fiction – classics

achebe – things fall apart, no longer at ease
adams – watership down
austen – pride and prejudice, sense and sensibility
bronte – jane eyre
bronte – wuthering heights
capote – in cold blood, breakfast at tiffany’s
cervantes – don quixote
chaucer – canterbury tales
chekhov – 3 sisters, cherry orchard, uncle vanya
conrad – heart of darkness
cooper – last of the mohicans
crane – red badge of courage
defoe – robinson crusoe
dickens – tale of two cities, great expectations
dostoevsky – crime and punishment
doyle – sherlock holmes
dumas – count of monte cristo, 3 musketeers
dumas, fils – camille
eliot – silas marner
faulkner – sound and the fury
fitzgerald – great gatsby
flaubert – madame bovary
frank – diary of a young girl
gibran – the prophet
golding – lord of the flies
haley – roots
hansberry – raisin in the sun
hardy – tess of the d’urbervilles, mayor of casterbridge
hawthorne – scarlet letter
hemingway – old man and the sea, sun also rises
hesse – siddhartha, beneath the wheel, steppenwolf
homer – odyssey
hudson – green mansions
hugo – les miserables, hunchback of notre dame
huxley – brave new world
ibsen – peer gynt, hedda gabler, wild duck, doll’s house, etc.
james – turn of the screw
joyce – ulysses
kafka – metamorphosis
kerouac – on the road
kipling – kim
knowles – a separate peace
lee – to kill a mockingbird
london – call of the wild
machiavelli – the prince
maugham – moon and sixpence, of human bondage
melville – moby dick
miller – the crucible, death of a salesman
o’casey – plough and the stars, juno and the paycock
o’neill – long days journey into night, iceman cometh, anna christie, etc.
orwell – 1984, animal farm
poe – tell-tale heart and other writings
plato – allegory of the cave
rand – fountainhead
remarque – all quiet on the western front
salinger – catcher in the rye
shakespeare – hamlet, macbeth, romeo & juliet, etc.
shaw – man and superman
shelley – frankenstein
sinclair – the jungle
steinbeck – grapes of wrath, mice and men
stevenson – jekyll and hyde, treasure island
stoker – dracula
stowe – uncle tom’s cabin
swift – gulliver’s travels
tolstoy – war and peace, death of ivan llyich
twain – tom sawyer, huck finn
verne – 20k leagues, center of the earth, around the world 80 days
voltaire – candide
wells – time machine, invisible man
wiesel – night
wilde – dorian gray, importance of being earnest
wilder – our town
williams – streetcar named desire, cat on hot tin roof


William Manchester
Death of a President
American Caesar
The Last Lion (1,2,3)

David McCullough
John Adams
Wright Brothers
The Great Bridge
The Path between the Seas
The Pioneers

Joseph Ellis
American Creation
American Sphinx
Founding Brothers
His Excellency: George Washington

A. Scott Berg

Michael Shaara
The Killer Angels

James Swanson
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer

James Bradley
Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima

Cornelius Ryan
The Longest Day

David Hackett Fischer
Washington’s Crossing
Paul Revere’s Ride
Champlain’s Dream

Erik Larson
Dead Wake
The Devil in the White City
In the Garden of Beasts
The Splendid and the Vile

Ron Chernow

Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air
Into the Wild
Under the Banner of Heavan

Stephen E. Ambrose
Undaunted Courage

Edmund Morris
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Rex

James M. McPherson
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

Laura Hillenbrand

Walter Isaacson
Benjamin Franklin
Steve Jobs

Doris Kearns Goodwin
Team of Rivals

Nathaniel Philbrick
Bunker Hill
The Last Stand
Valiant Ambition

Tom Wolfe
The Right Stuff

Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Charles Lindberg
The Spirit of St Louis

Marcus Luttrell
Lone Survivor

Bill Bryson
A Walk in the Woods
A Short History of Nearly Everything
One Summer: America, 1927

Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point
David and Goliath
The Bomber Mafia

Piers Paul Read
Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

Sebastian Junger
The Perfect Storm

Bill O’Reilly
Killing Patton
Killing Kennedy
Killing Lincoln
Killing the Rising Sun
Killing Reagan
Killing England
Killing Crazy Horse
Killing the SS
Killing the Mob

Jared Diamond
Guns, Germs and Steel

Phil Knight
Shoe Dog

Jack Weatherford
Genghis Khan

Marjory Stoneman Douglas
The Everglades River of Grass
Voice of the River

General Chuck Yeager

Jon Meacham
American Lion

John Ferling
The Ascent of George Washington

Frederick Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass