Controversial Books for npsia

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
1.484 3.41 60 Seconds & You're Hired by Robin Ryan
1.199 3.97 Intellectuals and Society by Thomas Sowell
1.193 3.35 Social Research Methods by Alan Bryman
1.163 3.25 A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 by Andrew Roberts
1.159 3.57 Mexifornia: A State of Becoming by Victor Davis Hanson
1.157 3.56 The New Industrial State by John Kenneth Galbraith
1.153 3.89 The Tempting of America by Robert H. Bork
1.142 3.5 The Pacific War, 1931-1945 by Saburō Ienaga
1.139 3.38 International Economics: Theory and Policy by Paul R. Krugman
1.117 4.23 Race and Culture: A World View by Thomas Sowell
1.113 3.83 Statistics Without Tears: A Primer for Non-Mathematicians (Allyn & Bacon Classics Edition) by Derek Rowntree
1.111 3.97 More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws by John R. Lott Jr.
1.111 3.89 Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition by Milton Friedman
1.11 3.51 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by American P... Association
1.096 3.81 Wealth of Nations (Great Minds Series) by Adam Smith
1.089 3.48 The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq by Kenneth M. Pollack
1.078 3.72 The Pentagon's New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-first Century by Thomas P. M. Barnett
1.077 3.54 Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News by Bernard Goldberg
1.077 3.65 Strategy: A History by Lawrence Freedman
1.077 4.08 In Defense of Global Capitalism by Johan Norberg
1.076 3.88 Why Globalization Works by Martin Wolf
1.076 3.4 American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us by Steven Emerson
1.071 3.58 Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach by Hal R. Varian
1.067 3.34 Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order by Robert Kagan
1.063 3.31 The Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa by Adam Roberts
1.059 3.69 The Work of Nations: Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalism by Robert B. Reich
1.056 3.61 A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World by Gregory Clark
1.055 3.93 On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman
1.052 3.09 Practical Research: Planning and Design by Paul D. Leedy
1.051 3.98 Discourses by Niccolò Machiavelli
1.05 3.46 9-11 by Noam Chomsky
1.05 3.98 The Thinker's Toolkit: 14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving by Morgan D. Jones
1.044 3.64 The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey D. Sachs
1.042 3.48 The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama
1.032 3.58 Reflections on the Revolution In Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West by Christopher Caldwell
1.032 3.94 Applied Economics by Thomas Sowell
1.027 3.64 The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life by Paul Seabright
1.025 3.63 In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies by Thomas J. Peters
1.024 3.54 Inside Terrorism by Bruce Hoffman
1.021 3.84 The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism by F. A. Hayek
1.017 3.42 The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone by Joseph S. Nye
1.016 3.53 The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization by Thomas L. Friedman
1.012 3.77 The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some are So Rich and Some So Poor by David S. Landes
1.008 3.86 Coming Apart by Charles Murray
1.004 3.87 A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian
1.004 3.59 Peddling Prosperity: Economic Sense and Nonsense in an Age of Diminished Expectations by Paul Krugman
1.002 3.8 Londonistan by Melanie Phillips
1 3.56 Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
0.999 3.76 The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes
0.991 3.86 Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In by Roger Fisher
0.99 3.94 Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis by Graham T. Allison
0.981 4.1 America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It by Mark Steyn
0.98 3.95 The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy by Russell F. Weigley
0.979 3.71 The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless Nation by K.G. van Wolferen
0.977 3.48 Guerrilla Warfare by Che Guevara
0.975 3.36 The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service by Henry A. Crumpton
0.974 3.88 Post-Capitalist Society by Peter F. Drucker
0.974 3.56 The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell
0.969 3.61 Area 51 : an uncensored history of America's top secret military base by Annie Jacobsen
0.968 3.84 The Art of War by Sun Tzu
0.965 3.72 Codebreakers: The Inside Story of Bletchley Park by F. H. Hinsley
0.963 3.95 The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
0.962 3.64 The Lonely Crowd by David Riesman
0.962 4.08 The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton
0.96 4.05 After America: Get Ready for Armageddon by Mark Steyn
0.959 3.54 Longitudes and Attitudes by Thomas L. Friedman
0.959 3.89 Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power by Victor Davis Hanson
0.957 3.79 While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within by Bruce Bawer
0.957 3.66 The Kingdom by Robert Lacey
0.957 3.77 The Rebel Sell: Why the Culture Can't Be Jammed by Joseph Heath
0.953 3.96 The White Man's Burden by William Easterly
0.952 3.82 Arrogance: Rescuing America From the Media Elite by Bernard Goldberg
0.951 3.81 Atatürk: The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey by Andrew Mango
0.949 3.51 Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles by Anthony Swofford
0.948 3.8 Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
0.947 4.16 Gewalt Selbstschutz gegen Schläger by Steven Pinker
0.945 3.35 On the Wealth of Nations by P. J. O'Rourke
0.945 4.13 Conquests And Cultures: An International History by Thomas Sowell
0.938 3.92 On War by Carl von Clausewitz
0.937 3.88 Imperial Grunts: On the Ground with the American Military, from Mongolia to the Philippines to Iraq and Beyond by Robert D. Kaplan
0.937 3.6 The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy by Kenneth Pomeranz
0.935 4.06 The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim Flannery
0.932 3.72 First In: An Insider's Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan by Gary Schroen
0.929 4.2 The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America by Daniel J. Boorstin
0.928 4.2 The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek
0.927 3.73 The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier
0.923 3.88 Coup d'Etat by Edward Luttwak
0.921 3.78 Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article by Howard S. Becker
0.918 3.42 Glock: The Rise of America's Gun by Paul M. Barrett
0.918 3.73 The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers by Richard McGregor
0.917 3.79 The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
0.916 4.04 Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism by Peter Schweizer
0.913 3.64 America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975 by George C. Herring
0.91 3.93 A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley
0.909 3.64 Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House by Valerie Plame Wilson
0.904 3.6 Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa by Dambisa Moyo
0.903 3.95 Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs) by P. W. Singer
0.9 3.93 The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 by A. T. Mahan
0.898 3.81 Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went by John Kenneth Galbraith
0.898 3.22 Bush at War by Bob Woodward
0.895 3.99 A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World by William J. Bernstein
0.89 3.62 The Accidental Theorist and Other Dispatches from the Dismal Science by Paul R. Krugman
0.886 3.73 See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism by Robert Baer
0.885 4.15 War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War by John W. Dower
0.881 3.85 The Savage Wars Of Peace: Small Wars And The Rise Of American Power by Max Boot
0.88 3.71 The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture by Ruth Benedict
0.879 3.99 Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles Wheelan
0.878 3.7 Globalization and Its Discontents by Joseph E. Stiglitz
0.878 3.83 Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt
0.876 3.65 The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics Without God by George Weigel
0.876 3.57 Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President by Ron Suskind
0.874 3.67 Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century by Alvin Toffler
0.874 4.09 The Strategy of Conflict by Thomas C. Schelling
0.874 3.72 SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt
0.872 3.94 The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers by Robert L. Heilbroner
0.87 3.58 The Emperor's Codes: The Breaking of Japan's Secret Ciphers by Michael Smith
0.869 4.04 The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by Hernando de Soto
0.869 4.18 Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
0.866 3.87 It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by D. Michael Abrashoff
0.864 4.27 Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Roméo Dallaire
0.86 3.84 The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen
0.855 4.14 The Outpost by Jake Tapper
0.852 3.56 The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade by Pietra Rivoli
0.85 3.54 One World: the Ethics of Globalization by Peter Singer
0.844 3.61 We Now Know: rethinking Cold War history by John Lewis Gaddis
0.843 3.38 Preparing for the Twenty-First Century by Paul Kennedy
0.838 3.68 Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus by Dinesh D'Souza
0.837 3.97 Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China by Philip P. Pan
0.834 3.96 Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared M. Diamond
0.833 3.66 Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam by John A. Nagl
0.832 4.17 Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton by Martin van Creveld
0.83 4.14 Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll
0.827 3.62 The Commanders by Bob Woodward
0.827 3.5 Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower by Zbigniew Brzezinski
0.826 4 The German Trauma: Experiences and Reflections, 1938-2001 by Gitta Sereny
0.825 3.3 Free World: America, Europe, and the Surprising Future of the West by Timothy Garton Ash
0.825 3.49 In the Company of Soldiers: A Chronicle of Combat by Rick Atkinson
0.821 4.08 The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today by Thomas E. Ricks
0.821 3.82 The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5 by Christopher Andrew
0.818 3.69 The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success by Kevin Dutton
0.818 3.75 Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics by Nicholas Wapshott
0.813 3.88 Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Theory of Networks by Mark Buchanan
0.812 3.72 The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History by David Hackett Fischer
0.811 3.77 Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power by Niall Ferguson
0.811 4.44 Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
0.81 4.15 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
0.81 3.76 Liars and outliers : enabling the trust that society needs to thrive by Bruce Schneier
0.804 4.02 The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy by Dani Rodrik
0.8 4.31 Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof
0.796 3.88 The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson
0.794 3.65 High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed by Michael Kodas
0.794 4.19 Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden
0.791 3.8 The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazzetti
0.79 3.82 Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think by Victor Hanson
0.788 3.7 The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power by Sean McMeekin
0.787 4.35 The Constitution of Liberty by F. A. Hayek
0.784 3.38 In Defense of Globalization by Jagdish Bhagwati
0.784 4.27 Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela
0.783 3.99 The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why by Amanda Ripley
0.783 4.18 Lions of Kandahar: The Story of a Fight Against All Odds by Rusty Bradley
0.782 4.01 Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises by Charles P. Kindleberger
0.781 4.09 The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty by Peter Singer
0.776 3.79 The Return of Depression Economics by Paul R. Krugman
0.775 3.64 Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right by Jennifer Burns
0.772 4.08 Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Banerjee
0.77 3.79 Fire and Ice by Michael Adams
0.769 4.14 War by Sebastian Junger
0.768 4.16 Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War by Evan Wright
0.763 3.74 The Machine That Changed the World : The Story of Lean Production by James P. Womack
0.762 3.95 Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet by James Mann
0.761 4.27 The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter That Transformed the Middle East by Abraham Rabinovich
0.757 3.84 Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life by Avinash K. Dixit
0.754 4.03 Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980 by Charles Murray
0.754 4.47 The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649-1815 by N. A. M. Rodger
0.752 3.6 Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror by Robert Young Pelton
0.749 4.28 The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
0.741 3.9 Breaking the News by James Fallows
0.741 3.7 The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House by Edward Klein
0.733 4.28 Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years by S. Fred Singer
0.73 4.08 Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950 by Charles Murray
0.727 4.21 The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 by Margaret MacMillan
0.723 3.8 What Every Person Should Know About War by Chris Hedges
0.715 3.88 Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938 by Stephen E. Ambrose
0.714 4.02 The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole who Infiltrated the CIA by Joby Warrick
0.702 3.81 Reinventing the Bazaar: A Natural History of Markets by John McMillan
0.699 4.21 Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser
0.697 4.38 Champlain's Dream by David Hackett Fischer
0.696 3.77 Macroeconomics by N. Gregory Mankiw
0.693 4.44 Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character by Jonathan Shay
0.679 3.99 On China by Henry Kissinger
0.676 4.13 No True Glory : A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah by Bing West
0.675 4.09 Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa by Jason Stearns
0.673 3.71 Revolution in Time: Clocks and the Making of the Modern World by David S. Landes
0.672 3.84 The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protection by Russell D. Roberts
0.665 4.29 Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces by Radley Balko
0.657 3.71 The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for The Third World by Christopher Andrew
0.653 3.89 States and Social Revolutions by Theda Skocpol
0.647 4.35 The Harper Encyclopedia of Military History: From 3500 B.C. to the Present by R. Ernest Dupuy
0.641 3.88 For God, Country, and Coca-Cola: The Definitive History of the Great American Soft Drink and the Company That Makes It by Mark Pendergrast
0.638 4.05 The KGB in Europe and the West by Christopher Andrew
0.636 4.04 A History of the Modern Middle East by William L. Cleveland
0.622 4.22 The Fate of Africa by Martin Meredith
0.611 4.1 Marxism: Philosophy and Economics by Thomas Sowell
0.592 4 The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran by David Crist
0.553 3.67 Bandit Country by Toby Harnden