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Banned Books: The Nazis and the Catholic Church were and are not the only ones to ban books. Currently the State Board of Education bans several. Ray Bradbury's "Farenheit 451" is a tale of a society banning books. It and the books on this list are all worth reading. The ability to publish them is freedom of speech.

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List of Classic Books to Read Before You Die. I've noticed a few that are missing on this list (Brave New World) but seems pretty good.

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Sympathy for fugitive slaves intensified with the publication of Uncle Toms Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, written in protest to the Fugitive Slave laws while southerners decried these 'misconceptions' of slavery. This book gave a face to slavery.

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Not only can you get your literary passport stamped twice with Hemingway's romp through Paris and Pamplona, but you can enjoy an immersive mood piece about the highs and lows of drunken, rambling youth.

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