Tom Butler-Bowdon
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Tom Butler-Bowdon

Through his award-winning "50 Classics" books, including 50 Economics Classics (2017), 50 Politics Classics (2015), and Philosophy Classics (2013), Tom Butler-Bowdon has devoted his life to "more people knowing more."

Tom's work is based on the idea that every subject or genre will contain at least fifty books that encapsulate its knowledge and wisdom. By creating a list of those landmark titles, then providing intelligent commentaries on them, readers are led to great writings they may not have discovered otherwise.

Tom was working as a political adviser in Australia when, at 25, he read Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Captivated by it and other books in the personal development field, he left his career to write the bestselling 50 Self-Help Classics, the first guide to the personal development literature and a winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award. This book was followed by 50 Success Classics (2004); 50 Spiritual Classics (2005); 50 Psychology Classics (2007); 50 Prosperity Classics (2008); and 50 Psychology Classics (2013) all published in the US and UK by Nicholas Brealey. Bringing important ideas to a wider audience, the 50 Classics series has sold over 300,000 copies and is in 23 languages.

Tom is a graduate of the London School of Economics (International Political Economy) and the University of Sydney (Government and History).

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    • 50 Psychology Classics Unabridged

    • By: Tom Butler-Bowdon
    • Narrated by: Tom Butler-Bowdon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a journey that spans 50 books, hundreds of ideas, and more than a century in time, this audiobook explores important contemporary writings such as Gladwell's Blink and Seligman's Authentic Happiness as well as wisdom from key figures in psychology's development....

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    • 50 Spiritual Classics

    • By: Tom Butler-Bowdon
    • Narrated by: Tom Butler-Bowdon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
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    50 Spiritual Classics includes timeless wisdom from 50 great books of inner discovery, enlightment, and purpose, including books by authors Castaneda, Gandhi, Ram Dass, Gibran, Jung, Mother Teresa, Eckhart Tolle, and more....

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    • 50 Success Classics

    • By: Tom Butler-Bowden
    • Narrated by: Richard Davidson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This unabridged guide to the literature of prosperity and motivation surveys 50 of the all-time classics, giving you their key ideas, insights, and applications....

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    • By jbgirl on 08-16-06

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    • 50 Self-Help Classics

    • By: Tom Butler-Bowdon
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
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    Discover the books that have already changed the lives of millions....

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    • 50 Philosophy Classics

    • Thinking, Being, Acting, Seeing, Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking From Fifty Key Books
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    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
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    From Aristotle to Wittgenstein and Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics provides a lively entry point to the field of philosophy....

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    • 50 Business Classics

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    • Narrated by: John Chancer
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    Summarizing the smartest thinking for today's professional success, 50 Business Classics provides inspiration and insights for entrepreneurs, executives, and students of business and management alike.....

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    • 50 Economics Classics

    • Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capitalism, Finance, and the Global Economy
    • By: Tom Butler-Bowdon
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
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    50 Economics Classics is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism, and the global economy....

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    • 50 Spiritual Classics

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    Discover the books that have already changed the lives of millions....

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    • By connie on 01-03-09

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    • 50 Prosperity Classics

    • Attract It, Create It, Manage It, Share It
    • By: Tom Butler-Bowdon
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
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    50 Prosperity Classics examines the great works of entrepreneurship, personal finance, investing, economics, and philanthropy....

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    • By Anomoly on 06-19-08

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    • 50 Politics Classics

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    • By: Tom Butler-Bowdon
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
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    50 Politics Classics provides commentaries on the books, pamphlets, and speeches of major leaders, from Abraham Lincoln to Winston Churchill....

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    • Another Great Classic

    • By Eric on 08-27-15

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