Mont St. Michel and Chartres
A historical and philosophical look at the 13th Century.
Nobody Knows My Name
A collection of essays on topics from race relations to the role of the writer in society.
Notes of a Native Son
A collection of essays examining what it means to be a black American.
The House of Intellect
A critical look at pseudo-intellectualism.
Patterns of Culture
An examination of three different cultures.
The Life of Samuel Johnson
A biography of Samuel Johnson.
Catherine Drinker Bowen
Yankee From Olympus
Biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes.
The Age of Fable
A collection of classic myths and fables, from several cultures.
The Sea Around Us
The story of the oceans, how they came to be, and what they are becoming.
Modern Science and Modern Man
A look at modern science and the impact on humans.
Biography of Marie Curie, discoverer of radium and polonium, and the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize.
Alexis De Tocqueville
Democracy in America
An analysis of America's political character.
The Story of Civilization
An eleven volume history of the world.
The Story of Philosophy
A survey of the lives and ideas of the world's famous philosophers.
Atoms in the Family
A biography of Enrico Fermi.
Benjamin Franklin's autobiography.
James George Frazer
The Golden Bough
An exploration of mythology and the origins of religion.
The Affluent Society
A reassessement of the role of production in an affluent economy.
One, Two, Three, ... Infinity
An introduction to the ideas and theories of physics.
The Greek Way
A history of Greek culture.
An analytic history of economic thought.
The story of six survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima.
The American Political Tradition
A study of American politics from the formation of the country through FDR.
Mirror for Man
An introduction to anthropology.
James R. Newman
What is Science
Twelve scientists and philosophers explain their fields to the layman.
The Oregon Trail
A man's account of his 1846 travels across the U.S. on the Oregon Trail.
Plato's philosophy...the foundation of Western philosophy.
Plato's ideas on how society should function.
A biographical history of the ancient world.
The Lonely Crowd
A sociological exploration of American life.
The American Presidency
An analysis of the American presidency.
A biography of Abraham Lincoln.
You and Heredity
A look at the impact of genetics on physical and personal development.
Out of My Life and Thought
Autobiography of Nobel Prize Winner Albert Schweitzer.
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
A history of Hitler's rise to power in Nazi Germany.
The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution
An analysis of the gap between literary intellectuals and scientific intellectuals.
Elements of Style
The essential guide to English grammar.
Henry David Thoreau
Essays Thoreau wrote while building a cabin and living at Walden Pond.
An epic poem detailing the adventures of a minor character from Homer's Iliad.
The Making of the President - 1960
The story of the 1960 Presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon.
Alfred North Whitehead
Science and the Modern World
A philosophical analysis of the the assumptions and meanings of science.
Aims of Education and Other Essays
A series of lectures on the purpose and practices of education.
William H. Whyte
The Organization Man
A look at the impact of corporations on American life after World War II.
Fat Books for Sophisticated Teen Readers
A list of good books for mature teen readers who like really thick books.
An extensive list of plays recommended for preparation for college.
An extensive list of fiction books recommended for preparation for college.
Essential reading for anyone who homeschools or who is considering homeschooling.
A list of homeschool magazines.
If any one finds that he never reads serious literature, if all his reading is frothy and trashy, he would do well to try to train himself to like books that the general agreement of cultivated and sound-thinking persons has placed among the classics. - Theodore Roosevelt
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