Category: Classics

There are those books so widely read, either generally or by a particularly influential group of persons, that they come to be regarded as “classics”. These books should be read if for no other reason than everyone else has read them. But they are often important because of the ideas contained therein and the effects upon society.

  1. The Odyssey by Homer

    Overview (from Wikipedia) The Odyssey (Greek: Ὀδύσσεια, Odysseia) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work traditionally ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental … Continue reading

  2. The Illiad by Homer

    Overview (from Wikipedia) The Iliad (sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of … Continue reading

  3. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

    General Description The Fountainhead has become an enduring piece of literature, more popular now than when published in 1943. On the surface, it is a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face … Continue reading

  4. The Art of War by Sun Tzu

    General Overview (from Amazon.com) The Art of War is the Swiss army knife of military theory–pop out a different tool for any situation. Folded into this small package are compact views on resourcefulness, momentum, cunning, the profit motive, flexibility, integrity, … Continue reading

  5. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

    General Description (from Amazon.com) “Walden” is the classic account of two years spent by Henry David Thoreau living at Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. The story is detailed in its accounts of Thoreau’s day-to-day activities, observations, and undertakings to survive … Continue reading