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The Lonely Sea: Collected Short Stories
Alistair MacLean
Her Benny
Silas K. Hocking
Vedere din Parfumerie
Silvia Kerim
Mysticism and Logic (Western Philosophy)
Bertrand Russell
The Analects of Confucious
Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking
William James
Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask
New Scientists Books Staff, New Scientist
Mutual Aid
Pyotr Kropotkin
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
Olivia Fraser, William Dalrymple
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Very, Very Rich and How They Got That Way

The Very, Very Rich and How They Got That Way - Max Gunther This collection of essays from the 1970´s sets just the right tone. It´s not written as a how-to or motivational speech most of the time, it includes a renowned, likeable, charismatic pitcher of multi-level marketing concepts who, by the time of the interview, was already on the way to a long conviction for fraud, and it includes a fascinating interview with 2 men born in the same neighborhood at the same time, one now a homeless man called "banana nose", one a famous, seemingly unhappy, but wealthy man.

The list of traits common to the very rich is also quite interesting.