Understanding Men and Manhood

A Listmania! list by Jack Donovan (Portland, OR)
The list author says: "A running list of important books for people who really want to understand men and manhood -- not people who want to "fix" men."
Manliness
1.  Manliness by Harvey C. Mansfield
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  "An important book, but makes too many concessions to the "gender neutral world.""
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The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal
2.  The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal by Desmond Morris
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  "Readable, enjoyable and rings true. A real classic that avoids blank slate fallacies and wishful thinking, showing men (and women) as the evolved monkeys they are."
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Honor: A History
3.  Honor: A History by James Bowman
The list author says:
  "Best book on the topic of honor, though set in a somewhat political argument."
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A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry (The Middle Ages Series)
4.  A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry (The Middle Ages Series) by Geoffroi de Charny
The list author says:
  "What chivalry really is (martial virtue) written by a 14th century knight -- not romanticized into mere deference to women, as it was later."
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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
5.  The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker
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  "A challenging read, but easily the best explanation of how and why people (and scientists) started pretending humans were infinitely malleable (when no other similar species are)."
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