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    Barnes & Noble

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    Craig Jones
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "It's easy to forget that Amazon even has competitors these days, but Barnes & Noble is still my go-to. I read a lot of novels, and love having bookshelves filled with books. B&N seems to send me coupons all the time, and if you're lucky enough to still have a physical B&N in your area, you can buy online and often go pick up the book to skip the wait on shipping. Great selection as well."
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      The Canterbury Tales

      The Canterbury Tales is a classical literature novel written by Geoffrey Chaucer and translated by Nevill Coghill. With over 500 pages, this book is published in 2003 by Penguin Classics.

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      $11

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      He Wu
      Written on May 5, 2018
      "If you are into history and story's from the past this would be a great read!"
      HW
      He Wu
      Written on May 5, 2018
      "If you are into history and story's from the past this would be a great read!"
    2. 385
      Conquest of the Useless

      Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo is a nonfiction biography written by Werner Herzog and translated by Krishna Winston. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2009 by Ecco.

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      $24.99

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      Sandra Ramirez
      Written on May 3, 2018
      "Sounds very interesting"
      SR
      Sandra Ramirez
      Written on May 3, 2018
      "Sounds very interesting"
    3. 287
      A Companion to Werner Herzog
      A Companion to Werner Herzog is a nonfiction biography cultural film book written by Brad Prager. With over 600 pages, this book is published in 2012 by Wiley-Blackwell.
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      Daniel McDonald
      Written on May 3, 2018
      "Let me preface this by saying that Werner Herzog is a filmmaking genius. So when I saw A Companion to Werner Herzog I immediately bought it with zero hesitation. This book is..."
      DM
      Daniel McDonald
      Written on May 3, 2018
      "Let me preface this by saying that Werner Herzog is a filmmaking genius. So when I saw A Companion to Werner Herzog I immediately bought it with zero hesitation. This book is a compilation of scholarly essays about the complexity of his films. I am unsure if this book is recommended by Werner Herzog, but if you are interested in film this is a must-read."
    1. 276
      Ferocious Reality

      Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog is a nonfiction culture film book written by Eric Ames. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2012 by University of Minnesota Press.

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      $25 - Varies by seller

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      Patricia Arnold
      Written on May 10, 2018
      "I love to read books that are cultural or controversial. My husband brought this one home and started discussing it with me. I joined in with the reading with him and in the..."
      PA
      Patricia Arnold
      Written on May 10, 2018
      "I love to read books that are cultural or controversial. My husband brought this one home and started discussing it with me. I joined in with the reading with him and in the evening we get a glass of wine and discuss the chapters we read. It was very thought provoking"
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      Abhinav Pillai
      Written on May 5, 2018
      "Very good book, Fits with the topic too"
    2. 237
      A Woman in Arabia

      A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert is a nonfiction historical biography written by Gertrude Bell with Georgina Howell as the editor. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2015 by Penguin Classics.

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      $17

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      Harold Kennedy
      Written on May 2, 2018
      "This is an interesting book to say the least. I personally haven't really thought about that whole part of the world over there, so this book is super informative and eye..."
      HK
      Harold Kennedy
      Written on May 2, 2018
      "This is an interesting book to say the least. I personally haven't really thought about that whole part of the world over there, so this book is super informative and eye opening to me personally. I typically wouldn't read books like this, but for some reason this one stuck out to me, and I'm very glad It did."
    3. 194
      History of the Peloponnesian War

      History of the Peloponnesian War is a nonfiction classic military history book written by Thucydides, translated by Rex Warner, and with an introduction by Moses I. Finley. Published in 1972 by Penguio.

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      $19

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      Ann Jordan
      Written on May 12, 2018
      "I'm a big fan of the screenwriter Werner Herzog and came across a book he recommended, History of the Peloponnesian War. I thought it was well written, but I just couldn't get..."
      AJ
      Ann Jordan
      Written on May 12, 2018
      "I'm a big fan of the screenwriter Werner Herzog and came across a book he recommended, History of the Peloponnesian War. I thought it was well written, but I just couldn't get into it. It was way to long for me and just seemed to drone on. I usually enjoy history books but I couldn't really get into this one."
    4. 118
      The Georgics

      The Georgics is a classic historical poetry book written by Virgil, with an introduction by L.P. Wilkinson and with Betty Radice as the editor. With over 100 pages, this book is published in 1982 by Penguin Classics.

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      $14.56 - Varies by seller

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      Edward Freeman
      Written on May 12, 2018
      "The Gorgics clearly isn't for everyone. It's a deep read on classic poetry. The translation provided ihas a touch of latin so may not be relatable to all. I'm not sure who..."
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      Edward Freeman
      Written on May 12, 2018
      "The Gorgics clearly isn't for everyone. It's a deep read on classic poetry. The translation provided ihas a touch of latin so may not be relatable to all. I'm not sure who Werner Herzog is, but perhaps he better stick to a different subject matter."
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      Gargantua and Pantagruel
      Gargantua and Pantagruel is a classic cultural France fiction novel written by François Rabelais, translated by M.A. Screech. With over 1,000 pages, this book is published in 2006 by Penguin Classics.
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      $21

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      Vincent Gonzalez
      Written on May 15, 2018
      "This was originally a five-book set that's been published as one book. I finished it, but getting through 1,000 pages wasn't easy! Good luck if you make the journey."
      VG
      Vincent Gonzalez
      Written on May 15, 2018
      "This was originally a five-book set that's been published as one book. I finished it, but getting through 1,000 pages wasn't easy! Good luck if you make the journey."
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      Every Night the Trees Disappear

      Every Night the Trees Disappear: Werner Herzog and the Making of Heart of Glass is a nonfiction culture film book written by Alan Greenberg with a foreword by Werner Herzog. Published in 2012 by Chicago Review Press.

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      $24.95

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      Judith Harper
      Written on May 15, 2018
      "This book is okay but it doesn't go into any depth of the story. I feel like more could have been explored in this. I would only recommend this if something else couldn't be..."
      JH
      Judith Harper
      Written on May 15, 2018
      "This book is okay but it doesn't go into any depth of the story. I feel like more could have been explored in this. I would only recommend this if something else couldn't be found to read at the moment."
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      Selected Poems and Fragments

      Selected Poems and Fragments is a classic medieval romanticism book written by Friedrich Hölderlin, with Jeremy Adler as the editor and Michael Hamburger as the translator. Published in 1998 by Penguin Classics.

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      $19

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      Kyle Wade
      Written on May 3, 2018
      "Translated from German to English, these collections of romantic poems is meant to swoon over the hearts of the reader and exemplify culture and history combined. The author..."
      KW
      Kyle Wade
      Written on May 3, 2018
      "Translated from German to English, these collections of romantic poems is meant to swoon over the hearts of the reader and exemplify culture and history combined. The author takes the reader through several journeys, spanning from mythological eras to the founding of the Americas. It was sometimes difficult to understand, as some meanings were lost in translation, but overall; the eloquence of the author's taste does come through."

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    Best books recommended by Werner Herzog
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 The Canterbury Tales Books 433 Paid
    2 Conquest of the Useless Books 385 Paid
    3 A Companion to Werner Herzog Books 287 Paid
    4 Ferocious Reality Books 276 Paid
    5 A Woman in Arabia Books 237 Paid
    6 History of the Peloponnesian War Books 194 Paid
    7 The Georgics Books 118 Paid
    8 Gargantua and Pantagruel Books 87 Paid
    9 Every Night the Trees Disappear Books 72 Paid
    10 Selected Poems and Fragments Books 26 Paid
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