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5/3/11 12:34 PM
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Updated List:

A. Basic/Intermediate:
Doyle Brunson's Super System 2nd Ed.
Hold 'Em Poker (David Sklansky)
Kill Phil (Blair Rodman and Lee Nelson)
Phil Gordon's Little Green Book (Phil Gordon)

B. Advanced:
Hold 'em Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Theory of Poker (David Sklansky)
No Limit Hold 'em: Theory and Practice (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Professional No Limit Hold em Vol. 1 (Matt Flynn and Ed Miller)

C. Tells:
Caro's Book of Poker Tells (Mike Caro)
Phil Hellumth Presents Read Em and Reap

D. Tournaments:
Harrington On Hold ‘em Vol. 1, 2 & 3
Kill Everyone (Lee Nelson)
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky)
The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 1 & 2 (Arnold Snyder)
Full Tilt Poker Strategy (Tournament Edition)
Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Vol. 1 & 2

E. Cash Games:
Harrington on Cash Vol. 1 & 2
Small Stakes Hold 'em (Ed Miller, David Sklansky & Mason Malmuth)

F. Online Cash Games / 6-Max:
Harrington on Online Cash Games; 6-Max No-Limit Hold 'em
Small Stakes No-Limit Hold'em v1.0 (Ed Miller)


5/3/11 12:36 PM
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The list is getting pretty comprehensive but please keep the suggestions coming!
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Updated List:

A. Basic/Intermediate:
Doyle Brunson's Super System 2nd Ed.
Hold 'Em Poker (David Sklansky)
Kill Phil (Blair Rodman and Lee Nelson)
Phil Gordon's Little Green Book (Phil Gordon)

B. Advanced:
Hold 'em Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Theory of Poker (David Sklansky)
No Limit Hold 'em: Theory and Practice (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Professional No Limit Hold em Vol. 1 (Matt Flynn and Ed Miller)

C. Tells:
Caro's Book of Poker Tells (Mike Caro)
Phil Hellumth Presents Read Em and Reap

D. Tournaments:
Harrington On Hold ‘em Vol. 1, 2 & 3
Kill Everyone (Lee Nelson)
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky)
Championship No-Limit & Pot-Limit Hold'em (T.J. Cloutier & Tom McEvoy)
The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 1 & 2 (Arnold Snyder)
Full Tilt Poker Strategy (Tournament Edition)
Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Vol. 1 & 2

E. Cash Games:
Harrington on Cash Vol. 1 & 2
Small Stakes Hold 'em (Ed Miller, David Sklansky & Mason Malmuth)

F. Online Cash Games / 6-Max:
Harrington on Online Cash Games; 6-Max No-Limit Hold 'em
Small Stakes No-Limit Hold'em v1.0 (Ed Miller)


5/3/11 4:57 PM
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Going to be tough to recommend any books from here on out because the list is very comprehensive.

However, if anyone thinks of one I’ve missed, please let me know.


5/6/11 3:44 AM
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http://www.amazon.com/Let-There-Be-Range-Crushing/dp/0982402252

Check out Let There Be Range, costs just $1850 :)

5/7/11 6:23 PM
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stillmatic - http://www.amazon.com/Let-There-Be-Range-Crushing/dp/0982402252

Check out Let There Be Range, costs just $1850 :)



Lol. $1850 is a pretty serious investment.
5/7/11 6:29 PM
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Andre,

I've started reading Phil Gordon's Little Green Book lately since your recommendation.
I had kind of written it off before.

I certainly was wrong!
It's a very good book!


5/12/11 4:30 PM
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UPDATED LIST!!

Instructional Books

A. Basic/Intermediate:
Doyle Brunson's Super System 2nd Ed.
Hold 'em Poker (David Sklansky)
Kill Phil (Blair Rodman and Lee Nelson)
Phil Gordon's Little Green Book

B. Advanced:
Hold 'em Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Phil Gordon's Little Blue Book
Theory of Poker (David Sklansky)
No Limit Hold 'em: Theory and Practice (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Professional No Limit Hold ‘em Vol. 1 (Matt Flynn and Ed Miller)

C. Tells and Bluffs:
Caro's Book of Poker Tells (Mike Caro)
Phil Hellumth Presents Read ‘em and Reap

D. Poker Psychology
The Poker Mindset: Essential Attitudes for Poker Success (Matthew Hilger)
Poker Winners Are Different (Alan N. Schoonmaker)

E. Tournaments:
Harrington on Hold ‘em Vol. 1, 2 & 3
Kill Everyone (Lee Nelson)
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky)
The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 1 & 2 (Arnold Snyder)
Full Tilt Poker Strategy (Tournament Edition)
Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Vol. 1 & 2

F. Cash Games:
Harrington on Cash Vol. 1 & 2
Small Stakes Hold 'em (Ed Miller, David Sklansky & Mason Malmuth)

G. Online Cash Games / 6-Max:
Harrington on Online Cash Games; 6-Max No-Limit Hold 'em
Small Stakes No-Limit Hold 'em v1.0 (Ed Miller)

H. Heads-Up Play
Heads-Up No-Limit Hold 'em (Collin Moshman)

I. Internet Publications
Easy Game Vol. 1 & 2 (Andrew “balugawhale” Seidman)
Let There Be Range (Tri “slowhabit” Nguyen)
Things It Took Me a While to Learn (Tony “bond18” Dunst)


5/12/11 4:39 PM
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The latest list is pretty comprehensive (I know I keep saying that).

Please keep the suggestions coming!


5/22/11 2:43 PM
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Additions to the e-books (internet publications):

Poker Blueprint
NL workbook
5/27/11 10:27 AM
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Instructional Books

A. Basic:
Doyle Brunson's Super System 2nd Ed.
Hold 'em Poker (David Sklansky)
Kill Phil (Blair Rodman and Lee Nelson)

B. Advanced:
Hold 'em Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Phil Gordon's Little Green Book
Phil Gordon's Little Blue Book
Theory of Poker (David Sklansky)
No Limit Hold 'em: Theory and Practice (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Professional No Limit Hold ‘em Vol. 1 (Matt Flynn and Ed Miller)

C. Tells and Bluffs:
Caro's Book of Poker Tells (Mike Caro)
Phil Hellumth Presents Read ‘em and Reap

D. Poker Psychology
The Poker Mindset: Essential Attitudes for Poker Success (Matthew Hilger)
Poker Winners Are Different (Alan N. Schoonmaker)

E. Tournaments:
Harrington on Hold ‘em Vol. 1, 2 & 3
Kill Everyone (Lee Nelson)
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky)
The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 1 & 2 (Arnold Snyder)
Full Tilt Poker Strategy (Tournament Edition)
Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Vol. 1 & 2

F. Cash Games:
Harrington on Cash Vol. 1 & 2
Small Stakes Hold 'em (Ed Miller, David Sklansky & Mason Malmuth)

G. Online Poker (6-Max/SNGs):
Harrington on Online Cash Games; 6-Max No-Limit Hold 'em
Small Stakes No-Limit Hold 'em v1.0 (Ed Miller)
Sit 'n Go Strategy (Collin Moshman)

H. Heads-Up Play
Heads-Up No-Limit Hold 'em (Collin Moshman)

I. Internet Publications (e-books)
Easy Game Vol. 1 & 2 (Andrew “balugawhale” Seidman)
Let There Be Range (Tri “slowhabit” Nguyen)
Things It Took Me a While to Learn (Tony “bond18” Dunst)
Poker Blueprint
NL Workbook


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SiftMyMind - I have a lot of poker books.

The Poker Tournament Formula Vols. 1 & 2

Harrington on Cash


I would appreciate any comments, criticisms and/or any recommended additions to this list.

Thanks


I own all books listed except the ones above. Now, I am guessing that all that you play is hold em. If so, you have already read my recommendations (Harrington series, always). Now, another great book is Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha Poker by Jeff Hwang. Now I know it is not about hold em but if you play any Omaha at all this book is a must. I even think it can help your hold em game.

Basically, if you don't play Omaha you need to start and if you do play Omaha you need to read this book. Even if you only play hold em this book can really put a nice spin on things and help your game.


I dismissed this post when I first read it because I usually don't fuck with Omaha.

I have played a few PLO games since then and now I see the merit of what you are saying.

6/2/11 1:49 PM
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SiftMyMind - 
PoWdA101 - 
SiftMyMind - I have a lot of poker books.

The Poker Tournament Formula Vols. 1 & 2

Harrington on Cash


I would appreciate any comments, criticisms and/or any recommended additions to this list.

Thanks


I own all books listed except the ones above. Now, I am guessing that all that you play is hold em. If so, you have already read my recommendations (Harrington series, always). Now, another great book is Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha Poker by Jeff Hwang. Now I know it is not about hold em but if you play any Omaha at all this book is a must. I even think it can help your hold em game.

Basically, if you don't play Omaha you need to start and if you do play Omaha you need to read this book. Even if you only play hold em this book can really put a nice spin on things and help your game.


I dismissed this post when I first read it because I usually don't fuck with Omaha.

I have played a few PLO games since then and now I see the merit of what you are saying.


 I think that this book had one of the biggest impacts on my game as a whole. It could have been what Jeff was saying, how he sid it, or that I was just reading this book at the right time but it changed the way I play poker. I mean I was generally super tight all of the time as every time I went out trying to play a loose style I seemed to get smacked right back in to place time and time again and I felt like I was destined to be the rock forever.

Jeff emphasised that in PLO you are not playing just for what is in the pot, but your opponents entire stack. For some reason this simple concept seemed to be evading me all along. I had heard it many times, in different forms. Like how someone might not go against an opponent with a borderline hand because their stack was too small. It was not that I did not understand implied odds but he really seemed to tie together the fact that I don't just want a hand that can win a pot but a hand that can take my opponents entire stack. 

This line of thinking changed my game. I now have a much clearer picture of just what I am doing out in big pots with questionable hands and when to back off, when to step on the gas, and when to trap. 

Again, this is a great book and not only did this book have a profound impact on my Omaha game but it had a very good effect on my hold em game as well. 

Also, this is the only book I have come across that details PLO 8 strategy which was a nice bonus. 
6/23/11 11:49 AM
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PoWdA101 - 
SiftMyMind - 
PoWdA101 - 
SiftMyMind - I have a lot of poker books.

The Poker Tournament Formula Vols. 1 & 2

Harrington on Cash


I would appreciate any comments, criticisms and/or any recommended additions to this list.

Thanks


I own all books listed except the ones above. Now, I am guessing that all that you play is hold em. If so, you have already read my recommendations (Harrington series, always). Now, another great book is Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha Poker by Jeff Hwang. Now I know it is not about hold em but if you play any Omaha at all this book is a must. I even think it can help your hold em game.

Basically, if you don't play Omaha you need to start and if you do play Omaha you need to read this book. Even if you only play hold em this book can really put a nice spin on things and help your game.


I dismissed this post when I first read it because I usually don't fuck with Omaha.

I have played a few PLO games since then and now I see the merit of what you are saying.


 I think that this book had one of the biggest impacts on my game as a whole. It could have been what Jeff was saying, how he sid it, or that I was just reading this book at the right time but it changed the way I play poker. I mean I was generally super tight all of the time as every time I went out trying to play a loose style I seemed to get smacked right back in to place time and time again and I felt like I was destined to be the rock forever.

Jeff emphasised that in PLO you are not playing just for what is in the pot, but your opponents entire stack. For some reason this simple concept seemed to be evading me all along. I had heard it many times, in different forms. Like how someone might not go against an opponent with a borderline hand because their stack was too small. It was not that I did not understand implied odds but he really seemed to tie together the fact that I don't just want a hand that can win a pot but a hand that can take my opponents entire stack. 

This line of thinking changed my game. I now have a much clearer picture of just what I am doing out in big pots with questionable hands and when to back off, when to step on the gas, and when to trap. 

Again, this is a great book and not only did this book have a profound impact on my Omaha game but it had a very good effect on my hold em game as well. 

Also, this is the only book I have come across that details PLO 8 strategy which was a nice bonus. 



I've played PLO a few more times since this post and have done fairly well.
It's like Hold 'em on steroids since great hands are commonplace.
Playing PLO has definitely improved my hold 'em game and, although I haven't read Jeff's book yet, it's definitely on my "to do" list.

6/23/11 11:51 AM
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UPDATED LIST!

Hold'em Instructional Books
A. Basic:
Doyle Brunson's Super System 2nd Ed.
Hold 'em Poker (David Sklansky)
The Everything Texas Hold 'em Book (John "Johnny Quads" Wenzel)
Kill Phil (Blair Rodman and Lee Nelson)

B. Advanced:
Hold 'em Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Phil Gordon's Little Green Book
Phil Gordon's Little Blue Book
Theory of Poker (David Sklansky)
No Limit Hold 'em: Theory and Practice (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Professional No Limit Hold ‘em Vol. 1 (Matt Flynn and Ed Miller)

C. Tells:
Caro's Book of Poker Tells (Mike Caro)
Phil Hellumth Presents Read ‘em and Reap

D. Poker Psychology:
The Poker Mindset: Essential Attitudes for Poker Success (Matthew Hilger)
Poker Winners Are Different (Alan N. Schoonmaker)

E. Tournaments:
Harrington on Hold ‘em Vol. 1, 2 & 3
Kill Everyone (Lee Nelson)
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky)
The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 1 & 2 (Arnold Snyder)
Full Tilt Poker Strategy (Tournament Edition)
Every Hand Revealed (Gus Hansen)
Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Vol. 1 & 2

F. Cash Games:
Harrington on Cash Vol. 1 & 2
Small Stakes Hold 'em (Ed Miller, David Sklansky & Mason Malmuth)

G. Online Poker (6-Max/SNGs):
Harrington on Online Cash Games; 6-Max No-Limit Hold 'em
Small Stakes No-Limit Hold 'em v1.0 (Ed Miller)
Sit 'n Go Strategy (Collin Moshman)

H. Heads-Up Play:
Heads-Up No-Limit Hold 'em (Collin Moshman)
Heads-Up Poker (Paul Wasicka and Charlie Swayne)

I. Internet Publications (eBooks):
Easy Game Vol. 1 & 2 (Andrew “balugawhale” Seidman)
Let There Be Range (Tri “slowhabit” Nguyen)
Things It Took Me a While to Learn (Tony “bond18” Dunst)
Poker Blueprint
NL Workbook

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FINAL LIST!

Hold'em Instructional Books
A. Basic:
Doyle Brunson's Super System 2nd Ed.
Hold 'em Poker (David Sklansky)
The Everything Texas Hold 'em Book (John "Johnny Quads" Wenzel)
Kill Phil (Blair Rodman and Lee Nelson)

B. Advanced:
Phil Gordon's Little Green Book
Phil Gordon's Little Blue Book
Theory of Poker (David Sklansky)
No Limit Hold 'em: Theory and Practice (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)

C. Tells:
Caro's Book of Poker Tells (Mike Caro)
Phil Hellumth Presents Read ‘em and Reap

D. Poker Psychology:
The Poker Mindset: Essential Attitudes for Poker Success (Matthew Hilger)
Poker Winners Are Different (Alan N. Schoonmaker)

E. Tournaments:
Harrington on Hold ‘em Vol. 1, 2 & 3
Kill Everyone (Lee Nelson)
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky)
The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 1 & 2 (Arnold Snyder)
Full Tilt Poker Strategy (Tournament Edition)
Every Hand Revealed (Gus Hansen)
Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Vol. 1 & 2

F. Cash Games:
Hold 'em Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Harrington on Cash Vol. 1 & 2
Professional No Limit Hold ‘em Vol. 1 (Matt Flynn and Ed Miller)
Small Stakes Hold 'em (Ed Miller, David Sklansky & Mason Malmuth)

G. Online Poker (6-Max/SNGs):
Harrington on Online Cash Games; 6-Max No-Limit Hold 'em
Small Stakes No-Limit Hold 'em v1.0 (Ed Miller)
Sit 'n Go Strategy (Collin Moshman)

H. Heads-Up Play:
Heads-Up No-Limit Hold 'em (Collin Moshman)
Heads-Up Poker (Paul Wasicka and Charlie Swayne)

I. Internet Publications (eBooks):
Easy Game Vol. 1 & 2 (Andrew “balugawhale” Seidman)
Let There Be Range (Tri “slowhabit” Nguyen)
Things It Took Me a While to Learn (Tony “bond18” Dunst)
Poker Blueprint
NL Workbook


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I recently purchased and began reading "Elements of Poker" by Tommy Angelo. While it won't help you make decisions regarding equity, I think it's a must for anyone who wants to play for a living. I was really impressed with his approach to tilt and playing professionally. Phone Post
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andre - I recently purchased and began reading "Elements of Poker" by Tommy Angelo. While it won't help you make decisions regarding equity, I think it's a must for anyone who wants to play for a living. I was really impressed with his approach to tilt and playing professionally. <img src="/images/phone/post_tag.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


Where should I categorize it?
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UPDATED LIST!

Hold'em Instructional Books
Basic:
Doyle Brunson's Super System 2nd Ed.
Hold 'em Poker (David Sklansky)
Kill Phil (Blair Rodman and Lee Nelson)
The Everything Texas Hold 'em Book (John "Johnny Quads" Wenzel)

B. Advanced:
Phil Gordon's Little Green Book
Phil Gordon's Little Blue Book
Theory of Poker (David Sklansky)
No Limit Hold 'em: Theory and Practice (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)

C. Tells and Bluffs:
Caro's Book of Poker Tells (Mike Caro)
Phil Hellumth Presents Read ‘em and Reap

D. Poker Psychology
The Poker Mindset: Essential Attitudes for Poker Success (Matthew Hilger)
Poker Winners Are Different (Alan N. Schoonmaker)
Elements of Poker (Tommy Angelo)

E. Tournaments:
The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 1 & 2 (Arnold Snyder)
Harrington on Hold ‘em Vol. 1, 2 & 3
Kill Everyone (Lee Nelson)
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky)
Full Tilt Poker Strategy (Tournament Edition)
Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Vol. 1 & 2
Every Hand Revealed (Gus Hansen)

F. Cash Games:
Hold 'em Poker for Advanced Players (David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth)
Harrington on Cash Vol. 1 & 2
Professional No Limit Hold ‘em Vol. 1 (Matt Flynn and Ed Miller)
Small Stakes Hold 'em (Ed Miller, David Sklansky & Mason Malmuth)

G. Online Poker (6-Max/SNGs):
Harrington on Online Cash Games; 6-Max No-Limit Hold 'em
Small Stakes No-Limit Hold 'em v1.0 (Ed Miller)
Sit 'n Go Strategy (Collin Moshman)

H. Heads-Up Play
Heads-Up No-Limit Hold 'em (Collin Moshman)
Heads-Up Poker (Paul Wasicka and Charlie Swayne)

I. Internet Publications (eBooks):
Easy Game Vol. 1 & 2 (Andrew “balugawhale” Seidman)
Let There Be Range (Tri “slowhabit” Nguyen)
Things It Took Me a While to Learn (Tony “bond18” Dunst)
Poker Blueprint
NL Workbook

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SiftMyMind - I've been reading The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 1 and I think it's hurt my game by following the advice.

Maybe I'm missing something.
I think the author makes some good points about certain aspects but maybe I am taking what he says too literally.

I am going to go back to my old game and hopefully my results will improve.



I have to revisit this statement that I made.

While the initial application of the concepts of this book did hurt my game for a while, I have ultimately been able to better understand these concepts and more properly incorporate them into my game.

The results have been no less than outstanding!
I am the money leader (by a lot!!!) in my league where we play small but ‘fast’ tournaments.
I now recommend The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 1 very highly for people who play ‘fast’ tournaments.

I am now in the process of reading The Poker Tournament Formula Vol. 2 which deals with ‘slow’ tournaments in the hopes of improving my ‘slow’ tournament skills.
I will advise how this works out for me.

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Sift,

I would think the strategy in Kill Phil would also be great for fast tournaments like you are describing. I see that you have read it. I remember when I first read that book I was like what the fuck are these people trying to do to my game?! Then, after playing a lot of tournaments I really started to grasp that their concepts are very good for short stack play or fast paced tournaments. I think I gained a good idea of what to do when short stacked from that book and I ended up taking a lot from it and my short stack game improved so so much. As well as my strategy for fast jam or fold tournaments like you are describing.

Just my 2 cents.
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PoWdA101 - Sift,

I would think the strategy in Kill Phil would also be great for fast tournaments like you are describing. I see that you have read it. I remember when I first read that book I was like what the fuck are these people trying to do to my game?! Then, after playing a lot of tournaments I really started to grasp that their concepts are very good for short stack play or fast paced tournaments. I think I gained a good idea of what to do when short stacked from that book and I ended up taking a lot from it and my short stack game improved so so much. As well as my strategy for fast jam or fold tournaments like you are describing.

Just my 2 cents.


Great post PoWdA.

The Poker Tournament Formula Vols. 1 and 2 are more advanced than Kill Phil is though.

Just saying

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Oh yeah. Kill Phil is a total beginners book.

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