War and PeaceBook - 1994
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Michael (David Kross) reads this in "The Reader," a movie about illicit love also starring Kate Winslet.
ArapahoeSteffen Nov 22, 2016
This book got me interested in the Napoleonic wars with Russia for the first time, much in the same way that Gone With the Wind encouraged me to learn more about the American Civil War.
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This translation of War and Peace gives life to one of the best pieces of literature written by Leo Tolstoy. Anthony Briggs does a great job choosing words to convey what is being said, and nothing is vague or hard to understand. This is by far the easiest to read and understand copy of War and Peace that I have come across.
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We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
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