What are the best complete idiot's guides?

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    #1The Complete Idiot's Guide to World History

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to World History
    This guide, specifically written to be understood by everyone, will allow you to know the most basic and key moments in world history, including facts, quotes and terms definitions so you can be a citizen of the 21th century world.





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    Ryan Berry
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "The Complete Idiots Guide books are great at taking a topic and distilling it down to it's basics. Despite the name of it, it doesn't talk down to you or assume you're stupid. It's just very clearly written and helps to giude you through the basics of the topic in question, in this case, world history."
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    #2The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam

    Commonly misunderstood, Islam religion is one of the most controversial out there. This book has everything those who want to know more about one of the oldest religions need, including sections about Islam's true views on terrorism and women.

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    Jack Adams
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "the false doctrines"
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    #3The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess
    400 illustrated chessboards, lots of photos, several pages with detailed answers to every question... This book, written by an International Chess Grandmaster who once was the US Chess Champion will help novices, experts and idiots with their chess skills. 


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    Matthew Graham
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Chess is an incredibly difficult game but with the Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess it can be a rather simple game to learn and begin to understand. The great thing is that it is amazing for all skill levels thanks to the complexity of the game and the depth of the book."
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    #4The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel
    This book will tell you the basics when it comes to writing a novel: featuring interviews with best-selling authors, the book includes many advice on the writing process that will turn your nice idea or adventure into a great book everyone will love reading.




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    Jordan Garrett
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "I don't really believe that there is a guide to righting a novel. I feel you either have the ability to write on or you don't I guess this is a good way to figure how to form one though. "
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    #5The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegan Living

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegan Living
    If you finally decided to embrace the vegan way of life, this book will tell you everything you need to know, including tips, myths debunking and of course, lots of amazing recipes so eating nothing but vegetables feels really tasty.





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    Dennis Rios
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "I should preface this by saying that I am not a Vegan. I have no desire to be one, either, so I'm a bit more critical than I probably should be to give an objective opinion of this. This book seems to be rather good at introducing you to the lifestyle as well as providing food choices and guidance, though. The author pays special attention to changing not only your dietary habits, but your overall lifestyle as well which makes a well-rounded overall health overview. While not my prerogative, it seems to be good and I would recommend it as it is formatted rather well and is exceptionally easy to read and comprehend."
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    #6The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Religions

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Religions
    This book has all the answers about the many religions that coexist these days: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism. It also includes information about less-known religions, and complete information about their symbols, rituals, celebrations and deities. 




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    Jane Hoffman
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "This book is one of the most interesting "Idiot's Guide" and it really helps take a complex issue and simplify it into a easily understandable and readable format. Religion can be a very complicated subject, one that is especially culturally relevant these days, so having a general understanding of the religious differences present in different parts of the world can be very useful and interesting. This is part of what makes this guide stands out among the other "complete idiot's" guides."
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    #7The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Harry Potter

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Harry Potter

    Created by J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter world is full of secrets and magic tricks... and thanks to this book you will be able to find out about all of them. You will be able to know about the wizard rules, relationships between the characters of the seven books and even the name of every spell in the book. 

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    Lawrence Vargas
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Complete Idiots Guides are a great thing for people to gain some knowledge and exposure to a subject that they are curious about. It may seem odd that there are books about other books. However, this is great because the world of Harry Potter is immense and may be daunting for someone to understand right away."
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    #8The Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy

    This beginner's book about philosophy covers the essential philosophers from ancient times to today, working as a great introduction to the mental exercise this science brings. Even the newest kinds of philosophy are included, like women philosophers and postmodernism. 




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    Diana Barrett
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "I received this book as a joke. I was not really planning to read it. However, I hate to waste an opportunity to at least skim a book. I did not read the entire book. But I did get some enjoyment out of it."
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    #9The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism

    This book has everything you need to know about the world's oldest religion: its history, customs and beliefs are fully covered, and you will be able to read amazing stories from the Hindu history and literature. 

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    Richard Hicks
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "This is really great. I wanted to know more about one of the world's most popular religions, and this book gave me the low down. Really informative. Easy to read. Pictures too. I'm not ashamed to say I don't read all that much, but this stuck with me. Good stuff."
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    #10The Complete Idiot's Guide to Zen Living

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Zen Living
    This book has lots of ideas even idiots will be able to understand, so they can incorporate a Zen outlook in their lives. With these book's hints, ideas and exercises, everyone will be able to achieve their own enlightenment. 




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    Christian Murray
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Well, it's not what I'd think about as far as general guides go. But, if you were in the mood to read about Zen, this is a great guide. It's a fascinating read."
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    #11The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible

    This beginners guide to the Bible and Christianity includes the journeys of many prominent and key men from both the New and Old Testament. Thanks to the included glossary, you will be able to know what every name and place means. 

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    Nancy Porter
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Not the traditional first Book, but it is a simple guide for those studying Christianity or knowledgeable in the Bible to read stories of Biblical figures. It also cover places in the book of each figure and story is located."
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