Controversial Books for eppersonw

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

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.508 3.23 None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen
1.409 2.76 Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
1.341 3.81 Ride the Tiger: A Survival Manual for the Aristocrats of the Soul by Julius Evola
1.334 3.41 Behold a Pale Horse by Milton William Cooper
1.316 3.58 State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America by Patrick J. Buchanan
1.285 3.78 Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike
1.268 3.23 High Treason by Robert J. Groden
1.249 3.29 Who Are We: The Challenges to America's National Identity by Samuel P. Huntington
1.164 3.85 Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
1.159 3.98 The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer
1.134 3.59 Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki
1.121 3.94 A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
1.118 3.69 The Zen Path Through Depression by Philip Martin
1.114 3.64 On the Road by Jack Kerouac
1.113 3.27 Nocturnes for the King of Naples by Edmund White
1.112 3.9 Kabbalah by Gershon Scholem
1.111 3.88 Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition by Milton Friedman
1.108 3.45 The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market by George Soros
1.102 3.38 Fallen Angels and the Origins of Evil: Why Church Fathers Suppressed the Book of Enoch and Its Startling Revelations by Elizabeth Clare Prophet
1.101 3.8 Healing the Shame That Binds You by John Bradshaw
1.097 3.31 The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer by Jennifer Lynch
1.086 3.51 Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly
1.072 4.07 Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism by Gershom Scholem
1.066 3.81 Isis Unveiled: A Master-Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology by Helena P. Blavatsky
1.066 3.66 Boundaries in Dating: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Relationships by Henry Cloud
1.064 3.72 The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
1.063 3.71 The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley
1.056 3.89 Kennedy by Theodore C. Sorensen
1.056 3.54 The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization by Patrick J. Buchanan
1.055 3.8 Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan
1.054 3.6 Selected Political Speeches by Marcus Tullius Cicero
1.051 4.08 Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You and Your World by Robert Anton Wilson
1.05 3.2 The Kabbalah Unveiled by Simeon bar Yochai
1.048 3.75 How to Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation by Rudolf Steiner
1.048 4.14 The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve by G. Edward Griffin
1.046 3.57 Propaganda and the Public Mind by Noam Chomsky
1.044 3.6 Propaganda by Edward Bernays
1.042 3.66 By Way of Deception: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer by Victor Ostrovsky
1.042 4 Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti
1.04 3.85 The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot
1.035 3.57 The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order by Samuel P. Huntington
1.035 3.73 Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
1.031 3.62 Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
1.03 3.79 The Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
1.03 3.71 The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World by Peter Schwartz
1.027 3.95 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire {abridged by Womersley} by Edward Gibbon
1.026 3.65 Inner Revolution by Robert Thurman
1.022 3.84 The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater
1.022 3.86 The Affirmation by Christopher Priest
1.021 3.48 The Coming Insurrection by The Invisible Committee
1.018 3.66 The Eye in the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley by Israel Regardie
1.016 4.08 The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
1.016 3.54 The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization by Thomas L. Friedman
1.013 4.1 House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
1.009 3.76 Poetics by Aristoteles
1.003 3.83 The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering by Norman G. Finkelstein
1.002 3.41 Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man by Sam Keen
1.001 3.92 The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made it by Richard Hofstadter
0.997 3.22 The Family by Kitty Kelley
0.988 3.96 The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton
0.985 3.87 Stalking the Wild Pendulum: On the Mechanics of Consciousness by Itzhak Bentov
0.983 4.09 The "Hitler Myth": Image and Reality in the Third Reich by Ian Kershaw
0.982 3.73 The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley
0.98 3.47 The Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour M. Hersh
0.979 3.95 The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller
0.978 3.79 Losers: The Road to Everyplace but the White House by Michael Lewis
0.978 3.9 World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History by Henry Kissinger
0.977 3.86 Nicomachean Ethics by Aristoteles
0.975 4.1 The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents: The Definitive Edition by F. A. Hayek
0.971 3.91 Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham
0.97 3.96 Myths to Live By by Joseph Campbell
0.97 3.88 The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness by R. D. Laing
0.97 4.2 The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House by Seymour M. Hersh
0.968 3.64 Transcendental Magic by Éliphas Lévi
0.967 3.89 Breach of Faith: The Fall of Richard Nixon by Theodore H. White
0.965 3.83 The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant by John Dominic Crossan
0.965 4.04 Ego and Archetype by Edward F. Edinger
0.965 3.58 Vineland by Thomas Pynchon
0.964 3.7 Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron
0.964 3.68 The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley
0.963 3.6 Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
0.962 3.65 The Lonely Crowd by David Riesman
0.962 3.6 Steps by Jerzy Kosiński
0.957 4.23 The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick by Philip K. Dick
0.955 4.04 A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield
0.952 4.03 The Gnostics by Jacques Lacarrière
0.951 3.97 Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil by Michael C. Ruppert
0.95 4.25 Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible by John H. Walton
0.947 4.22 The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall
0.941 3.66 Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Journey by Sallie Nichols
0.941 3.33 Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics, and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence by Tim Parks
0.937 3.35 The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics by Barton Swaim
0.937 4.21 Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism by Anonymous
0.936 3.75 I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt
0.933 4.05 The Courage to Be by Paul Tillich
0.932 3.81 No Man Is an Island by Thomas Merton
0.931 3.76 Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy by Christopher Hayes
0.931 3.87 The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy by Christopher Lasch
0.929 4.17 The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America by Daniel J. Boorstin
0.928 3.97 Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind by Richard Maurice Bucke
0.923 4.17 The Seth Material by Jane Roberts
0.922 3.93 The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between by Padma Sambhava
0.921 4.07 Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion by Anthony Pratkanis
0.92 4.23 A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
0.917 3.44 Puttering About in a Small Land by Philip K. Dick
0.917 3.78 The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
0.917 3.8 The House of Rothschild: The World's Banker, 1848-1999 by Niall Ferguson
0.916 3.88 Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett
0.915 4.06 Religions, Values, and Peak-Experiences by Abraham H. Maslow
0.913 3.59 House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties by Craig Unger
0.911 4.26 Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
0.91 4.01 Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy
0.909 4.08 Inner Christianity by Richard Smoley
0.907 4.02 Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 by Hunter S. Thompson
0.904 3.84 Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason by Michel Foucault
0.903 4.08 Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger
0.902 3.92 Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love by Robert Karen
0.893 4.11 Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
0.893 3.92 The Tenant by Roland Topor
0.89 4.19 Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell
0.89 3.98 DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences by Rick Strassman MD
0.888 3.95 Bulfinch's Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
0.88 3.8 The Power Game: How Washington Works by Hedrick Smith
0.88 3.6 Land of Desire: Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture by William R. Leach
0.878 4.15 The Decline of the West : An Abridged Edition by Oswald Spengler
0.874 4.34 God Is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism by David A. Cooper
0.872 3.93 The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers by Robert L. Heilbroner
0.872 4.06 The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion by Peter L. Berger
0.871 3.79 Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives by George Lakoff
0.87 3.89 The Other by Thomas Tryon
0.868 3.75 Dirty Snow by Georges Simenon
0.867 4.1 The Nag Hammadi Library in English, Third, Completely Revised Edition by James M. Robinson
0.866 4.21 The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
0.863 3.85 The Selling of the President 1968 by Joe McGinniss
0.86 3.4 The Politician by Andrew Young
0.859 3.88 Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs by Hunter S. Thompson
0.858 3.66 The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson
0.858 3.72 Wilderness At Dawn: The Settling of the North American Continent by Ted Morgan
0.854 3.96 Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
0.852 3.15 The Temple and the Lodge by Michael Baigent
0.852 3.9 The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
0.85 3.74 A History of the Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani
0.849 4.18 Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
0.846 4 Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune
0.843 3.8 Awakening to the Sacred: Creating a Personal Spiritual Life by Lama Surya Das
0.842 4.25 The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov by Vladimir Nabokov
0.838 3.65 Trust: The Social Virtues and The Creation of Prosperity by Francis Fukuyama
0.838 4.16 The Death of a President: November 1963 by William Manchester
0.835 3.85 Reveille for Radicals by Saul Alinsky
0.835 4.07 Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond by Martin A. Lee
0.833 4.05 1776 by David McCullough
0.831 4.62 The Red Book by C. G. Jung
0.831 4.01 The Other Bible by Willis Barnstone
0.83 3.91 The Grifters by Jim Thompson
0.827 3.5 Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower by Zbigniew Brzezinski
0.827 3.97 Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country by William Greider
0.824 4.45 Tears and Saints by E. M. Cioran
0.817 3.66 The Mind of Adolf Hitler: The Secret Wartime Report by Walter C. Langer
0.816 3.99 A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889 by Frederic Morton
0.814 4.14 The Sane Society by Erich Fromm
0.811 3.66 Miami and the Siege of Chicago by Norman Mailer
0.808 3.65 The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War by Robert D. Kaplan
0.807 4.01 Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger
0.805 4.22 1960--LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies by David Pietrusza
0.803 3.98 Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency by Barton Gellman
0.802 3.71 The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall by Christopher Hibbert
0.796 3.79 The Getaway by Jim Thompson
0.795 4.11 Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream by Jay Stevens
0.793 4.28 Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes by Jacques Ellul
0.79 4.08 LSD My Problem Child: Reflections on Sacred Drugs, Mysticism and Science by Albert Hofmann
0.79 3.55 The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America by Don Lattin
0.789 3.58 Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power by Robert Dallek
0.789 3.96 American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis
0.786 3.46 Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President by J. H. Hatfield
0.786 4.06 The Making of the President 1960 by Theodore H. White
0.782 3.74 The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy (Volumes 1 and 2) by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
0.781 4.03 The Boys on the Bus by Timothy Crouse
0.779 4.11 Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher R. Browning
0.776 3.75 Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen
0.772 4.04 Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany by Stephen E. Ambrose
0.771 3.64 The Ancient Mysteries A Sourcebook of Sacred Texts by Marvin W. Meyer
0.766 4.52 Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time by Carroll Quigley
0.765 4.42 Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway
0.756 4.46 Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor
0.753 4.02 The Twilight of American Culture by Morris Berman
0.75 3.73 The Trail of the Fox by David Irving
0.75 4.06 Technological Slavery: The Collected Writings of Theodore J. Kaczynski, a.k.a. "The Unabomber" by Theodore J. Kaczynski
0.746 4.13 The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II by Jan Jarboe Russell
0.745 4.17 The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey through Madness by Elyn R. Saks
0.742 3.58 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs--The Election that Changed the Country by James Chace
0.741 4.37 The Vegetable Gardener's Bible: Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions by Edward C. Smith
0.733 3.73 First In His Class: A Biography Of Bill Clinton by David Maraniss
0.729 3.86 The Making of the President 1964 by Theodore H. White
0.726 4.27 Toward a Psychology of Being by Abraham H. Maslow
0.724 4.43 The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
0.724 4.09 Butcher's Crossing by John Williams
0.718 4.01 Wake in Fright by Kenneth Cook
0.711 3.45 America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy by Francis Fukuyama
0.705 3.37 American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush by Kevin Phillips
0.703 4.05 Hard Rain Falling by Don Carpenter
0.697 4.08 Before the Deluge: A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s by Otto Friedrich
0.695 4.05 The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis
0.688 4.41 Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics by Lawrence O'Donnell
0.687 4.23 The Pursuit of Power: Technology, Armed Force, and Society since A.D. 1000 by William H. McNeill
0.668 4.38 A Gradual Awakening by Stephen Levine
0.663 4.1 Escape from Evil by Ernest Becker
0.636 4.57 The Path to Power by Robert A. Caro
0.634 4.26 Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation by Joseph Campbell
0.622 3.73 Winchell: Gossip, Power, and the Culture of Celebrity by Neal Gabler
0.613 4.23 The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama
0.599 4.4 Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People by Tim Reiterman
0.568 4.25 Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying by Stephen Levine
0.545 4.24 One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon by Tim Weiner