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Al Singh's Favorite Books

Books

Favorite Novels

  1. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  2. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
  3. Grendel by John Gardner
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  5. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  6. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  7. The Possessed by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  8. Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
  9. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  10. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Favorite Non-Fiction Books

  1. Educated by Tara Westover
  2. Genius by James Gleick
  3. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate by Robert Caro
  4. The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by Robert Payne
  5. Caesar and Christ by Will Durant
  6. The Words by Jean-Paul Sartre
  7. Attack upon Christendom by Søren Kierkegaard
  8. Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC by Joseph McCormick and Susan Fisher-Hoch
  9. A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  10. A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan

Biographies of World Conquerors

Alexander the Great

  • Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C. by Peter Green
  • Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox
  • Alexander the Great by Ulrich Wilcken
  • Alexander the Great by Lewis Cummings
  • Alexander the Great by Paul Cartledge
  • Alexander the Great by Philip Freeman
  • Alexander by Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • Alexander: The Ambiguity of Greatness by Guy MacLean Rogers
  • The Generalship of Alexander the Great by J.F.C. Fuller
  • The Campaigns of Alexander by Arrian
  • The History of Alexander by Quintus Curtius Rufus

Julius Caesar

  • Caesar by Christian Meier
  • Julius Caesar by Michael Grant
  • Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, and Tyrant by J.F.C. Fuller
  • Caesar: Politician and Statesman by Matthias Gelzer
  • Caesar by Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • Caesar: Life of a Colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy
  • Julius Caesar by Philip Freeman

Genghis Khan

  • Genghis Khan: Conqueror of the World by Leo de Hartog
  • Genghis Khan by R.P. Lister
  • Genghis Khan by Paul Ratchnevsky
  • Genghis Khan: Life, Death, and Resurrection by John Man

Napoleon Bonaparte

  • Napoleon Bonaparte by Alan Schom
  • The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte by Robert Asprey
  • The Reign of Napoleon Bonaparte by Robert Asprey
  • The Fall of Napoleon by David Hamilton-Williams
  • Napoleon: A Political Life by Steven Englund
  • Napoleon Bonaparte by J.M. Thompson
  • Napoleon by Frank McLynn
  • Napoleon by Andrew Roberts
  • Napoleon: The Path to Power, 1769-1799 by Philip Dwyer
  • Napoleon: Soldier of Destiny by Michael Broers
  • Napoleon: A Life by Adam Zamoyski
  • Napoleon: Life, Legacy, and Image: A Biography by Alan Forrest

Adolf Hitler

  • The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by Robert Payne
  • The Meaning of Hitler by Sebastian Haffner
  • Hitler: 1889-1936 Hubris by Ian Kershaw
  • Hitler: 1936-1945 Nemesis by Ian Kershaw
  • Adolf Hitler by John Toland
  • Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler

Biographies of Great Scientists

  • Genius by James Gleick
  • Isaac Newton by James Gleick
  • Einstein: A Life by Denis Brian
  • Einstein by Walter Isaacson
  • Marie Curie: A Life by Susan Quinn
  • Linus Pauling by Anthony Serafini
  • Louis Pasteur by Patrice Debré
  • The Double Helix by James Watson
  • Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox

History of Ancient Civilizations

Ancient Mesopotamia

  • Ancient Mesopotamia by A. Leo Oppenheim
  • The Sumerians by C. Leonard Woolley
  • The Sumerians by Charles River Editors
  • The Hittites by J.G. MacQueen
  • The Hittites by Charles River Editors
  • The Assyrians by Elaine Landau
  • The Assyrians by Charles River Editors
  • The Ancient Assyrians by Mark Healy
  • Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction by Karen Radner
  • Babylon by Joan Oates
  • Babylon by Charles River Editors
  • Babylonians by H.W.F. Saggs
  • Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization by Paul Kriwaczek

Ancient Israel

  • Ancient Israel edited by Hershel Shanks
  • The History of Ancient Israel by Michael Grant
  • The Jewish War by Flavius Josephus

Ancient Egypt

  • Ancient Egypt by J.E. Manchip White
  • The Egyptians by Michael Hayes
  • A History of Ancient Egypt by Nicolas Grimal
  • The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt edited by Ian Shaw
  • The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson
  • Ancient Egypt edited by David Silverman
  • The Egyptians by Cyril Aldred
  • The Story of Egypt by Joann Fletcher
  • Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt by Rosalie David
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ancient Egypt by Donald Ryan

The Persian Empire

  • History of the Persian Empire by A.T. Olmstead
  • The Heritage of Persia by Richard Frye
  • Persian Fire by Tom Holland

Ancient Greece and the Hellenistic World

  • A History of Greece to 322 B.C. by N.G.L. Hammond
  • The Life of Greece by Will Durant
  • Ancient Greece by Thomas Martin
  • The Penguin History of Greece by A.R. Burn
  • Ancient Greece: A Concise History by Peter Green
  • The Greco-Persian Wars by Peter Green
  • The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece edited by Paul Cartledge
  • The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization by Paul Cartledge
  • The Greeks: A Portrait of Self and Others by Paul Cartledge
  • Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities by Paul Cartledge
  • The Spartans by Paul Cartledge
  • Thermopylae by Paul Cartledge
  • The Greeks and Greek Civilization by Jacob Burckhardt
  • Black Athena, Volume 1: The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985 by Martin Bernal
  • The Rise of Athens by Anthony Everitt
  • Lords of the Sea by John Hale
  • The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
  • The Rise and Fall of Athens by Plutarch
  • On Sparta by Plutarch
  • The Age of Alexander by Plutarch
  • The Histories by Herodotus
  • History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  • The Persian Expedition by Xenophon
  • A History of My Times by Xenophon
  • The Hellenistic World by F.W. Walbank
  • The Hellenistic Age by Peter Green
  • Alexander to Actium by Peter Green
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra by Michael Grant
  • The Hellenistic Age by Peter Thonemann
  • The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World edited by John Boardman, Jasper Griffin, and Oswyn Murray
  • The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton

The Roman Empire

  • Caesar and Christ by Will Durant
  • The Romans by Donald Dudley
  • The Romans by Karl Christ
  • The Roman Empire by Colin Wells
  • Ancient Rome by Robert Payne
  • Ancient Rome by Patricia Southern
  • History of Rome by Michael Grant
  • The World of Rome by Michael Grant
  • Sick Caesars by Michael Grant
  • The Severans by Michael Grant
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire by Michael Grant
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire by Peter Heather
  • The Rise of Rome by Anthony Everitt
  • The Roman Revolution by Ronald Syme
  • Rubicon by Tom Holland
  • Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar by Tom Holland
  • Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine by Barry Strauss
  • Daily Life in Ancient Rome by Florence Dupont
  • The Punic Wars by Brian Caven
  • Roman Warfare by Adrian Goldsworthy
  • The Complete Roman Army by Adrian Goldsworthy
  • The Roman Army at War 100 BC-AD 200 by Adrian Goldsworthy
  • Cannae by Adrian Goldsworthy
  • How Rome Fell by Adrian Goldsworthy
  • Pax Romana by Adrian Goldsworthy
  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I by Edward Gibbon
  • The Roman Way by Edith Hamilton
  • SPQR by Mary Beard
  • Gladiators by Michael Grant
  • The Rise of the Roman Empire by Polybius
  • The Early History of Rome by Livy
  • Rome and Italy by Livy
  • The War with Hannibal by Livy
  • Rome and the Mediterranean by Livy
  • The Gallic War by Julius Caesar
  • The Civil War by Julius Caesar
  • The Roman History: The Reign of Augustus by Cassius Dio
  • The Annals of Imperial Rome by Tacitus
  • The Histories by Tacitus
  • The Agricola and the Germania by Tacitus
  • The Later Roman Empire by Ammianus Marcellinus
  • The Rise of Rome by Plutarch
  • Fall of the Roman Republic by Plutarch
  • Makers of Rome by Plutarch
  • The Jugurthine War / The Conspiracy of Catiline by Sallust
  • The Civil Wars by Appian
  • Selected Political Speeches by Cicero
  • Selected Letters by Cicero
  • The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire by Eric Nelson

The Celts

  • The Celts by Jean Markale
  • The Celts by Nora Chadwick
  • The Celts by Aedeen Cremin
  • The Ancient Celts by Barry Cunliffe
  • A Brief History of the Celts by Peter Berresford Ellis
  • A Brief History of the Druids by Peter Berresford Ellis
  • Who Were the Celts? by Kevin Duffy

The Byzantine Empire

  • The Byzantine Empire by Robert Browning
  • The Byzantine Empire by Charles W. C. Oman
  • The Secret History by Procopius
  • Fourteen Byzantine Rulers by Michael Psellus
  • The Fall of Constantinople 1453 by Steven Runciman

History of the Middle Ages

  • The Age of Faith by Will Durant
  • The Middle Ages by Morris Bishop
  • A History of the Middle Ages by Joseph Dahmus
  • The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introdcution by Miri Rubin
  • The Civilization of the Middle Ages by Norman Cantor
  • Medieval Civilization 400 - 1500 by Jacques Le Goff
  • The Penguin History of Medieval Europe by Maurice Keen
  • The History of the Medieval World by Susan Wise Bauer
  • The Dark Ages 476-918 by Charles Oman
  • The Black Death by Robert Gottfried
  • A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara Tuchman
  • A History of the Vikings by Gwyn Jones
  • The Vikings by Robert Ferguson
  • The Vikings by Neil Oliver
  • Life in a Medieval Castle by Joseph and Frances Gies
  • Life in a Medieval Village by Frances and Joseph Gies
  • Life in a Medieval City by Joseph and Frances Gies
  • The Knight in History by Frances Gies
  • The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades edited by Jonathan Riley-Smith
  • The Crusades by Jonathan Riley-Smith
  • The Crusades by Malcolm Billings
  • The Crusades by Thomas Asbridge
  • A Brief History of the Crusades by Geoffrey Hindley
  • The First Crusade by Thomas Asbridge
  • A History of the Crusades Volume I: The First Crusade by Steven Runciman
  • A History of the Crusades Volume II: The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East 1100-1187 by Steven Runciman
  • A History of the Crusades Volume III: The Kingdom of Acre and the Last Crusades by Steven Runciman
  • Warriors of God by James Reston
  • The Fourth Crusade by Jonathan Phillips
  • The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf
  • The Cross and the Crescent by Malcolm Billings
  • The Dream and the Tomb by Robert Payne
  • The Templars by Dan Jones
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Crusades by Paul Williams

The Renaissance and the Reformation

  • The Renaissance by Will Durant
  • The Reformation by Will Durant
  • The Age of Reason Begins by Will and Ariel Durant
  • The Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch
  • The Italian Renaissance by J.H. Plumb
  • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy by Jacob Burkhardt
  • Renaissance Europe by De Lamar Jensen
  • The Reformation by Patrick Collinson
  • The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction by Jerry Brotton
  • The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Marshall
  • The Renaissance: A Short History by Paul Johnson
  • The Ugly Renaissance by Alexander Lee
  • The History of the Renaissance World by Susan Wise Bauer
  • The Waning of the Renaissance 1550-1640 by William Bouwsma
  • Renaissance and Reformation by William Estep

Twentieth Century Wars

World War I

  • World War I by S.L.A. Marshall
  • The First World War by Martin Gilbert
  • The First World War by John Keegan
  • The First World War by Hew Strachan
  • World War I by H.P. Wilmott
  • The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
  • Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings
  • The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell
  • The Somme by Martin Gilbert
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to World War I by Alan Axelrod

World War II

  • World War II by C.L. Sulzberger
  • The Second World War by Martin Gilbert
  • The Second World War by John Keegan
  • The Second World War by J.F.C. Fuller
  • History of the Second World War by B.H. Liddell Hart
  • A World at Arms by Gerhard Weinberg
  • Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings
  • Eagle Against the Sun by Ronald Spector
  • The War in the Pacific by Harry Gailey
  • The Admirals by Walter Borneman
  • With the Old Breed by E.B. Sledge
  • The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
  • An Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson
  • The Day of Battle by Rick Atkinson
  • The Guns at Last Light by Rick Atkinson
  • Crete 1941 by Antony Beevor
  • Stalingrad by Antony Beevor
  • D-Day by Antony Beevor
  • The Fall of Berlin 1945 by Antony Beevor
  • Six Armies in Normandy by John Keegan
  • D-Day by Stephen Ambrose
  • Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose
  • Hiroshima by John Hersey
  • Wartime by Paul Fussell
  • The Origins of the Second World War by A.J.P. Taylor
  • Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War" by Patrick Buchanan
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to World War II by Mitchell Bard

The Korean War

  • Korea: The First War We Lost by Bevin Alexander
  • The Korean War by Max Hastings
  • Fire and Ice by Michael Varhola
  • The Korean War by Bruce Cumings
  • The Korean War 1950-1953 by Carter Malkasian
  • The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam

The Vietnam War

  • Vietnam: A History by Stanley Karnow
  • Anatomy of a War by Gabriel Kolko
  • Vietnam: The Necessary War by Michael Lind
  • A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan
  • Our Vietnam by A.J. Langguth
  • The Vietnam War 1956 - 1975 by Andrew Wiest
  • A Better War by Lewis Sorley
  • Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975 by Max Hastings
  • For Reasons of State by Noam Chomsky
  • On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War by Harry Summers
  • Major Problems in the History of the Vietnam War edited by Robert McMahon
  • Four Hours in My Lai by Michael Bilton and Kevin Sim
  • In Retrospect by Robert McNamara
  • The Cat from Hué by John Laurence
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Vietnam War by Timothy Maga

The Cold War

  • The Cold War by Martin Walker
  • The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis
  • The Cold War by Odd Arne Westad
  • Cold War by James Warren
  • A Brief History of the Cold War by Colonel John Hughes-Wilson
  • Cold War, Cold Peace by Bernard Weisberger
  • The World Was Going Our Way by Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin
  • The Sword and the Shield by Christoper Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin

The Gulf War

  • The Gulf War 1991 by Alastair Finlan
  • The Gulf War Chronicles by Richard Lowry
  • Crusade by Rick Atkinson

The Holocaust

  • The Holocaust by Martin Gilbert
  • The Holocaust by Laurence Rees
  • Auschwitz by Laurence Rees
  • Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
  • IBM and the Holocaust by Edwin Black

Twenty-first Century Wars

  • The Iraq War by John Keegan
  • In the Company of Soldiers by Rick Atkinson
  • The Longest War - the War in Afghanistan by Thomas Bruce
  • One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War by Bing West

Louisiana

  • Huey Long by T. Harry Williams
  • The Earl of Louisiana by A.J. Liebling
  • Edwin Edwards by Leo Honeycutt
  • The Last Hayride by John Maginnis
  • Cross to Bear by John Maginnis
  • The Storm by Ivor van Heerden
  • Inside the Carnival by Wayne Parent

American History

  • America: A Narrative History by George Tindall and David Shi
  • The Penguin History of the United States of America by Hugh Brogan
  • A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • The Americans: The Colonial Experience by Daniel Boorstin
  • Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford
  • A Little Commonwealth by John Demos
  • Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony by George Francis Dow
  • The French-Indian War 1754-1760 by Daniel Marston
  • The American Revolution by Bruce Lancaster
  • The American Revolution 1774-1783 by Daniel Marston
  • The War for American Independence by Samuel Griffith II
  • 1776 by David McCullough
  • The British Are Coming by Rick Atkinson
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Revolution by Alan Axelrod
  • A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution by Carol Berkin
  • The War of 1812 by Francis Beirne
  • 1812: The War That Forged a Nation by Walter Borneman
  • The War of 1812 by Carl Benn
  • The Americans: The National Experience by Daniel Boorstin
  • The Old South by Thomas Wertenbaker
  • The Peculiar Institution by Kenneth Stampp
  • History of the American Frontier 1763-1892 by Frederic Paxson
  • The Great West by David Lavender
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Old West by Mike Flanagan
  • Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
  • The Mexican War by Otis Singletary
  • The Mexican War 1846-1848 by Douglas Meed
  • The Civil War by Bruce Catton
  • Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson
  • The Civil War by Harry Hansen
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Civil War by Alan Axelrod
  • Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877 by Eric Foner
  • The Americans: The Democratic Experience by Daniel Boorstin
  • Labor in America: A History by Melvyn Dubofsky and Foster Rhea Dulles
  • Schools of Democracy by Clayton Sinyai
  • Subterranean Fire by Sharon Smith
  • Indians by William Brandon
  • Indian Wars by Robert Utley and Wilcomb Washburn
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  • Saga of Chief Joseph by Helen Addison Howard
  • History of the Spanish-American War by Henry Watterson
  • The Spanish-American War by Edward Dolan
  • The Spanish War by G.J.A. O'Toole
  • The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  • The Great Depression by Robert McElvaine
  • The Crucial Era by Gerald Nash
  • Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression by Alan Brinkley
  • Revolt Among the Sharecroppers by Howard Kester
  • Wartime Shipyard: A Study in Social Disunity by Katherine Archibald
  • The Strange Career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward
  • The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
  • Eyes on the Prize by Juan Williams
  • Watergate by Fred Emery
  • Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner
  • A People's History of the Supreme Court by Peter Irons
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to American History by Alan Axelrod

History of Britain

  • Churchill's History of the English-Speaking Peoples (abridged) by Winston Churchill
  • The Story of Britain by Rebecca Fraser
  • A Short History of England by Simon Jenkins
  • A History of Britain: At the Edge of the World? 3000BC-AD1603 by Simon Schama
  • A History of Britain, Volume II: The Wars of the British 1603-1776 by Simon Schama
  • A History of Britain, Volume III: The Fate of Empire 1776-2000 by Simon Schama
  • Roman Britain by Guy de la Bédoyère
  • Anglo-Saxon England by Frank Stenton
  • The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction by John Blair
  • Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede
  • Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction by John Gillingham and Ralph Griffiths
  • The Plantagenets by Dan Jones
  • A Brief History of Magna Carta by Geoffrey Hindley
  • Magna Carta by Dan Jones
  • The Wars of the Roses by Dan Jones
  • The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir
  • The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir
  • New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors, 1485-1603 by Susan Brigden
  • Tudor England by John Guy
  • The Tudors for Dummies by David Loades and Mel Trow
  • A Monarchy Transformed: Britain 1603-1714 by Mark Kishlansky
  • History of England by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction by Paul Langford
  • Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 by Linda Colley
  • Industry and Empire by Eric Hobsbawm
  • The Nineteenth Century: The British Isles 1815-1901 edited by Colin Matthew
  • Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction by Christopher Harvie and H.C.G. Matthew
  • The Boer War 1899-1902 by Gregory Fremont-Barnes
  • Hope and Glory: Britain 1900-2000 by Peter Clarke
  • Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction by Kenneth Morgan
  • Scotland: The Story of a Nation by Magnus Magnusson
  • A Short History of Scotland by R.L. Mackie
  • Scottish History for Dummies by William Knox
  • The Decline and Fall of the British Empire 1781-1997 by Piers Brendon

History of Ireland

  • The Story of Ireland by Neil Hegarty
  • A Brief History of Ireland by Paul State
  • Ireland: A History by Thomas Bartlett
  • The IRA by Tim Pat Coogan
  • The Troubles by Tim Pat Coogan
  • A Nation and Not a Rabble by Diarmaid Ferriter
  • Irish History for Dummies by Mike Cronin

History of the Netherlands and Belgium

  • A History of the Netherlands: From the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day by Friso Wielenga
  • A Short History of the Netherlands by P.J. Rietbergen
  • Belgium: From the Roman Invasion to the Present Day by Emile Cammaerts
  • A Short History of Belgium by Léon van der Essen

History of Scandinavia

  • A History of Denmark by Knud Jespersen
  • History of Norway by John Yilek
  • A Concise History of Sweden by Neil Kent
  • A History of Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland by T.K. Derry

History of France

  • A History of France by John Julius Norwich
  • France in the Middle Ages 987 - 1460 by Georges Duby
  • The Rise and Fall of Renaissance France by R.J. Knecht
  • The Splendid Century by W.H. Lewis
  • The French Revolution by Peter Davies
  • The French Revolution by George Rudé
  • The French Revolution by J.M. Roberts
  • The Days of the French Revolution by Christopher Hibbert
  • Citizens by Simon Schama
  • The Oxford History of the French Revolution by William Doyle
  • The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction by William Doyle
  • A Concise History of the French Revolution by Sylvia Neely
  • Revolutionary France 1770 - 1880 by François Furet
  • Peasants into Frenchmen by Eugen Weber
  • France, 1814-1940 by J.P.T. Bury
  • France since 1870 by Charles Sowerwine
  • France and the Dreyfus Affair by Michael Burns
  • France and the Après Guerre by Benjamin Martin
  • The French Resistance by Charles River Editors
  • A History of Modern France by Jeremy Popkin
  • France and the French by Rod Kedward
  • Twentieth Century France by James McMillan
  • France in the New Century by John Ardagh
  • The Discovery of France by Graham Robb
  • A Brief History of France by Cecil Jenkins

History of Germany

  • Germany: A New History by Hagen Schulze
  • The History of Germany Since 1789 by Golo Mann
  • A History of Germany in the Middle Ages by Ernest Henderson
  • A Short History of Germany by Ernest Henderson
  • Gold and Iron by Fritz Stern
  • History of Germany 1780-1918: The Long Nineteenth Century by David Blackbourn
  • Germany 1800-1870 edited by Jonathan Sperber
  • Imperial Germany 1871-1918 edited by James Retallack
  • Weimar Germany by Eric Weitz
  • The Weimar Republic by Detlev J. K. Peukert
  • Nazi Germany edited by Jane Caplan
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer
  • A History of Germany 1918-2008: The Divided Nation by Mary Fulbrook
  • Germany Since 1945 by Lothar Kettenacker

History of Austria

  • A Concise History of Austria by Steven Beller
  • The Austrian Odyssey by Gordon Brook-Shepherd
  • A History of the Habsburg Empire, 1526-1918 by Robert Kann
  • The Habsburgs by Andrew Wheatcroft

History of Switzerland

  • The History of Switzerland by John Wilson
  • The History of Switzerland by Heinrich Zschokke
  • A Concise History of Switzerland by Clive Church and Randolph Head

History of Italy

  • The Oxford Illustrated History of Italy edited by George Holmes
  • The Italian Renaissance by J.H. Plumb
  • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy by Jacob Burkhardt
  • The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall by Christopher Hibbert
  • The Borgias by G.J. Meyer
  • Early Modern Italy: A Social History by Christopher Black
  • Early Modern Italy, 1550-1800 by Gregory Hanlon
  • Modern Italy by Denis Mack Smith
  • Modern Italy by John Foot
  • The Pursuit of Italy by David Gilmour
  • Mussolini's Italy by R.J.B. Bosworth
  • The Italians by John Hooper
  • Sicily: An Island at the Crossroads of History by John Julius Norwich
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Italian History and Culture by Gabrielle Euvino

History of Spain

  • Spain: A History edited by Raymond Carr
  • Spain: A Unique History by Stanley Payne
  • The History of Spain by Peter Pierson
  • Spain: The Root and the Flower by John Crow
  • The Spanish Inquisition by Joseph Pérez
  • The Spanish Civil War by Stanley Payne

History of Portugal

  • Portugal by Sarah Bradford
  • The Portuguese: A Modern History by Barry Hatton

Europe and Western Civilization

  • Europe: A History by Norman Davies
  • Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present by Brendan Simms
  • A History of Europe by J.M. Roberts
  • A Short History of Europe by Simon Jenkins
  • Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt
  • From Dawn to Decadence by Jacques Barzun
  • Civilization: The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson
  • The Ancient Mediterranean by Michael Grant
  • The Sea Peoples by Charles River Editors
  • The End of the Bronze Age by Robert Drews
  • 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric Cline
  • Empires and Barbarians: The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe by Peter Heather
  • The Birth of the West by Paul Collins
  • The Age of Reason: 1700-1789 by Harold Nicolson
  • The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction by John Robertson
  • The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction by Lawrence Principe
  • The Napoleonic Wars by Mike Rapport
  • Nineteenth Century European Civilization 1815-1914 Geoffrey Bruun
  • Nineteenth-Century Europe by Michael Rapport
  • 1848: Year of Revolution by Mike Rapport
  • 1848: The Revolutionary Tide in Europe by Peter Stearns
  • The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction by Robert Allen
  • The Age of Louis XIV by Will and Ariel Durant
  • The Age of Voltaire by Will and Ariel Durant
  • Rousseau and Revolution by Will and Ariel Durant
  • The Age of Napoleon by Will and Ariel Durant
  • The Age of Napoleon by J. Christopher Herold
  • The Proud Tower by Barbara Tuchman
  • The Age of Revolution: 1789-1848 by Eric Hobsbawm
  • The Age of Capital: 1848-1875 by Eric Hobsbawm
  • The Age of Empire: 1875-1914 by Eric Hobsbawm
  • Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century by Mark Mazower

Russia and Eastern Europe

  • Russia and the Russians by Geoffrey Hosking
  • Russia: A Short History by Abraham Ascher
  • A History of Russia by John Lawrence
  • Russia: A History edited by Gregory Freeze
  • The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End by Peter Kenez
  • Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991: A History by Orlando Figes
  • October by China Miéville
  • The Russian Revolution by Sheila Fitzpatrick
  • Russians: The People Behind the Power by Gregory Feifer
  • The Soviet-Afghan War 1979-89 by Gregory Fremont-Barnes
  • Russia's Wars in Chechnya 1994-2009 by Mark Galeotti
  • The Polish Way by Adam Zamoyski
  • Poland: A History by Adam Zamoyski
  • A Concise History of Poland by Jewrzy Lukowsky and Hubert Zawadzki
  • The Baltic Republics by Steven Otfinoski
  • The Coasts of Bohemia: A Czech History by Derek Sayer
  • Croatia: A Nation Forged in War by Marcus Tanner
  • The Balkans by Misha Glenny
  • The Balkans by Mark Mazower
  • Modern Albania by Fred Abrahams
  • The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine by Serhii Plokhy
  • The Caucasus: An Introduction by Thomas de Waal
  • The History of Armenia by Simon Payaslian
  • Azerbaijan: A Political History by Suha Bolukbasi
  • A Quick History of Modern Greece by Anthone Colovas

The Middle East

  • The Middle East by Bernard Lewis
  • A History of the Middle East by Peter Mansfield
  • The Ottoman Centuries by Lord Kinross
  • A History of the Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani
  • History of the Arabs by Philip Hitti
  • The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan
  • The Barbary Pirates by C.S. Forester
  • Israel: A History by Martin Gilbert
  • Jerusalem by Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • The Palestinian People by Baruch Kimmerling and Joel Migdal
  • Modern Egypt by Arthur Goldschmidt
  • The History of Syria: 1900-2012 by M. Clement Hall
  • Syria: A History of the Last Hundred Years by John McHugo
  • Lebanon: A House Divided by Sandra Mackey
  • A History of Jordan by Philip Robins
  • The Saudis: Inside the Desert Kingdom by Sandra Mackey
  • A History of Modern Yemen by Paul Dresch
  • A History of Iraq by Charles Tripp
  • A History of Modern Libya by Dirk Vandewalle
  • Algeria, 1830-2000: A Short History by Benjamin Stora
  • Tunisia Since the Arab Conquest by Jacob Abadi
  • A History of Modern Morocco by Susan Gilson Miller
  • Turkey: A Modern History by Erik Zürcher
  • The Ottoman Endgame by Sean McMeekin
  • A History of Iran by Michael Axworthy
  • Modern Iran by Nikkie Keddie
  • Persian Mirrors by Elaine Sciolino
  • State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East by Roger Owen
  • A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Ian Bickerton and Carla Klausner
  • The Shi'ites: A Short History by Heinz Halm
  • Hezbollah by Augustus Richard Norton
  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Palestine War 1948 by Efraim Karsh
  • The Suez Crisis 1956 by Derek Varble
  • 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East by Tom Segev
  • Six Days of War by Michael Oren
  • The Yom Kippur War by Abraham Rabinovich
  • The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988 by Efraim Karsh
  • From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas Friedman
  • Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorism Team by George Jonas
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Middle East Conflict by Mitchell Bard

Africa

  • Africa: A Biography of the Continent by John Reader
  • History of Africa by Kevin Shillington
  • History of Africa from 1800 to Present by Harry Gailey
  • Africa: Endurance and Change South of the Sahara by Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch
  • Africa: A Short History by Robert Collins
  • Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles by Richard Dowden
  • Africa in History by Basil Davidson
  • The Fate of Africa by Martin Meredith
  • The Fortunes of Africa by Martin Meredith
  • Modern Africa by Basil Davidson
  • Mauritania: History, Early History, Sudanic Empires by Sampson Jerry
  • West Africa before the Colonial Era by Basil Davidson
  • Designing West Africa by Peter Schwab
  • Themes in West Africa's History edited by Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong
  • The History of Nigeria by Toyin Falola
  • The History of Ghana by Roger Gocking
  • Democracy and Development in Mali edited by R. James Bingen, David Robinson, and John Staatz
  • The History of Sierra Leone by C. Magbaily Fyle
  • History of Liberia by J.H.T. McPherson
  • A History of the Cameroon by Tambi Eyongetah and Robert Brain
  • East Africa: An Introductory History by Robert Maxon
  • Kenya: Identity of a Nation by Godfrey Mwakikagile
  • A History of South Africa by Leonard Thompson
  • A History of Malawi: 1859-1966 by John McCracken
  • History of Botswana by Thomas Tlou and Alec Campbell
  • Zambia: The First 50 Years by Andrew Sardanis
  • A Short History of Modern Angola by David Birmingham
  • Mozambique: A History by Thomas Henriksen
  • Equatorial Guinea Political History and Governance, The Hidden History by Anthony Willson
  • The Congo: From Leopold to Kabila by Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
  • Congo: The Epic History of a People by David Van Reybrouck
  • A History of Ethiopia by Harold Marcus
  • Understanding Somalia and Somaliland by Ioan Lewis
  • Sudan: Race, Religion, and Violence by Jok Madut Jok
  • Becoming Zimbabwe edited by Brian Raftopoulos and Alois Mlambo
  • Blood Diamonds by Greg Campbell
  • Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone by Martin Dugard
  • The Zulu War 1879 by Ian Knight

India and Pakistan

  • India: A History by John Keay
  • India: A Concise History by Francis Watson
  • A Brief History of India by Judith Walsh
  • A New History of India by Stanley Wolpert
  • The Sikhs of the Punjab by J.S. Grewal
  • The Sikhs by Patwant Singh
  • The First and Second Sikh Wars by Reginald George Burton
  • A History of Nepal by John Whelpton
  • The History of Bhutan by Karma Phuntsho
  • Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military by Husain Haqqani
  • The Idea of Pakistan by Stephen Cohen
  • A History of Bangladesh by Willem van Schendel

Central Asia

  • Mongolia - A Brief History by James Grissom
  • Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires by David Isby
  • Kazakhstan History by Uzo Marvin
  • Inside Central Asia: A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikstan, Turkey, and Iran by Dilip Hiro

China

  • China: A History by Harold Tanner
  • China: A History by John Keay
  • China: A New History by John King Fairbank and Merle Goldman
  • The Soul of China by Amaury de Riencourt
  • Chinese Civilization by Werner Eichhorn
  • Chinese Civilization: A Sourcebook edited by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
  • The Cambridge Illustrated History of China by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
  • The Search for Modern China by Jonathan Spence
  • The Opium Wars by W. Travis Hanes III and Frank Sanello
  • The Boxer Rebellion by Diana Preston
  • Thunder Out of China by Theodore White and Annalee Jacoby
  • The Cultural Revolution by Frank Dikötter
  • Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan by Jonathan Manthorpe
  • A Concise History of Hong Kong by John Carroll

East Asia

  • Korea's Place in the Sun by Bruce Cumings
  • The History of Vietnam by Justin Corfield
  • A History of Cambodia by David Chandler
  • A Short History of Laos by Grant Evans
  • A History of Thailand by Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit
  • A Short History of Malaysia by Virginia Matheson Hooker
  • The Malays: A Cultural History by Richard Winstedt
  • Burma: The State of Myanmar by David Steinberg
  • A History of the Philippines by Luis Francia
  • A History of Modern Indonesia by Adrian Vickers
  • A History of Modern Singapore, 1819-2005 by C.M. Turnbull

Japan

  • A History of Japan by Kenneth Henshall
  • History of Japan from 660 B.C. to 1872 A.D. by William Elliot Griffis
  • A History of Japan by R.H.P Mason and J.G. Caiger
  • Japan: An Illustrated History by Shelton Woods
  • The Making of Modern Japan by Marius Jansen

The Commonwealth

  • The Penguin History of Canada by Robert Bothwell
  • A Concise History of Australia by Stuart Macintyre
  • The Penguin History of New Zealand by Michael King

World History

  • The Penguin History of the World by J.M. Roberts and Odd Arne Westad
  • The Outline of History by H.G. Wells
  • A People's History of the World by Chris Harman
  • World Order by Henry Kissinger
  • The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991 by Eric Hobsbawm
  • A History of the Twentieth Century, Volume One: 1900-1933 by Martin Gilbert
  • A History of the Twentieth Century, Volume Two: 1933-1951 by Martin Gilbert
  • A History of the Twentieth Century, Volume Three: 1952-1999 by Martin Gilbert
  • 1946: The Making of the Modern World by Victor Sebestyen
  • 1968: The Year That Rocked the World by Mark Kurlansky
  • The Clash of Fundamentalisms by Tariq Ali
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
  • World History for Dummies by Peter Haugen

Philosophy

  • A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  • The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant
  • From Socrates to Sartre by T.Z. Levine
  • The Seekers by Daniel Boorstin
  • The Problem of Universals edited by Charles Landesman
  • On Evil by Terry Eagleton
  • Early Socratic Dialogues by Plato
  • The Republic by Plato
  • Timaeus and Critias by Plato
  • Phaedrus and Letters VII and VIII by Plato
  • Gorgias by Plato
  • The Last Days of Socrates by Plato
  • De Anima by Aristotle
  • The Metaphysics by Aristotle
  • The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
  • The Enneads by Plotinus
  • On the Good Life by Cicero
  • Letters from a Stoic by Seneca
  • The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Marcus Aurelius
  • The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
  • Discourse on Method and the Meditations by René Descartes
  • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume
  • Critique of Judgment by Immanuel Kant
  • The Essential Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • The Concept of Anxiety by Søren Kierkegaard

Religion/Theology

  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
  • The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Liberation Theology by Phillip Berryman
  • Judaism by Ian Graham
  • Islam by Jan Thompson
  • Hinduism by Ranchor Prime
  • Sikhism by Joy Barrow
  • Buddhism by Mel Thompson
  • Buddhism by Huston Smith and Philip Novak
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Judaism by Rabbi Benjamin Blech
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Catholicism by Bob O'Gorman and Mary Faulkner
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Reformation and Protestantism by James Bell and Tracy Macon Sumner
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible by James Bell and Stan Campbell

Psychology

  • Psychology by David Meyers
  • Life-Span Development by John Santrock
  • Abnormal Psychology by David Barlow and Mark Durand
  • Psychology Applied to Modern Life by Wayne Weiten and Margaret Lloyd
  • Social Psychology by Shelley Taylor, Letitia Peplau and David Sears
  • Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience by Neil Carlson
  • The Story of Psychology by Morton Hunt
  • The Psychology of the Child by Jean Piaget and Bärbel Inhelder
  • On Becoming a Person by Carl Rogers
  • Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  • Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  • Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm
  • Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders by Aaron Beck
  • Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders by Aaron Beck et al
  • Feeling Good by David Burns
  • The Essential Guide to Mental Health by Jack Gorman
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
  • DSM-IV Casebook edited by Robert Spitzer et al
  • The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
  • The Depression Sourcebook by Brian Quinn
  • Bipolar Disorder by David Miklowitz and Michael Goldstein
  • Bipolar Disorder by Francis Mondimore
  • Surviving Schizophrenia by E. Fuller Torrey
  • Toxic Psychiatry by Peter Breggin
  • A History of Psychiatry by Edward Shorter
  • The Myth of Mental Illness by Thomas Szasz
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Psychology by Joni Johnston

Freud, Jung, and Adler

  • Psychopathology of Everyday Life by Sigmund Freud
  • The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
  • Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex by Sigmund Freud
  • Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious by Sigmund Freud
  • Totem and Taboo by Sigmund Freud
  • The Ego and the Id by Sigmund Freud
  • Beyond the Pleasure Principle by Sigmund Freud
  • Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud
  • The Future of an Illusion by Sigmund Freud
  • Psychology of the Unconscious by C.G. Jung
  • Dreams by C.G. Jung
  • Synchronicity by C.G. Jung
  • The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious by C.G. Jung
  • The Development of Personality by C.G. Jung
  • Aspects of the Masculine by C.G. Jung
  • Psychology and Alchemy by C.G. Jung
  • Understanding Human Nature by Alfred Adler
  • Understanding Life by Alfred Adler
  • What Life Could Mean to You by Alfred Adler

Political and Economic Theory

  • The Republic by Plato
  • Politics by Aristotle
  • The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Political Order in Changing Societies by Samuel Huntington
  • The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order by Samuel Huntington
  • The Great Disruption by Francis Fukuyama
  • World Order by Henry Kissinger
  • The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Heilbroner
  • State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin
  • What Is to Be Done? by Vladimir Lenin
  • Reform or Revolution by Rosa Luxemburg
  • Selections from the Prison Notebooks by Antonio Gramsci
  • The Meaning of Marxism by Paul D'Amato
  • Build It Now! by Michael Lebowitz
  • Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky
  • Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton

Cyberculture

  • Cyberpunk by Katie Hafner and Steven Levy
  • Hackers by Steven Levy
  • Crypto by Steven Levy
  • The Well by Katie Hafner
  • Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer by Paul Freiburger
  • Nerds 2.0.1 by Stephen Segaller
  • Just for Fun by Linus Torvalds
  • The Dark Net by Jamie Bartlett
  • Spam Nation by Brian Krebs

Infectious Diseases

  • The Hot Zone by James Preston
  • Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC by Joseph McCormick and Susan Fisher-Hoch
  • Virus X by Frank Ryan
  • The Forgotten Plague by Frank Ryan
  • Killer Germs by Pete Moore
  • The Coming Plague by Laurie Garrett
  • Man and Microbes by Arno Karlen
  • Plagues and Peoples by William McNeill
  • Emerging Viruses edited by Stephen Morse
  • The Black Death by Robert Gottfried
  • The Great Influenza by John Barry
  • The Life and Death of Smallpox by Ian and Jenifer Glynn
  • Zika by Donald McNeil
  • Virus Hunt by Dorothy Crawford
  • Germ Warfare: Breakthrough Immunology by Alan Baxter
  • Infectious Disease: A Scientific American Reader
  • Microbe by Alan Zelicoff and Michael Bellomo
  • The New Killer Diseases by Elinor Levy and Mark Fischetti

Medical Science

  • Multiple Sclerosis by Louis J. Rosner and Shelley Ross
  • Cystic Fibrosis by David M. Orenstein
  • Parkinson's Disease by William J. Weiner
  • Brock Biology of Microorganisms by Michael Madigan
  • Journey into the Heart by David Monogan
  • Open Heart by David K.C. Cooper
  • Heart 411 by Marc Gillinov and Steven Nissen
  • The Living Heart in the 21st Century by Michael DeBakey and Antonio Gotto
  • Heart: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Heroic Organ by Johannes Hinrich von Borstel
  • Heart: A History by Sandeep Jauhar
  • Brain Story by Susan Greenfield
  • Brain: The Complete Mind by Michael Sweeney
  • The Brain: Big Bangs, Behaviors, and Beliefs by Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall
  • The Brain: The Story of You by David Eagleman
  • Neuroscience for Dummies by Frank Amthor
  • Gut by Giulia Enders
  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Poisons by Peter Macinnis
  • The Drug Book by Michael Gerald
  • The Medical Book by Clifford Pickover
  • The Definitive Guide to Prostate Cancer by Aaron Katz
  • Pancreatic Cancer by Michael Lippe and Dung Le
  • The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs by Jack Gorman
  • The Cambridge History of Medicine edited by Roy Porter
  • The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine by James Le Fanu
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Diabetes for Dummies by Alan Rubin
  • Fibromyalgia for Dummies by Roland Staud
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for Dummies by Susan Lisman

Physical Science

  • Physics Demystified by Stan Gibilisco
  • Electricity Demystified by Stan Gibilisco
  • All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide by Harry Kybett
  • Big Bang by Simon Singh
  • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  • Organic Chemistry I for Dummies by Arthur Winter
  • Thermodynamics for Dummies by Mike Pauken
  • Statics for Dummies by James Allen III
  • Astronomy for Dummies by Stephen Maran
  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • The Space Book by Jim Bell
  • The Chemistry Book by by Derek Lowe
  • The Physics Book by Clifford Pickover

Military Studies

  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • On War by Carl von Clausewitz
  • A History of Warfare by John Keegan
  • War and Our World by John Keegan
  • The Face of Battle by John Keegan
  • The Mask of Command by John Keegan
  • Intelligence in War: From Napoleon to al-Qaeda by John Keegan
  • The Price of Admiralty by John Keegan
  • Fields of Battle: The Wars for North America by John Keegan
  • The Book of War edited by John Keegan
  • Infantry Attacks by Erwin Rommel
  • Guerilla Warfare by Che Guevara
  • AK-47: The Weapon That Changed the Face of War by Larry Kahaner

War Literature

  • Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves
  • The Good Soldier Schweik by Jaroslav Hasek
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • The Winds of War by Herman Wouk
  • From Here to Eternity by James Jones
  • The Thin Red Line by James Jones
  • The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  • If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O'Brien

Biographies of Famous Women

  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
  • The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir
  • Joan of Arc by Mary Gordon
  • Joan of Arc: A History by Helen Castor
  • Cleopatra by Michael Grant
  • Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
  • Marie Curie: A Life by Susan Quinn
  • Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox
  • Madame de Staël: The First Modern Woman by Francine du Plessix Gray
  • Catherine the Great by Henri Troyat
  • Queen Victoria: A Personal History by Christopher Hibbert
  • Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Elizabeth Warren: Her Fight. Her Work. Her Life. by Antonia Felix
  • A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren

Feminism

  • The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
  • The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
  • Backlash by Susan Faludi
  • The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
  • Are Men Necessary? by Maureen Dowd
  • Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem
  • Femininity by Susan Brownmiller
  • Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller
  • The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer
  • Female Chauvinist Pigs by Ariel Levy

Biographies of American Presidents

  • George Washington: A Life Willard Sterne Randall
  • John Adams by David McCullough
  • Thomas Jefferson: A Life by Willard Sterne Randall
  • James Madison by Garry Wills
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom by Conrad Black
  • Truman by David McCullough
  • Eisenhower: Soldier and President by Stephen Ambrose
  • An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 by Robert Dallek
  • Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full by Conrad Black

True Crime

  • Zodiac by Robert Graysmith
  • Women Who Kill by Carol Anne Davis
  • Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief by Bill Mason and Lee Gruenfeld
  • The Napoleon of Crime by Ben Macintyre
  • Mr. Untouchable by Leroy "Nicky" Barnes and Tom Folsom
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia by Jerry Capeci

Slave Narratives

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass
  • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano
  • The Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Sojourner Truth
  • Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
  • Fifty Years in Chains by Charles Ball

African American Authors

  • Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington
  • The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Black Boy by Richard Wright
  • Native Son by Richard Wright
  • White Man, Listen! by Richard Wright
  • Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin
  • Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
  • No Name in the Street by James Baldwin
  • Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • The Devil Finds Work by James Baldwin
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
  • Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver
  • The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Sula by Toni Morrison
  • Jazz by Toni Morrison
  • Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
  • Paradise by Toni Morrison
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Biographies of World War II Leaders

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom by Conrad Black
  • Truman by David McCullough
  • Eisenhower: Soldier and President by Stephen Ambrose
  • Patton: A Genius for War by Carlo D'Este
  • Churchill: A Life by Martin Gilbert
  • The Last Great Frenchman: A Life of General de Gaulle by Charles Williams
  • Chiang Kai-shek by Jonathan Fenby
  • The Rise and Fall of Stalin by Robert Payne
  • Mussolini: The Rise and Fall of Il Duce by Christopher Hibbert
  • Tojo: The Last Banzai by Courtney Browne
  • Hirohito: Emperor of Japan by Leonard Mosley
  • The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by Robert Payne

Explorers

  • Marco Polo: The Journey that Changed the World by John Man
  • Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe by Laurence Bergreen
  • Columbus: The Four Voyages 1492-1504 by Laurence Bergreen
  • Captain James Cook by Richard Hough
  • Endurance by Alfred Lansing

Miscellaneous Biographies

  • Alexander Hamilton, American by Richard Brookhiser
  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
  • Washington: A Life Ron Chernow
  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power ny Jon Meacham
  • Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose
  • Columbus: The Four Voyages 1492-1504 by Laurence Bergreen
  • Captain James Cook by Richard Hough
  • Huey Long by T. Harry Williams
  • Edwin Edwards by Leo Honeycutt
  • C.S. Lewis by A.N. Wilson
  • Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
  • J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter
  • Charles Bukowski by Barry Miles
  • In Memory Yet Green by Isaac Asimov
  • In Joy Still Felt by Isaac Asimov
  • I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne
  • A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
  • Prince of Wales by Jonathan Dimbleby
  • First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton by David Maraniss
  • Inventing Al Gore by Bill Turque
  • Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
  • Barack Obama: The Story by David Maraniss
  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story by Ben Carson
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  • Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
  • Idea Man by Paul Allen
  • From the Ground Up by Howard Schultz
  • Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland Bainton
  • The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro
  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power by Robert Caro
  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent by Robert Caro
  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate by Robert Caro
  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power by Robert Caro
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • Lion by Saroo Brierly
  • A Muslim Youth by Mustafa Bilal
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
  • The Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Sojourner Truth
  • Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Antigonus the One-Eyed: Greatest of the Successors by Jeff Champion
  • Hannibal by Ernle Bradford
  • Hannibal by Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • Scipio Africanus: Greater Than Napoloen by B.H. Liddell Hart
  • Attila, King of the Huns by Patrick Howarth
  • The Life of Belisarius by Lord Mahon
  • Bertrand Russell: A Life by Caroline Moorehead
  • Huxley by Adrian Desmond
  • Sartre by Ronald Haymon
  • The Words by Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life by Jon Lee Anderson
  • The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto "Che" Guevara
  • Hugo Chávez by Cristina Marcano and Alberto Barrera Tyszka
  • Simón Bolivar by John Lynch
  • Pancho Villa by Charles River Editors
  • Carlos the Jackal by Charles River Editors
  • Ivan the Terrible by Robert Payne and Nikita Romanoff
  • Peter the Great by Robert Massie
  • Catherine the Great by Henri Troyat
  • Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror by Victor Sebestyen
  • The Life and Death of Lenin by Robert Payne
  • The Life and Death of Trotsky by Robert Payne
  • The Rise and Fall of Stalin by Robert Payne
  • Stalin and the Shaping of the Soviet Union by Alex de Jonge
  • Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Charlemagne by Derek Wilson
  • Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him by Tracy Borman
  • Saladin by John Man
  • Churchill: A Life by Martin Gilbert
  • Churcill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts
  • The Last Great Frenchman: A Life of General de Gaulle by Charles Williams
  • Patton: A Genius for War by Carlo D'Este
  • Mussolini: The Rise and Fall of Il Duce by Christopher Hibbert
  • Mao: A Life by Philip Short
  • Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang
  • Chiang Kai-shek by Jonathan Fenby
  • Tojo: The Last Banzai by Courtney Browne
  • Hirohito: Emperor of Japan by Leonard Mosley
  • William Wallace by James Mackay
  • Atatürk: The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey by Andrew Mango
  • Ataturk: A Biography of Mustafa Kemal, Father of Modern Turkey by Lord Kinross
  • Rhodes: The Race for Africa by Antony Thomas
  • Kwame Nkrumah: The Father of African Nationalism by David Birmingham
  • Mugabe: Teacher, Revolutionary, Tyrant by Andrew Norman