The Torchlight List: Around the World in 200 Books

The Torchlight List: Around the World in 200 Books


By (author) Jim Flynn

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  • Publisher: Awa Press
  • Format: Paperback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 175mm x 18mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Wellington
  • ISBN 10: 0958291691
  • ISBN 13: 9780958291699
  • Sales rank: 66,536

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A 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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Author information

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?