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I am maintaining the following reading list online to avoid procrastination

History

Currently Reading:

SPQR : A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard 

Finished Reading:

  1. The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass : Acclaimed book about the Bangladesh War in 1971 in the backdrop of the cold war, concentrating on the role of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger. It analyzes declassified documents and secret recordings maintained by Nixon to uncover shocking events.

 

Classics

Currently Reading: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Economics

I have a grasp of basic concepts in Economics and I want to study originial texts to understand how modern economic thought has evolved over the last few centuries – from Adam Smith to David Ricardo to John Maynard Keynes to Milton Friedman.

Currently reading: Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith

This ground breaking and highly influential book contains decades of observation and thought by Adam Smith. He introduces key concepts like Division of Labor, Free Markets etc. which were breakthrough ideas in the 18th century. The method of analysis introduced changed economics and public policy forever.

 

Ancient Languages

I have a long term project to learn the following ancient languages: Sanskrit, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Mandarin, Japanese and Arabic.