt for the Torah or the Tanakh
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    Newton's "Principia".
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    (Original post by Nylex)
    Newton's "Principia".
    ahhh good call!


    The Bible
    The Quran
    Origin of Species
    Mein Kampf
    Wealth of Nations
    The Communist Manifesto
    1984
    Peter Pan
    Catcher In The Rye
    Romance of The Three Kingdoms
    Lord of the Rings
    Harry Potter
    The Prince
    Chairman Mao's "Little Red Book"
    Principia
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    (Original post by Cossack)
    :eek: no its not, its about child abuse!!!!! and its called 'A boy called it' and the follow up is called 'the lost boy' .... David Pelzer also wrote a book called I am Dave? Not sure what its about tho
    Third one was called "A Man Named Dave" I think...
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    (Original post by dinkymints)
    Third one was called "A Man Named Dave" I think...
    lol this book is too funny..!!
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    Is it just me or is there a gross misunderstanding of the question here. If we are looking at how a book changed the world, then surely we must try to imagine whether history would have changed course if that book had never been written.

    You cant seriously say the world would be much different if Harry Potter or Peter Pan had never been written - or at least such consequences pale into insignificance when comparing it to the effects of The Bible, The Quran and the Communist Manifesto. The latter three texts have truly shaped the lives of millions of people for centuries and milleniums. Peter Pan and Harry Potter are just popular reads.

    Heres my version of the list so far:

    The Bible
    The Quran
    Origin of Species
    Mein Kampf
    Wealth of Nations
    The Communist Manifesto
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    (Original post by kingslaw)
    Is it just me or is there a gross misunderstanding of the question here. If we are looking at how a book changed the world, then surely we must try to imagine whether history would have changed course if that book had never been written.

    You cant seriously say the world would be much different if Harry Potter or Peter Pan had never been written - or at least such consequences pale into insignificance when comparing it to the effects of The Bible, The Quran and the Communist Manifesto. The latter three texts have truly shaped the lives of millions of people for centuries and milleniums. Peter Pan and Harry Potter are just popular reads.

    Heres my version of the list so far:

    The Bible
    The Quran
    Origin of Species
    Mein Kampf
    Wealth of Nations
    The Communist Manifesto

    Oh, and add the Bhagavad Gita to that.
 
 
 
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