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A Listmania! list by C. Daley III (Columbus, OH)
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The list author says: "I read dozens and maybe hundreds of books each year. Occasionally, I find a book that contains inside it an "epiphany" of such simplicity and magnitude that I feel that everyone should read it. This list is my first step in achieving that (impossible) aim."
Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
1.  Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long by David Rock
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  "Some day our K-12 education system will teach us these skills when we're still young. Since all of you were deprived, BUY THIS BOOK!"
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Moral Politics : How Liberals and Conservatives Think
2.  Moral Politics : How Liberals and Conservatives Think by George Lakoff
The list author says:
  "The best book I've found so far on the different attitudes towards politics.  See my review for important clarification of my support."
$15.14   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else
3.  The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by Hernando de Soto
The list author says:
  "Modern culture equates capitalism to greed.  deSoto shatters that woefully inadequate simplification and explains how and why property rights allow people to create wealth.  In so doing, he explains the plight of the 3rd world."
$12.34   Used & New from: $0.05
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
4.  Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
The list author says:
  "This book may not deserve the "epiphany" status.  However, the debate over the rise of China and decline of the US will dominate US politics for 50 years.  This book helps readers understand the broad factors that contribute to the rise (and decline) of civilizations."
$10.70   Used & New from: $0.25
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,817 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

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