Controversial Books for ScottWood

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

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Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.183 3.48 Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
1.161 3.88 For Marx by Louis Althusser
1.155 4.02 The Bible: Authorized King James Version with Apocrypha by Robert P. Carroll
1.148 3.66 Das Kapital by Karl Marx
1.147 3.45 The Social Contract and Other Later Political Writings by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1.119 3.94 One Hundred Poems from the Chinese by Kenneth Rexroth
1.117 3.78 The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power and the Origins of Our Times by Giovanni Arrighi
1.111 3.87 Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition by Milton Friedman
1.105 3.87 Reform or Revolution by Rosa Luxemburg
1.104 3.94 Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery
1.102 3.29 A People's History of Science: Miners, Midwives, and Low Mechanicks (Nation Books) by Clifford D. Conner
1.095 3.7 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
1.09 4.14 Capital, Vol. 1: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx
1.08 3.68 My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola
1.076 3.93 Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns
1.071 3.72 Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy by Bernard Williams
1.064 3.72 The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
1.049 3.87 Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
1.043 3.93 Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy by Susan Neiman
1.04 4.23 Moby-Dick [Norton Critical Edition] by Herman Melville
1.028 3.78 Maxims by François de La Rochefoucauld
1.027 3.55 The Rules of Sociological Method by Emile Durkheim
1.025 4.03 Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx
1.024 3.87 Black Hole (#1 of 12 - "Biology 101" / "Planet Xeno") by Charles Burns
1.017 4.14 Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett
1.015 3.86 World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction by Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein
1.009 3.92 Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
1.008 4.16 Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
1.007 3.82 The Marx-Engels Reader by Karl Marx
1.005 3.86 The Red and the Black by Stendhal
1.004 3.85 A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian
0.997 3.66 Politics by Aristotle
0.996 4.05 How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney
0.996 3.96 The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View by Ellen Meiksins Wood
0.995 3.96 The Norton Anthology of Poetry: Shorter Edition by Alexander W. Allison
0.993 3.4 Logic: A Very Short Introduction by Graham Priest
0.989 4 Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord
0.984 3.68 High-Rise by J. G. Ballard
0.984 3.95 The Castle by Franz Kafka
0.983 3.75 Anarchy by Errico Malatesta
0.981 3.58 Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials by Malcolm Harris
0.979 3.76 Galileo by Bertolt Brecht
0.977 3.85 Nicomachean ethics by Aristoteles
0.976 3.7 Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
0.976 4.11 The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic by Peter Linebaugh
0.976 3.85 Search for a Method by Jean-Paul Sartre
0.97 3.57 Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work by Melissa Gira Grant
0.97 3.77 The Division of Labor in Society by Emile Durkheim
0.968 4.17 The Elements of Style by William Jr. Strunk
0.967 3.66 Eden by Stanisław Lem
0.966 3.79 Ten Days that Shook the World by John Reed
0.966 3.67 Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Barnes
0.964 3.52 Utopia by Thomas More
0.962 4.1 The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago
0.96 4.01 The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis
0.958 4.34 Poems 1913–1956 by Bertolt Brecht
0.958 3.75 Murphy by Samuel Beckett
0.956 4.03 The Iliad by Homer
0.956 3.36 News from Nowhere and Other Writings by William Morris
0.952 3.94 An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume
0.952 3.79 The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
0.949 4.11 Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
0.948 4.01 On the Genealogy of Morals / Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche
0.946 3.97 Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe
0.946 4.12 Minima Moralia: Reflections on a Damaged Life by Theodor Adorno
0.945 3.55 Super-Cannes by J. G. Ballard
0.944 4.15 Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald
0.943 4.22 Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste (33 1/3) by Carl Wilson
0.942 3.39 The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
0.942 3.28 Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies: the Straight Scoop on Freemasons, the Illuminati, Skull and Bones, Black Helicopters, the New World Order, and many, many more by Arthur Goldwag
0.942 4.03 The Odyssey by Homer
0.941 4.18 The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald
0.94 3.93 Class: A Guide Through the American Status System by Paul Fussell
0.94 3.98 Black Boy by Richard Wright
0.94 4.01 The Trial by Franz Kafka
0.938 4.11 The Emigrants by W. G. Sebald
0.935 4.02 Enchiridion by Epictetus
0.934 3.92 The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
0.934 3.96 The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An Introduction by Michel Foucault
0.934 3.95 A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich
0.932 3.82 The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber
0.931 3.97 Ways of Seeing by John Berger
0.929 4.17 The Palm at the End of the Mind: Selected Poems and a Play by Wallace Stevens
0.928 3.98 Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail by Frances Fox Piven
0.924 4 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
0.923 3.79 History and Class Consciousness: Studies in Marxist Dialectics by Georg Lukács
0.923 3.93 Oblivion by David Foster Wallace
0.922 4.12 An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
0.922 4.34 The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
0.92 3.72 Two Treatises of Government by John Locke
0.919 3.94 Vertigo by W. G. Sebald
0.918 3.66 How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing by Paul J. Silvia
0.917 3.76 A Pocket Guide to Writing in History by Mary Lynn Rampolla
0.917 3.97 Against Method by Paul Feyerabend
0.916 3.9 Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett
0.916 4.07 The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and Other Stories: The Great Short Works of Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka
0.916 3.87 Capital, Vol. 3: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx
0.915 3.83 A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
0.912 3.63 Hollow Earth: The Long and Curious History of Imagining Strange Lands, Fantastical Creatures, Advanced Civilizations, and Marvelous Machines Below the Earth's Surface by David Standish
0.912 3.79 Introduction to Aristotle by Aristotle
0.912 4.08 The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
0.91 3.85 Fables of Aesop by Aesopus
0.909 3.52 Why Not Socialism? by G. A. Cohen
0.907 4.15 Biology by Neil A. Campbell
0.907 3.72 The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Mary M. Talbot
0.906 3.52 The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw
0.9 3.83 The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies by Marcel Mauss
0.899 4.26 Illuminations: Essays and Reflections by Walter Benjamin
0.898 4 Antigone; Oedipus Rex; Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles
0.896 4.15 The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
0.895 3.99 The Oresteia: Agamemnon / The Libation Bearers / The Eumenides by Aeschylus
0.894 4.32 Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein
0.894 4.17 The Ego and Its Own by Max Stirner
0.893 3.89 Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit
0.888 3.76 The Elementary Forms of Religious Life by Emile Durkheim
0.886 4.14 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
0.885 3.75 Capital, Vol. 2: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx
0.882 3.95 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death by Jean-Dominique Bauby
0.881 4.11 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass and Alice's Adventures Under Ground by Lewis Carroll
0.881 4.23 Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
0.88 3.87 Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War by Eric Foner
0.88 3.93 The Works: Anatomy of a City by Kate Ascher
0.878 4.07 Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life by Daniel C. Dennett
0.878 4.11 Selections from the Prison Notebooks by Antonio Gramsci
0.877 4.18 The Complete Poems by Walt Whitman
0.877 3.9 The History of Sexuality, Volume 3: The Care of the Self by Michel Foucault
0.875 3.76 Freedom Evolves by Daniel C. Dennett
0.874 3.88 The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
0.871 3.95 Planet of Slums by Mike Davis
0.87 4.06 The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
0.868 4.12 Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison by Michel Foucault
0.867 3.95 Power and Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings 1972-1977 by Michel Foucault
0.866 4.11 Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
0.862 4.03 Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism by Benedict Anderson
0.855 3.85 Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States by James C. Scott
0.853 4.24 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
0.848 4.01 A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David Harvey
0.846 3.87 From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology by Max Weber
0.844 3.78 Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story by Jim Holt
0.837 3.86 The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception by Michel Foucault
0.837 3.9 Four Futures: Life after Capitalism by Peter Frase
0.836 4.17 Dragon Ball Z Volume 13 (aka Dragon Ball Volume 29) by Akira Toriyama
0.835 3.79 Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin
0.831 4.1 Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America by James R. Green
0.831 4.44 The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens by Wallace Stevens
0.829 4.08 Classic Indian Cooking by Julie Sahni
0.829 4.15 The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
0.827 3.96 Feudal Society by Marc Bloch
0.827 4.19 Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution by Peter Kropotkin
0.823 4.07 The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991 by Eric Hobsbawm
0.822 4.31 The Waste Books by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
0.819 4.15 Discourse on Colonialism by Aimé Césaire
0.818 4.26 The Gay Science by Friedrich Nietzsche
0.817 4.2 How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
0.816 4.03 Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment by Phil Zuckerman
0.816 4.03 The broken estate: essays on literature and belief by James Wood
0.816 3.83 Anarchism: From Theory to Practice by Daniel Guérin
0.81 3.57 The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot by Frank Miller
0.807 3.65 X'ed Out by Charles Burns
0.805 3.96 "Society Must Be Defended": Lectures at the College de France, 1975-1976 by Michel Foucault
0.804 4.14 The Making of the English Working Class by E. P. Thompson
0.801 4.1 Late Victorian Holocausts by Mike Davis
0.799 3.99 Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation by Ken Liu
0.798 3.96 The Untouchable by John Banville
0.795 4.2 Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed by James C. Scott
0.795 3.91 The Fall of Paris: The Siege and the Commune 1870-71 by Alistair Horne
0.794 4.36 Complete Works of Aristotle, Volume One (Bollingen) by Aristotle
0.793 4.38 The Changing Light at Sandover by James Merrill
0.792 4.16 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
0.791 4.17 The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson
0.791 4.11 Red Rosa by Kate Evans
0.787 4.28 The Black Jacobins by C. L. R. James
0.787 4.17 Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Classics) by Hannah Arendt
0.786 3.97 The Age of Revolution, 1789-1848 by Eric Hobsbawm
0.786 3.84 Media Control: the Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda by Noam Chomsky
0.784 4.16 Early Writings by Karl Marx
0.776 4.02 Medieval Europe by Chris Wickham
0.775 3.99 Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the 1930s by Sheila Fitzpatrick
0.773 4.21 Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America by Rick Perlstein
0.773 4.02 The Colonizer and the Colonized by Albert Memmi
0.772 4.21 The Way Things Work by David Macaulay
0.771 4.34 Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi
0.767 4.14 All That Is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity by Marshall Berman
0.766 4 Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History by Sidney Mintz
0.762 4.41 Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 by W. E. B. Du Bois
0.761 4.22 The Prophet Unarmed: Trotsky 1921-1929 by Isaac Deutscher
0.759 4.05 The Age of Empire, 1875-1914 by Eric Hobsbawm
0.754 4.21 The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin
0.754 3.7 Red Lights by Georges Simenon
0.751 4.32 Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud
0.75 4.26 Economy and Society [complete] by Max Weber
0.749 4.13 The Anatomy of Fascism by Robert O. Paxton
0.745 4.16 Uzumaki, Volume 1 by Junji Ito
0.745 4.14 Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
0.741 4.14 Madhur Jaffrey's Quick & Easy Indian Cooking by Madhur Jaffrey
0.735 3.54 Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by Edward Craig
0.733 4.45 The Doré Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy by Gustave Doré
0.732 4.31 Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon
0.728 4.2 The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time by Karl Polanyi
0.725 4.31 Why Evolution Is True by Jerry A. Coyne
0.707 4.48 Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century by Harry Braverman
0.701 4.14 On Certainty by Ludwig Wittgenstein
0.691 4.04 Aye, and Gomorrah and Other Stories by Samuel R. Delany
0.691 3.92 Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago by Mike Royko
0.688 4.48 The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke
0.685 3.92 Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction by Samir Okasha
0.679 4.14 The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
0.67 4.6 Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
0.656 4.07 Anarcho-Syndicalism: Theory & Practice by Rudolf Rocker
0.653 3.88 States and Social Revolutions by Theda Skocpol
0.647 4.56 The Jewish Study Bible: Featuring the Jewish Publication Society Tanakh Translation by Adele Berlin
0.647 4.2 Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party by Joshua Bloom
0.634 3.8 Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction by Robert C. Allen
0.62 4.23 The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia by James C. Scott
0.62 3.75 Behemoth: a history of the factory and the making of the modern world by Joshua Benjamin Freeman
0.607 4.5 Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon
0.583 4.41 The Complete Works of Aristotle, Volume Two (Revised Oxford Translation) by Aristotle
0.529 4.57 Herzog on Herzog by Werner Herzog