24 Recommended Books — Paul Graham


Paul Graham is an English computer scientist, venture capitalist, and essayist. He is known for his work on Lisp, for co-founding Viaweb, and for co-founding the Y Combinator seed capital firm. Wikipedia

  1. The Art of War in the Middle Ages by Charles Oman
  2. The Gallic War: Seven Commentaries on The Gallic War with an Eighth Commentary by Aulus Hirtius (Oxford World’s Classics) by Julius Caesar, Carolyn Hammond
  3. The Lives of the Artists (Oxford World’s Classics) by Giorgio Vasari, Julia Conway Bondanella, Peter Bondanella
  4. The Penguin Atlas of African History: Revised Edition by Colin McEvedy
  5. The Extension of Man: A History of Physics before the Quantum by J. D. Bernal
  6. The World We Have Lost by Peter Laslett
  7. Guns, Sails, and Empires: Technological Innovation and the Early Phases of European Expansion, 1400- 1700 by Caro M. Cipolla
  8. The Fall of Constantinople 1453 (Canto) by Steven Runciman
  9. A History of Rome from its Origins to 529 A.D. as told by the Roman Historians by Moses, prepared HADAS
  10. Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark
  11. The Golden Trade of the Moors: West African Kingdoms in the Fourteenth Century by E. W. Bovill, Edward W. Bovill
  12. Medieval Technology and Social Change by Lynn White
  13. Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural History by Mark Girouard
  14. Mohammed and Charlemagne by Henri Pirenne
  15. The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought by Thomas S. Kuhn, James Bryant Conant
  16. Hilbert by Constance Reid
  17. The Soul of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder
  18. My Forty Years with Ford (Great Lakes Books Series) by Charles E Sorensen, Samuel T Williamson, David L. Lewis
  19. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  20. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Dover Thrift Editions) by Benjamin Franklin
  21. The History of the World by J. M. Roberts, O. A. Westad
  22. Memoirs or Chronicle of The Fourth Crusade and The Conquest of Constantinople by Geoffrey de Villehardouin, Frank T. Marzials
  23. Moorish Spain by Richard Fletcher
  24. The kings depart: The tragedy of Germany : Versailles and the German revolution by Richard M Watt

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