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John Adams by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinWashington by Ron ChernowTruman by David McCulloughThe Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
Best Presidential Biographies
232 books — 381 voters
The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniForeigner in My Own Backyard by Travis CaseyFrench Illusions by Linda Kovic-SkowLiving In Italy by Stef SmuldersThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Life in a Foreign Country
511 books — 280 voters

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy TooleA Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee WilliamsThe Awakening by Kate ChopinThe Witching Hour by Anne RiceL'Immortalite by T.R. Heinan
Best New Orleans Books
299 books — 254 voters
A Passage to India by E.M. ForsterThe Far Pavilions by M.M. KayeChurchill's Secret War by Madhusree MukerjeeThe Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. FarrellKim by Rudyard Kipling
Excellent Books about India and England
225 books — 252 voters

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Disappearing Spoon by Sam KeanGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
History of Science
343 books — 243 voters
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le GuinAnarchism and Other Essays by Emma GoldmanV for Vendetta by Alan MooreOn Anarchism by Noam ChomskyHomage to Catalonia by George Orwell
Anarchist books
312 books — 242 voters

The Orphan Trilogy by James MorcanThe Orphan Conspiracies by James MorcanGENIUS INTELLIGENCE by James MorcanAngels & Demons by Dan BrownThe Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Underground Knowledge
993 books — 242 voters
The Shock of the New by Robert HughesThe Story of Art by E.H. GombrichThe Letters of Vincent van Gogh by Vincent van GoghThe Judgment of Paris by Ross KingThe Power of Art by Simon Schama
Best Art and Art History Books
513 books — 240 voters

This Changes Everything by Naomi KleinThe Ecological Rift by John Bellamy FosterThe Systems View of Life by Fritjof CapraAgainst the Flow by Peter AbbsThe Syrian Virgin by Zack Love
Thought Provoking
293 books — 226 voters
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenKafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiThe Tale of Genji by Murasaki ShikibuThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiShōgun by James Clavell
Japanese Fiction
267 books — 223 voters

The Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownAngels & Demons by Dan BrownThe Lost Symbol by Dan BrownComrades of Deceit by Anthony HulseA Pound of Flesh by Stuart S. Laing
Modern/Historical Thrillers
136 books — 221 voters
The Invention of Christianity by Alexander DrakeMisquoting Jesus by Bart D. EhrmanThe Invention of Religion by Alexander DrakeJesus, Interrupted by Bart D. EhrmanA History of God by Karen Armstrong
Understanding the Bible
238 books — 198 voters

Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe Liquidator by Iain ParkeAfrican Safari with Ted and Raymond by Rhonda PattonThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Fictitious Africa
335 books — 189 voters
Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraCold Mountain by Charles FrazierTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinThe Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
American Civil War Books
319 books — 188 voters

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Queen's Fool by Philippa GregoryGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa GregoryThe Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
Most Inaccurate Historical Fiction
87 books — 183 voters
The Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckThe Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthorneEast of Eden by John SteinbeckOf Mice and Men by John SteinbeckWalden by Henry David Thoreau
A Journey Through Literary America
131 books — 178 voters

The Woman in Black by Susan HillThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane SetterfieldThe Little Stranger by Sarah WatersThis House is Haunted by John BoyneThe Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Historical Ghost Fiction
130 books — 172 voters
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy KidderDead Aid by Dambisa MoyoPoor Economics by Abhijit V. BanerjeeHalf the Sky by Nicholas D. KristofThe Bottom Billion by Paul Collier
International development
158 books — 171 voters

A Night to Remember by Walter LordTitanic by Don LynchThe Night Lives On by Walter LordVoyage on the Great Titanic by Ellen Emerson WhiteThe Discovery of the Titanic by Robert D. Ballard
Best Titanic Books
115 books — 142 voters
The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric IvesThe Lady in the Tower by Alison WeirThe Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia FraserThe Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison WeirThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Best Books about Anne Boleyn
47 books — 138 voters

Steve Jobs by Walter IsaacsonThe Everything Store by Brad StoneThe Art of Startup Fundraising by Alejandro CremadesDelivering Happiness by Tony HsiehElon Musk by Ashlee Vance
Business Biographies and Memoirs
140 books — 137 voters

The Quiet American by Graham GreeneThe Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienMatterhorn by Karl MarlantesFirst They Killed My Father by Loung UngA Rumor Of War by Philip Caputo
Cambodia and Vietnam
147 books — 132 voters
The Trigger by Tim ButcherThe Guns of August by Barbara W. TuchmanThe Price of Glory by Alistair HorneThe First World War by John KeeganThe War That Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan
Military History of the First World War
221 books — 132 voters

The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonIn Cold Blood by Truman CapoteThe Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate SummerscaleThe Killer of Little Shepherds by Douglas StarrHelter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
best historical true crime books
237 books — 122 voters

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