10 Books You Won't Believe Were Publicly Burned

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Books That Were Burned

A dark part of history produced "book burning". The act of burning books was perpetuated by governments and leaders who felt that certain novels were dangerous for public consumption. From Nazi's to ISIS, books have been destroyed as a form of censorship. Well not anymore SUCKERS. Here's a comprehensive list of authors, and their works that were destroyed in fire. Lucky for you, you can order them to your home today.

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1. Ideas And Opinions by Albert Einstein

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Students burned books that were deemed "Un-German", Einstein's works being one of them.

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2. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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The Nazi's weren't fans of French author, Victor Hugo. And this story of resistance wasn't celebrated either.

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3. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

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Banned books aren't a stranger to the United States but the magical series has been burned in various states across the country. Most recently they were destroyed in response to Rowling's remarks against President Trump.

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4. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

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In 1683 Oxford University burned this novel on political philosophy. Lucky for us, it's available in paperback.

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5. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

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Nazi Germany didn't appreciate American writer, Jack London. Funny enough, students now read his work as mandatory reading.

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6. John Wycliffe's Translation of the Holy Scriptures from the Latin Vulgate

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Illiterate archbishop, Zbyněk Zajíc of Hazmburk, demanded John Wycliffe's works be destroyed. Burned in the court of his palace, he was not happy with the teachings of Roman catholic philosopher, Jan Hus

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7. Valley of the Squinting Windows by Brinsley MacNamara

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Burned in Delvin, Ireland author Brinsley MacNamara never returned to the area after publication. In the novel, MacNamara criticizes the people of a fictional town for being "overly concerned with their image towards their neighbors".

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8. The Beatles by Hunter Davies

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While this specific book wasn't burned, many Beatles memorabilia was destroyed by fire. When John Lennon claimed, "the Beatles are more popular than Jesus" people in the South were not happy. Records, posters, books, and the like were encouraged by DJs, evangelists, and even, the KKK.

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9. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

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Followers of Islam deemed this novel "blasphemous" and riots and protests quickly ensued. Cities in the UK burned the novel, and two bookstores who sold the book were fire bombed. The author, Salman Rushdie, has a bounty on his life for 2.8 million dollars.

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10. The Hindus: An Alternative History by Wendy Doniger

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Originally a success in India, the book was number one on the bestsellers list for non-fiction. After word spread that the author was aiming for "an alternative to the narrative of Hindu history" controversy ensued. Penguin Books, the publisher, had to destroy the rest of the copies within six months.

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