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THE AENEID, Virgil. Book 2 (for Book 1, please see somewhere above)

They all fell silent, gazing at Father Aeneas, and he began to speak from his raised couch: 'O queen, the sorrow you bid me bring me back to life again is passed all words, the destruction by the Greeks of the wealth of Troy and the kingdom that will be mourned for ever, and all the horrors that I have seen, and in which I played a large part.
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The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels, by Thomas Cahill
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A Life in Secrets, by Sarah Helm
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The Pursuit of the Pankera - Robert Heinlein

* - This is also the opening sentence of -Number of the Beast. The books don't diverge until the second paragraph of page 152. They even provide a little carat mark to show the place.
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"The Galactic Empire was falling."

Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov

"The First Galactic Empire had endured for tens of thousands of years."

Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov

"'Every hero,' Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, 'becomes a bore at last.' More than a hundred years after his birth on May 29, 1917, John Fitzgerald Kennedy confounds Emerson's dictum and retains a hold on the popular imagination."

JFK: A Vision for America ed. by Stephen Kennedy Smith and Douglas Brinkley

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