Your Favourite Non-Fiction...

Thucydides

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Remember, favourite not best! :)
My top 20, off the top of my head and in no particular order:

Godel, Escher, Bach (Douglas R. Hofstadter)
The Mind's I (Douglas R. Hofstadter)
The Selfish Gene (Richard Dawkins)
The Extended Phenotype (Richard Dawkins)
Feynman Lectures on Physics (Richard P. Feynman)
Darwin's Dangerous Idea (Daniel C. Dennett)
Consciousness Explained (Daniel C. Dennett)
Popper Selections (Karl R. Popper)
Philosophical Writings of Peirce (C.S. Peirce)
Invariances (Robert Nozick)
The Blank Slate (Steven Pinker)
Hidden Order (David D. Friedman)
The Peloponnesian War (Thucydides)
Counter-Revolution of Science (F.A. Hayek)
Individualism and Economic Order (F.A. Hayek)
Error and the Growth of Experimental Knowledge (Deborah G. Mayo)
Guns, Germs, and Steel (Jared Diamond)
Knowledge and Decisions (Thomas Sowell)
The Prince (Niccolo Machiavelli)
Quest for Consciousness (Christof Koch)
 

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I have to say great list you have there. Good to see some other people even know of some authors I read.
 

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Nobody reads? :)
 
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The serpent and the rainbow (Wade Davis)
The Prince (Machiavelli)- Just wrote a paper on it
Plato's Republic
The Bible
Stupid White Men : And Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation! (Michael Moore)

Thats all I can think of at the moment..
 
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The only books ive read in a while are the harry potter ones and they kicked ass
 
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Ahh...I remember when I had time to read. I wasn't much on non-fiction, but I do read CS Lewis a lot. And some other Christian apologists.

As far as fiction, here are some of my favorites:

Dracula (Bram Stoker)
Great Expectations (Dickens)
The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoyevski)
Crime and PunisHydromaxent (Dostoyevski)

And now for some more modern ones

Slaughterhouse Five (Vonnegut)
Breakfast of Champions (Vonnegut)
Welcome to the Monkey House (Vonnegut)
From the Dust Returned (Bradbury)
1984 (Orwell)
Till We Have Faces (CS Lewis)

I'm sure there are more, but these are my most recent favorites.

Oh also Terry Goodkind's series called The Sword of Truth. If you like fantasy (wizards and dragons and such) it's a must-have. And of course all of Tolkien's work, including the stuff that was published posthumously.
 

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