Tuesday, November 11, 2014

100 BEST BOOKS OF NON-FICTION

THE JOYS OF LITERATURE 
     towards an international library  
© Farouk Asvat  

     a beginner's guide to the essential 100 books of nonfiction -
     to understand the cultures of the world in the context of our time.

[] 100 BEST BOOKS OF NON-FICTION

● THE QURAN: as revealed to Muhammad (arabia)
● THE HOLY BIBLE: Authorized King James Version (middle east)
● TALMUD: Rabbis (babylon / jerusalem)
● AVESTA: Zoroaster (persia / iran)
● MAHABHARATA: Vyasa (india)
● RAMAYANA: Valmiki (india)
● LAWS OF MANU: Manu (india)
● DHAMMAPADA: Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) (india)
● BUDDHIST SCIPTURES: Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) (india)
● THE ANALECTS: K'ung Ch'iu / Chung-ni (Confucius) (china)
BOOK OF MENCIUS: Mencius (china)
● THE ART OF WAR: Sun Tzu (china)
● SHI JI (records of the grand historian): Sima Qian (china)
● THE BOOK OF THE DEAD: various (egypt)
● SAYINGS OF THE DESERT FATHERS: Coptic fathers & mothers (egypt)
● POPOL VUH (book of the people): communal (guatemala)
● POETICS: Aristotle (greece)
● LIVES: Plutarch (greece)
● HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESSIAN WAR: Thucydides (greece)
● THE HISTORY: Herodotus (greece)
SUMMA THEOLOGICA: Thomas Aquinas (italy)
● ESSAYS AND DIALOGUES: Giacomo Leopardi (italy)
● CONFESSIONS: Saint Augustine (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus) (italy)
● THE PRINCE: Niccolò Machiavelli (italy)
● NOTEBOOKS: Leonardo da Vinci (italy)
ETHICS: Benedictus de Spinoza (holland)
● THE IRRATIONALITY OF RATIONALITY:
     (the illogicality of logic / the incoherence of coherence: a critique of Aristotle)
          Abu Walid Muhammad Ibn Rushd (averroes) (spain - morroco)
● THE BOOK OF HEALING: Ali Abu Sina (avicenna) (uzbekistan)
● THE CANON OF MEDICINE: Ali Abu Sina (avicenna) (uzbekistan)
● LIFE OF THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH: Muhammad Ibn Ishaq (medina - baghdad)
● RIHLA (journey): Ibn Battuta (morocco - tunisia)
● TRAVELS: Zheng He (china)
● THE TRAVELS: Marco Polo (italy)
● EL LIBERTADOR: Simón Bolívar (venezuela)
● ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITTANICA: various (britain)
● VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN: Mary Wollstonecraft (britain)
● FEAR AND TREMBLING: Søren Kierkegaard (denmark)
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA: Alexis de Tocqueville (france)
● BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL: Friedrich Nietzsche (germany)
CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON: Immanuel Kant (germany)
● CRITICISM: Friedrich Schlegel (germany)
● DAS KAPITAL: Karl Marx (germany)
● MY LIFE: Leon Trotsky (russia)
● WHAT IS TO BE DONE: V I Lenin (russia)
● HISTORY AND CLASS CONSCIOUSNESS: György Lukács (hungary)
● CONFESSIONS: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (france)
● NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLAS: Frederick Douglas (usa)
● UP FROM SLAVERY: Booker T Washington (usa)
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: Benjamin Franklin (usa)
SCEPTICISM AND ANIMAL FAITH: George Santayana (spain)
● RETURN TO MY NATIVE LAND: Aimé Césaire (martinique)
● THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH: Frantz Fanon (martinique)
● BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASKS: Frantz Fanon (martinique)
● RETURN TO THE SOURCE: Amilcar Cabral (guinea-bissau & cape verde)
● THE MAN DIED: Wole Soyinka (nigeria)
● DECOLONISING THE MIND: Ngugi wa Thiong'o (kenya)
● THE LOST WORLD OF THE KALAHARI: Laurens van der Post (south africa)
● I WRITE WHAT I LIKE: Steve Biko (south africa)
● MARXISM AND OTHER WESTERN FALLACIES: Ali Shariati (iran)
● ISLAM & REVOLUTION: (ayatollah) Sayeed Ruhollah Khomeini (iran)
● MILESTONES: Sayyid Qutb (egypt)
● THE RECONSTRUCTION OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT IN ISLAM:
          Allama Muhammad Iqbal (pakistan)
● QURANIC FOUNDATIONS: Fazlur Abdur Rahman Ansari (pakistan)
● THE STORY OF MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH: Mohandas K Gandi (india)
● SATYAGRAHA IN SOUTH AFRICA: Mohandas K Gandhi (india / south africa)
● THE INTERPETATION OF DREAMS: Sigmund Freud (germany)
● MEIN KAMPF: Adolf Hitler (germany)
● MY LIFE: Benito Mussolini (italy)
● THE PRISON NOTEBOOKS: Antonio Gramsci (italy)
PERESTROIKA: Mikhail Gorbachev (russia)
● DESCHOOLING SOCIETY: Ivan Illich (germany)
● BLACK ATHENA: the afro-asiatic roots of classical civilization Martin Bernal (usa)
● THE SECOND SEX: Simone de Beauvoir (france)
● A STUDY OF HISTORY: Arnold J Toynbee (britain)
● THE AFRICANS: Basil Davidson (britain)
● WHY I AM NOT A CHRISTIAN: Bertrand Russel (britain)
● THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION: the conquest of the middle east:
          Robert Fisk (britain / lebanon)
● TELL ME NO LIES: investigative journalism and its triumphs:
          editor: John Pilger (australia / britain)
● FREEDOM NEXT TIME: John Pilger (australia / britain)
● THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK: W E B du Bois (usa)
● DISPATCHES: Michael Herr (usa)
● WORLD ORDERS: old and new: Noam Chomsky (usa)
● BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE: Dee Brown (usa)
● ORIENTALISM: Edward Said (palestine / usa)
● AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Malcolm X (usa)
● SOLEDAD BROTHERS: the prison letters of George Jackson (usa)
● IF THEY COME IN THE MORNING: Angela Davis (usa)
● OPEN VEINS OF LATIN AMERICA: Eduardo Galeano (uruguay)
● PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED: Paulo Freire (brazil)
● MEMOIRS: Pablo Neruda (chile)
● THE ART OF GUERILLA WARFARE: Ernesto (ché) Gueverra (argentina - cuba)
● CAPITALISM IN CRISIS: globalization and world politics today: Fidel Castro (cuba)
● SELECTED WRITINGS: Ho Chi Minh (viet nam)
● SEPPUKU: Yukio Mishima (japan)
RED TREASURE BOOK (the little red book): Mao Ze Dong (china)
THE MORNING DELUGE: mao tsetong and the chinese revolution (1893-1954):
          Han Su Yin (china)
TIGERS & BUTTERFLIES: Han Su Yin (china)
● HOLY WAR: the crusades and their impact on today's world: Karen Armstrong (britain)
● THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO WOMEN:
     christianity's creation of the sex war in the west: Karen Armstrong (britain)
● THE 100: a ranking of the most influential persons in history: Michael H Hart (usa)
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● LIVES OF THE PROPHETS: Anwar al Awlaki [21-cd set] (usa)


© farouk asvat

composed: 2010 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

100 Best Books of Non-Fiction was previously published in:

     Weapons of Words (kindle, 2016);
     Weapons of Words (amazon paperback, p119, 2016).

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