reading and movies lists

Books Read (In No Particular Order)

Republic by Plato
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
The Universe and Dr. Einstein by Lincoln Barnett

By Brian Greene:
The Fabric of the Cosmos
The Elegant Universe

1984 by George Orwell
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read

By Khaled Hosseini:
The Kite Runner
A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Fyodor Dostoevsky:
Crime and Punishment
The Idiot

The Meadow by James Galvin
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Zorba The Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
Trask by Don Berry (about Oregon settlement, 1848)
Call of the Wild by Jack London

By Robert A. Heinlein:
The Past Through Tomorrow
Starship Troopers

By Ayn Rand:
The Fountainhead
Atlas Shrugged
We The Living

Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Piekoff
The Diary of Ann Frank
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James Hamsen
Candide by Voltaire
Falling Water Rising by Franklin Toker (about Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Fallingwater”)
The Seven Ages of Frank Lloyd Wright by Donald W. Hoppen
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
Fast Food Nation : The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger
The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski

Sports figures biographies:
The Life of Jim Thorpe
The Life of Babe Ruth
Bob Gibson

Books on or related to Ben Franklin:
Ben Franklin Autobiography
Benjamin Franklin by Carl Van Doren
The Man Who Dared the Lightning by Thomas Fleming
Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis
Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson
A Little Revenge: Benjamin Franklin and His Son by Willard Sterne Randall
American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns; The Suppressed History of Our Nation's Beginnings and the Heroic Newspaper That Tried to Report It by Richard N. Rosenfeld
Benjamin Franklin: The Shaping of Genius, The Boston Years by Arthur Bernon Touttellot

The Summer of ’42 by Herman Raucher
Love Story by Erich Segal
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Dune by Frank Herbert

By Michael Crichton:
State of Fear
Andromeda Strain

By Ernest Hemmingway:
The Sun Also Rises
For Whom the Bell Tolls
A Farewell to Arms
The Old Man and the Sea
True at First Light

By John Steinbeck:
East of Eden
The Grapes of Wrath
Travels With Charlie

The Gamble by Thomas Ricks (about the Iraq War)
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
John Dickinson: Conservative Revolutionary by Milton E. Flower
The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing by Tom Ross
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Instant Replay by Jerry Kramer

By Gene Rodenberry:
The Martian Chronicles
Farenheit 451

By Richard Dawkins
The Greatest Show On Earth
The God Delusion

Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Kill Devil Hill (about the Wright Brothers)
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Churchill's Black Dog, Kafka's Mice, and Other Phenomena of the Human Mind by Anthony Storr
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

By Herman Wouk:
The Winds of War
War and Remembrance

By James Michener:
The Covenant

The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne
Trinity by Leon Uris
The Shining by Stephen King
Blackhawk Down by Mark Bowden
We Seven (by and about the Mercury 7 astronauts)

By Dale Carnegie:
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Lincoln the Unknown

By James Clavell:
Tai Pan

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi (about the Manson murders)
The Summer Wind: Thomas Capano and the Murder of Anne Marie Fahey by George Anastasia
A Gentlemen’s Game by Tom Coyne (a golf book)
Pretensions by Sally Rinard
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

By Annie Jacobsen:
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program to Bring Nazi Scientists to America
The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of Darpa, America’s Top Secret Military Research Agency

By Winston Churchill:

The 2Nd World War: The Gathering Storm
The 2Nd World War: Their Finest Hour
The 2Nd World War: The Grand Alliance
The 2Nd World War: Closing The Ring
The 2Nd World War: Triumph and Tragedy

Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind by Donald C. Johanson
Darwin: Discovering The Tree of Life by Niles Eldredge
A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America by Tony Horwitz
I Survived Alcatraz Twice by Clifford P. Redden
Crews by Maria Hinahossa
Bush at War by Bob Woodward
911 Commission Report

By Dan Poynter:
Parachuting’s Unforgettable Jumps
Sport Parachuting

The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
Hunter Killer Squadron: Aero-Weapons, Aero-Scouts, Aero-Rifles, Vietnam 1965-1972 by Matthew Brennan
Never Call Retreat by Bruce Catton
The Cigarette Girl by Carol Wolper
Inventing A Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson by Gore Vidal
Jamestown and the Founding of a Nation by Warren M. Billings

By C.S. Forrester(all of the Horatio Hornblower series):
Beat to Quarters
A Ship of the Line
The Commodore
Lord Hornblower
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
Lieutenant Hornblower
Hornblower and the Atropos
Hornblower in the West Indies
Hornblower and the Hotspur
Hornblower and the Crisis

Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
The Boy In The Moon: A Father’s Journey To Understand His Extraordinary Son by Ian Brown
Moby Dick. or, The Whale by Herman Melville (twice)
Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami
The Whalers by A.B.C. Whipple
No Easy Day by Mark Owen
The Islamic Middle East by Charles Lindholm
On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
The Right to Privacy by Caroline Kennedy and Ellen Alderman
Horseshoe Crab: Biography of a Survivor

by David McCullough
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
Mornings on Horseback (biography of Theodore Roosevelt)