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The Harvard Guide to Influential Books: 113 Distinguished Harvard Professors Discuss the Books That Have Helped to Shape Their Thinking

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Published September 1st 1986 by HarperCollins Publishers
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A. Shaskan
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Although there are a few original and surprising inclusions, for the most part I suspect these professors are just showing off with their choices. The most honest answer comes from Nobel laureate Sheldon Glashow, who submitted a wonderfully crotchety response ("Was Moby Dick more important to me than the latest Len Deighton thriller, or is browsing through the Oxford English Dictionary even more significant? And who should care?"). Helen Vendler says basically the same thing, but in a gentler wa ...more
Ambrose Miles
Jan 29, 2014 rated it liked it
There are some interesting selections especially by professors "I know" or have read. However there is a lot of academic dated entries which, no matter what I will never ever find any interest for. ...more
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