What are the best must-read books for those who love freedom?

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    #11984

    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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    Theresa Taylor
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Wow! Such an intriguing book! I am about to read it -- and all I can think is, "this will be amazing!" I don't know if it will end in freedom or tragedy. But it will be an intensely great read. I'm hoping for freedom. "
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    #2War and Peace

    War and Peace
    Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace is considered one of the finest novels ever written. The story chronicles Napoleon's invasion of Russia during the early 19th century.
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    Virginia Hughes
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I don't think this book is for everyone, but it definitely a classic. It is hard to read, but I think it is an important novel. It follows different families so the names become hard to try and remember, but I think any history buff or a lover of the classics should read this book. "
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    #3Animal 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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    Benito Caballero
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Animal Farm is one of the great satires in modern history. Orwell is an amazing writer, and this work combines simplicity and wit perfectly. This book is highly recommended for everyone and its relevance hasn't dimmed."
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    #4Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was written by Anne Frank, published from the diary she kept when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis in the then German-occupied Netherlands.
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    Hemant Rathore
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book was very frightening to read to me, because Anne Frank ended up dying due to Nazis. Nonetheless, the book was very griping because it gave such great detail in describing what it was like to be living in a time where you were being pursued by Nazis. As I read this book I hoped the story would end up different, but I knew the outcome would be Anne Frank's death. As I read through the book I kept imagining how people were willing to harm others in such a despicable manner. I had to stop reading the book a couple of times because these thoughts were starting to become really negative, but after I calmed down I continued to read. The book was great because it was sort of like a time capsule to another time, but it was really sad. It made me appreciate my life more and the freedom I have been given and it will do the same for others who read it."
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    #5Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel wherein a totalitarian regime has ordered the burning of books in order to suppress the spread of subversive ideas. It preaches about the power and role of knowledge to see beyond the surface.

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    Janet Gray
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "While a great read for anyone for the freedom of speech and to do what is right, this book touches on many subjects that make those rethink the actions some take in today's society. The concept of this book was fascinating but the story was a little trying at times. "
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    #6To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.
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    James Ryan
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I was looking for a must-read book for those who love their freedom and I came across To Kill A Mockingbird. I remember this book from high school and immediately purchased it because I wanted to re-read it. It definitely covers the topic of freedom and is a great read. I'd recommend to anyone! This book was a great solution to my search for the topic of books that cover freedom and people that love freedom. It's amazing!"
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    #7The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games is the first novel of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins which centers on Katniss Everdeen who volunteers as tribute to replace her younger sister in a game televised and ruled by a dictatorial government.

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    Kevin Hansen
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I'm not sure what books would qualify as must-read for people who love freedom, but I'm not sure this is it. I can see how The Hunger Games relates to the topic of freedom and all that jazz, but not really more than that. Give it a read if you want, but I'm sure there are better options. "
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    #8Divergent

    Divergent

    Divergent is the first dystopian novel in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth which is set in a post-apocalyptic society divided into five factions where Beatrice Prior has to choose only one to devote her life to.

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    Stephen Washington
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Divergent is a fantastic read. It is so detailed. I enjoyed reading it from beginning to end."
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    #9Atlas Shrugged

    Atlas Shrugged
    Atlas Shrugged is a philosophical novel by Russian author, Ayn Rand. It tells the story of Dagny Taggart and John Galt, the "Destroyer." The Destroyer has encouraged important people to go on a strike and make a new society of their own.
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    #10On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

    On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
    On the Duty of Civil Disobedience is an essay written by Henry David Thoreau published in 1849. The general idea defends that individuals shouldn't let the government overrule them or atrophy their consciences.
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    Justin Grant
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience is such and important historical work. Thoreau has penned many genius pieces that challenge our thinking. This is an important book about out culture and freedom. This should be read by all."
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    #11Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
    Bury My Heart in Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West unflinchingly narrates the plight of the Native American Indians during the development of American expansionism in the Western frontier.
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    Sara Harvey
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a very sad upsetting book but it's very good and educational. i'll probably send a copy to each member of my book club. Thanks for the recommendation Amazon!"
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    #12Siddhartha

    Siddhartha

    Siddharta is a spiritual fiction novel written by Herman Hesse. It was published January 1, 1982 by Bantam publishing. It narrates the story of a young man's journey to spiritual enlightenment.

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    Donna Harrison
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I enjoyed how the book incorporates the journey of life, focusing on how sometimes events that may seem like the end of the world are actually just a stepping stone. It is a beautifully written work that makes sense of a lot of things that trouble us daily. I found it to be incredibly impactful, and I look forward to rereading it several times."
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    #13The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

    The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

    The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution is Bernard Bailyn's narration and argument about the ideological origins of the revolution and if the American Constitution applied the ideas that sparked the revolution.

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    Ana María Leal
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This book was a wonderful look into the history of American freedom. The narration was exceptionally well done! Would read again."
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    #14The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth

    The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth

    The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York is a non-fiction novel originally published in 2010. This book explores the current environmental issues that humanity is facing.

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    Sai Jaiteley
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "An overly boring book by authors who try to put in as many big words as they can. This is liberal propaganda that is trying to create a scared response on issues that are not as big as they try to make them. There conclusions are pure conjecture and not supported by one ounce of facts. If you choose to think for yourself, skip this one. If you want to be told how to think, you'll love it."
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    #15Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer

    Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer

    Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer by Carole Boston Weatherford is a non-fiction biography of the author herself about the prejudice, abuse and struggles that she endured in fighting for civil rights.

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    Gregory Jenkins
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "You can tell what its about just from the title alone."
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    #16Across Many Mountains

    Across Many Mountains

    Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom is a non-fiction memoir written by Yangzom Brauen. It is about Kunsang and it is first published in 2009 by St. Martin's Press.

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    Vincent Spencer
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "a tale about a family's journey from oppression to being free.A tale of never giving up but giving it your all for wanting something you desire.Which is a tale that I can always get behind."
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    #17India's Struggle for Independence

    India's Struggle for Independence
    India's Struggle for Independence is a history book written by Bipan Chandra, Mridula Mukherjee, Sucheta Mahajan, and others. It provides an overview of the Indian movement for independence from colonial powers.
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    Matthew Gonzalez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Another great book for history nuts. I really got a good amount of insight from this and learned a lot of India's history for independence out of it."
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    #18Zoya's Story

    Zoya's Story

    Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom is a memoir written by Zoya with contribution from John Follain and Rita Cristofari. It was published in 2003. It is about an Afghan woman who joins a rebel group against the Taliban.

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    Christopher Campbell
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book is eye-opening in multiple ways. Not only does it express the brutality experienced by Afghan people living under occupation, but it also shows the struggles of women living in a country where they do not have rights."

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Best What are the best must-read books for those who love freedom
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
11984Books 54 Paid
2War and PeaceBooks 49 Paid
3Animal FarmBooks 47 Paid
4Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young GirlBooks 46 Paid
5Fahrenheit 451Books 44 Paid
6To Kill a MockingbirdBooks 41 Paid
7The Hunger GamesBooks 39 Paid
8DivergentBooks 36 Paid
9Atlas ShruggedBooks 30 Paid
10On the Duty of Civil DisobedienceBooks 22 Paid
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