Showing posts with label Non-Fiction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Non-Fiction. Show all posts

Utopia / Thomas More

Title: Utopia 
Author: Thomas More
Subjects: Classic; Non-Fiction; Political Science; Philosophy

The book is about a fictional island society and its religious, social, and political customs. Many aspects of More's description of Utopia are reminiscent of life in monasteries. Utopia was the book that invented a new genre of fiction and made up world, a “Utopia” in its framing. More wrote this story to make a point about collectivism, whether in defense or as a criticism. Must read for every Political Science student. 

Political Ideals / Bertrand Russell

Title: Political Ideals 
Author: Bertrand Russell 
Subjects: Non-Fiction; Political Science

Political Ideals is a book that promotes human beings' innate creative capacities instead of their innate possessive tendencies. It is a statement of Russell's beliefs, a declaration of the ideas that influenced his thinking on the major events of the 20th century. It is essential reading for every student of this great philosopher.

The Art of Public Speaking / Dale Carnagey

Title: The Art of Public Speaking 
Author: Dale Carnagey (Carnegie) & J. Berg Esenwein
Subject: Non-Fiction; Self-help

Public speaking is all about building self-confidence. And this classic book from a recognized master on the topic helps you for the same. It is a good read and provide foundational material for anyone wants to learn public speaking. The best way to become a confident, effective public speaker is to practice with this book. Must read on public Speaking. 

The Souls of Black Folk / W. E. B. Du Bois

Title: The Souls of Black Folk 
Author: W. E. B. Du Bois 
Subjects: Classic; Non-Fiction; Essays 

Each chapter of the book begins with a pair of epigraphs: text from a poem, and Bois describes it as "some echo of haunting melody." It is a seminal work in the history of sociology. It is one of the early works in the field of sociology. Must read for sociology students and interested in the subjects.

Dream Psychology / Sigmund Freud

Title: Dream Psychology (Psychoanalysis for Beginners) 
Author: Sigmund Freud
Subjects: Non-Fiction; Psychology 

Sigmund Freud explains human behavior. One of his focus areas was dream analysis. In this book he use his method psychoanalysis to understand dreams. It is one of great work on psychology. Must read for psychology students and people who want to understand human mind. 

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day / Arnold Bennett

Title: How to Live on 24 Hours a Day 
Author: Arnold Bennett
Subjects: Non-Fiction; Self-Improvement; Management 

Bennett offers practical advice on how one might live fully within the confines of 24 hours a day. This timeless classic is one of the first self-help books ever written. It remains best and as useful today as when it was written. This little book really helps. A must read.

The Story of Mankind / Hendrik Van Loon

Title: The Story of Mankind 
Author: Hendrik Van Loon
Subjects: Non-Fiction; History; World History

It was the first book to be awarded the Newbery Medal for an outstanding contribution to children's literature. The Story of Mankind tells in brief chapters the history of western civilization beginning with primitive man, covering the development of writing, art, and architecture, the rise of major religions, and the formation of the modern nation-state. Must read for students and all. 

Utilitarianism / John Stuart Mill

Title: Utilitarianism 
Author: John Stuart Mill
Subjects: Non-Fiction; Philosophy; Psychological; Religion

Mill's aim in the book is to explain what utilitarianism is, to show why it is the best theory of ethics, and to defend it against a wide range of criticisms and misunderstandings. It is heavily criticized. But the book did a great deal to popularize utilitarian ethics. Many elements of utilitarianism took from Jeremy Bentham. 

On the Origin of Species / Charles Darwin

Title: On the Origin of Species ( The Preservation Of Favoured                                              Races In The Struggle For Life)
Author: Charles Darwin
Subjects: Science; Biology; Evolution 

The Book is the foundation of evolutionary biology. It introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. The book was written for non-specialist readers. One of the basic book of science and popular also. 

The Communist Manifesto / Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Title: The Communist Manifesto
Author: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Subjects: Non-Fiction; Communism; Political; Socialism

The Manifesto was recognised as one of the world's most influential political documents. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle and the conflicts of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production. It features the ideas for how the capitalist society would eventually be replaced by socialism. The Communist Manifesto was registered to UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme. A must read. 

Beyond Good and Evil / Friedrich Nietzsche

Title: Beyond Good and Evil 
Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 
Translator: Helen Zimmern
Subjects: Classic; Non-Fiction; Philosophy; Psychology; Religion

The book is expanding the ideas of Nietzsche's work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Nietzsche accuses past philosophers for blindly accepting dogmatic morality. He offers the "will to power" as an explanation of all behavior; this ties into his "perspective of life", which he regards as "beyond good and evil".

The Prince / Nicolo Machiavelli

Title: The Prince 
Author: Nicolo Machiavelli 
Translator: W. K. Marriott
Subjects: Classic; Political; Philosophical 

The Prince was written as if it were a traditional work. It was especially innovative, written in the vernacular Italian rather than Latin. The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern political philosophy, concerning politics and ethics. Must read for political students and interested in political science.  

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