What are the best books mentioned by Chris Hedges?

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    #1A People’s History of the United States

    A People’s History of the United States

    A People's History of the United States is 1980 bestseller by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. The book reviews and analyzes important facts and events in the history of America.

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    Bruce Perry
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A People’s History of the United States is one of the best books mentioned by Chris Hedges. It's a bestseller and with good reason. The writing is superb as the author obviously knows the subject very well. I was always a bit of a history buff and there were some critical facts I was unaware of. It's also a great coffee table book!"
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    #2Notes From Underground

    Notes From Underground
    In Notes from the Underground, Fyodor Dostoyevsky tells the story of an unnamed narrator who retreated underground, fully isolating himself from society. It exhibits Dostoyevsky's thoughts on society and the human condition.
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    Jordan Simpson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Mentioned by Chris Hedges or not, this book in incredibly boring. It feels like I'm listening to a man just ramble on and on about the same thing for hundreds of pages. Hard pass from me."
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    #3Crime and Punishment

    Crime and Punishment
    Crime and Punishment is a classic of Russian literature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky published in 1866. It tells the story of ex-student Rodion Raskolnikov who plans to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker to liberate himself from poverty.

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    Tammy Wallace
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Crime and Punishment is a well known classic. I love that it has a balance of drama and moral quandary to it. I found myself sympathizing with Rodion, even though he was planning on committing a murder. His character development as he moves closer to his decision is fascinating. "
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    #4Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.

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    Maria Diaz
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Great book on technological dystopia. Those who love science fiction and fantasy, this is a must! A truly fascinating fun read for the Summer."
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    #5Death of the Liberal Class

    Death of the Liberal Class
     Death of the Liberal Class is a nonfiction philosophical historical political sociological book written by Chris Hedges. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2010 by Nation Books.
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    Wayne Hoffman
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Death of the Liberal Class is typical Chris Hedges and might well be his best work to date. I enjoyed it immensely even though I disagree with a lot of it. It seems to be the common fate of all cultural critics to be persuasively mistaken. Hedges is an accomplished writer who makes interesting points. Death of the Liberal Class made me adopt a new point of view for a time, which is an achievement in itself."
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    #6The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

    The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

    The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is a collection of stories written by Milan Kundera which tells the seven different narratives of characters in Europe in the Russian occupation era. 

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    Jose Douglas
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "never heard of nor read this book. it does sound very interesting though"
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    #7Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

    Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
    Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is a nonfiction political economical sequential art book written by Chris Hedges and illustrated by Joe Sacco. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2012 by Nation Books.
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    Mark Wagner
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Okay, so I'm not too sure here about this topic. The best books mentioned by Chris Hedges. This book is co authored by Chris Hedges and is a fairly good book on an interesting topic, but it is not just mentioned by him it is by him. "
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    #8Animal Farm

    Animal Farm
    Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show. 
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    Alice Cui
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "While I do like other books by George Orwell, this one was sort of strange and ended very quickly. It just wasn't up to par with the quality work that I've come to expect from this author and felt like this was something he wrote quickly or didn't spend the time to perfect before publishing."
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    #91984

    1984
    1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell that tells the story of Winston Smith, who lives under the rule of the tyrannical government ruled by the omnipresent Big Brother. It is a bleak portrayal of how society might become in the future.
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    Teresa Reid
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I didn't know who Chris Hedges was until I looked him up, but having done so I can absolutely see why he would recommend this book. It's been considered essential reading in many high schools for many reasons, and today the story told remains relevant to this day, frighteningly so."
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    #10Homage to Catalonia

    Homage to Catalonia
    Homage to Catalonia is an autobiographical novel by George Orwell that recounts his experiences as a soldier of the Republican Army during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s. 
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    Andrea Burke
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Homage to Catalonia is a book that was written by George Orwell. It is autobiographical and focuses on when he was a soldier in the Republican Army during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930's. Chris Hedges spoke highly about this book."
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    #11The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    After enduring the Trojan War, Odysseus begins the treacherous journey home to Ithaca. Homer's The Odyssey was composed around 700 BC and is one of the earliest epics in existence, remaining as one of the most influential works of literature today.

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    Andy Ma
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "It looks as if this book has indeed been mentioned by one Chris Hedges, who looks to be some sort of American leftist intellectual and teacher. I'd recommend it regardless of what any one individual says about it though, it's rather famous for a good reason. This looks to be a decent version of it as well in terms of translation and (digital) formatting. Not sure what other books this person recommends, but this book is timeless either way."
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    #12The Iliad

    The Iliad

    The Iliad is the first and also most important literary achievement in the history of ancient Greek and mankind. It's an epic poem without rival in world literature that explains the story of the last year of the Trojan War. 

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    Grace Montgomery
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The pace and continuity are fine. However the physical layout of the book makes it a bit of a chore to consume. The font is too small, there are no line breaks between paragraphs (white space) and the page headers do not include the page numbers."

Summary

Best What are the best books mentioned by Chris Hedges
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1A People’s History of the United StatesBooks 45 Paid
2Notes From UndergroundBooks 35 Paid
3Crime and PunishmentBooks 32 Paid
4Brave New WorldBooks 28 Paid
5Death of the Liberal ClassBooks 22 Paid
6The Book of Laughter and ForgettingBooks 19 Paid
7Days of Destruction, Days of RevoltBooks 13 Paid
8Animal FarmBooks 10 Paid
91984Books 8 Paid
10Homage to CataloniaBooks 6 Paid
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