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    DescriptionA brilliant road map for discovering history, science, civilization, and the human condition, this engaging record recommends must-read books: those so revealing about times and places that they take the reader beyond day-to-day concerns into a magic realm of knowledge and imagination. From Arthur Koestler's take on the universe and Barbara Tuchman's view on 14th-century life to F. Scott Fitzgerald's impressions of American morality and Robert Fisk's analysis of the West's history of intervention in the Middle East, this engaging account is an idiosyncratic and endlessly interesting tour of the world through literature.

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    The Torchlight List
    Around the World in 200 Books
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jim Flynn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780958291699
    ISBN 10: 0958291691

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
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    Awa Press
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    Awa Press
    Publication date
    01 December 2010
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    Jim Flynn is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Otago, an Honorary Doctor of Science, recipient of a Gold Medal for Distinguished Career Research, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He has been profiled in Scientific American for his research on human intelligence, and is the author of How to Defend Humane Ideals (2000), What is Intelligence? (2007), and Where Have All the Liberals Gone? (2008).
    Review quote
    ""A masterful book that will influence thinking about intelligence for many years to come." --Robert J. Sternberg, " Psyc Critiques" on" What is Intelligence?