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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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Education, Higher Education, Academia, Reading, Philosophy

302 pages, Paperback

First published September 1, 1986

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C. Maury Devine

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February 2, 2019
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 way.

Still, worthwhile for a quick browse. I learned about a few interesting titles.
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June 26, 2015
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.
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