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A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen HawkingScience
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion by David HumePhilosophy
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn88 ∙ Society
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Volume One, Parts I-II) by Aleksandr SolzhenitsynHistory
The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin73 ∙ Science
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
The Shock of the New by Robert HughesArt
The Story of Art by E. H. GombrichArt
Ways of Seeing by John BergerArt
The Lives of the Artists by Giorgio VasariBiography
The Life of Samuel Johnson by James BoswellBiography
The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys Biography
Eminent Victorians by Lytton StracheyBiography
Goodbye to All That by Robert GravesBiography
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein Biography
Notes on "Camp" by Susan SontagCulture
Mythologies by Roland BarthesCulture
Orientalism by Edward W. SaidCulture
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson Environment
The Revenge of Gaia: Earth's Climate Crisis and the Fate of Humanity by James E. LovelockEnvironment
The Histories by HerodotusHistory
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward GibbonHistory
The History of England from the Accession of James II [complete set] by Thomas Babington MacaulayHistory
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil by Hannah ArendtHistory
The Making of the English Working Class by E. P. ThompsonHistory
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown History
Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs TerkelHistory
Shah of Shahs by Ryszard KapuścińskiHistory
The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991 by Eric HobsbawmHistory
Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt History
We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch History
The Journalist and the Murderer by Janet MalcolmJournalism
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom WolfeJournalism
Dispatches by Michael Herr Journalism
Lives of the English poets by Samuel JohnsonLiterature
An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness. by Chinua AchebeLiterature
The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno BettelheimLiterature
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. HofstadterMathematics
The Confessions by Jean-Jacques RousseauMemoir
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick DouglassMemoir
De Profundis by Oscar WildeMemoir
Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. LawrenceMemoir
An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth by Mahatma GandhiMemoir
Homage to Catalonia by George OrwellMemoir
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankMemoir
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited by Vladimir NabokovMemoir
The Man Died: The Prison Notes of Wole Soyinka by Wole SoyinkaMemoir
The Periodic Table by Primo LeviMemoir
Bad Blood: A Memoir by Lorna SageMemoir
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund FreudMind
The Romantic Generation (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures) by Charles Rosen Music
The Symposium by PlatoPhilosophy
Meditations by Marcus AureliusPhilosophy
Michel de Montaigne: The Complete Essays by Michel de MontaignePhilosophy
The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert BurtonPhilosophy
Meditations on First Philosophy by René DescartesPhilosophy
Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel KantPhilosophy
The Phenomenology of Spirit by G. W. F. HegelPhilosophy
Walden by Henry David ThoreauPhilosophy
On Liberty by John Stuart MillPhilosophy
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich NietzschePhilosophy
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. KuhnPhilosophy
The Art of War by Sun TzuPolitics
Leviathan by Thomas HobbesPolitics
Rights of Man by Thomas PainePolitics
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary WollstonecraftPolitics
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx Politics
The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois Politics
The Second Sex by Simone de BeauvoirPolitics
The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz FanonPolitics
The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects by Marshall McLuhanPolitics
The Female Eunuch by Germaine GreerPolitics
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward S. Herman Politics
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay ShirkyPolitics
The Golden Bough by James George FrazerReligion
The Varieties of Religious Experience by William JamesReligion
The Character of Physical Law by Richard FeynmanScience
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D. Watson Science
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins Science
The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de PizanSociety
In Praise of Folly by Desiderius ErasmusSociety
Letters on England by VoltaireSociety
Suicide by Emile DurkheimSociety
Economy and Society [complete] by Max Weber Society
A Room of One's Own by Virginia WoolfSociety
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James AgeeSociety
The Feminine Mystique by Betty FriedanSociety
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Society
Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays by Joan DidionSociety
Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison by Michel FoucaultSociety
Viva Sandino by Gabriel García MárquezSociety
The Travels of Ibn Battutah by Ibn BattutahTravel
The Innocents Abroad by Mark TwainTravel
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey through Yugoslavia by Rebecca WestTravel
Venice by James MorrisTravel
A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh FermorTravel
Danube by Claudio MagrisTravel
China Along the Yellow River: Reflections on Rural Society by Cao JinqingTravel
The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald Travel
Passage to Juneau by Jonathan RabanTravel
Letters to a Young Novelist by Mario Vargas LlosaWriting