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Alvin Toffler
   wrote   
Future Shock
International bestseller, 1970
André Breton
   wrote   
The Surrealist Manifesto
Defined surrealism as "pure psychic automatism", 1924
Annie Dillard
   wrote   
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Narrative about the natural world near her home in Roanoke, Virginia; 1975 Pulitzer Prize
Anthony Burgess
   wrote   
Joysprick
An Introduction to the Language of James Joyce, 1973
Anthony Burgess
   wrote   
Ninety-Nine Novels
The Best in English since 1939 [to 1983]
Bill Bryson
   wrote   
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Popular science, 2003
Brian Greene
   wrote   
The Elegant Universe
Introduces string and superstring theory, 1999
Carlos Castaneda
   wrote   
The Teachings of Don Juan
A Yaqui Way of Knowledge; originally a master's thesis in anthropology, became a runaway best-seller, 1968
Claude Lévi-Strauss
   wrote   
Structural Anthropology
1958
David Attenborough
   wrote   
Life on Earth
1979
Dee Brown
   wrote   
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Details some of the violence and oppression suffered by native Americans at the hands of American expansionism
Desmond Morris
   wrote   
The Human Zoo
A continuation of The Naked Ape, 1969
Desmond Morris
   wrote   
The Naked Ape
Bestselling unabashed look at the human species, 1967
Elie Wiesel
   wrote   
Night
His experience with his father in the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944-45
Erich Von Däniken
   wrote   
Chariots of the Gods
Claims extraterrestrial influences on early human culture, 1968
Erik H. Erikson
   wrote   
Gandhi's Truth
On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence, 1969
Isaac Asimov
   wrote   
The Secret of the Universe
22nd collection of science essays, 1991
Jacob Bronowski
   wrote   
The Ascent of Man
1972; basis for 13-part documentary on the BBC
James D. Watson
   wrote   
The Double Helix
Autobiographical account of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA, 1968
Jean-Dominique Bauby
   wrote   
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Adapted into a feature film
Joan Didion
   wrote   
Salvador
1983
Joan Didion
   wrote   
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
1968
Joan Didion
   wrote   
The Year of Magical Thinking
2005; National Book Award
John Fowles
   wrote   
Wormholes
Essays and Occasional Writing, 1998
John Gray
   wrote   
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
One of the best-selling books of the 90's
John Steinbeck
   wrote   
Travels With Charley
In Search of America, 1962
Joseph Campbell and Henry Morton Robinson
   wrote   
A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake
1944
Joseph Campbell
   wrote   
The Hero With a Thousand Faces
1949; comparative mythology
Joseph Campbell
   wrote   
The Masks of God
4 volume work on mythology from ancient to modern time
Joseph Campbell
   wrote   
Myths to Live By
Collection of essays concerned with the power of myth on the spiritual lives of humans
Joy Adamson
   wrote   
Born Free
Describes her experiences raising a lion cub, 1960
Kate Millett
   wrote   
Sexual Politics
1970 classic feminist text
Leonardo Da Vinci
   wrote   
The Notebooks
Lewis Mumford
   wrote   
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects, 1961
Lewis Thomas
   wrote   
The Lives of a Cell
Notes of a Biology Watcher, 1974
Lionel Trilling
   wrote   
The Liberal Imagination
Essays on literature and society, 1950
Loren Eiseley
   wrote   
The Immense Journey
Loren Eiseley
   wrote   
The Invisible Pyramid
Loren Eiseley
   wrote   
The Man Who Saw Through Time
Loren Eiseley
   wrote   
The Night Country
Margaret Atwood
   wrote   
Payback
Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, 2008
Martin Luther King Jr
   wrote   
Why We Can't Wait
Includes the famous Letter From Birmingham Jail, 1964
Milton Friedman
   wrote   
Capitalism and Freedom
1962
Mortimer Adler
   wrote   
How To Read a Book
1940
Norman Vincent Peale
   wrote   
The Power of Positive Thinking
1952
Octavio Paz
   wrote   
The Labyrinth of Solitude
Collection of nine essays; Paz' most famous work; first published in 1950
Paul Ehrlich
   wrote   
The Population Bomb
1968 best-seller
Peter Maas
   wrote   
Serpico
Undercover exposé, basis of 1973 crime film by the same name
Peter Matthiessen
   wrote   
The Cloud Forest
"A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness" (1961)
Peter Matthiessen
   wrote   
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse
1983; an examination of the events of the Wounded Knee Incident of 1973
Peter Matthiessen
   wrote   
The Snow Leopard
1980 National Book Award
Peter Matthiessen
   wrote   
Under the Mountain Wall
"A Chronicle of Two Seasons in the Stone Age" (1962)
Peter Mayle
   wrote   
A Year in Provence
1990
Piers Paul Read
   wrote   
Alive
The Story of the Andes Survivors; documents the story of the 1972 crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 in the Andes
Primo Levi
   wrote   
The Drowned and the Saved
Essays on life in the Nazi concentration camps, 1986
Rachel Carson
   wrote   
The Sea Around Us
1951 bestseller and National Book Award winner
Rachel Carson
   wrote   
Silent Spring
1962; widely credited with helping to launch the environmental movement
R. Buckminster Fuller
   wrote   
And It Came to Pass Not to Stay
1976
R. Buckminster Fuller
   wrote   
Nine Chains to the Moon
American visionary, architect, designer, author, 1895-1983
R. Buckminster Fuller
   wrote   
Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
1969
R. Buckminster Fuller
   wrote   
Utopia or Oblivion
1969
Richard Hofstadter
   wrote   
Ant-intellectualism in American Life
1965 Pulitzer Prize
Robert Bly
   wrote   
Iron John
1990; analysis of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale with lessons from the past of importance to modern men
Robert Graves
   wrote   
The Greek Myths
Compendium of Greek mythology, 1955
Stephen Hawking
   wrote   
A Brief History of Time
1991
Stephen Hawking
   wrote   
The Universe in a Nutshell
2001
Stephen Jay Gould
   wrote   
The Mismeasure of Man
A history and inquiry of psychometrics and intelligence testing, 1981
Studs Terkel
   wrote   
The Good War
An Oral History of World War Two; Pulitzer, 1985
Thomas Merton
   wrote   
Seeds of Contemplation
1949
Thomas Merton
   wrote   
The Way of Chuang Tzu
1965
Thor Heyerdahl
   wrote   
Kon-Tiki
1950
Truman Capote
   wrote   
In Cold Blood
Details a brutal 1959 murder, 1965
Vincent Bugliosi
   wrote   
Helter Skelter
True crime book on the Manson Family murders
Vincent Bugliosi
   wrote   
Reclaiming History
The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 2001
Virginia Woolf
   wrote   
A Room of One's Own
An extended essay, 1929
Wallace Stevens
   wrote   
The Necessary Angel
Essays, 1951
Wendell Berry
   wrote   
Standing on Earth
Essays, 1991
W. H. Auden
   wrote   
The Dyer's Hand
Essays, 1962
William Manchester
   wrote   
The Death of a President
1967 account of the assassination of John F. Kennedy


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