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100 Must Read Books: The Man’s Essential Library

100 Must Read Books: The Man’s Essential Library
Written by: Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks, Joshua Ritchie, and Brett McKay Photo by the nonist There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your life. We can all look back on the books that have shaped our perspective on politics, religion, money, and love. Some will even become a source of inspiration for the rest of your life. From a seemingly infinite list of books of anecdotal or literal merit, we have narrowed down the top 100 books that have shaped the lives of individual men while also helping define broader cultural ideas of what it means to be a man. Whether it be a book on adventure, war, or manners, there is so much to learn about life’s great questions from these gems. To see a list of just the titles and authors names for easy printing, click here. Amazon Listmania: The Essential Man’s Library Part I The Great Gatsby by F. Set on the East Coast in the roaring ’20s, this American novel is a classic. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli “So then I understood.

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