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On the Beach by Nevil Shute
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Published in 1957, this is the earliest novel in the post-apocalyptic genre that I've read, and unsurprisingly, deals with the aftermath of a nuclear war. In this case, the main characters are in Australia awaiting the deadly fallout that has already ...more
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Silence by Shūsaku Endō
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Beautifully written and heartbreaking novel on faith in the face of unrelenting persecution, and the doubt engendered from the silence from God. Endo did extensive research on the history of 17th century Christian communities in Japan before and afte ...more
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The True Believer by Eric Hoffer
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Extraordinarily prescient, particularly after this election. "Should Americans begin to hate foreigners whole-heartedly, it will be an indication that they have lost confidence in their own way of life."

A ruthlessly thorough yet pithy volume on the m
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The Nuclear Question by Michael Mandelbaum
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The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe
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Where's the Next Shelter? by Gary Sizer
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Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
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The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
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Area X by Jeff VanderMeer
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