Bruce Cattons Army of the Potomac trilogy.
3 separate books covering the Civil War. Something a new society would want to avoid.
End of Earth: 2 Miles
Upper Peninsula: 4 Miles
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These two massive books my dad gave me when I was a young teen.
The Chronicle of the World
The Chronicle of America
These books are about 7 inches thick and consist of early historical accounts and news paper articles of just about everything starting from the beginning until the early 90s.
Amazing books that I spent late nights in my room reading and learning about history,
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Medical texts, basic physics, algebra and geometry, books on edible plants and animal husbandry.
The Art of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba (founder of Aikido)
The service manuals for the Ford F150 and the Honda Civic.
Physicians desk reference.
I would be thinking more in terms of books on how to grow stuff and make stuff, especially in primitive conditions. Politics and even economics beyond the barter level will be way out in the future. Planting, growing and harvesting enough food to stay alive will be the survivors main concern
The Oxford English dictionary.
Anarchist Cookbook & The Poor Man's James Bond
There are bound to be kids present, so how about the collected works of Dr. Seuss and Mark Twain?
"If you’re a leader, you lead the way. Not just on the easy ones; you take the tough ones too…” – MAJ Richard D. Winters (1918-2011), E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne
"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel." - Isaiah 5:20,24
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my old friend
Forget the books. Bring extra glasses...
At least 1 The Far Side cartoon book, with things probably pretty grim and rough going, there needs to be some laughter!
Houston Texas, if the heat don't kill ya, the skeeters will.
Swiss Family Robinson
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
To disarm the people is the best and most effectual ways to enslave them. George Mason
I speak jive.
At a minimum, some medical school and related academic/scientific texts:
Anatomy and Physiology.
Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
I speak jive.
Brave New World
The Handmaid's Tale
Things Fall Apart
Heart of Darkness
All of Kafka's works
All of Douglas Adam's works
All of Asimov's works
All of Tolkien's works
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"And gentlemen in England now abed, shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's Day"
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The Quran and Dianetics ought to be in there too.
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Boom of Doom
It's a little spendy, but I would suggest McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Volumes 1-20 11th Edition (2012). I suspect it will be the last hard copy ever published. A good overview of everything.
Specific subject areas that deserve a deep dive are books on:
Agriculture (large and small scale), animal husbandry, structural & civil engineering, mathematics, a book of log tables, water treatment, food preservation, medicine, all the construction trades (carpentry, electrical, plumbing (including well, sewer, septic), small unit tactics, engine maintenance & repair, etc.
The Book "It's not a book. It's a weapon."
The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People again must learn to work, instead of living on public assistance. ~ Cicero 55 BC
The Dhimocrats love America like ticks love a hound.
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