The Torchlight List

The Torchlight List : Around the World in 200 Books

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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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 127 x 175.26 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • Awa Press
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • English
  • 0958291691
  • 9780958291699
  • 83,589

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" A masterful book that will influence thinking about intelligence for many years to come. Robert J. Sternberg, "Psyc Critiques" on" What is Intelligence?"show more

About Jim Flynn

Jim Flynn is a world-renowned expert on intelligence and IQ and the author of "What is Intelligence?" and "Where Have All the Liberals Gone?" He is a professor emeritus of politics at Otago University and a fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.show more

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