Book Set #1 Revealed – First Things

Books 1 through 2 out of 50

Book Set 1 - First Things

The reveal of the fifty project books begin today! I’ve grouped all of the books into thirteen sets, each with a common theme or genre. Each post on this site between now and June 30 will introduce one of the book sets. Don’t miss a single action-packed article!

The first two books in The Well-Read Man Project fall under the category of “First Things,” naturally. I selected them in the hopes of laying a stable foundation on which to read the remaining books. Without further ado, here are those initial books. (Click on a book to access its detail page.)

Book 1
The Art of War
by Sun Tzu
Book 2
The Epic of Gilgamesh
by Anonymous

The Art of War is a book on military strategy, but for this project it will double as a text on book-reading strategies. Gilgamesh is one of the oldest pieces of literature from any human culture, so it is natural that it shows up early in the list.

These two old and acclaimed books bring an auspicious start to the project on July 1. If you would like to read along with the project, click on the book titles above for information on obtaining your own copies.


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