The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is brilliant adventure novel that is now considered a classic work in literature. First released as serials between 1844 and 1845, the book is set in some important historical events during the Bourbon Restoration in France. The story follows the journey of Edmond Dantès who was falsely accused and imprisoned without trial, but then turned into a commanding Count of Monte Cristo and sought for revenge.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden is a romantic historical fiction novel originally released in 1997. Set in a period prior to the clash of World War II, it explores the life of the geishas in Gion district of Kyoto, Japan. The book followed the remarkable story of how miserable little Chiyo Sakamoto turned into a renowned geisha Sayuri. How she endured the harsh treatments by her bitter rivals and the demanding training to become a geisha. Most of all how she found her first crush which turned out to be her true love, after being separated for years.
Capital: Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx is an influential and considered one of the most important work in economics philosophy. It is published in three separate volumes subtitled: The Process of Production of Capital, The Process of Circulation of Capital, and The Process of Capitalist Production as a Whole. The books, especially Volume I, have been widely used as foundational theory in materialist philosophy, economics and politics.
First released in 1894, Capital Volume III by Karl Marx (subtitled The Process of Capitalist Production as a Whole) is the third and last published book in Marx’s most pivotal work in economy (and politic), Capital: Critique of Political Economy. Published after Marx’s death, the book was put together from collection of Marx’s notes by Friedrich Engels. This volume is concerned primarily with the internal differentiation of the capitalist class.
Capital Volume II by Karl Marx (subtitled The Process of Circulation of Capital) is the second book of Marx’s monumental work Capital: Critique of Political Economy. Originally released in 1885, the economic philosophy book was compiled from Marx’s notes and developed by Friedrich Engels. This volume is divided into three parts: The Metamorphoses of Capital and Their Circuits, The Turnover of Capital, and The Reproduction and Circulation of the Aggregate Social Capital.
First published in 1867, Capital Volume I by Karl Marx (originally subtitled The Process of Production of Capital) is the first book in the famous economics philosophy Das Kapital. Throughout the years, the book has been considered as a fundamental work of modern economic thought and the principal text of Marxian economics. Here Marx makes a strong criticism toward capitalism, which is chiefly from the standpoint of its production processes.
First published in 2010, The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking is a thought-provoking science book co-written by Leonard Mlodinow. In this book, both physicists explores and inspects the history and theories of science in finding explanations on the existence of the universe. It states that the Big Bang is purely a result of the physics laws and bringing up God is probably unnecessary to explain the origins of the universe. In defending his view, Hawking once said, “One can’t prove that God doesn’t exist, but science makes God unnecessary.”
Grunge Is Dead by Greg Prato (fully entitled Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music) is a brilliantly revealing book about grunge and Seattle music. It was written based on more than 130 interviews with the musicians and people who were actually in the scene. As a result, Prato successfully delivered an extensive oral history of Seattle underground music scene, pre and post grunge hysteria in the 90’s. From those massive interviews, Prato offered new perspectives on big names of that era such as Nirvana (and Kurt Cobain), Pearl Jam (and Eddie Vedder), Alice in Chains (and Layne Staley), the Melvins, Mudhoney, and many others.