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"The Good War": An Oral History of World War II by Studs Terkel
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Affliction by Russell Banks
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
American Tabloid by James Ellroy
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella by George Saunders
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett
The Crack-Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Deliverance by James Dickey
The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
Dispatches by Michael Herr
Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone
Dubliners by James Joyce
A Fan's Notes by Frederick Exley
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
Going Native by Stephen Wright
A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs by Hunter S. Thompson
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
Native Son by Richard Wright
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
The Professional by W.c. Heinz
Rabbit, Run by John Updike
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
A Sense of Where You Are by John McPhee
The Shining by Stephen King
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell
Sophie's Choice by William Styron
A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter
The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carré
The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff
Time's Arrow, or The Nature of the Offence by Martin Amis
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
Underworld by Don DeLillo
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
What It Takes: The Way to the White House by Richard Ben Cramer
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
Women: A Novel by Charles Bukowski

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A list compiled in 2008 of the 75 books that Esquire contributers consider to be essential reading for men.

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