What are the best books atop coffee tables?

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    #1National Geographic: The Photographs

    National Geographic: The Photographs

    National Geographic: The Photographs (National Geographic Collectors Series) is a series of photographs compiled by Leah Bendavid-Val. It was published September 16, 2008 by National Geographic.

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    Wang Ren
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "National Geographic: The Photographs is a good books atop coffee tables"
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    #2The Secret of the Soul

    The Secret of the Soul

    The Secret of the Soul: Using Out-of-Body Experiences to Understand Our True Nature is a Spirituality, Metaphysics, Science reference book written by William Buhlam. It was published July 3, 2001 by HarperOne.

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    Christopher Bennett
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I don't know about this one. Maybe I'm just not smart enough to understand it. Most of the themes and theories went right over my head. I had to re-read passages a few times and even then I didn't get it. This is the kind of book a dumb person should avoid. "
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    #3Lincoln

    Lincoln
    Lincoln is a biography written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Herbert Donald. It chronicles the life of the 16th president of the United States, from his childhood in Kentucky to his presidency during the Civil War.
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    Pamela Bell
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "When first visiting a home, one can quickly evaluate its dwellers. The level of cleanliness speaks to a person's organizational habits, whereas the color scheme of a home points to a person's overall mood. One of the most revealing characteristics, however, is the reading material left out on the coffee table. A literary work so notorious as "Lincoln" clearly signals the intellect and sophistication of its owner. It signals the desire of oneself to further his or her education, which is considered to be the best way for a person to better themselves."
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    #4Einstein

    Einstein

    From the author of Steve Jobs comes this extensive biography about the most influencer scientific of the 20th Century. Rebel and extraordinary icon, nonconformist, creative and full of imagination, Albert Einstein biography is a must-read one. 

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    Lisa Freeman
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I have never understood the whole put a book on a coffee table thing, but maybe because I have a dog and he'd chew it to pieces (seriously, he would). That said, Water Isaacson is an important, in-depth, talented writer who demystifies the science and the life of one of the most interesting figures of the 20th Century. Read this. Even if you're not that into science, you'll come away with a new appreciation for what Einstein and his colleagues accomplished. And if you want to keep it on your coffee table, well, go ahead. "
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    #5American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

    American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
    American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House is a biography written by Jon Meacham. It narrates the life of Andrew Jackson as the 7th president of the United States and founder of the Democratic Party. 
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    Kelly Wallace
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I am looking for a coffee table book for a wedding gift. I want something with lots of pictures that would fit this traditional definition. The Andrew Jackson book looks like an interesting book, but it is a biography with some pages of pictures. I am looking for a book where the pictures are the stars and less text/plot. So, this would not work for me."
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    #6The Republic

    The Republic
    The Republic is one of the most famous works of the Greek philosopher Plato. Written around 380 BC, the book is a Socratic dialogue in which an ideal state is defined. Is considered one of the most influential works of philosophy and political theory.
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    Brian Watson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Plato is a favorite in Philosophy classes but I don't think this work would work as a coffee table book... Obviously the ideas within are an important part of the thought-provoking Greek contribution to the world and should be read by everyone once they're mentally mature enough to discuss the ideas, but it's not something to read lightly with guests while sipping coffee."
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    #7The German Ideology

    The German Ideology

    The German Ideology is a socialist book written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels examining the effects of materialism, capitalism, class conflict and communism. It also has theses criticizing Bruno Bauer and Ludwig Feuerbach.

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    Jesse Hawkins
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "While I enjoy this book very much, I wouldn't recommend it as something to put on a coffee table considering it takes many hours to read and many more hours to understand. I don't generally think of dense philosophical texts when I think coffee table book."
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    #8Chomsky on Anarchism

    Chomsky on Anarchism

    Chomsky on Anarchism is a Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Non-fiction book written by Noam Chomsky and edited by Barry Pateman. It was published May 1, 2005 by AK Press.

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    Bobby Cruz
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "If you are looking for a really amazing coffee book, then look no further than the book Chomsky on Anarchism. It is a book on politics by Noam Chomsky, and you will definitely learn a lot from a brilliant mind and an excellent perspective. This book is great!"
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    #9Journeys Out of the Body

    Journeys Out of the Body

    Journeys Out of the Body: The Classic Work on Out-of-Body Experience is a Spirituality, Psychology, Metaphysics, Occult Non-fiction book written by Robert A. Moroe. It was published December 1, 1992 by Broadway Books.

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    Samuel Miller
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I would not fit this book into the "best books atop a coffee table" category. When I think of this category I think of more light reading, something you only need to read a few pages out of at a time to be satisfied. Maybe a series of short stories would better fit this topic. The book presented seems more oriented towards a metaphysical/ spiritual topic."
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    #10Cosmic Journeys

    Cosmic Journeys

    Cosmic Journeys: My Out-of-Body Explorations With Robert A. Monroe is a Metaphysics, Paranormal, Spirituality Non-fiction book written by Rosalind A. Mcknight. |t was published January 1, 1999 by Hampton Road Publishing.

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Best What are the best books atop coffee tables
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1National Geographic: The PhotographsBooks 66 Paid
2The Secret of the SoulBooks 1 Paid
3LincolnBooks 1 Paid
4EinsteinBooks 0 Paid
5American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White HouseBooks 0 Paid
6The RepublicBooks 0 Paid
7The German IdeologyBooks 0 Paid
8Chomsky on AnarchismBooks 0 Paid
9Journeys Out of the BodyBooks 0 Paid
10Cosmic JourneysBooks 0 Paid
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