Have you heard about the Banned Books that Shaped America...

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Have you ever heard about the large list of Banned Books that Shaped America?

I was completely baffled by a wall that had the title “Banned books that shaped America” ! This was on our last trip, when we went to our newest discovery    ” The Bookmonster “in Santa Monica CA. Of course, I had to take a picture or two to share with you all.

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Then it made me wonder, how many of these banned books I have read and how many of them are considered “classics” now? Now if you are wondering check out the pictures as well as the links in this post.

When we got home, I had to do a little research, and based on that, I discovered that in September there is a “Banned Books Week” check out this link and enjoy the read about some of these banned books.  http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/censorship/bannedbooksthatshapedamerica

In my research I have also discovered that many of these books have been frequently challenged in my life time. It was hard for me to believe, but who would have guessed there is the American Library Association who receives all the requests to ban some of the books. We claim to   be a country that has so much freedom to express our views, boy did I get surprised. So, can you imagine how much harsher other countries are, when it comes to the freedom of expression via the printed medium.

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When I saw the title “ Fahrenheit 451” it made me smile, because Ray Bradbury wrote about books being banned and burned, who would have guessed that his book was up on the “banned book list”. Too bad I did not know this before. Diane and I have met him on numerous occasions and had I known this I would have loved to hear his views about the irony of him writing about books being banned and his was on the chopping block too.

Now if you are looking to sell your home, I am not on the banned list, please reach out to me directly!

If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 (m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at  http://www.endrebarath.com.  I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
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Very interesting Endre Barath, Jr. and, I am going to have to review the list of banned books as I am sure I ready many or most!

Nov 06, 2017 06:43 PM #7
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Endre.  Unfortunately many books remain on the banned list in some parts of America to this day.

Nov 07, 2017 05:22 AM #8
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Endre, those would be the books that I want to read!

Nov 07, 2017 05:39 PM #9
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Lou Ludwig
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Endre

Banning the book are being done by people that have to much time on their hands.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 07, 2017 06:23 PM #10
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Patricia Feager
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Endre Barath, Jr. - this is insane! I have read and/or seen the movies of most of these books listed in your photograph. Then when I clicked on the link, I lost count of the total number that just shocks me! I have several of the books listed but now I think I'm going to be on the look out for the rest and add them to my collection. 

You might be interested in knowing that while I was in Montana, I listened to a presentation by a publisher from the NY Times. She was addressing a group of Writers and talking about types of books they are looking for from authors. Then she shared the list of NY Times Best Sellers for Young Adults, Middle Age, and Children's books. When I looked at that list, I got sick. I wouldn't give one single book to any kid in those age groups. I raised my hand and expressed my concern and was told, kids need to be aware of current affairs from the time they start looking at books. We let kids decide what they want to read and they need to be informed of what is going on with regards to LGT, police brutality, divorce, etc. 

Nov 08, 2017 04:11 AM #11
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Just banned art galleries...not books.

Nov 08, 2017 04:57 AM #12
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Liked the final "tie-in" to your services at the end of the post, Endre Barath, Jr. ... very clever!

So many of these books became mandatory reading for high school English students back in my day, Endre.  Given the controversy surrounding some books just recently, I guess we haven't learned from our past...

Gene

Nov 08, 2017 07:10 AM #13
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Endre -  very interesting.  Hey, I remember in High School all of the protest against The Catcher in the Rye.

Nov 08, 2017 09:25 AM #14
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As we approach Rememberance Day here in Canada, remembering all those who fought for our freedoms and way of life, one has to wonder how free we really are.

Nov 08, 2017 01:41 PM #15
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Just putting them on the banned list makes me want to go buy and read again. That is one freedom they had better not take away from me.

Nov 08, 2017 07:16 PM #16
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Patricia Kennedy
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I'd seen this list before, and it was fun to take another look.  I've read most of them - some while I was attending a Catholic high school taught bny nuns!

Nov 09, 2017 02:01 PM #17
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for sharing this interesting information.

Nov 10, 2017 06:34 AM #18
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Debe Maxwell, CRS  yes I agree the over political correctness can bee too much, as to the books I read quite a few off the list and have many on my bookshelf to read:)Endre

Nov 11, 2017 03:13 PM #19
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Joy Daniels  it is amazing some that get on the list, while others should be are not...Endre

Nov 11, 2017 03:14 PM #20
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Lisa Von Domek  indeed just  in case you  missed some:))Endre

Nov 11, 2017 03:15 PM #21
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Gabe Sanders  hard to comprehend indeed, Endre

Nov 11, 2017 03:16 PM #22
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Hi Endre

Thank you for the education. I, of course, knew there were books that were banned, and was aware of some of these, but I was pretty shocked at the list. I've certainly read a bunch over the years!

Jeff

Nov 11, 2017 06:01 PM #23
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Being a voracious reader, this will be right up my alley! I'm certain that I'm at least familiar with some of these, if not having read one or two. Gotta bookmark this (haha) and check out your link later to see what is possible for me to add to my reading list...already a long one! 

 

Nov 12, 2017 08:12 PM #24
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P.S. Have you heard of the book The End of Your Life Bookclub? It's nonfiction, but mentions a bunch of books that I want to read. It was wonderful, by the way.

Nov 12, 2017 08:14 PM #25
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES  wow we think alike:)Endre

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