Great Non-fiction Titles

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Notable Non-Fiction Titles – Books are labeled according to type:
         M = memoir/autobiography
         Ph = philosophy/religion
         L = language/literature
         Sc = science
         H= history
         S = social issues/politics
         E = collections of essays
         Ec = economics

The Bible  -- H/Ph

Mortimer Adler – Ten Philosophical Mistakes – Ph
                  How to Read a Book -- L
Stephen E. Ambrose – Undaunted Courage – The story of the Lewis and Clark expidtion
Maya Angelou – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings --M
Anne Applebaum -- Gulag: A History -- H
Arthur Ashe – Days of Grace --M
Russell Baker – Growing Up --M
David Barton -- Separation of Church & State: What the Founders Meant  -- H
Michael J. Behe -- Darwin’s Black Box, Signature of the Cell, The Edge of Evolution – Sc
Glenn Beck – The Original Intent -- H
David Berlinski – The Devil’s Delusion -- R
Benjamin Bloom  - The Closing of the American Mind -- Ph
H.G. Bissenger – Friday Night Lights -- S
Rosemary Bray – Unafraid of the Dark  - M/S
Dee Brown – Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee—H/M
Joan Jacobs Brumberg – The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls -- S
Bill Bryson – The Mother Tongue --L
William F. Buckley Jr.  -- Miles Gone By -- M
Bryan Burrough -- Barbarians at the Gate  -- S
Truman Capote – In Cold Blood -- S
Peter Capstick – Death in the Long Grass --M
Rachel Carson – The Silent Spring -- S
Stephen Carter – The Culture of Disbelief --Ph
G. K. Chesterton – The Everlasting Man, Orthodoxy, What’s Wrong With the World? -- R
John Ciardi – How Does a Poem Mean?  -- L
Esme Raji Codell – Educating Esme -- S
Steve Coll - Ghost Wars - H
Jill Conway – The Road From Coorain  -- H
Andrew Carroll, ed. – Letters of a Nation  -- H
Stephen Covey – The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People  -- S
Ann Coulter – Treason, Guilty, Demonic – H/S
David Day – The Search for King Arthur  --H
William A. Dembski and Sean McDowell -- Understanding Intelligent Design -- Sc
Annie Dillard – An American Childhood --M
Isak Dinesen – Out of Africa --M
Jared Diamond – Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies -- H
Ivan Doig – This House of Sky -- M
Michael Dorris – The Broken Cord -- M
Frederick Douglass – Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave - H
Umberto Eco – Five Moral Pieces - Ph
Dave Eggers – A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius -- M
Anne Fadiman – ExLibris - M
Thomas Foster -- How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines   -- L
Anne Frank – Diary of Anne Frank --M
Victor Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning  --Ph
Milton Friedman – Capitalism and Freedom -- Ec
Samuel G. Freedman – Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students, and  
         Their High School -- S
Arnold Fructenbaum – In the Footsteps of the Messiah -- Ph
Michael Gazzaniga – The Ethical Brain – Ph/Sc
James Gleick – FSTR – Sc/S
Bernard Goldberg – Bias -S
Jonah Goldberg – Liberal Facsism -- H
Stephem Jay Gould – The Mismeasure of Man -- Ph
Justin Griffen – The Holy Grail - H
Paul Gruchow --The Necessity of Empty Places  --E
John Gunther – Death Be Not Proud -- M
Katie and Matthew Hafner – Where Wizards Stay Up Late:The Origins of the Internet - H
Edith Hamilton – Mythology –retells the Greek, Roman and Norse myths -- H
Stephen Hawking – A Brief History of  Time-- Sc
Vicki Hearne – Adam’s Task  --L
John Hersey – Hiroshima  -- H
Homer Hickam – October Sky --M
Edward Hirsch – How to Read a Poem  --L
Sue Hubbell – A Country Year: Living the Questions M
Edward Humes – No Matter How Loud I Shout:: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court. --S
F.A. Hayek – The Road to Serfdom – H/Ec
J.B. Hixson – Getting the Gospel Wrong --Ph
Peter Irons – The Courage of Their Convictions --S
Ji-Li Jiang – Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution  -- H
Sebastian Junger – The Perfect Storm  --H
Alfred Lansing – Endurance -- H
Richard Lederer – The Miracle of Language  -- L
C. S. Lewis – The Great Divorce  -- Ph
                  Mere Christianity – Ph
                  The Abolition of Man - Ph
Martin Luther King – I Have a Dream  -- S/H
Mary Karr – The Liars’ Club: A Memoir - M
John F. Kennedy – Profiles in Courage --H
Tracey Kidder – Among School Children -- S
Jamica Kincaid – My Brother --M
Stephen King – On Writing –M/L
Barbara Kingsolver – High Tide in Tuscon -- E
Alex Kotlowitz – The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America’s Dilemma -- S
Jonathan Kozol – Amazing Grace  -- S
The Koran -- Ph
Mark Kurlansky – Salt: A World History --  H
Machiavelli – The Prince  -- Ph
Thomas F. Madden – Empires of Trust -- H
Milt Machlin – The Search for Michael Rockefeller  -- H
James McBride – The Color of Water  --M
David McCullough – John Adams -H
Frank McCourt – Angela’s Ashes  --M
James McPherson – Battle Cry of Freedom  -- H
John McWhorter – The Power of Babel -- L
Madison/Jefferson et al --The Federalist Papers –E/H
Robert Massie – Nicholas and Alexandra  -- H
Thomas More – Utopia  --Ph
Azar Nafisi - Reading Lolita in Tehran - M
Robert Nozick – Invariancies: the Structure of the Objective World -  S/Ph
C. Gordon Olson and Tim LaHaye – Getting the Gospel Right -- R
Bill O’Reilly – Killing Lincoln -- H
Ronald Reagan – Stories in His Own Hand – M/Ph
Lucille Vaughn Page – The Lively Art of Writing -- L
Molly Peacock – How to Read a Poem  -- L
M. Scott Peck – People of the Lie  --Ph
                  The Road Less Traveled --Ph
Steven Pinker – The Language Instinct  -- L
Plato – The Republic  --Ph
Richard Preston – The Hot Zone -- Sc
Samantha Power --  “A Problem from Hell:” America & the Age of Genocide --  H
Geoff Powter – Strange and Dangerous Dreams -- H
Mario Puzo – The Fortunate Pilgram  --M
Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein – Sparks of Genius - Sc
Bill Salus – Israelistine -- H
Neil Sheehan – A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann an  America in Vietnam  -- H
Cleon Skousen – The 5,000 Year Leap -- H
Dava Sobel – Longitude  -- H
Alexander Solzhenitsyn – The Gulag Archipeligo  --H
Thomas Sowell – Economic Facts and Fallacies, Basic Economics -- Ec
Wallace Stegner- Where the Bluebird Sings at the Lemonade Springs -- E
Chris and Ted Stewart – 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World -- H
Lee Strobel – The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith -- Ph
Michael Talbot – The Holographic Universe  --Sc
Lewis Thomas – The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher  -- Sc
Barbara Tuchman – The Guns of August  --H
Brenda Ueland -- If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence, and Spirit -- L
James D. Watson – The Double Helix: A Personal account of the Discovery and Structure of DNA  -- Sc
Erik Weihenmayer – Touch the Top of the World - M
Jack Weatherford – Indian Givers  -- S
Jonathan Wells – Icons of Evolution – Sc/H
Eudora Welty – On Becoming a Writer --M
Hugo Williams – All the Time in the World  -- S
Benjamin Wiker and Jonathan Witt – A Meaningful World -- Sc
Simon Winchester -- The Professor and the Madman  -- H
E. B. White – Essays -E
Tobias Wolff – This Boy’s Life: a Memoir  -- M
Malcolm X – The Autobiography of Malcolm X -- M
Gore Vidal – Lincoln  -- H
Ravi Zacharius – Jesus Among Other Gods  -- R
Jamie Zeppa – Beyond the Sky and the Earth  -- T

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