Books Recommended by Paul Graham
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The Making of Europe
Conquest, Colonization and Cultural Change, 950-1350
Source: "I know I've recommended this book already, but it's so good I have to do it again. [The author] brings history to life by explaining how and why the things happened that other books merely tell you happened." - Paul Graham
The Double Helix
A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
James D. Watson Ph.D.
Source: "The most impressive feature of [this book] is how much [the author] admits he didn't know. He's constantly talking about papers he couldn't understand and important concepts he didn't grasp." - Paul Graham
The Copernican Revolution
Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought
Thomas S. Kuhn
Source: "Kuhn was surely most influenced by the Copernican Revolution. [This is an] excellent book incidentally." - Paul Graham
Did Paul Graham recommend all these books?
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