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Aztec, by Gary Jennings

The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston

Love is Eternal: A Novel About Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln, by Irving Stone.

The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

Sophie's Choice, by William Styron

Kira, Kira, by Cynthia Kadohata

The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCullough

Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier

The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank


The Grouchy Historian, by Ed Asner

The American Revolution: A Visual History, by DK Publishing

1776, by David McCullough

Code Girls: ...American Women Code Breakers of WWII, by Liza Mundy (audiobook)

1968: The Year that Rocked the World, by Mark Kurlansky

2018 Write Well Award Anthology, edited by Rick Taubold

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering, by Samuel C. Florman

Chaos: Making a New Science, by James Gleick

Vietnam: The First Complete Account of Vietnam at War, by Stanley Karnow

The Underground Railroad, by Charles L. Blockson



Caesar, by Colleen McCullough

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

A Separate Country, by Robert Hicks

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by William L. Shirer

Tai-Pan, by James Clavell

Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind, by Donald Johanson

Sacramento: Excursions into its History and Natural World, by William M. Holden

The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World out of Balance, by Laurie Garrett

Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water, by Marc Reisner

The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes--and Why, by Amanda Ripley

Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters, by Alan S. Miller

The Chalice and the Blade, by Riane Eisler

My Mother / My Self, by Nancy Friday

Passages, by Gail Sheehy

The Horse Whisperer, by Nicolas Evans

Age Wave, by Ken Dychtwald

The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver

A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking

Winged Legend: The Story of Amelia Earhart, by John Burke

Buried Alive: The Biography of Janis Joplin

Watch Your Language, by Robert Gorrell

Class: A Guide Through the American Status System, by Paul Fussell

Confessions of a Medical Heretic, by Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.

A Walk Across America, by Peter Jenkins

The Walk West: A Walk Across America 2, by Peter Jenkins

The Best American Essays, 2000, edited by Alan Lightman

The Best American Short Stories, 1999, edited by Amy Tan

Bound for Glory, by Woody Guthrie

Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl

Women Who Run with the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Rats, Lice, and History, by Hans Zinsser

The Stones Cry Out: A Cambodian Childhood 1975-80, by Molyda Szymusiak

Helter Skelter, by Vincent Bugliosi

All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot

All Things Wise and Wonderful, by James Herriot

Hawaii, by James Michener

Caravans, by James Michener

Poland, by James Michener

The Covenant, by James Michener

Texas, by James Michener

Mexico, by James Michener

The Limits to Growth, by D. Meadows

Beyond the Limits, by D. Meadows

Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck

Travels with Charley, by John Steinbeck

The World According to Garp, by John Irving

Serpentine, by Thomas Thompson

The Descent of Woman, by Elaine Morgan

Lust for Life (Vincent Van Gogh), by Irving Stone

Kon-Tiki, by Thor Heyerdahl

The Ra Expeditions, by Thor Heyerdahl

Of Human Bondage, by Somerset Maugham

Biko, by Donald Woods

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X & Alex Haley

The Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean Auel

Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury

Dandelion Wine, by Ray Bradbury

The October Country, by Ray Bradbury

The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury

Zen in the Art of Writing, by Ray Bradbury

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert M. Pirsig

Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

The Painted Bird, by Jerzy Kosinski

The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair

Madame Bovary, by Gustave Floubert

Zane, by Jack Schaeffer

The Ox-Bow Incident, by Walter Van Tilburg Clark

Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

1984, by George Orwell

Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

Catch-22, by Joseph Heller

The Ugly American, by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer

Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein

All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque

Johnny Got His Gun, by Dalton Trumbo

and lots more...


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet A. Jacobs

A Train to Potevka: An American Spy in Russia, by Mike Ramsdell

The Origins of the Second World War in Europe, by P.M.H. Bell

Short Stories, by Langston Hughes, edited by Akiba Sullivan Harper (108)

In Search of Solomon's Mines, by Tahir Shah

Nothing that Meets the Eye, by Patricia Highsmith (SS's)

The Power and the Glory, by Graham Green

The Heart of Redness, by Zakes Mda

The Welsh Girl, by Peter Ho Davies

The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War, by Jaroslav Hasek (300+)

The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje (17)

Guns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond

Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-1782, by Elizabeth A. Fenn

Naples in the Time of Cholera: 1884-1911, by Frank Snowden, PhD.

Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam, by Frances FitzGerald

Masters of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the Vietnam Era, by Robert Buzzanco

Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire Building, by Richard Drinnon

The Price of Salt, by Patricia Highsmith

Updated 5/6/19

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