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Charles Koch

Charles Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist. Charles is the CEO of Koch Industries, and is consistently ranked among the wealthiest people in the world.

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  • A Conflict of Visions

    by Thomas Sowell June 5, 2007 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.8 stars

    846 ratings

    Controversies in politics arise from many sources, but the conflicts that endure for generations or centuries show a remarkably...

  • America's War for the Greater Middle East

    by Andrew J. Bacevich February 7, 2017 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.6 stars

    363 ratings

    LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • A searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four d...

  • As I Lay Dying

    by William Faulkner May 18, 2011 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.4 stars

    1,381 ratings

    “I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the la...

  • Bureaucracy

    by Ludwig von Mises February 28, 2007 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.6 stars

    39 ratings

    Bureaucracy contrasts the two forms of economic management―that of a free-market economy and that of a bureaucracy. In the ma...

  • Frames of Mind

    by Howard Gardner January 1, 1983 Education & Teaching

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    4.6 stars

    317 ratings

    The book that revolutionized our understanding of human intelligence.

    Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences has ...

  • Heaven on Earth

    by Joshua Muravchik April 2, 2019 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.6 stars

    125 ratings

    Socialism was man's most ambitious attempt to supplant religion with a doctrine claiming to ground itself in “science.” Each fa...

  • How the West Grew Rich

    by Nathan Rosenberg June 1, 1987 Business & Money

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    4.5 stars

    26 ratings

    How did the West—Europe, Canada, and the United States—escape from immemorial poverty into sustained economic growth and materi...

  • Human Action

    by Ludwig von Mises November 29, 2010 Business & Money

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    4.6 stars

    177 ratings

    The great book first appeared in German in 1940 and then disappeared, only to reappear in English in 1949. It was a sensation, ...

  • In Pursuit of Happiness and Good Government

    by Charles Murray October 1, 1988 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.5 stars

    18 ratings

    In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government begins by examining James Madison’s statement: “A good government implies two th...

  • Knowledge And Decisions

    by Thomas Sowell October 4, 1996 Business & Money

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    4.8 stars

    188 ratings

    With a new preface by the author, this reissue of Thomas Sowell's classic study of decision making updates his seminal work in ...

  • Law, Legislation and Liberty

    by Friedrich Hayek September 3, 2012 Politics & Social Sciences

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    5.0 stars

    32 ratings

    With a new foreword by Paul Kelly

    'I regard Hayek's work as a new opening of the most fundamental debate in the field of pol...

  • Lonesome Dove

    by Larry McMurtry November 10, 2000 Literature & Fiction

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    4.8 stars

    5,781 ratings

    A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize- winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the...

  • Modern Times Revised Edition

    by Paul Johnson August 7, 2001 History

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    4.6 stars

    322 ratings

    Originally published in 1983 and named one of the Best Books of the Year by the New York Times, this bestselling history is now...

  • National Economic Planning

    by Don Lavoie and Christopher Coyne August 5, 2016 Politics & Social Sciences

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    5.0 stars

    11 ratings

    Can a “radical free-market” economy help to end poverty and militarism while avoiding the quagmire of central planning? Don Lav...

  • Personal Knowledge

    by Michael Polanyi June 22, 2015 Science & Math

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    4.7 stars

    74 ratings

    The publication of Personal Knowledge in 1958 shook the science world, as Michael Polanyi took aim at the long-standing ideal...

  • State of Fear

    by Michael Crichton January 1, 2004 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

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    4.3 stars

    2,952 ratings

    In Paris, a physicist dies after performing a laboratory experiment for a beautiful visitor.

    In the jungles of Malaysia, a m...

  • The Bonfire of the Vanities

    by Tom Wolfe March 4, 2008 Humor & Entertainment

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    4.4 stars

    1,139 ratings

    Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York st...

  • The Evolution of Everything

    by Matt Ridley October 25, 2016 Business & Money

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    4.4 stars

    302 ratings

    Human society evolves. Change in technology, language, morality, and society is incremental, inexorable, gradual, and spontaneo...

  • The Fatal Conceit

    by Friedrich Hayek and W. W. Bartley III August 28, 1991 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.7 stars

    315 ratings

    Hayek gives the main arguments for the free-market case and presents his manifesto on the "errors of socialism." Hayek argues t...

  • The Forgotten Man

    by Amity Shlaes May 27, 2008 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.5 stars

    1,121 ratings

    In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nation's most-respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretat...

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