[36 Books That Changed the World] Pdf Õ Andrew R. Wilson

Necraft s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by John Sutherland28 Alexis de Tocueville s Democracy in America by William R Cook29 Marx s Engel s The Communist Manifesto by Jerry Z Muller30 Harriet Beecher Stowe s Uncle Tom s Cabin by Arnold Weinstein31 Charles Darwin s On the Origin of Species by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius32 John Stuart Mill s On Liberty by Jay L Garfield33 Upton Sinclair s The Jungle by Peter Conn34 Martin Heidegger s Being and Time by Lawrence Cahoone35 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Irwin Weil36 Betty Friedan The Feminine Mystiue by Patrick N Allitt hide spoiler I tend to njoy these selections from the Great Courses gives me the chance to preview some classes I might not have considered otherwise An interesting assortment of book The Great Courses do njoyable work and this was an odd mis mash of courses where books were selected This meant that it was sometimes disjointed with the presenter interested in different aspects of the books g conomics philosophy psychology but it also meant that the main concepts within the book were dug into uite thoroughlyAny list like this cause some disagreement but I thought it was uite interesting with books oddly US centric included that I had never heard of Enjoyable for a taster of different books The Great Courses went through their previously published lectures and culled about 30 minute lectures on 36 influential booksWhy I started this book I was interested in seeing what books made the list view spoilerHere s the books and lecturers1 The Epic of Gilgamesh by Grant L Voth 2 Homer s The Odyssey by John M Bowers3 The Bhagavad Gita by Grant Hardy4 Sun Tsu s The Art of War by Andrew R Wilson5 Confucius s The Analects by Mark W Muesse6 Herodotus Histories by Elizabeth Vandiver7 Plato s The Republic by Dennis Dalton8 Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics by Robert C Bartlett9 Ovid s Metamorphoses by Elizabeth Vandiver10 Marcus Aurelius s Meditations by Luke Timothy Johnson11 St Augustine s Confessions by William R Cook Ronald B Herzman12 The Koran by Grant Hardy13 Fibonacci s The Liber Abaci by Dorsey Armstrong14 Dante s The Divine Comedy by John M Bowers15 Machiavelli s The Prince by William R Cook16 Copernicus On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Orbs by Lawrence M Principe17 Shakespeare s Hamlet by John M Bowers18 Cervantes Don uixote by Ronald B Herzman19 The King James Bible by John Sutherland20 Francis Bacon s The New Organum by Alan Charles Kors21 Denis Diderot s Jean le Rond d Alembert s The Encyclopedie by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius 22 Samuel Johnson s A Dictionary of the English Language by Seth Lerer23 Thomas Paine s Common Sense by Peter Conn24 Adam Smith s The Wealth of Nations by Jerry Z Muller25 Madison s Hamilton s Jay s The Federalist Papers by Daniel N Robinson26 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Arnold Weinstein27 Mary Wolstonecraft s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by John Sutherland28 Alexis de Tocueville s Democracy in America by William R Cook29 Marx s Engel s The Communist Manifesto by Jerry Z Muller30 Harriet Beecher Stowe s Uncle Tom s Cabin by Arnold Weinstein31 Charles Darwin s On the Origin of Species by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius32 John Stuart Mill s On Liberty by Jay L Garfield33 T changed the worldIn the company of an unparalleled roster of award winning professors from a range of disciplines you'll get fresh perspectives on books you only thought you knew and intriguing introductions to some works you may not have known played key roles in getting us to where we are today These include The Analects the Liber Abaci A Dictionary of the English Language The Jungle The Feminine Mystiue and If you've taken.

As is typical with anthologies compilations it s a mixed bag But some of the other reviews and criticisms are far too harsh I found than half of these lectures njoyable or downright fantastic and I consider this a nice sampler of various topics that I would probably not indulge in a full lecture series on by my own choice The most noticeable issue in my mind is the variance in audio uality and speed with lectures reuiring 125x 2x speed to seem well reasonable Otherwise another smashing product from the Teaching Company I know this is an American course primarily aimed at an American audience but I wonder if this really can be called 36 books that changed the world if a good third of them is tied specifically to American history politics and worldview I miss college I will always miss college I miss listening to professors share their passions about people of history places in time concepts and books this collection of short lectures were intriguing and I Whos Cheatin Who? (Thoroughbred Legacy enjoyedach one If I were to create my own list of 36 books it would vary somewhat but that may be due to the fact that I know little to nothing about some of these For me that made this set of lectures Lawman Lover (Outlaws, even compelling This is my first Great Courses book but it will not be my last I have already purchased two I highly recommend that you listen toach lecture in a separate sitting giving yourself time to absorb it much the way that you would if you were in the classroom with the professor This is a set of lectures about important books in history The lectures vary based on the book impact and the lecturers ability to captivate the audience Many of the books are uite long and difficult to process ie Koran Bible Gita The impact of the books is what defines their greatness Here are my favorite lectures Bhagavad Gita Common Sense The Koran A Dictionary of the English LanguageThe JungleThe spoiler contains a complete list of books and lecturers view spoiler1 The Epic of Gilgamesh by Grant L Voth 2 Homer s The Odyssey by John M Bowers3 The Bhagavad Gita by Grant Hardy4 Sun Tsu s The Art of War by Andrew R Wilson5 Confucius s The Analects by Mark W Muesse6 Herodotus Histories by Elizabeth Vandiver7 Plato s The Republic by Dennis Dalton8 Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics by Robert C Bartlett9 Ovid s Metamorphoses by Elizabeth Vandiver10 Marcus Aurelius s Meditations by Luke Timothy Johnson11 St Augustine s Confessions by William R Cook Ronald B Herzman12 The Koran by Grant Hardy13 Fibonacci s The Liber Abaci by Dorsey Armstrong14 Dante s The Divine Comedy by John M Bowers15 Machiavelli s The Prince by William R Cook16 Copernicus On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Orbs by Lawrence M Principe17 Shakespeare s Hamlet by John M Bowers18 Cervantes Don uixote by Ronald B Herzman19 The King James Bible by John Sutherland20 Francis Bacon s The New Organum by Alan Charles Kors21 Denis Diderot s Jean le Rond d Alembert s The Encyclopedie by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius 22 Samuel Johnson s A Dictionary of the English Language by Seth Lerer23 Thomas Paine s Common Sense by Peter Conn24 Adam Smith s The Wealth of Nations by Jerry Z Muller25 Madison s Hamilton s Jay s The Federalist Papers by Daniel N Robinson26 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Arnold Weinstein27 Mary Wolsto. Certain works of literature history science philosophy political theory and religion offer powerful City Girl in Training examples of how books can spark revolutions birth great religions spur scientific advancements shape worldconomies teach us new ways of thinking and much And with this fascinating collection crafted from our xtensive library of courses you can now get a single course that represents 36 of our best lectures on literary works tha.

Pton Sinclair s The Jungle by Peter Conn34 Martin Heidegger s Being and Time by Lawrence Cahoone35 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Irwin Weil36 Betty Friedan The Feminine Mystiue by Patrick N Allitt hide spoiler 36 Books That Changed the World is an anthology of lectures published by The Great Courses The lectures taken from other pre recorded courses aim to highlight 36 literary masterpieces that had significant impact on the world It is in ssence a book about booksAs with all Great Courses the professors are highly regarded in their respective fields It s Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files enjoyable listening to scholars genuinelyxcited about their topic And these lectures being drawn from a variety of disciplines provide the listener the opportunity to learn about important books from historical literary and comparative perspectives among othersHowever it s an anthology that is forced together without rhyme nor reason The lectures are stripped from the context of their original purpose and they presuppose knowledge from previous lectures in their own series The lecture on Nicomachean Ethics for The Husband (Smytheshire, Massachusetts, example is only a discourse on the contents of book ten of Aristotle sthicsTwo stars are given due to the disjointed nature of the lectures and the disconnect between the contents and course title The listener ssentially is left with 36 lectures that offer only partial insight into a book without ver really discussing how it changed the worldThere may be other Great Courses anthologies that contain lectures diligently chosen that those of this volume However it s unlikely I ll afflict myself with another course in this styleIn my opinion however it would be a disservice to discourage anyone An Italian Education else from purchasing this Great Course It might perhaps be beneficial to a listener who knowsxactly what he or she is getting which is basically some lectures about books randomly tossed together This was a sort of interesting collection of brief 30 60 minute lectures about various important books through history Some of the books were worthwhile some weren t but often the lectures were not very great Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code even for great books A fundamental problem is most of the individual lectures were pulled out of larger series aboutach specific work so it was often uite disjointedOverall I d probably skip it or at least be willing to skip through and only listen to the better lectures I have somewhat mixed Look-Alike Lawman (Texas Twins, emotions about this collection which is of an assortment The selections are really good until perhaps the ones in 20th century I m notntirely sure I agree with all the selections Daddy Wanted especially after the 25th book The presentation is fragmentedach book being presented by different academics which kind of breaks the flow In addition some of the selections are transplanted from other courses so it is or can be a repetition if you are already familiar with it Some of the books are presented almost as a dialogue and discussion very similar to podcast which is slightly disappointing in a collection ualified as book Overall good content wish though they had tailored to it the actual titleAlso there is uite a bit of overlap with Prof Rufus Books That Have Made History so if you have done that already I d find very little merit in doing thi. Another course with these professors before get a reminder of just why you Forbidden Stranger enjoyed them And if you've never heard some of them before who knows You may just discover your next favorite Great Courses professor More than that you'll rediscover just how powerful the printed word can be You'll also learn how the mark of a truly great book isn't that it just changes the lives of individual readers but the lives ofntire civilization.

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