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Peter Thiel

 Peter Thiel is a German-American billionaire entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is a co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies and Founders Fund. 

20 Recommended books from Peter Thiel

  • 100 Plus

    by Sonia Arrison April 23, 2013 Medical Books

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    4.5 stars

    50 ratings

    Humanity is on the cusp of an exciting longevity revolution. The first person to live to 150 years has probably already been bo...

  • 7 Powers

    by Hamilton Helmer October 27, 2016 Business & Money

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    4.5 stars

    326 ratings

    7 Powers breaks fresh ground by constructing a comprehensive strategy toolset that is easy for you to learn, communicate and qu...

  • Atlas Shrugged

    by Ayn Rand August 1, 1999 Literature & Fiction

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    4.5 stars

    11,699 ratings

    Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s...

  • Bloodlands

    by Timothy Snyder October 12, 2010 History

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    4.6 stars

    1,275 ratings

    From the bestselling author of On Tyranny comes the definitive history of Hitler's and Stalin's wars against the civilians of...

  • Discourses on Livy (Oxford World's Classics)

    by Nicolò Machiavelli February 15, 2009 Literature & Fiction

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    4.8 stars

    119 ratings

    Discourses on Livy, written in 1531, is as essential to an understanding of Machiavelli as his famous treatise, The Prince....

  • Originals

    by Adam Grant August 1, 2021 Business & Money

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    4.5 stars

    2,841 ratings

    The number 1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, ...

  • Psychopolitics

    by Jean-Michel Oughourlian October 1, 2012 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.7 stars

    8 ratings

    For thousands of years, political leaders have unified communities by aligning them against common enemies. However, today more...

  • Resurrection from the Underground

    by René Girard January 1, 2012 Literature & Fiction

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    4.7 stars

    15 ratings

    In a fascinating analysis of critical themes in Feodor Dostoevsky’s work, René Girard explores the implications of the Russian ...

  • The American Challenge

    by Jean Jacques Servan-Schreiber January 1, 1968 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.6 stars

    11 ratings

    “The signs and instruments of power are no longer armed legions or raw materials or capital… The wealth we seek does not lie in...

  • The Decadent Society

    by Ross Douthat February 25, 2020 History

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    4.4 stars

    272 ratings

    From the New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Bad Religion, a powerful portrait of how our wealthy, successfu...

  • The Diamond Age

    by Neal Stephenson May 2, 2000 Literature & Fiction

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    1,129 ratings

    Vividly imagined, stunningly prophetic, and epic in scope, The Diamond Age is a major novel from one of the most visionary wr...

  • The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World

    by Edward Shepherd Creasy September 1, 2015 History

    This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we ...

  • The Great Illusion

    by Norman Angell June 12, 2017 Literature & Fiction

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    4.7 stars

    27 ratings

    American interest in the problems discussed here is hardly less vital than that of Europe. Being more persuaded than when the f...

  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things

    by Ben Horowitz March 4, 2014 Business & Money

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    4.7 stars

    3,602 ratings

    Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers...

  • The Holy Bible

    by King James Version April 22, 2017 Christian Books & Bibles

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    4.2 stars

    268 ratings

    The King James Version Old And New Testaments

  • The Lord of the Rings

    by J. R. R. Tolkien February 15, 2012 Literature & Fiction

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    4.8 stars

    15,319 ratings

    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

    In ancient times ...

  • The New Atlantis

    by Francis Bacon April 3, 2018 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.0 stars

    56 ratings

    In this work, Bacon portrayed a vision of the future of human discovery and knowledge, expressing his aspirations and ideals fo...

  • The Reasonableness of Christianity, and A Discourse of Miracles

    by John Locke June 1, 1958 Literature & Fiction

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    4.5 stars

    19 ratings

    A new and manageable edition of Locke has been badly needed. Professor Ramsey's judicious editing of these important texts fill...

  • The Sovereign Individual

    by James Dale Davidson August 26, 1999 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.6 stars

    588 ratings

    Two renowned investment advisors and authors of the bestseller The Great Reckoning bring to light both currents of disaster and...

  • Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World

    by René Girard June 1, 1987 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.6 stars

    145 ratings

    An astonishing work of cultural criticism, this book is widely recognized as a brilliant and devastating challenge to conventio...

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