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The War for Gaul: A New Translation Cover Image
By Julius Caesar, James O'Donnell (Translator)
ISBN: 9780691216690
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Published: Princeton University Press - July 13th, 2021

The War for Gaul is a fantastic account of Julius Caesar’s campaigns of Gaul written by Julius Caesar himself! Through this book, you get to peek into the mind of one of the most faascinating figures in history. It is a great read and it gives a great insight into what was like during this time.

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ISBN: 9780807083697
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Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

Kindred is a great story about a woman caught between two times. She lives a normal life in the modern times until she is spontaneously transported to the Antebellum South. Octavia Butler is an incredible author and this book is my favorite of hers. She gives a commentary on race, culture, and society that is profound to this day.

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The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060786502
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

The Poisonwood Bible is a book about a family undergoing change. Their journey is powerful, heartwarming, and leaves an impact on the reader that is hard to forget. I recommend this book to anyone who craves a genuine story that can move people.

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ISBN: 9780441013593
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Published: Ace - August 2nd, 2005

Dune by Frank Herbert is an absolute science fiction classic. The scope and scale of the story is immense and it has inspired countless works of science fiction. Trust me, you will never forget your first trip to Arrakis!

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Elantris: Tenth Anniversary Author's Definitive Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765381026
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2015

In this fantasy novel, a devestation has wrecked a proud and powerful city, and for the past ten years people have been contracting a mysterious disease. Sanderson weaves a fantastic tale about the fate of these people and this ruined city. The world-building is imaginative and the plot is gripping and very well thought out.