Introducing infloox™, the website on influential people’s influential books!
We want to help book lovers choose which books to read. We want to help students understand which works were the most influential for specific figures as well as for generations as a whole. We want to help parents buy their children the same books that touched the lives of important people in the past. We want to provide young people with one more role-modeling tool, so that they can imitate, through reading, the famous people they most love. And, of course, as our content continues to grow, we also want to become an academic tool for the more sophisticated readers and scholars.
What are the favourite books of the Einsteins, the Napoleons, the Beatles, the Shakespeares, past and present?
What were the favourite readings of past US Presidents (taken as a whole, as a generic category), of famous opera singers, of current pop-music stars, of 17th-century pirates and explorers, of History’s greatest military generals? What books were they fascinated by, perhaps as teenagers — so much so that these works would leave a mark on all of their later life achievements?
And more than that! We want to know about these books in order of importance — as if in a sort of personal “best-sellers’ list” for each famous person — always remembering to justify virtually all data through specific sources.
In addition, we have taken into account that famous people are also influenced not only by specific books, but also by the spirit of their generation, by the charisma of some great minds they encountered in their past.
The infloox search engine will allow you to ask all these questions: whether for a specific famous individual, or for a group as a whole — from the angle of specific activities and job categories, countries, local regions within countries, historical periods, cultural generations — and from all combinations and permutations possible and imaginable.
And that’s only the beginning!
We hope you’ll enjoy infloox™! Because what you read is what you become.