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David Levine

Research Scientist, University of Tennessee

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What book have you read that everyone should read and why?

Many books have a profound effect on us and stay with us for the rest of our lives. Help us all to discover this new gem that we may not have found!

For example "The Giving Tree" for its lessons on unconditional love and selflessness

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    Jan 22 2014: Very important: 'El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha", by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Realistic, humorous, ironic, wise, humble, human, philosophical, intelligent, gives a deep and different vision of man and society.

    Most notably "The Critic" by the Spanish Jesuit Baltasar Gracian: a school for living and think smart and right. Highly recommended. Deep observation of human psychology and shows the thought of the intellectual European and Spanish Baroque. It´s prefectly applicable to present days, it's a gorgeous school for life. By this author, also 'The hero' and 'The discret', pieces of advise for politicians, kings, governors, and so on.

    You'll enjoy the reading, I'm sure. Centuries have not been able to remove freshness of this books.

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