Philip Vassallo, Ed.D.

Writing Management, Design, Instruction, and Assessment

Library

Without books, I would not be the person I am today. On September 26, 1989, Grace Schulman, a great American poet and one of my English professors in college, told me over lunch in a New York diner, "Words are a wonderful way to know life." Ever since that afternoon, her observation has been my mantra. As a teacher, I see life as a collection of experiences that requires words to relate to others, and I have collected wisdom through the thousands of books and millions of words that I have read.

As time permits, I will update this list-in-progress, which is far from completed. It serves two purposes: to recommend to anyone reading this page those books that have shaped my thinking, and to remind myself of the wonderful journey my life has been.

Art

Dopagne, Jacques. Breugel

Dopagne, Jacques. Dali

Finch, Christopher. Chuck Close: Work

Meisel, Louis K. Photorealism

 

Biography

Blotner, Joseph. Faulkner: A Biography, Volume One

Blotner, Joseph. Faulkner: A Biography, Volume Two

Blotner, Joseph. Robert Penn Warren: A Biography

Brady, Frank. Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall--from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness

Lahr, John. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

Panagiotakis, George I. The Life and Works of Nikos Kazantzakis

 

Collections

Pinter, Harold. Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics, 1948-2005

Warren, Robert Penn. A Robert Penn Warren Reader

 

Creativity

Buzan, Tony with Barry Buzan. The Mind Map Book: How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain's Untapped Potential

Csikszentmihaly, Mihaly. Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention

Csikszentmihaly, Mihaly. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

de Bono, Edward. I Am Right, You Are Wrong: From This to the New Renaissance, From Rock Logic to Water Logic

de Bono, Edward. Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step

de Bono, Edward. Parallel Thinking: From Socratic Thinking to de Bono Thinking

de Bono, Edward. Six Thinking Hats

Doidge, Norman. The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

Fauconnier, Gilles and Mark Turner. The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities

Foer, Joshua. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Gelb, Michael J. How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day

Gladwell, Malcolm. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Gladwell, Malcolm. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Pink, Daniel H. A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

Root-Bernstein, Robert and Michele. Sparks of Genius: The 13 Thinking Tools of the World's Most Creative People

Simmons, Annette. The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion Through the Art of Storytelling

Simmons, Annette. Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact

Wycoff, Joyce. Mindmapping: Your Personal Guide to Exploring Creativity and Problem-Solving

 

Criticism

Adler, Mortimer J. and Charles Van Doren. How to Read a Book 

Adler, Mortimer J. How to Speak How to Listen

Albee, Edward. Stretching My Mind

Baldwin, James. Collected Nonfiction

Baldwin, James. The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings

Bauer, Susan Wise. The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had

Bloom, Harold. How to Read and Why

Bloom, Harold. Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?

Egri, Lajos. The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretations of Human Motives

Eliot, T. S. Selected Essays

Gioia, Dana. Can Poetry Matter: Essays on Poetry and American Culture

Hass, Robert. Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry

Percy, Walker. Signposts in a Strange Land

Polti, Georges. The 36 Dramatic Situations

Pound, Ezra. ABC of Reading

Prose, Francine. Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

Shklovsky, Viktor. Theory of Prose

Styron, William. This Quiet Dust and Other Writings

Warren, Robert Penn. Democracy and Poetry

Warren, Robert Penn. New and Selected Essays

Williams, Tennessee. Where I Live: Selected Essays

Wood, James. How Fiction Works

 

Drama

Albee, Edward. A Delicate Balance

Albee, Edward. All Over

Albee, Edward. Seascape

Albee, Edward. Three Tall Women

Albee, Edward. Tiny Alice

Albee, Edward. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Albee, Edward. Zoo Story and The American Dream

Beckett, Samuel. Endgame

Beckett, Samuel. Happy Days

Beckett, Samuel. Krapp's Last Tape

Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot

Bennett, Alan. The Complete Talking Heads

Foote, Horton. 1918

Foote, Horton. Courtship

Foote, Horton. Cousins

Foote, Horton. The Death of Papa

Foote, Horton. Four New Plays: The Habitation of Dragons; Night Seasons; Dividing the Estate; Talking Pictures

Foote, Horton. Harrison, Texas: Eight Television Plays

Foote, Horton. Lily Dale

Foote, Horton. Roots in a Parched Ground

Foote, Horton. Selected One-Act Plays

Foote, Horton. The Trip to Bountiful

Foote, Horton. Three Screenplays: The Trip to Bountiful; Tender Mercies; To Kill a Mockingbird

Foote, Horton. Valentine's Day

Foote, Horton. The Widow Claire

Frayn, Michael. Copenhagen

Gilroy, Frank D. Volume II: 15 One-Act Plays

Horovitz, Israel. Sixteen Short Plays

Horovitz, Israel. Park Your Car in Harvard Yard

Ives, David. All in the Timing: Fourteen Plays

Ives, David. Time Flies and Other Short Plays

Mamet, David. American Buffalo

Mamet, David. Edmond

Mamet, David. Glengarry Glen Ross

Mamet, David. Goldberg Street: Short Plays and Monologues

Mamet, David. Lakeboat

Mamet, David. Oleanna

Mamet, David. Race

Mamet, David. Sexual Perversity in Chicago and The Duck Variations

Mamet, David. Speed-the-Plow

Mamet, David. The Water Engine

O'Neill, Eugene. Ah, Wilderness!

O'Neill, Eugene. Anna Christie

O'Neill, Eugene. Beyond the Horizon

O'Neill, Eugene. Bread and Butter

O'Neill, Eugene. Desire Under the Elms

O'Neill, Eugene. Diff'rent

O'Neill, Eugene. The Emperor Jones

O'Neill, Eugene. The First Man

O'Neill, Eugene. The Fountain

O'Neill, Eugene. The Great God Brown

O'Neill, Eugene. The Hairy Ape

O'Neill, Eugene. Hughie

O'Neill, Eugene. The Iceman Cometh

O'Neill, Eugene. A Long Day's Journey Into Night

O'Neill, Eugene. A Moon for the Misbegotten

O'Neill, Eugene. Mourning Becomes Electra

O'Neill, Eugene. Strange Interlude

O'Neill, Eugene. Ten Lost Plays

O'Neill, Eugene. A Touch of the Poet

Pinero, Miguel. Short Eyes

Rabe, David. The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel

Rabe, David. Hurly Burly

Rabe, David. Sticks and Bones

Rabe, David. Streamers

Reza, Yasmina. Plays 1: Art, Life X 3, The Unexpected Man, Conversations After a Burial

Shepard, Sam. Fool for Love and Other Plays

Shepard, Sam. A Lie of the Mind

Shepard, Sam. Seven Plays

Shepard, Sam. Simpatico

Shepard, Sam. States of Shock, Far North, and Silent Tongue

Shepard, Sam. The Unseen Hand and Other Plays

Simon, Neil. Collected Plays, Volume 1

Simon, Neil. Collected Plays, Volume 2

Simon, Neil. Collected Plays, Volume 3

Vogel, Paula. How I Learned to Drive

Weller, Peter. Loose Ends

Williams, Tennessee. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Williams, Tennessee. Dragon Country: Plays

Williams, Tennessee. The Glass Menagerie

Williams, Tennessee. The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays

Williams, Tennessee. The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore

Williams, Tennessee. Mister Paradise and Other One-Act Plays

Williams, Tennessee. The Night of the Iguana

Williams, Tennessee. Not about Nightingales

Williams, Tennessee. Now the Cats with Jeweled Claws and Other One-Act Plays

Williams, Tennessee. Orpheus Descending

Williams, Tennessee. The Rose Tattoo

Williams, Tennessee. Small Craft Warnings

Williams, Tennessee. A Streetcar Named Desire

Williams, Tennessee. Suddenly Last Summer

Williams, Tennessee. Summer and Smoke

Williams, Tennessee. Sweet Bird of Youth

Williams, Tennessee. The Traveling Companion and Other Plays

Williams, Tennessee. 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays

Wilson, August. Gem of the Ocean

Wilson, August. Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Wilson, August. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Wilson, August. The Piano Lesson

Wilson, August. Seven Guitars

Wilson, August. Fences

Wilson, August. Two Trains Running

Wilson, August. Jitney

Wilson, August. King Hedley II

Wilson, August. Radio Golf

 

Education

Cremin, Lawrence A. The Transformation of the School: Progressivism in American Education, 1867-1957

Cremin, Lawrence A. American Education: The Colonial Experience, 1607-1783

Cremin, Lawrence A. American Education: The National Experience, 1783-1876

Cremin, Lawrence A. American Education: The Metropolitan Experience, 1876-1980

Comenius, John Amos. The Great Didactic

Dechant, Emerald. Reading Improvement in the Secondary School

Dewey, John. Democracy and Education

Freire, Paolo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Friedman, Milton. Capitalism and Freedom

Friedman, Milton and Friedman, Rose. Free to Choose

Hirsch, Jr., E. D. Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

Hirsch, Jr., E. D. The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them.

Lieberman, Myron. Privatization and Educational Choice

Lieberman, Myron. Public Education: An Autopsy

Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius. Institutes of Oratory

Smith, Frank. Psycholinguistics and Reading

Smith, Frank. Understanding Reading

Strain, Lucille B. Accountability in Instruction.

Webb, Rodman B. and Robert R. Sherman. Schooling and Society.

 

Fiction

Baldwin, James. Go Tell It on the Mountain

Beckett, Samuel. Murphy

Bellow, Saul. Humboldt's Gift

Boll, Heinrich. Billiards at Half-past Nine

Cather, Willa. My Antonia

Cheever, John. The Stories of John Cheever

Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage

Dreiser, Theodore. Sister Carrie

Faulkner, William. Collected Stories

Faulkner, William. Uncollected Stories

Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying

Faulkner, William. A Light in August

Faulkner, William. The Sound and the Fury

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Tender Is the Night

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter

Heinlein, Robert. Stranger in a Strange Land

Heller, Joseph. Catch-22

Hemingway, Ernest. The Complete Short Stories

Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls

Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea

Hemingway, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises

Hentoff, Nat. Jazz Country

Hesse, Hermann. Demian

Hesse, Hermann. Siddhartha

Hesse, Hermann. Steppenwolf

Joyce, James. Ulysses

Kazantzakis, Nikos. Freedom or Death

Kazantzakis, Nikos. The Fratricides

Kazantzakis, Nikos. God's Pauper: Saint Francis of Assisi

Kazantzakis, Nikos. The Greek Passion

Kazantzakis, Nikos. The Last Temptation of Christ

Kesey, Ken. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

Keyes, Daniel. Flowers for Algernon

Lawrence, D. H. Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lawrence, D. H. Sons and Lovers

London, Jack. The Call of the Wild

London, Jack. White Fang

Mann, Thomas. Death in Venice

McCullers, Carson. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Orwell, George. 1984

Percy, Walker. The Moviegoer

Remarque, Erich Maria. All Quiet on the Western Front

Roth, Henry. Call It Sleep

Russo, Richard. Straight Man

Salinger, J. D. The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger, J. D. Nine Stories

Shaara, Michael. The Killer Angels

Smith, Betty. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath

Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men

Steinbeck, John. Tortilla Flat

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit

Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Voltaire, Candide

Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt. Cat's Cradle

Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt. Mother Night

Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt. The Sirens of Titan

Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five

Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt. Welcome to the Monkey House

Webb, Richard Charles. The Graduate

West, Nathanael. The Day of the Locust

Wright, Richard. Native Son

 

History

Blouet, Brian. The Story of Malta

Bradford, Ernle. The Great Siege

Galea, Michael. Malta: Diary of a War, 1940-1945

Hersey, John. Hiroshima

Karnow, Stanley. Vietnam: A History

 

Interviews

Davis, J. Madison. Conversations with Robertson Davies

Estrin, Mark W. Conversations with Eugene O'Neill

Meltzer, David. San Francisco Beat: Talking with the Poets

Moss, Stanley. Interviews and Encounters with Stanley Kunitz

Plimpton, George, Editor. Writers at Work, Volume 1: The Paris Review Interviews

Plimpton, George, Editor. Writers at Work, Volume 2: The Paris Review Interviews

Plimpton, George, Editor. Writers at Work, Volume 3: The Paris Review Interviews

Plimpton, George, Editor. Writers at Work, Volume 4: The Paris Review Interviews

Plimpton, George, Editor. Playwrights at Work: The Paris Review Interviews

Watkins, Floyd C., John T. Hiers, and Mary Louise Weaks. Talking with Robert Penn Warren

 

Language

Atchison, Jean. Linguistics

Barthes, Roland. Elements of Semiology

Barthes, Roland. Mythologies.

Bohm, David. On Dialogue

Daniel Chandler. Semiotics: The Basics

Hayakawa, S. I. Language in Thought and Action

Pei, Mario. The Story of Language

Pinker, Steven. The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

Safire, William. Watching My Language: Adventures in the Word Trade

 

Management

Carnegie, Dale. How to Win Friends and Influence People

Covey, Stephen R., A. Roger Merrill, Rebecca R. Merrill. First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy

Covey, Stephen R. Principle-Centered Leadership

Covey, Stephen R. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Gino, Francesca. Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed and How to Stick to the Plan

Greene, Robert. The 48 Laws of Power

Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich

Krass, Peter (editor). The Book of Management Wisdom: Classic Writings by Legendary Managers

Maxwell, John C. Real Leadership: The 101 Collection

Morris, Tom. If Aristotle Ran General Motors

Moseley, Eric. The Crowd Sourced Performance Review

Nuestadt, Ricard E. and Ernest R. May. Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision-makers

Peale, Norman Vincent. The Power of Positive Thinking

Pink, Daniel H. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Shell, G. Richard and Mario Moussa. The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas

 

Memoir

Beah, Ishmael. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Brown, Elaine. A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story

Bruce, Lenny. How to Talk Dirty and Influence People

Didion, Joan. The Year of Magical Thinking

Douglass, Frederick. Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

Ellington, Duke. Music Is My Mistress

Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl

Hemingway, Ernest. A Moveable Feast

King, Stephen. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Obama, Barack. Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Richardson, Robert Clinton. The Bobby Richardson Story

Russell, Bertrand. The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell

Spiegelman, Art. Maus

X, Malcolm. The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Zinsser, William. Writing Places: The Life Journey of a Writer and Teacher

 

Philosophy

Adler, Mortimer J. How to Think about the Great Ideas from the Great Books of Western Civilization

Adler, Mortimer J. Ten Philosophical Mistakes

Adorno, Theodor. The Adorno Reader

Aquinas, Thomas. Summa Theologica

Arednt, Hannah. The Life of the Mind

Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle. On Politics

Aristotle. On Rhetoric

Bakhtin, Mikhail Mikhailovich. The Dialogic Imagination

Buber, Martin. I and Thou

Camus, Albert. The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

Durant, Will. The Story of Philosophy

Erasmus, Desiderius. The Erasmus Reader

Kuhn, Thomas S. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Nozick, Robert. The Examined Life

Nozick, Robert. Philosophical Explanations

Pirsig, Robert M. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Plato. Apology

Plato. Crito

Plato. Gorgias

Plato. Meno

Plato. Protagoras

Plato. Republic

Rand, Ayn. Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Emile

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. The Social Contract

Russell, Bertrand. The Conquest of Happiness

Russell, Bertrand. The History of Western Philosophy

Russell, Bertrand. The Problems of Philosophy

Sahakian, William S. and Mabel Lewis Sahakian. Ideas of the Great Philosophers

Sartre, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness

Sartre, Jean-Paul. Existentialism and Human Emotions

Sartre, Jean-Paul. Existential Psychoanalysis

Sartre, Jean-Paul.Literature and Existentialism

Seymour-Smith, Martin. The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written: The History of Thought from Ancient Times to Today

Thilly, Frank and Ledger Wood. A History of Philosophy

Tillich, Paul. The Shaking of the Foundations

Vico, Giambattista. New Science

Vico, Giambattista. On the Study Methods of Our Time

Watts, Alan. The Book (on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are)

Watts, Alan. The Two Hands of God: The Myths of Polarity

Wittgenstein, Ludwig. On Certainty

Wittgenstein, Ludwig. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

 

Poetry

Auden, W. H. Collected Poems

Borges, Jose Luis. Selected Poems

Brodsky, Joseph. Collected Poems in English

Bukowski, Charles. Love Is a Dog from Hell

Cardenal, Ernesto. Pluriverse: New and Selected Poems

Collins, Billy. Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems

cummings, e. e. The Complete Poems, 1913-1962

Dickinson, Emily. The Complete Poems

Dunn, Stephen. New and Selected Poems, 1974-1994

Dunn, Stephen. What Goes On: Selected and New Poems, 1995-2009

Eliot, T. S. The Complete Poems and Plays, 1909-1950

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. A Coney Island of the Mind

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. Starting from San Francisco

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. Pictures of a Gone World

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. The Secret Meaning of Things

Frost, Robert. The Poetry of Robert Frost

Ginsberg, Allen. Collected Poems, 1947-1980

Jimenez, Juan Ramon. Selected Poems

Levertov, Denise. The Freeing of the Dust

Lorca, Federico Garcia. Collected Poems

Machado, Antonio. Selected Poems

Milosz, Czeslaw. New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001

Mistral, Gabriela. Selected Prose and Prose-Poems

Mistral, Gabriela. Selected Poems

Montale, Eugenio. Collected Poems, 1920-1954

Montale, Eugenio. New Poems

Moore, Marianne. The Complete Poems

Neruda, Pablo. The Book of Questions

Neruda, Pablo. The Captain's Verses

Neruda, Pablo. Fully Empowered

Neruda, Pablo. The Poetry of Pablo Neruda

Neruda, Pablo. Residence on Earth

Neruda, Pablo. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Olds, Sharon. Strike Sparks: Selected Poems, 1980 - 2002

Paz, Octavio. The Collected Poems, 1957-1987

Plath, Sylvia. The Collected Poems

Rexroth, Kenneth. The Collected Shorter Poems

Rilke, Rainer Maria. Selected Poems

Rilke, Rainer Maria. Sonnet to Orpheus

Robinson, E. A. Collected Poems

Roethke, Theodore. Collected Poems

Rukeyser, Muriel. The Collected Poems

Sandburg, Carl. The Complete Poems

Schulman, Grace. Hemispheres: Poems

Schulman, Grace. Days of Wonder: New and Selected Poems

Seferis, George. Collected Poems

Seifert, Jaroslav. The Casting of the Bells

Seifert, Jaroslav. The Selected Poetry

Sexton, Anne. The Complete Poems

Sirowitz, Hal. Mother Said

Tate, Allen. Poems

Transtromer, Tomas. The Great Enigma: New and Collected Poetry

Vallejo, Cesar. The Complete Poetry

Voznesensky, Andrei. Selected Poems

Wakoski, Diane. The Rings of Saturn

Wakoski, Diane. Emerald Ice: Selected Poems, 1962-1987

Walcott, Derek: Collected Poems, 1948-1984

Warren, Robert Penn. Brother to Dragons: A Tale in Verse and Voices

Warren, Robert Penn. Incarnations: Poems, 1966-1968

Warren, Robert Penn. Audubon: A Vision

Warren, Robert Penn. Selected Poems, 1923-1975

Warren, Robert Penn. Now and Then: Poems, 1976-1978

Warren, Robert Penn. Being Here: Poetry, 1977-1980

Warren, Robert Penn. Rumor Verified: Poems, 1979-1980

Warren, Robert Penn. Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce: A Poem

Warren, Robert Penn. New and Selected Poems, 1923-1985

Weiss, Theodore. From Princeton One Autumn Afternoon: Collected Poems

Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass

Whittier, John Greenleaf. The Poetical Works

Wilbur, Richard. New and Collected Poems

Williams, Tennessee. Androgyne, Mon Amour

Williams, Tennessee. In the Winter of Cities: Collected Poems

Williams, William Carlos. The Collected Poems, Volume 1, 1909-1939

Williams, William Carlos. The Collected Poems, Volume 1, 1939-1962

Williams, William Carlos. Paterson

Wordsworth, William. The Poems

Wright, James. Collected Poems

Yeats, William Butler. Selected Poems and Three Plays

Yevtushenko, Yevgeny. The Collected Poems, 1952-1990

Zoller, James A. Twenty-five Love Poems

Zulauf, Sander. Succasunna, New Jersey

 

Politics

Friedman, Milton. Capitalism and Freedom

Fukuyama, Francis. The End of History and the Last Man

Hentoff, Nat. Free Speech for Me—But Not for Thee: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other

Huntington, Samuel P. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

Marx, Karl. The Communist Manifesto

Obama, Barack. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

 

Psychology

Ellis, Albert. The Albert Ellis Reader: A Guide to Well-Being Using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Frankl, Viktor E. Man's Search for Meaning

Freud, Sigmund. The Interpretation of Dreams


Science

Bryson, Bill. A Short History of Nearly Everything

Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring

Guarneri, Mimi. The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing 

Nuland, Sherwin B. How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter

Sagan, Carl. Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium 

Thomas, Lewis. The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher

 

Society

Baldwin, James. Collected Essays

Baldwin, James. The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings

Bloom, Allan. The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students

Bruce, Lenny. The Essential Lenny Bruce

Carson, Rachel. The Silent Spring

Cleaver, Eldridge. Soul on Ice

Costa, Rebecca D. The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

Coyle, Daniel. The Talent Code

Didion, Joan. We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction

Fenech, Natalino. Fatal Flight: The Maltese Obsession with Killing Birds

Hacker, Andrew. Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal

Hall, Edward T. Beyond Culture

Hall, Edward T. The Dance of Life: The Other Dimension of Time

Hall, Edward T. The Hidden Dimension

Hall, Edward T. The Silent Language

Hoffman, Abbie. Revolution for the Hell of It

Hoffman, Abbie. Steal This Book

Hoffman, Abbie. Woodstock Nation

hooks, bell. Black Looks; Race and Representation

King, Jr., Martin Luther. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

Kozol, Jonathan. Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools

Jackson, Maggie. Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

Rubin, Jerry. Do It! Scenarios of the Revolution

Rubin, Jerry. We Are Everywhere

Spock, Benjamin. The Common Sense Book of Child and Baby Care

Steele, Shelby. The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America

Thomas, Piri. Down These Mean Streets

Veblen, Thorstein. The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions

 

Theology

Brueggemann, Walter and Walter C. Kaiser. The New Interpreter’s Bible Old Testament Survey

Craddock, Fred B. and M. Eugene Boring. The New Interpreter’s Bible New Testament Survey

Fee, Gordon D. and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

Fee, Gordon D. and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour.

Geisler, Norman. Systematic Theology, Volume One: Introduction, Bible

Geisler, Norman. Systematic Theology, Volume Two: God, Creation

Geisler, Norman. Systematic Theology, Volume Three: Sin, Salvation

Geisler, Norman. Systematic Theology, Volume Four: Church, Last Things

Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine

Horton, David. The Portable Seminary: A Master’s Overview in One Volume

Laymon, Charles M., Editor. The New Interpreter’s One-Volume Commentary on the Bible

Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity

Stedman, Ray C. Adventuring through the Bible: A Comprehensive Guide to the Entire Bible

 

Writing

Alred, Gerald J., Charles T. Brusaw, and Walter E. Oliu. The Business Writer's Handbook

Bradbury, Ray. Zen in the Art of Writing

Duarte, Nancy. slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations

Empson, William, Seven Types of Ambiguity

Fryxell, David. How to Write Fast (While Writing Well)

Hale, Constance. Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose

Harty, Kevin J. Strategies for Business and Technical Writing

Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Longknife, Ann and K. D. Sullivan. The Art of Styling Sentences

Nelson, Victoria. On Writer's Block: A New Approach to Creativity

Pinker, Steven. The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Rand, Ayn. The Art of Fiction

Rand, Ayn. The Art of Nonfiction

Reynolds, Garr. Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

Rico, Gabriele Lusser. Writing the Natural Way: Using Right-Brain Techniques to Release Your Expressive Powers

Ross-Larson, Bruce. Effective Writing: Stunning Sentences, Powerful Paragraphs, and Riveting Reports

Strunk, William, Jr. and E. B. White. The Elements of Style

Tufte, Virginia. Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style

Ueland, Brenda. If You Want to Write

Williams, Joseph M. Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace

Zinsser, William. On Writing Well