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A Listmania! list by I.J. Aaker "Izzy Justin Aaker" (Southern Central, USA)
The list author says: "I'm a retired soldier. My talent is the ability to learn languages. I can have basic conversations in Spanish; I am a certified professional German linguist, rated at the highest level as measured by the U.S. Defense and State Departments; I am an Arabic linguist, also rated at the highest level; I finished my Army career as a Military Language Instructor (Arabic)."
Foucault's Pendulum
1.  Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
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  "I selected this book having been somewhat interested in the Knights Templar.  I only read a few chapters, but not because I disliked it.  I found it very entertaining and informative.

It is a very difficult read because of Eco's precise use of detail and profoundly arcane references.  So, I've put it down for a while in order to study the subject at a more elementary level."
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The Hero with a Thousand Faces (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)
2.  The Hero with a Thousand Faces (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell) by Joseph Campbell
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  "This book introduced me to the "hero cycle", as Campbell describes it; an outline of all epic narrative.  This cycle is found in novel and film as well as biblical and mythological stories.

The stories that utilize the cycle (knowingly or not) leap into our minds and absorb our admiration.  Campbell's concepts have changed the way I perceive literature, film and contemporary events."
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