What are the best books mentioned in the first season of Luke Cage?

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    #1Invisible Man

    Invisible Man

    This book narrates the life of a nameless black man living in the US, how hard it was for him to grow up in a racist town in the South, and how he eventually became leader of the community in New York.

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    Christopher Mitchell
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century. The nameless narrator of the novel describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro college from which he is expelled, moving to New York and becoming the chief spokesman of the Harlem branch of "the Brotherhood", and retreating amid violence and confusion to the basement lair of the Invisible Man he imagines himself to be. The book is a passionate and witty tour de force of style, strongly influenced by T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Joyce, and Dostoevsky"
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    #2Mystic River

    Mystic River

    Mystic River is a crime mystery suspense fiction written by Dennis Lehane. This thriller novel is first published in 2001 by William Morrow Paperbacks.

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    Cynthia Pearson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is one of those books that really just pulls you in and has you wondering what is going to happen the entire time. Right from the beginning with the separation of the kids to the very end, you're constantly wanting to flip to the next page and get through the entire book always wanting more. This is a fantastic book and I think everyone should read if you are into suspense. You definitely won't be disappointed."
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    #3Medical Apartheid

    Medical Apartheid

    Medical Apartheid is a non-fiction book written by Harriet A. Washington, first published in 2007 by Doubleday. An intersection between race, medicine, and social justice, it explores the history of medical experimentation on black subjects.

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    Carl Long
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I went over Medical Apartheid during a course in college, and it is an incredibly comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. The knowledge brought forth in this intersection of history is crucial for us to remember moving forward, which is why it's so great in Luke Cage."
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    #4The Power Broker

    The Power Broker

    The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York is a biography written by Robert A. Caro on the life of Robert Moses, a public official from New York. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography in 1975.

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    Jacqueline Cruz
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "A great insight into the life of Robert Moses who shaped New York in the 20th century and whose effects are still evident today. It is a fascinating read and you might struggle to put it down once you start reading it. It will change the way you look at politics, news, and the city you live in. "
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    #5Outliers: The Story of Success

    Outliers: The Story of Success

    Outliers: The Story of Success is a book by Malcolm Gladwell examining what makes the remarkably successful people different from normal ones, from their families, their cultures, and their generations. 

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    Ben Cheng
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Outliers: The Story of Success is a fantastic book filled with lessons to learn. I learned a lot about my own potential, and others as well. Its a great book that will teach you a lot about yourself."
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    #6The 48 Laws of Power

    The 48 Laws of Power

    The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is a self-help non-fiction book on business and psychology. This book was published in 2000 which discusses the philosophies of Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, et. al.

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    David Weber
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "It's an interesting book, and I suppose it says a lot about the people who defined these "laws," but overall, I find the majority of "self-help" books to be nothing more than a collection of things you repeat to your self to make yourself feel better. If it works for you, great, but I'm not really a believer in that sort of thing."
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    #7Death List (Kenyatta)

    Death List (Kenyatta)
    Death List is a mystery novel written by Donald Goines. First published in 1974, it is the second book in the Kenyatta series. It tells the story of Kenyatta and his army as they try to rid the ghetto of racism. 
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    Steven Roberts
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is one of the books mentioned and it is a good read. I feel that it would be worthwhile to get into."
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    #8Fist Stick Knife Gun

    Fist Stick Knife Gun

    Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America is a non-fiction book written by Geoffrey Canada, first published in 1995. It talks about the effects of urban poverty on violence. 

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    Philip Vargas
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Wow. What a book. Thats all I can say. A candid retelling of Geoffrey Canada's childhood of the streets. Riviting ....."
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    #9Little Green (Easy Rawlins Mystery)

    Little Green (Easy Rawlins Mystery)

    Little Green is a mystery novel written by Walter Mosley, first published in 2013 by Doubleday. It is the 12th book in the Easy Rawlins Mystery series, featuring private detective Easy Rawlins.

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    Diana Austin
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Walter Mosley is a master of the mystery novel. His Easy Rawlins series makes you feel like you're in the Los Angeles of the period when they take place. I learned a lot about the Western part of the Great Migration from this series. This installment takes place in the hippie subculture of the 1960s, and it's just as well researched as the earlier books in the series. You'll forget you're reading a book. It's that entertaining and believable."
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    #10Kenyatta's Last Hit (Kenyatta)

    Kenyatta's Last Hit (Kenyatta)
    Kenyatta's Last Hit is a mystery novel written by Donald Goines. First published in 1975, it is the fourth and final book in the Kenyatta series. It follows the story of Kenyatta and his army.
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Best What are the best books mentioned in the first season of Luke Cage
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Invisible ManBooks 38 Paid
2Mystic RiverBooks 35 Paid
3Medical ApartheidBooks 32 Paid
4The Power BrokerBooks 30 Paid
5Outliers: The Story of SuccessBooks 27 Paid
6The 48 Laws of PowerBooks 26 Paid
7Death List (Kenyatta)Books 23 Paid
8Fist Stick Knife GunBooks 22 Paid
9Little Green (Easy Rawlins Mystery)Books 20 Paid
10Kenyatta's Last Hit (Kenyatta)Books 17 Paid
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