Paul Graham

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Paul Graham

Paul Graham is an English-born American computer scientist, essayist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author. He is best known for his work on the programming language Lisp, his former startup Viaweb, cofounding the influential startup accelerator and seed capital firm Y Combinator, his blog, and Hacker News.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Robert M. Pirsig

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The Art of War in the Middle Ages

Charles Oman

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Medieval Technology and Social Change

Lynn White

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My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell

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Guns, Sails, and Empires

Carlo M. Cipolla

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Paul Graham: "Amazing"

Sam Altman: "It was excellent!"

A Sense of Where You Are

John McPhee

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A Mathematician's Apology

G. H. Hardy

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A History of Rome

Moses Hadas

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On Bullshit

Harry G. Frankfurt

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Civilisation

Kenneth Clark

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The World We Have Lost

Peter Laslett

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Fall of Constantinople

Steven Runciman

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The Lives of the Artists

Giorgio Vasari

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The Extension of Man

J.D. Bernal

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A Story Lately Told

Anjelica Huston

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The German Generals Talk

Basil H. Liddell Hart

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Clocks and Culture

Carlo M. Cipolla

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History of the World

J.M. Roberts

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An Autobiography of Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope

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Clarence L. Johnson

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Mohammed and Charlemagne

Henri Pirenne

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Richard Feynman: A Life In Science

John Gribbin

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The Man Who Knew Infinity

Robert Kanigel

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The Battle of Alcazar

E.W. Bovill

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Dog Man

Dav Pilkey

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The Quest for El Cid

Richard Fletcher

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Wing Leader

Johnnie Johnson

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Life in the English Country House

Mark Girouard

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Flying Start

Hugh Dundas

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Memoirs or Chronicle of the Fourth Crusade and the Conquest of Constantinople

Geoffrey de Villehardouin

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Concorde: The Inside Story

Geoffrey Knight

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The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

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Moorish Spain

Richard Fletcher

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Maisy Mouse Collection

Lucy Cousins

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Born Red

Gao Yuan

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Fauna & Family

Gerald Durrell

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The Fry Chronicles

Stephen Fry

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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Jane Austen

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The Inimitable Jeeves

P. G. Wodehouse

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The Spectator

Joseph Addison

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Diocletian and the Roman Recovery

Stephen Williams

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The Gallic Wars

Julius Caesar

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With the Old Breed

E. B. Sledge

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Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling

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Moab Is My Washpot

Stephen Fry

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Memoirs of My Life

Edward Gibbon

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The Oxford History of Britain: Roman and Anglo-Saxon Britain

Peter Salway

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The New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History

Colin McEvedy

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Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy

Michael Baxandall

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The Golden Trade of the Moors

E. W. Bovill

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My Forty Years with Ford

Charles E Sorensen

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Good Night, Little Bear

Patsy Scarry

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Oranges

John McPhee

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The Conquest of Gaul

Julius Caesar

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The Persian Expedition

Xenophon

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From Galileo to Newton

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