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The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue by W. H. AudenLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Color Purple by Alice Walker07, Women Rise
Fictions by Jorge Luis BorgesLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck03 ∙ Protest & Progress
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Landmarks of Modern Literature
Gypsy Ballads by Federico García LorcaLandmarks of Modern Literature
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust Landmarks of Modern Literature
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison Landmarks of Modern Literature
The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl09 ∙ Utopias & Dystopias
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Landmarks of Modern Literature
The Magic Mountain by Thomas MannLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Landmarks of Modern Literature
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories [Dover] by Franz KafkaLandmarks of Modern Literature
Native Son by Richard Wright Landmarks of Modern Literature
On the Road by Jack Kerouac Landmarks of Modern Literature
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Landmarks of Modern Literature
The Portable Faulkner by William FaulknerLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Portable Faulkner: Revised and Expanded Edition by William FaulknerLandmarks of Modern Literature
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth Landmarks of Modern Literature
Renascence and Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent MillayLandmarks of Modern Literature
Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi PirandelloLandmarks of Modern Literature
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison Landmarks of Modern Literature
Tender Buttons by Gertrude SteinLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Three Sisters by Anton ChekhovLandmarks of Modern Literature
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Landmarks of Modern Literature
Ulysses by James Joyce Landmarks of Modern Literature
Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts by Samuel BeckettLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Waste Land by T. S. EliotLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler YeatsLandmarks of Modern Literature
The Diversity of Life by Edward O. WilsonNature's Realm
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D. Watson Nature's Realm
King Solomon's Ring: New Light on Animals' Ways by Konrad LorenzNature's Realm
The Life of the Bee by Maurice MaeterlinckNature's Realm
The Meaning of Relativity by Albert EinsteinNature's Realm
Peterson Field Guide(R) to Eastern Birds: Fourth Edition (Peterson Field Guides) by Roger Tory PetersonNature's Realm
Radioactive Substances by Marie CurieNature's Realm
A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold Nature's Realm
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson Nature's Realm
Smoking and Health A Report of the Surgeon General by United States Department of AgricultureNature's Realm
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy ShiltsProtest & Progress
The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens by Lincoln SteffensProtest & Progress
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X Protest & Progress
The Battle with the Slum by Jacob A. RiisProtest & Progress
The Fire Next Time by James BaldwinProtest & Progress
Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized Society by Paul GoodmanProtest & Progress
The House on Henry Street by Lillian D. WaldProtest & Progress
The Jungle by Upton SinclairProtest & Progress
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James AgeeProtest & Progress
The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois Protest & Progress
Strange Fruit by Lillian SmithProtest & Progress
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America by Alex KotlowitzProtest & Progress
Twenty Years at Hull-House by Jane AddamsProtest & Progress
U.S.A. by John Dos PassosProtest & Progress
The Bride Price by Buchi EmechetaColonialism & Its Aftermath
Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice by United NationsColonialism & Its Aftermath
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton Colonialism & Its Aftermath
The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat by Ryszard KapuścińskiColonialism & Its Aftermath
The Family of Man by Edward SteichenColonialism & Its Aftermath
Guerrillas by V. S. NaipaulColonialism & Its Aftermath
I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman In Guatemala by Rigoberta MenchúColonialism & Its Aftermath
Kim by Rudyard KiplingColonialism & Its Aftermath
Lord Jim by Joseph ConradColonialism & Its Aftermath
The Lover by Marguerite DurasColonialism & Its Aftermath
Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha) by M. K. GandhiColonialism & Its Aftermath
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster Colonialism & Its Aftermath
Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb SalihColonialism & Its Aftermath
The Stranger by Albert Camus Colonialism & Its Aftermath
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Colonialism & Its Aftermath
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys Colonialism & Its Aftermath
The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz FanonColonialism & Its Aftermath
Being and Nothingness: An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology by Jean-Paul SartreMind & Spirit
Coming of Age in Samoa by Margaret Mead Mind & Spirit
The Courage to Be by Paul TillichMind & Spirit
Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care by Benjamin SpockMind & Spirit
The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) by ZondervanMind & Spirit
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund FreudMind & Spirit
On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy, and Their Own Families by Elisabeth Kübler-RossMind & Spirit
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey Mind & Spirit
The Politics of Ecstasy (Leary, Timothy) by Timothy LearyMind & Spirit
The Prophet by Kahlil GibranMind & Spirit
Studies in the psychology of sex by Havelock EllisMind & Spirit
Suicide by Emile DurkheimMind & Spirit
The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno BettelheimMind & Spirit
The Varieties of Religious Experience by William JamesMind & Spirit
Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects by Bertrand RussellMind & Spirit
Ball Four: My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues by Jim BoutonPopular Culture
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler Popular Culture
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe Popular Culture
Carrie by Stephen King Popular Culture
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. SeussPopular Culture
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Popular Culture
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael WestPopular Culture
Dracula by Bram Stoker Popular Culture
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Popular Culture
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan DoylePopular Culture
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale CarnegiePopular Culture
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Popular Culture
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha ChristiePopular Culture
Peyton Place by Grace MetaliousPopular Culture
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane GreyPopular Culture
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Popular Culture
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice BurroughsPopular Culture
The Turn of the Screw by Henry JamesPopular Culture
Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape by Susan BrownmillerWomen Rise
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton Women Rise
Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography by Zora Neale HurstonWomen Rise
The Feminine Mystique by Betty FriedanWomen Rise
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing Women Rise
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouWomen Rise
My Fight for Birth Control by Margaret SangerWomen Rise
The Second Sex by Simone de BeauvoirWomen Rise
Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women's Liberation Movement by Robin MorganWomen Rise
Woman suffrage and politics; the inner story of the suffrage movement by Carrie Chapman CattWomen Rise
The Affluent Society by John Kenneth GalbraithEconomics & Technology
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane JacobsEconomics & Technology
The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams Economics & Technology
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard KeynesEconomics & Technology
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max WeberEconomics & Technology
The Road to Serfdom by F. A. HayekEconomics & Technology
Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered by E. F. SchumacherEconomics & Technology
Superhighway-Superhoax by Helen LeavittEconomics & Technology
A Theory of the Consumption Function by Milton FriedmanEconomics & Technology
The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein VeblenEconomics & Technology
Whole Internet User's Guide and Catalog by Ed KrolEconomics & Technology
1984 by George Orwell Utopias & Dystopias
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Utopias & Dystopias
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Utopias & Dystopias
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Utopias & Dystopias
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyUtopias & Dystopias
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Utopias & Dystopias
Herland by Charlotte Perkins GilmanUtopias & Dystopias
Lost Horizon by James Hilton Utopias & Dystopias
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J. M. BarrieUtopias & Dystopias
The Time Machine by H. G. WellsUtopias & Dystopias
Walden Two by B. F. SkinnerUtopias & Dystopias
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank BaumUtopias & Dystopias
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Totalitarianism
Armenian atrocities, the murder of a nation by Arnold Joseph ToynbeeWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown War, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Cancer Ward by Aleksandr SolzhenitsynWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
The Complete Maus by Art SpiegelmanTotalitarianism
Darkness at Noon by Arthur KoestlerWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Anne FrankWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Dispatches by Michael Herr War, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest HemingwayWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
The Gathering Storm by Winston S. ChurchillWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hašek War, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Hiroshima (Expanded edition) by John HerseyWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Mein Kampf by Adolf HitlerWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Night by Elie WieselWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung by Mao ZedongWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Requiem by Anna AkhmatovaWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
Ten Days that Shook the World by John ReedWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
The War Poems of Siegfried Sassoon by Siegfried SassoonWar, Holocaust, Totalitarianism
The Best of Simple by Langston HughesOptimism, Joy, Gentility
The complete poems, 1927–1979 by Elizabeth Bishop Optimism, Joy, Gentility
The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne JewettOptimism, Joy, Gentility
Etiquette by Emily PostOptimism, Joy, Gentility
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise BrownOptimism, Joy, Gentility
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien Optimism, Joy, Gentility
The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. WodehouseOptimism, Joy, Gentility
Joy of Cooking [1931]: A Facsimile of the First Edition 1931 by Irma S. RombauerOptimism, Joy, Gentility
Platero and I: An Andalusian Elegy by Juan Ramón JiménezOptimism, Joy, Gentility
Pygmalion by George Bernard ShawOptimism, Joy, Gentility
Shadows On The Rock by Willa CatherOptimism, Joy, Gentility
The Story of My Life by Helen KellerOptimism, Joy, Gentility
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Gentility
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne Optimism, Joy, Gentility
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger Favorites of Childhood and Youth
Charlotte's Web by E. B. WhiteFavorites of Childhood and Youth
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. LewisFavorites of Childhood and Youth
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlanFavorites of Childhood and Youth
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack KeatsFavorites of Childhood and Youth
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix PotterFavorites of Childhood and Youth
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty SmithFavorites of Childhood and Youth
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakFavorites of Childhood and Youth