Recommended Reading

 

I’m often asked to recommend books on various topics that come up on Red Eye Radio. 
While some titles are no longer in print; most are available at Amazon.com or any good online bookseller.

My picks are grouped in categories with particular favorites marked *

--Doug McIntyre

PRESIDENTIAL BIOGRAPHIES:

George Washington - Ron Chernow *
Washington: The Indispensable Man - James Thomas Flexner *
Washington – Douglas Southall Freeman
The Life of Washington - Mason L. Weems
Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington – Richard Brookhiser
Realistic Visionary: A Portrait of George Washington – Peter R. Henriques *
His Excellency George Washington - Joseph J. Ellis
George Washington – Woodrow Wilson
John Adams - David McCullough *
Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams - Joseph Ellis *
The Character of John Adams – Peter Shaw
John Adams – John Ferling
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson - Joseph Ellis *
Jefferson the Virginian (Vol. 1) - Dumas Malone *
Jefferson and the Rights of Man (Vol. 2) – Dumas Malone *
Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty (Vol. 3) – Dumas Malone *
Jefferson the President First Term (Vol. 4) – Dumas Malone *
Jefferson the President Second Term (Vol. 5) – Dumas Malone *
Jefferson the Sage of Monticello (Vol. 6) – Dumas Malone *
The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson & the French Revolution – Connor Cruise O’Brien * 
Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of  Thomas Jefferson - Alan Pell Crawford
The Fourth President: James Madison – Irving Brant
The Business of May Next: James Madison & the Founding – William Lee Miller
James Monroe – Gary Hart *
James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity – Harry Ammon
John Quincy Adams – Marie B. Hecht
John Quincy Adams – Paul C. Nagel
Cannibals of the Heart: A Personal Biography of Louisa Catherine and John Quincy Adams – Jack Shepherd
John Quincy Adams – Robert V. Remini
American Lion – Andrew Jackson in the White House – Jon Meacham
Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars – Robert V. Remini
Andrew Jackson: The Course of American Empire (Vol. 1) – Robert V. Remini *
Andrew Jackson: The Course of American Freedom (Vol. 2) – Robert V. Remini *
Andrew Jackson: The Course of American Democracy (Vol. 3) – Robert V. Remini*
Martin Van Buren - John Niven
Martin Van Buren – Ted Widmer
Old Tippecanoe: William Henry Harrison and His Times – Freeman Cleaves
John Tyler – Gary May
John Tyler: Champion of the Old South – Oliver Perry Chitwood
A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk – Robert W. Merry
Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America – Walter R. Borneman
James K. Polk – John Seigenthaler
Zachary Taylor: Soldier, Planter, Statesman of the Old Southwest – K. Jack Bauer
Zachary Taylor –John S.D. Eisenhower
Millard Fillmore – Robert J. Rayback
Life of Pierce – Nathaniel Hawthorne
Franklin Pierce – Young Hickory of the Granite Hills – Roy Franklin Nichols
Franklin Pierce – Michael F. Holt
James Buchanan – Jean H. Baker
President James Buchanan – Philip S. Klein
With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln – Stephen B. Oates
Lincoln – David Herbert Donald *
Abraham Lincoln – George McGovern
The Day Lincoln Was Shot - Jim Bishop
The Long Pursuit:  Abraham Lincoln’s Thirty-Year Struggle with Stephen Douglas for the Heart and Soul of America – Roy Morris, Jr.
Douglas & Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save the Union – Paul Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln – Doris Kearns Goodwin *
Andrew Johnson – Hans L. Trefousse
The First President Johnson – Lately Thomas
Grant – William S. McFeely *
The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant – Ulysses S. Grant *
Ulysses S. Grant – Josiah Bunting III
Rutherford B. Hayes – Hans L. Trefousse
Rutherford B. Hayes and His America – Harry Barnard
James A. Garfield – Ira Rutkow
Garfield – Allan Peskin
Chester Alan Arthur – Zachary Karabell
Gentleman Boss: The Life of Chester Alan Arthur – Thomas C. Reeves
Grover Cleveland – Henry F. Graff
Benjamin Harrison – Charles W. Calhoun
Benjamin Harrison: Hoosier Warrior  (Vol. 1) - Harry J. Sievers
Benjamin Harrison: Hoosier Statesman (Vol. 2) - Harry J. Sievers
Benjamin Harrison: Hoosier President (Vol. 3) - Harry J. Sievers
William McKinley – Kevin Phillips *
In the Days of McKinley – Margaret Leech
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Vol. 1) - Edmund Morris *
Theodore Rex (Vol.2) – Edmund Morris *
Colonel Roosevelt (Vol. 3) - Edmund Morris *
Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography - Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt – Nathan Miller *
Mornings on Horseback - David McCullough
Power & Responsibility: The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt - William Harbaugh
The Lion’s Pride: Theodore Roosevelt and His Family – Edward J. Renehan Jr.
My Last Chance to Be a Boy: Roosevelt’s South American Expedition – Joseph Ornig
Theodore Roosevelt’s Letters to His Children – Theodore Roosevelt *
Through the Brazilian Wilderness – Theodore Roosevelt *   
William Howard Taft (Vol. 1) – Henry F. Pringle
William Howard Taft (Vol. 2) – Henry F. Pringle
When the Cheering Stopped: The Last Years of Woodrow Wilson – Gene Smith
Woodrow Wilson – August Heckscher
Woodrow Wilson – John Milton Cooper Jr.*
Warren G. Harding – John W. Dean
The Shadow of Blooming Grove: Warren G. Harding in His Times – Francis Russell*
Calvin Coolidge – David Greenberg
Calvin Coolidge: The Quiet President – Donald R. McCoy
An Uncommon Man: The Triumph of Herbert Hoover – Richard Norton Smith*
Herbert Hoover – William E. Leuchtenburg
FDR – Jean Edward Smith
Eleanor and Franklin – Joseph P. Lash
No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt – Doris Kearns Goodwin
Franklin Delano Roosevelt – Roy Jenkins
Harry S. Truman – Robert Dallek
Truman – David McCullough *
Eisenhower: Soldier and President – Stephen E. Ambrose *
President Kennedy – Richard Reeves
JFK: Reckless Youth – Nigel Hamilton
A Question of Character: A Life of John F. Kennedy – Thomas C. Reeves
LBJ: Architect of American Ambition – Randall B. Woods *
The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power (Vol. 1) – Robert A. Caro
The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent (Vol. 2) – Robert A. Caro
Richard Nixon – Elizabeth Drew
Nixon – Jonathan Aitken
RN – Richard Nixon
Gerald R. Ford – Douglas Brinkley
A Ford Not a Lincoln – Richard Reeves
The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford – John Robert Greene
The Presidency of James Earl Carter, Jr. – Burton I. Kaufman
President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination – Richard Reeves
Reagan in His Own Hand - Ronald Reagan *
George H.W. Bush – Timothy Naftali

HISTORY:     

The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Little Big Horn - Nathaniel Philbrick *
The Mayflower - Nathaniel Philbrick *
The Fourth Part of the World - Toby Lester
Flags of Our Fathers - James Bradley
How We Invented the Airplane - Orville Wright
The Papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright - Wilbur & Orville Wright
The Rebirth of European Aviation - Charles H. Gibbs-Smith
Masters of the Air - Donald L. Miller *
Scream of Eagles - Robert K. Wilcox
A Dream of Wings - Tom Crouch
Alexander Hamilton - Ron Chernow *
The Path Between the Seas - David McCullough *
The Johnstown Flood - David McCullough
1776 - David McCullough
Founding Brothers - Joseph Ellis *
The First American: The Life of Ben Franklin - H.W. Brands
The Great Hunger - Cecil Woodham-Smith *
A Bright Shinning Lie; John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam - Neil Sheehan *
American Brutus - Michael W. Kauffman
The Zimmerman Telegram - Barbara Tuchman *
The Guns of August - Barbara Tuchman *
Bullwhip Days: The Slaves Remember. An Oral History – edited by - James Mellon *
Not Without Honor - Richard Gid Powers
Lusitania - Diana Preston
The Influence of Sea Power Upon History - Alfred Thayer Mahan
An Artist in Treason - Andro Linklater *
Common Sense - Thomas Paine
The Federalist Papers - Alexander Hamilton, James Madison & John Jay *
Mr. Bligh’s Bad Language: Passion, Power and Theater on the Bounty - Greg Dening
South - Sir Ernest Shackleton
Sultana - Alan Huffman
Of Plymouth Plantation - William Bradford
The Rape of Nanking - Iris Chang
Empire of Liberty: a History of the early Republic - Gordon Wood *
Four Hours in My Lai - Michael Bilton and Kevin Sim
Henry Knox - Mark Puls *
Nathanael Greene - Gerald M. Carbone *
I am Murdered - Bruce Chadwick
Mrs. Paine’s Garage – Thomas Mallon *
A Ship to Remember: the Maine and the Spanish-American War - Michael Blow
Empire By Default: The Spanish American War  - Ivan Musicant *
John C. Calhoun – Irving H. Bartlett
The Candy Bombers - Andre Cherny *
The First World War – Martin Gilbert *
The Second World War – Martin Gilbert
Israel – Martin Gilbert
Churchill – Martin Gilbert *
The Lessons of History – Will and Ariel Durant
Toussaint Louverture - Madison Smartt Bell
Andersonville: The Last Depot - William Marvel
Democracy in America - Alexis De Tocqueville *
American Creation - Joseph J. Ellis
The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: Baron De Steuben - Paul Lockhart *
Mr. Lincoln’s Army – Bruce Catton
The Coming Fury – Bruce Cattton
This Hallowed Ground – Bruce Catton
A Stillness At Appomattox – Bruce Catton *
A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide – Taner Akcam
Thermopylae: The Battle That Saved the World - Paul Cartledge
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years – Taylor Branch
The Man in the Mirror: A life of Benedict Arnold – Clare Brandt
John Marshall: Definer of a Nation – Jean Edward Smith *
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression – Amity Shlaes
Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil War – Maury Klein
A Frozen Hell: The Russo Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940 – William R. Trotter
The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire – Brian Crozier
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich – William L. Shirer
Practicing History – Barbara Tuchman
Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and the Future of America – Thomas Fleming
The Long Fuse: How England Lost the American Colonies – Don Cook
The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict – Donald R. Hickey
Original Meanings – Jack Rakove
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee – Dee Brown *
A Time For Trumpets: The Battle of the Bulge – Charles B. MacDonald
Longitude – Dava Sobel
The Devine Wind – Rikihei Inoguchi & Roger Pineau
At Dawn We Slept – Gordon W. Prange
The Prince – Niccolo Machiavelli
Ain’t You Glad You Joined The Republicans?: A History of the GOP – John  Batchelor
The Execution of Major Andre – John Evangelist Walsh
History of the Conquest of Mexico – William H. Prescott
Opening Mexico: The Making of a Democracy – Julia Preston and Samuel Dillon
Hamilton’s Blessing – John Steele Gordon
A Thread Across the Ocean: The Story of the Transatlantic Cable – John Steele Gordon 
Scribner’s Dictionary of American History – Charles Scribner & Sons
Eisenhower at War 1943-1945 – David Eisenhower
Crusade in Europe: A personal Account of World War II – Dwight D. Eisenhower
PT 109: John F. Kennedy in World War II – Robert J. Donovan 
Charlie Wilson's War by George Crile

 

FICTION:

The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
This Side of Paradise – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Babylon Revisited and Other Stories – F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Last Tycoon - F. Scott Fitzgerald *
The Great Gatsby- - F. Scott Fitzgerald *
Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Beautiful and Damned – F. Scott Fizgerald
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand *
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand *
We the Living - Ayn Rand *
Anthem – Ayn Rand
Independent People - Halldor Laxness *
Under the Glacier - Halldor Laxness
Salka Valka - Halldor Laxness *
World Light - Halldor Laxness
Iceland’s Bell - Halldor Laxness *
The Fish Can Sing - Halldor Laxness
The Great Weaver of Kashmir - Halldor Laxness
Paradise Reclaimed - Halldor Laxness
The Atom Station - Halldor Laxness
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo *
Borstal Boy - Brendan Behan *
Elmer Gantry - Sinclair Lewis *
The Best Short Stories of Ring Lardner - Ring Lardner *
Ring Around the Bases - Ring Lardner
Gullible’s Travels - Ring Lardner
Shut Up, He Explained - Ring Lardner
The Ring Lardner Reader - Ring Lardner
You Know Me Al - Ring Lardner *
All the King’s Men - Robert Penn Warren
A Fan’s Notes - Fredrick Exley *
Pages From a Cold Island - Fredrick Exley
Last Notes From Home - Fredrick Exley
Memoirs of a Caddy - David Noonan *
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole *
The Neon Bible - John Kennedy Toole
Moby- Dick - Herman Melville *
Bartleby- the Scrivniver - Herman Melville
Billy Budd - Herman Melville
In God We Trust, All Other’s Pay Cash - Jean Shepherd *
Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories and Other Disasters - Jean Shepherd *
The Ferrari in the Bedroom - Jean Shepherd
A Fistful of Fig Newtons - Jean Shepherd
The America of George Ade - George Ade
Johnny Got His Gun - Dalton Trumbo
Siddhartha - Herman Hess
The Tin Drum - Gunter Grass
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
Cakes and Ale - Somerset Maugham
The Razor’s Edge - Somerset Maugham *
Of Human Bondage - Somerset Maugham *
Theater - Somerset Maugham *
The Moon and Sixpence - Somerset Maugham
Up at the Villa - Somerset Maugham
The Painted Veil - Somerset Maugham
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Augustus Carp Esq. - Sir Henry Bashford
The Comedians - Graham Greene
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Artistic Differences - Charlie Hauck
The Dork of Cork - Chet Raymo
The Man Without a Country - Edward Everett Hale
The Sheltering Sky - Paul Bowles
The Bonfire of the Vanities - Tom Wolfe
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemmingway
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck *
Travels with Charlie - John Steinbeck *
The Winter of Our Discontent – John Steinbeck
1984 - George Orwell
Barabbas - Par Lagerkvist *
Phillis Wheatley: Complete Writings - Phillis Wheatley
The Diary of a Nobody - George & Weedon Grossmith *
My Father, His Son - Reidar Jonsson
Deliverance - James Dickey
The Confessions of Nat Turner - William Styron
Sofie’s Choice - William Styron
Darkness Visible - William Styron
Dubliners - James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce *
Ulysses - James Joyce
Crime and Punishment - Fydor Dostoyevski *
Ragtime - E.L. Doctow
Henry and Clara – Thomas Mallon
What Makes Sammy Run? – Bud Schulberg *
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle *
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Loved One – Evelyn Waugh
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
The Day of the Locust – Nathanael West
Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game – William Kennedy
All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
The End of the Road – Tom Bodett
Gulliver’s Travels & Select Writings in Prose & Verse – Jonathan Swift *
The Dick Gibson Show – Stanley Elkin

BIOGRAPHY:

Dorothy Parker - Marion Meade
Mao: the Unknown Story - Jung Chang & Jon Halliday
Max Perkins: Editor of Genius - A. Scott Berg *
Lindbergh - A. Scott Berg *
The Bishop’s Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright - Tom Crouch *
Wilbur & Orville - Fred Howard
The Islander: A Biography of Halldor Laxness - Halldor Gudmundsson
Mark Twain - Ron Powers *
Bell and the Conquest of Solitude - Robert V. Bruce
W.C. Fields - James Curtis
George S. Kaufman an Intimate Portrait - Howard Teichman
George S. Kaufman His Life, His Theater - Malcolm Goldstein *
George S. Kaufman and His Friends - Scott Meredith
Sinatra! The Song Is You - Will Friedwald *
Harpo Speaks - Harpo Marx & Roland Barber
Groucho, Harpo, Chico & Sometimes Zeppo - Joe Adamson
Son of Groucho - Arthur Marx
The Groucho Letters - Groucho Marx
Ring - Jonathan Yardley
Darrow: A Biography of Clarence Darrow - Kevin Tierney
The Far Side of Paradise: A Biography of  F. Scott Fitzgerald - Arthur Mizener
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham - Selina Hastings
The Last Boy: Mickey Mantel and the End of America’s Childhood - Jane Leavy
The Tender Bar - J.R. Moehringer *
Babe: The Legend Comes to Life - Robert w. Creamer
Hank Greenberg - Hank Greenberg and Ira Berkow *
The Autobiography of Ben Franklin - Ben Franklin
End Game: a Life of Bobby Fisher - Frank Brady
American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 - William Manchester *
Don’t Shoot, It’s Only Me - Bob Hope & Mel Shavelson
A Streak of Luck: Thomas A. Edison - Robert Conot
Paine: the Life of Thomas Paine - David Freeman Hawk
Eamon DeValera: The Man Who Was Ireland – Tim Pat Coogan
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York – Robert A. Caro *
The Fire of His Genius: Robert Fulton and the American Dream – Kirkpatrick Sale
The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko & the Age of Revolution – Alex Storozynski
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life – Walter Isaacson *
Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives – Alan Bullock *
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life – Jon Lee Anderson *
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World – Mark Kurlanski
King of the Cats: Adam Clayton Powell Jr. – Wil Haygood
John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy - Evan Thomas
Mellon: An American Life – David Cannadine *
Rivers in the Desert: William Mulholland and the Inventing of L.A. – Margaret L. Davis
Lenin – Dmitri Volkogonov
Stalin: A Time For Judgement – Jonathan Lewis and Phillip Whitehead
Daniel Webster: The Man and His Times – Robert Remini *
Henry Clay: Statesman For the Union – Robert Remini *
Agent of Destiny: The Life and Times of General Winfield Scott – John S.D. Eisenhower
Night of Fire: The Black Napoleon and the Battle For Haiti – Martin Ros
Napoleon Bonaparte – Alan Schom *
Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu – Laurence Bergreen
Alexander Hamilton, American – Richard Brookhiser
Aaron Burr: Volume One – Milton Lomask
Aaron Burr: Volume Two – Milton Lomask
Edmund Burke: A Genius Reconsidered – Russell Kirk
Act One – Moss Hart *
Black Elk Speaks – Black Elk & John G. Neihardt *
Marshall Mannerheim & The Finns – Oliver Warner
Caesar – Christian Meier
Whittaker Chambers – Sam Tanenhaus
Radical Son – David Horowitz *
Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz – Eileen F. Lebow
Chaplin by Charles Chaplin *
Keaton by Rudi Blesh
Loss of Eden: a Biography of Charles & Anne Lindbergh – Joyce Milton
Misfit: The Strange Life of Frederick Exley – Johnathan Yardley
The Play Goes On  (Vol. 1) - Neil Simon
Rewrites (Vol. 2) - Neil Simon
Santos-Dumont – Peter Wykeham 
Memories Are Made of This: Dean Martin Through His Daughter’s Eyes - Deana Martin
Fever: The Life and Music of Miss Peggy Lee – Peter Richmond
The Big Bands – George T. Simon
In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis Jr. – Wil Haygood
Ella Fitzgerald: A Biography of the First Lady Jazz – Stuart Nicholson
Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life – Laurence Bergreen *
Stardust Melody: The Life and Music of Hoagy Carmichael – Richard M. Sudhalter *
Inventing Champagne: The Worlds of Lerner and Lowe – Gene Lees
Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker – James Gavin *
Cole Porter – Charles Schwartz
All in Good Time – Jonathan Schwartz
Rhythm is Our Business: Jimmie Lunceford and the Harlem Express – Eddy Determeyer
Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams – Nick Tosches *
Skylark: The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer – Philip Furia
Portrait of Johnny: The Life of John Herndon Mercer – Gene Lees *
Sessions with Sinatra: Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording – Charles L. Granata *
I Should Care: The Sammy Cahn Story – Sammy Cahn
The Memoirs of an Amnesiac – Oscar Levant
Notes on a Cowardly Lion – John Lahr
George M. Cohan: The Man Who Owned Broadway – John McCabe
Nat King Cole – Daniel Mark Epstein
Gershwin – Edward Jablonski
My Father’s Daughter – Tina Sinatra with Jeff Coplon
High Times Hard Times – Anita O’Day
Deconstructing Sammy: Music, Money, Madness, and the Mob – Matt Birkbeck
The Good Life – Tony Bennett with Will Friedwald
Trumpet Blues: The Life of Harry James – Peter J. Levinson *
Tommy Dorsey: Livin’ In A Great Big Way – Peter J. Levinson *
September in the Rain: The Life of Nelson Riddle – Peter J. Levinson *
As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin – Laurence Bergreen *
Swing, Swing, Swing: The Life & Times of Benny Goodman – Ross Firestone *
Straight Life: The Story of Art Pepper – Art and Laurie Pepper *
Excelsior, You Fathead! The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd – Eugene B. Bergmann * 
Cardboard Gods: An All-American Tale Told Through Baseball Cards – Josh Wilker
Gentleman Revolutionary: Governeur Morris the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution – Richard Brookhiser
Lafayette – Harlow Giles Unger
Hound Dog: The Leiber and Stoller Autobiography – Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
John Lennon: The Life – Philip Norman *
Hawthorne: A Life – Brenda Wineapple

NON-FICTION:

Reading Lyrics – edited by – Robert Gottlieb & Robert Kimball *
Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage – Alfred Lansing *
Driving Like Crazy - P.J. O’Rourke
A Parliament of Whores - P.J. O’Rourke
The Bachelor’s Home Companion - P.J. O’Rourke
Loose Balls - Terry Pluto
The Courage to Create - Rollo May
My Quest for Beauty - Rollo May
Killing Monsters - Gerard Jones
Honey I’m Home - Gerard Jones
The Soul of the Night - Chet Raymo
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
Night - Elie Wiesel *
Man’s Search for Meaning - Victor Frankel
The White Album - Joan Didion
Ship Ablaze – The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum – Edward T O’Donnell
Case Closed – Gerald Posner
All the Drowned Sailors; The sinking of the Indianapolis – Raymond B. Lech
Poor Richard’s Almanack – Benjamin Franklin
On Death and Dying – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
A Night to Remember – Walter Lord
If You Want to Write – Brenda Ueland *
The United States of Europe – T.R. Reed
The Great Influenza – John M. Barry
The Gulag Archipelago – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Ten Days That Shook The World – John Reed
The Spirit of St. Louis – Charles A. Lindbergh
What the Dogs Have Taught Me – Merrill Markoe
Washington Goes to War – David Brinkley
West Coast Jazz: Modern Jazz in California (1945 –1960) – Ted Gioia
Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians – Floyd Levin
The Frank Sinatra Reader – Edited by – Steven Petkov & Leonard Mustazza 
The Truth About the Shroud of Turin – Robert K. Wilcox 
It’s Gone! No, Wait a Minute: Talking My Way Into the Big Leagues at 40 – Ken Levine
Hiroshima – John Hersey
The American Idea: The Best of The Atlantic Monthly - Edited by – Robert Vare
Where the Money Is: True Tales From the Bank Robbery Capital of the World – William J. Rehder and Gordon Dillow
America the Broke – Gerald J. Swanson
The Road to Serfdom – F.A. Hayek
The Wealth of Nations – Adam Smith
The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx and Fredrick Engles
Mein Kampf – Adolph Hitler
The Assassination of President Kennedy: Report of the Warren Commission – NY Times
Independent’s Day – Lou Dobbs
Exporting America – Lou Dobbs
Independent Nation: How Centrism Can Change American Politics – John Avlon
Stolen Masterpiece Tracker – Thomas McShane and Dary Matera