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  1. The Screwtape Letters

    by C.S. Lewis
    A series of letters between two devils, providing a window into human nature and morality.

    The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of ... (Goodreads)

  2. The Complete Essays

    by Michel de Montaigne
    Collection of essays exploring diverse topics, from philosophy to morality.

    Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. This Penguin Classics edition of The Complete ... (Goodreads)

  3. Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

    by Erik Larson
    Story of the 1900 Galveston hurricane, and one man's desperate struggle to save his city.

    September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange ... (Goodreads)

  4. The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

    by Amanda Ripley
    A comparison of education systems across the world, exploring the secrets to success.

    How do other countries create “smarter” kids? What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers?, The Smartest Kids in the World, “gets well beneath the glossy surfaces of these ... (Barnes & Noble)

  5. A Night to Remember

    by Walter Lord
    An account of the fateful night of the sinking of the Titanic, told through the stories of survivors.

    First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains a completely riveting account of the Titanic 's fatal collision and the behavior of the passengers and crew, both noble and ignominious. Some ... (Goodreads)

  6. Oedipus Rex

    by Sophocles
    Tragic tale of a man's inescapable destiny and the consequences of his actions.

    Oedipus, King of Thebes, sends his brother-in-law, Creon, to ask advice of the oracle at Delphi , concerning a plague ravaging Thebes. Creon returns to report that the plague is the result of ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Order of Time

    by Carlo Rovelli
    Investigation into the nature of time, exploring its mysteries and infinite possibilities.

    Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

    by Marie Kondō
    A guide to mastering the art of decluttering and organizing for a more fulfilling life.

    #1, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER • The book that sparked a revolution and inspired the hit Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,: the original guide to decluttering your home once and for all. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  9. A Rose for Emily

    by William Faulkner
    A story of a reclusive woman in a small Southern town and the secrets she keeps hidden in her decaying home.

    The story opens with a brief first-person account of the funeral of Emily Grierson , an elderly Southern woman whose funeral is the obligation of their small town. It then proceeds in a non-linear ... (Wikipedia)

  10. Sodom and Gomorrah

    by Marcel Proust
    Fourth volume of "In Search of Lost Time" exploring the complex relationships and social dynamics of high society in early 20th century France.

    Sodom and Gomorrah – now in a superb translation by John Sturrock – takes up the theme of homosexual love, male and female, and dwells on how destructive sexual jealousy can be for those who suffer ... (Goodreads)

  11. A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent

    by Robert W. Merry
    A biography of James K. Polk, exploring his presidency and the Mexican-American War that expanded the United States' territory.

    When James K. Polk was elected president in 1844, the United States was locked in a bitter diplomatic struggle with Britain over the rich lands of the Oregon Territory, which included what is now ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories

    by Isaac Asimov
    Collection of science fiction stories exploring the limits of technology and its implications for humanity.

    Andrew was one of Earth's first house robot domestic servants—smoothly designed and functional. But when Andrew started to develop special talents which exceeded the confines of his allotted ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Fall of Hyperion

    by Dan Simmons
    Epic space opera, exploring the consequences of a universe-shattering event.

    The Hegemony is an interstellar governmental entity formed by many planets, most of which are connected by instantaneous farcaster portals. Some worlds, like Hyperion, have no farcaster portals and ... (Wikipedia)

  14. The Mysterious Mr. Quin

    by Agatha Christie
    A mysterious gentleman assists a group of people to solve their own mysteries.

    Harley Quin is an enigma. Even his friend Mr Satterthwaite is unable to understand how the man seems to appear and disappear almost like a trick of the light - and when he does appear it's usually in ... (Goodreads)

  15. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery

    by Robert Kolker
    The true story of the unsolved murders of five young women in Long Island, and the societal issues that contributed to their deaths.

    Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker delivers a humanizing account of the true-life search for a serial killer still at large on Long Island and presents the first detailed look at the ... (Goodreads)

  16. Phaedo

    by Plato
    Philosophical dialogue on the nature of death, the immortality of the soul, and the afterlife.

    The Phaedo is acknowledged to be one of Plato's masterpieces, showing him both as a philosopher and as a dramatist at the height of his powers. For its moving account of the execution of Socrates, ... (Goodreads)

  17. Critique of Pure Reason

    by Immanuel Kant
    Exploration of the limits of human reason and its limitations in understanding nature.

    'The purpose of this critique of pure speculative reason consists in the attempt to change the old procedure of metaphysics and to bring about a complete revolution', Kant's Critique of Pure Reason ... (Goodreads)

  18. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings (Wiley Investment Classics)

    by Philip A. Fisher
    A collection of writings on investing, explaining the importance of researching stocks before investing.

    Philip Fisher gilt als einer der Pioniere der modernen Investmenttheorie und z�hlt zu den einflussreichsten Investoren aller Zeiten. Seine Investmentphilosophien, die er vor fast 40 vorgestellt hat, ... (Goodreads)

  19. Sword & Citadel

    by Gene Wolfe
    Epic fantasy quest to reclaim a lost kingdom and restore balance to the world.

    Severian , an apprentice in the torturers' guild, barely survives a swim in the River Gyoll. On his way back to the Citadel (whose towers appear to be disused rockets), Severian and several other ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

    by Lynne Truss
    A humorous look at the importance of punctuation and its effect on language.

    In Eats, Shoots & Leaves , former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation. She proclaims, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Little Stranger

    by Sarah Waters
    A mysterious and haunting tale of a family living in an eerie old manor house.

    Faraday, a country doctor with humble beginnings, is called to Hundreds Hall, an 18th-century estate that has lived far beyond its former glory. He treats a young maid who dislikes the large, ... (Wikipedia)

  22. The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

    by Nathaniel Philbrick
    A gripping account of the legendary battle between General Custer and the Lakota Sioux.

    "An engrossing and tautly written account of a critical chapter in American history." —,Los Angeles Times, Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Hurricane's Eye , Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower , ... (Barnes & Noble)

  23. Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

    by Atul Gawande
    Exploration of the human costs and consequences of medical care, highlighting our imperfections and vulnerabilities.

    In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge. Complications lays bare a science not in ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Thousandfold Thought

    by R. Scott Bakker
    The conclusion to the Prince of Nothing trilogy, following the Holy War's final battle and the fate of its survivors.

    The apocalyptic holy war comes to a head in this conclusion to the groundbreaking Prince of Nothing series and casts into question all the action that has taken place before. ... (Goodreads)

  25. The Language of Bees

    by Laurie R. King
    Detective story of a British nobleman's investigation into the murder of Sherlock Holmes.

    Russell and Holmes return to their home in Sussex, England , in 1924 after seven months abroad in India, Japan and California. The novel features a domestic mystery as a hive on Holmes's farm has ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming

    by Peter Seibel
    Interviews with 15 influential programmers, discussing their experiences, philosophies, and approaches to coding.

    Peter Seibel interviews 16 of the most interesting computer programmers alive today in Coders at Work, offering a brand-new companion volume to Apress’s highly acclaimed best-seller Founders at Work ... (Goodreads)

  27. Collected Poems, 1909-1962

    by T.S. Eliot
    Exploration of the complexities of life and the human condition, through innovative and experimental verse.

    There is no more authoritative collection of the poetry that Eliot himself wished to preserve than this volume, published two years before his death in 1965., Poet, dramatist, critic, and editor, T. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  28. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    by Niall Ferguson
    Outlines the history of money and its pivotal role in human society.

    Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, ... (Goodreads)

  29. The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

    by Howard Marks
    A renowned investor shares his insights on successful investing, emphasizing the importance of risk management and contrarian thinking.

    "This is that rarity, a useful book."–Warren Buffett Howard Marks, the chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Mezzanine

    by Nicholson Baker
    A man's thoughts and observations during his lunch break escalator ride. Mundane objects and experiences are examined in detail.

    The Mezzanine is essentially plotless, a stream-of-consciousness fiction that examines in detail the lunch-hour activities of young office worker Howie, whose simple lunch (popcorn, hot dog, cookie ... (Wikipedia)

  31. Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life, and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt

    by David McCullough
    Biography of Theodore Roosevelt, tracing his humble beginnings to his rise to power.

    Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life, and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. ... (Goodreads)

  32. Mrs. McGinty's Dead

    by Agatha Christie
    A detective investigates a murder, uncovering clues and solving the case.

    Superintendent Spence informs Hercule Poirot of the case of Mrs McGinty, an elderly charwoman , apparently killed by her lodger, James Bentley, for her savings of £30, which she kept under a ... (Wikipedia)

  33. The Pigeon

    by Patrick Süskind
    A young man's quest to find true love in a world of prejudice, hypocrisy and injustice.

    Set in Paris and attracting comparisons with Franz Kafka and Edgar Allan Poe, The Pigeon is Patrick Süskind's tense, disturbing follow-up to the bestselling Perfume. The novella tells the story of a ... (Goodreads)

  34. The Assault

    by Harry Mulisch
    A young boy's struggle to come to terms with his father's past during WWII.

    The novel consists of a brief prologue and five "episodes" dated 1945, 1952, 1956, 1966, and 1981. Twelve-year-old Anton Steenwijk is living with his parents and older brother on the outskirts of ... (Wikipedia)

  35. The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

    by Richard Dawkins
    Genes extend beyond the organism's body, influencing the environment and other organisms. A new perspective on evolution and natural selection.

    People commonly view evolution as a process of competition between individuals—known as “survival of the fittest”—with the individual representing the “unit of selection.” Richard Dawkins offers a ... (Goodreads)

  36. Waterloo: The True Story of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

    by Bernard Cornwell
    Detailed account of the Battle of Waterloo, exploring the strategies and tactics of the opposing armies.

    ‘Some battles change nothing. Waterloo changed almost everything.’ Bestselling author Bernard Cornwell is celebrated for his ability to bring history to life. Here, in his first work of non-fiction, ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences

    by Michel Foucault
    Foucault explores the history of knowledge and how it has been organized throughout time, challenging traditional ways of thinking.

    Librarian note: an alternate cover for this edition can be found, here,. With vast erudition, Foucault cuts across disciplines and reaches back into seventeenth century to show how classical systems ... (Goodreads)

  38. Three Parts Dead

    by Max Gladstone
    A fantasy novel of magic, gods and legal wrangling in a world of gods and mortals.

    A god has died, and it’s up to Tara, first-year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao, to bring Him back to life before His city falls apart. Her client is ... (Goodreads)

  39. Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth

    by John Garth
    A biographical account of J.R.R. Tolkien's experiences during World War I and how they influenced his writing of Middle-earth.

    Revealing the horror and heroism the creator of Middle-earth experienced as a young man, Tolkien and the Great War also introduces the close friends who spurred the modern world's greatest mythology ... (Goodreads)

  40. Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

    by Mary Norris
    A witty memoir of a copy editor's life, exploring the nuances of grammar and language.

    "Hilarious…This book charmed my socks off." —Patricia O’Conner, New York Times Book Review Mary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping ... (Barnes & Noble)

  41. Innocent Traitor

    by Alison Weir
    A historical novel about Lady Jane Grey, her tumultuous reign as Queen of England, and her tragic fate.

    The story starts with her birth in 1537. The daughter of Lady Frances Brandon and Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk , Jane is seen as a burden by her parents, both of whom resent her for being a girl ... (Wikipedia)

  42. The Quincunx

    by Charles Palliser
    A complex and intricate mystery novel set in Victorian England, following the life of a young man seeking his inheritance.

    The protagonist, a young man naive enough to be blind to all clues about his own hidden history (and to the fact that his very existence is troubling to all manner of evildoers) narrates a story of ... (Goodreads)

  43. Angels and Insects

    by A.S. Byatt
    A collection of two novellas exploring the themes of love, class, and entomology in Victorian England.

    In these breathtaking novellas, A.S. Byatt returns to the territory she explored in Possession : the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias, and ... (Goodreads)

  44. Being and Nothingness

    by Jean-Paul Sartre
    Philosophical exploration of the nature of being and consciousness.

    Being & Nothingness is without doubt one of the most significant philosophical books of the 20th century. The central work by one of the century's most influential thinkers, it altered the course of ... (Goodreads)

  45. De Anima

    by Aristotle
    Aristotle's treatise on the nature of the soul, its functions, and its relation to the body.

    'The soul is, so to speak, the first principle of living things. We seek to contemplate and know its nature and substance' For the Pre-Socratic philosophers the soul was the source of movement and ... (Goodreads)

  46. The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe

    by Roger Penrose
    A comprehensive guide to the fundamental laws of the universe, from classical mechanics to quantum theory and beyond.

    Roger Penrose, one of the most accomplished scientists of our time, presents the only comprehensive and comprehensible account of the physics of the universe. From the very first attempts by the ... (Goodreads)

  47. The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857

    by William Dalrymple
    A historical account of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and the fall of the Mughal Empire in Delhi.

    On a hazy November afternoon in Rangoon, 1862, a shrouded corpse was escorted by a small group of British soldiers to an anonymous grave in a prison enclosure. As the British Commissioner in charge ... (Goodreads)

  48. The Elements of Typographic Style

    by Robert Bringhurst
    A comprehensive guide to typography, exploring the art and science of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing.

    Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide. Combining practical, theoretical, and historical, this book is a must for ... (Goodreads)

  49. A Man Lay Dead

    by Ngaio Marsh
    A classic murder mystery set in an English country house, where a game of "Murder" turns into a real-life crime scene.

    At Sir Hubert Handesley's country house party, five guests have gathered for the uproarious parlor game of "Murder." Yet no one is laughing when the lights come up on an actual corpse, the ... (Goodreads)

  50. Eisenhower: Soldier and President

    by Stephen E. Ambrose
    A comprehensive biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower, from his military career to his presidency.

    Stephen E. Ambrose draws upon extensive sources, an unprecedented degree of scholarship, and numerous interviews with Eisenhower himself to offer the fullest, richest, most objective rendering yet of ... (Goodreads)

  51. Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three

    by Mara Leveritt
    Uncovering the truth behind a murder case that wrongfully convicted three innocent boys.

    In 2011, one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American legal history was set right when Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley were released after eighteen years in prison. ... (Goodreads)

  52. East West Street: On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"

    by Philippe Sands
    A personal and historical exploration of the origins of the legal concepts of genocide and crimes against humanity.

    A profound and profoundly important book—a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that ... (Goodreads)

  53. Isaac Newton

    by James Gleick
    A biography of the life and work of Isaac Newton, one of the most influential scientists in history.

    Isaac Newton was born in a stone farmhouse in 1642, fatherless and unwanted by his mother. When he died in London in 1727 he was so renowned he was given a state funeral—an unheard-of honor for a ... (Goodreads)

  54. Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King

    by Antonia Fraser
    A detailed account of the romantic relationships of Louis XIV, the Sun King, and their impact on the French court.

    The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis’s ... (Goodreads)

  55. Shroud for a Nightingale

    by P.D. James
    Mystery novel set in a London hospital, involving a trail of murder and intrigue.

    Student nurses Heather Pearce and Josephine Fallon have died of mysterious circumstances in the hospital nursing school of Nightingale House. As Scotland Yard’s Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh ... (Wikipedia)

  56. The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

    by Daniel J. Levitin
    A guide to managing information overload and improving productivity through organization and understanding of the brain's cognitive processes.

    New York Times, bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin shifts his keen insights from your brain on music to your brain in a sea of details. The information age is drowning us with an ... (Goodreads)

  57. Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

    by Carlo Rovelli
    A journey through the physical world and its underlying reality, from the macro to the micro.

    From the best-selling author of, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, comes a new book about the mind-bending nature of the universe What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what ... (Goodreads)

  58. The Interpretation Of Dreams

    by Sigmund Freud
    Analysis of dreams, exploring their unconscious meanings and implications for the psyche.

    Freud's discovery that the dream is the means by which the unconscious can be explored is undoubtedly the most revolutionary step forward in the entire history of psychology. Dreams, according to his ... (Goodreads)

  59. The Lady Elizabeth

    by Alison Weir
    A tale of intrigue and romance, the story of Elizabeth I's rise to the throne of England.

    Following the tremendous success of her first novel, Innocent Traitor, which recounted the riveting tale of the doomed Lady Jane Grey, acclaimed historian and New York Times bestselling author Alison ... (Goodreads)

  60. What We See When We Read

    by Peter Mendelsund
    A visual exploration of the reading experience, examining how our minds create images from words and how those images shape our understanding of the text.

    A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading-how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself ... (Goodreads)

  61. The Book of Daniel

    by E.L. Doctorow
    A young man navigates the turbulent political and social landscape of 1960s America, grappling with issues of identity and justice.

    Writing his doctoral thesis ('The Book of Daniel'), a political genealogy of the American Old Left, , Daniel Isaacson confronts his own personal relationship to that historical narrative by ... (Wikipedia)

  62. Personal Finance for Dummies

    by Eric Tyson
    A beginner's guide to managing personal finances, covering topics such as budgeting, saving, investing, and retirement planning.

    Personal Finance for Dummies offers sound and practical advice for those who want to get control over their personal financial lives. Author Eric Tyson points out the most common mistakes that we all ... (Goodreads)

  63. The Simple Art of Murder

    by Raymond Chandler
    A collection of hard-boiled detective stories featuring private investigator Philip Marlowe.

    Contains Chandler's essay on the art of detective stories and a collection of 8 classic Chandler mysteries. ... (Goodreads)

  64. The Taxidermist's Daughter

    by Kate Mosse
    A young woman in a small English village uncovers dark secrets about her family's past and the town's history.

    A chilling and spooky Gothic historical thriller reminiscent of Rebecca and The Turn of the Screw , dripping with the dark twists and eerie surprises that are the hallmarks of Edgar Allan Poe, from ... (Barnes & Noble)

  65. Well-Schooled in Murder

    by Elizabeth George
    Detective Lynley investigates a murder at an exclusive boarding school.

    Teacher John Corntel asks his former Eton schoolmate Lynley for help when the 13 year old schoolboy Matthew Whateley has disappeared. Initially Lynley refuses, until Deborah St James finds the naked ... (Wikipedia)

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