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Reading Project: Freedom and Future Library


Could there possibly be a better day on which to finally follow up on my Freedom and Future Library post?

Truth be told, I’d been hoping to compile this much faster, but RL threw a major spanner in the works pretty much all of last week and both of the past weekends.  But, anyway, here we are at last.

Thank you once more to everybody who contributed ideas and suggestions!  A special thank you to Knight of Angels, whom some on BookLikes may remember as Troy, and who instantly took up the baton and came up with a magnificent Freedom and Equality Library in the space of a single day, which I’m shamelessly including in mine in its entirety (as I am also including everybody else’s reading recommendations, of course). — This list contains plenty of books that are new to me, as well as a number of books (and shorter texts) that I’ve already read but am planning to revisit, or have been revisiting every so often already anyway.

So, here is the complete list in alphabetical order — in the coming days, I’m planning to also break it down into topical reading lists, to make it somewhat easier to parse.  English titles of the books included in my library in another language are given in parentheses.


Edward Abby

     – Desert Solitaire


John Adams

     – Revolutionary Writings, 1755-1783 (2 volumes)


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

     – We Should All Be Feminists


Maya Angelou

     – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


Madeleine Albright

     – Fascism: A Warning
     – Madam Secretary: A Memoir
     – The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on Faith, God and World Affairs


Ayaan Hirsi Ali

     – Heretic
     – Infidel
     – Nomad


Isabel Allende

     – De amor y de sombra (Of Love and Shadow)


Akhil Reed Amar / Les Adams

     – The Bill of Rights Primer: A Citizen’s Guidebook to the American Bill of Rights


Kofi Annan

     – Interventions: A Life in War and Peace
     – We the Peoples: The 2001 Nobel Lecture


Jean Anouilh

     – Antigone


Louise Arbour

     – War Crimes and the Culture of Peace


Hannah Arendt

     – Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
     – The Portable Hannah Arendt


Anthony Arnove, Colin Firth, David Horspool

     – The People Speak: Voices That Changed Britain


Thomas Asbridge

     – The Greatest Knight


Ed Asner / Ed. Weinberger

     – The Grouchy Historian



     – The Complete Plays, especially:

        – The Birds
        – Clouds

        – The Knights
        – Lysistrata



     – The Politics
     – The Nicomachean Ethics


Timothy Garton Ash

     Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World


Assemblée constituante (France)

     – Déclaration des droits de l’homme et du citoyen (1789) (Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen)

Assemblée nationale (France)

     – Articles constitutionnels (1789) / Constitution de France (1791) (Constitutional Articles of 1989 and Constitution of 1791)


Margaret Atwood

     – Freedom

     – Hag Seed

     – The Handmaid’s Tale


James Baldwin

     – Collected Essays
     – Giovanni’s Room


John Dudley Ball

     – In the Heat of the Night


Gary Jonathan Bass

     – Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals


Mary Beard

     – Women & Power: A Manifesto


Menachem Begin, Anwar Sadat

     – Peace in the Making: The Menachem Begin-Anwar Sadat Personal Correspondence


Louis de Bernières

     – Birds Without Wings


Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward

     – All the President’s Men


Kai Bird / Martin J. Sherwin

     – American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer


Black Hawk

     – The Autobiography of Black Hawk


Ray Bradbury

     – Fahrenheit 451


Willy Brandt

     – Erinnerungen (My Life in Politics)


Bertolt Brecht

     – Antigone: In a Version by Bertolt Brecht
     – Der Aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui (The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui )
     – Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (Mother Courage and Her Children)


Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

     – Four Noble Truths


Rachel Carson

     – Silent Spring


William H. Chafe, Raymond Gavins, Paul Ortiz, Robert Parris

     – Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South


Marcus Tullius Cicero

     – An Attack on an Enemy of Freedom (Philippicae)
     – Selections from the Writings of Cicero


Clayborne Carson (ed.), Various Authors

     – Reporting Civil Rights


Christopher Clark

     – The Sleepwalkers


Andrew Cockburn

     – Kill Chain


James Comey

     – A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership


Richard Condon

     – The Manchurian Candidate


Members of the Constitutional Congress

     – The Constitution of the United States (1787)


Gordon Corera

     – Intercept


Charlie Craggs

     – To My Trans Sisters


Juana Inés de la Cruz

     – La Respuesta


Dalai Lama XIV

     – Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World
     – Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama
     – The Power of Compassion: A Collection of Lectures


Danny Danziger, John Gillingham

     – 1215: The Year of Magna Carta


Charles Darwin

     – The Origin of Species
     – The Voyage of the Beagle


Richard Dawkins

     – The Greatest Show On Earth: The Evidence For Evolution


Michel Debré, Comité Consultatif Constitutionnel

     – Constitution de la 5e République française (1958) (Constitution of the Fifth French Republic)


René Descartes

     – Discours de la méthode


Jared Diamond

     – Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed


Jared Diamond, James A. Robinson

     – Natural Experiments of History


Fyodor Dostoevsky

     – The Grand Inquisitor


Frederick Douglass

     – Autobiographies / Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass, James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, Olaudah Equiano, Nat Turner, William W. Brown, Henry Bibb, Sojouner Truth, William Craft, Harriet Jacobs, and J.D.Green; William L. Andrews and Henry Louis Gates (eds.)

     – Slave Narratives


W.E.B. Du Bois

     – The Souls of Black Folk


Angela Eagle, Imran Ahmed

     – The New Serfdom


Albert Einstein

     – Essays in Humanism


T.S. Eliot

     – Murder in the Cathedral


Joseph J. Ellis

     – American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies in the Founding of the Republic
     – Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation


Ralph Ellison

     – Invisible Man


Ralph Waldo Emerson

     – Selected Essays


Ronan Farrow

     – War on Peace


Sebastian Faulks

     – Birdsong
     – War
     – A Week in December


Joachim Fest

     – Hitler


Lion Feuchtwanger

     – Die Geschwister Oppermann (The Oppermanns)
     – Die Jüdin von Toledo (Raquel, the Jewess of Toledo / A Spanish Ballad)
     – Jud Süß
     – Narrenweisheit oder Tod und Verklärung des Jean-Jacques Rousseau (‘Tis folly to be wise, or, Death and transfiguration of Jean-Jaques Rousseau)


John E. Finn

     – Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights


Helen Fitzgerald

     – Viral


Patrick Flanery

     – I Am No One


Moderata Fonte

     – The Worth of Women


John Foxe

     – Foxe’s Book of Martyrs


Pope Francis, Dominique Wolton

     – A Future of Faith: The Path of Change in Politics and Society


Anne Frank

     – The Diary of Anne Frank


Viktor E. Frankl

     – Man’s Search for Meaning


Benjamin Franklin

     – Writings


Thomas L. Friedman

     – The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization
     – The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century


Francis Fukuyama

     – The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution


Joachim Gauck

     – Freiheit (Freedom)
     – Winter im Sommer — Frühling im Herbst: Erinnerungen (Winter in Summer — Spring in Fall: Memoirs)


Richard J. Goldstone

     – For Humanity: Reflections Of A War Crimes Investigator


Mikhail Gorbachev

     – Memoirs
     – Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World


Al Gore

     – The Assault on Reason: How the Politics of Blind Faith Subvert Wise Decision-making
     – An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It


David Graeber

     – Debt: The First 5,000 Years


George Grant

     – The American Patriot’s Handbook: The Writings, History, and Spirit of a Free Nation


Lewis Grassic Gibbon

     – Spartacus


Allen C. Guelzo

     – The American Mind


Sebastian Haffner (ed.), Various Authors

     – Versailles 1919: Aus der Sicht von Zeitzeugen (Versailles 1919: Seen Through the Eyes of Contemporary Witnesses)


Jonathan Haidt

     – The Righteous Mind


Alex Haley

     – Roots: The Saga of an American Family


Alexander Hamilton

     – Writings


Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay

     – The Federalist Papers


Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and others, Bernard Bailyn (ed.)

     – The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification: September 1787-August 1788 (2 volumes)


Yuval Noah Harari

     – Money


Luke Harding

     – The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man


Stephen Hawking

     – A Brief History of Time


Michael V. Hayden

     – Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror


Seamus Heaney, Sophocles

     – The Burial at Thebes: Sophocles’ Antigone


Joseph Heller

     – Catch-22
     – Something Happened
     – Work


Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

     – Das Leben der anderen (The Lives of Others)


Hermann Hesse

     – Narziß und Goldmund (Narcissus and Goldmund)
     – Siddhartha


Rolf Hochhuth

     – Juristen (Lawyers)
     – Der Stellvertreter (The Deputy)

David E. Hoffman

     – The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy


Tom Holland

     – Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic


Wilhelm von Humboldt

     – Ideen zu einem Versuch, die Grenzen der Wirksamkeit des Staats zu bestimmen (The Sphere and Duties of Government / The Limits of State Action)


David Hume

     – An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding
     – Essays: Moral, Political and Literary


John Hume

     – A New Ireland: Politics, Peace, and Reconciliation


Aldous Huxley

     – Brave New World


Samuel Hynes, Anne Matthews, Nancy Caldwell Sorel (eds.), Various Authors

     – Reporting World War II: American Journalism 1938-1946


International Committee of the Red Cross

     – Basic Rules of the Geneva Conventions and Their Additional Protocols


Peter H. Irons

     – Brennan Vs. Rehnquist: The Battle for the Constitution


Michael Isikoff, David Corn

     – Russian Roulette


Thomas Jefferson

     – Writings


Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Abraham Lincoln, William Lloyd Garrison, Andrew Jackson, and others, John Grafton (ed.)

     – The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History 1775-1865


Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Otis, John Dickinson, Samuel Adams, Joseph Galloway, Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, Samuel Seabury, Thomas Hutchinson, and others, Gordon Wood (ed.)

     – The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764-1776 (2 volumes)


Dan Jones

     – Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty


Ernst Jünger

     – In Stahlgewittern (Storms of Steel)


Sarah Kendzior

     – The View from Flyover Country


John F. Kennedy

     – Let the Word Go Forth: Speeches, Statements, and Writings 1947 to 1963
     – A Nation of Immigrants
     – Profiles in Courage


Navid Kermani

     – Ausnahmezustand: Reisen in eine beunruhigte Welt (State of Emergency: Travels in a Troubled World)
     – Einbruch der Wirklichkeit: Auf dem Flüchtlingstreck durch Europa (Upheaval: The Refugee Trek through Europe)
    – Vergesst Deutschland!: Eine patriotische Rede (Forget Germany!: A Patriotic Speech)
     – Zwischen Koran und Kafka: West-östliche Erkundungen (Between Quran and Kafka: West-Eastern Affinities)


Ian Kershaw

     – Hitler: A Biography


Martin Luther King Jr.

     – Letter from the Birmingham Jail
     – A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches


Naomi Klein

     – No Is Not Enough


Helen J. Knowles

     – The Tie Goes to Freedom: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on Liberty


Eugen Kogon

     – Der SS-Staat (The Theory and Practice of Hell)


Aung San Suu Kyi

     – Freedom from Fear


Denis Leary

     – Why We Don’t Suck and How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches


Harper Lee

     – To Kill a Mockingbird


Ursula K. Le Guin

     – No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters


Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

     – Nathan the Wise, Minna von Barnhelm, and Other Plays and Writings


C.S. Lewis

     – The Screwtape Letters


Sinclair Lewis

     – It Can’t Happen Here


Savyon Liebrecht

     – Die Banalität der Liebe (The Banality of Love)


Michael Lienesch

     – In the Beginning: Fundamentalism, the Scopes Trial, and the Making of the Antievolution Movement


Mark Lilla

     – The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics


Abraham Lincoln

     – The Gettysburg Address
     – Selected Speeches and Writings


John Locke

     – Second Treatise of Government
     – Political Writings


Chris Lowney

     – A Vanished World: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain


Martin Luther

     – Von der Freiheit eines Christenmenschen (The Freedom of a Christian)
     – Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings


Margaret MacMillan

     – Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World


William MacAskill

     – Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference


Niccolò Machiavelli

     – The Prince


James Madison

     – Writings


Mairead Corrigan Maguire

     – The Vision of Peace: Faith and Hope in Northern Ireland


David Mamet

     – Glengarry Glen Ross


Peter C. Mancall

     – Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution


Nelson Mandela

     – Long Walk to Freedom


Abby Mann

     – Judgment at Nuremberg


Heinrich Mann

     – Der Untertan (Man of Straw)


Klaus Mann

     – Mephisto


Thomas Mann

     – Betrachtungen eines Unpolitischen (Reflections of an Unpolitical Man)
    – Deutsche Hörer! Radiosendungen nach Deutschland aus den Jahren 1940-1945 (Listen, Germany! — Letters to German listeners broadcast on BBC in 1940-1945)


Marcus Aurelius

     – Meditations


Joyce Marlow (ed.), Various Authors

     – Votes for Women: The Virago Book of Suffragettes


Milton Sanford Mayer

     – They Thought They Were Free: The Germans 1933-45


Sarah McBride

     – Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality


John McIlwain

     – Magna Carta In Salisbury


Francesca Melandri

     – Alle, außer mir


Maria Rosa Menocal

     – The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain


Maria Rosa Menocal, Raymond P. Scheindlin, Michael Sells (eds.), Various Authors

     – The Literature of Al-Andalús


John Stuart Mill

     – On Liberty

     – The Subjection of Women


Frank Millar

     – David Trimble: The Prince of Peace


John Milton

     – Areopagitica and Other Writings


Michel de Montaigne

     – Essays


Montesqieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau

     – Discours et Écrits (Addresses and Writings)


Thomas More

     – Utopia


Toni Morrison

     – Beloved
     – The Song of Solomon
     – The Bluest Eye
     – Race
     – The Origin of Others


John Mortimer

     – The Anti-Social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole
     – The Fascist Beast


John Muir

     – Nature Writings: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth / My First Summer in the Sierra / The Mountains of California / Stickeen / Essays


Miyamoto Musashi

     – The Book of Five Rings


Muna Ndulo

     – Security, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation: When the Wars End


Viet Thanh Nguyen (ed./contrib.), Various Authors

     – The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives


Bill Nye

     – Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World


Anne-Marie-Louise d’Orléans Montpensier

     – Against Marriage: The Correspondence of La Grande Mademoiselle


George Orwell

     – Animal Farm
     – 1984
     – The Orwell Reader: Fiction, Essays, and Reportage


Nicholas O’Shaughnessy

     – Marketing the Third Reich: Persuasion, Packaging and Propaganda


Carl von Ossietzky

     – Rechenschaft: Publizistik aus den Jahren 1913-1933 (roughly equivalent with the English language compilation The Stolen Republic: Selected Writings)



     – Gedichte aus der Verbannung (Tristia, Epistulae ex Ponto)


Thomas Paine

     – Collected Writings: Common Sense / The Crisis / Rights of Man / The Age of Reason / Pamphlets / Articles & Letters


Dexter Palmer

     – Version Control


Parlamentarischer Rat

     – Grundgesetz für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1949) (German Constitution)


Blaise Pascal

     – Pensées


J.J. Patrick

     – Alternative War


Iain Pears

     – The Dream Of Scipio


Shimon Peres

     – Battling for Peace: A Memoir


Christine de Pizan

     – Le Débat Sur Le Roman De La Rose (The Debate on the Romance of the Rose)
     – La Cité des Dames (The City of the Ladies)
     – Ditié de Jehanne d’Arc (The Ballad of Joan of Arc)



     – The Republic


Helen Prejean

     – Dead Man Walking


Christoph Ransmayr

     – Die letzte Welt (The Last World)


Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner

     – What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism


Christopher Reeve

     – Nothing is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life


Tom Reiss

     – The Black Count


Erich Maria Remarque

     – Im Westen nichts Neues (All Quiet on the Western Front)


T.R. Richmond

     – What She Left


Jon Ronson

     – The Elephant in the Room: A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the “Alt-Right”


Reginald Rose

     – Twelve Angry Men


Joseph Roth

     – Unter dem Bülowbogen: Prosa zur Zeit (roughly equivalent with the English language collection What I Saw: Reports from Berlin 1920-1933)


Philip Roth

     – The Plot Against America


Jean-Jacques Rousseau

     – Les Confessions
     – Du Contrat social
     – Discours sur l’origine et les fondements de l’inégalité parmi les hommes (Discourse on the Origin of Inequality)
     – Émile, ou, de l’éducation
     – Les Reveries Du Promeneur Solitaire (Reveries of the Solitary Walker)


Salman Rushdie

     – Home
     – Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002


Joanna Russ

     – How to Suppress Women’s Writing


Carl Sagan

     – Cosmos
     – Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space


Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

     – Le Petit Prince


Andrei Sakharov

     – Memoirs


Carl Sandburg

     – Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years


Dorothy L. Sayers

     – Are Women Human?


Barry Scheck, Jim Dwyer, Peter Neufeld

     – Actual Innocence


Friedrich von Schiller

     – Don Carlos


Bernhard Schlink

     – Der Vorleser (The Reader)


Helmut Schmidt

     – Sechs Reden (Six Speeches)


Inge Scholl

     – Die Weisse Rose (The White Rose)


Erwin Schrödinger

     – ‘Nature and the Greeks’ and ‘Science and Humanism’


Tom Schulman

     – Dead Poets Society


A. Brad Schwartz

     – Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News



     – Letters from a Stoic


Julia Serano

     – Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity


William Shakespeare

     – Uneasy Lies The Head: William Shakespeare on Power
     – The Merchant of Venice
     … but really: The Complete Works


Kamila Shamsie

     – Home Fire


George Bernard Shaw

     – Saint Joan


William L. Shirer

     – The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany


Peter Singer

     – Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter
     – The Life You Can Save: How to Play Your Part in Ending World Poverty
     – Practical Ethics


Adam Smith

     – An Inquiry into the Nature & Causes of the Wealth of Nations


Zadie Smith

     – Feel Free: Essays


Timothy Snyder

     – On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons form the Twentieth Century


Takuan Soho

     – The Unfettered Mind: Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman


Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

     – The Gulag Archipelago
     – The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings, 1947-2005



     – Antigone


Norman Spinrad

     – Bug Jack Barron


John Steinbeck

     – The Grapes of Wrath
     – The Harvest Gypsies: On the Road to The Grapes of Wrath


Gloria Steinem

     – Moving Beyond Words: Essays on Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking the Boundaries of Gender


Joseph E. Stiglitz

     – Globalization and Its Discontents


Harriet Beecher Stowe

     – Uncle Tom’s Cabin


Barry Strauss

     – The Spartacus War


Susan Stryker

     – Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution


Natasha Tarpley

     – I Love My Hair!


Janne Teller

     – Krieg: Stell dir vor, er wäre hier (War)


Sheri S. Tepper

     – Six Moon Dance


Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

     – Petals of Blood


Angie Thomas

     – The Hate U Give


Henry David Thoreau

     – Civil Disobedience
     – Walden


Alexis de Tocqueville

     – Democracy in America


J.R.R. Tolkien

     – The Lord of the Rings


Robert Trewel

     – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists


Chogyam Trungpa

     – Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery


Sojourner Truth

     – The Narrative of Sojourner Truth


Barbara W. Tuchman

     – The Guns of August
     – The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam


Kurt Tucholsky

     – Das Tucholsky Lesebuch (The Tucholsky Reader)
     – Tucholsky in Berlin: Gesammelte Feuilletons 1912-1930 (Collected Feature Articles)


Desmond Tutu

     – No Future Without Forgiveness


Mark Twain

     – Mark Twain’s Helpful Hints for Good Living: A Handbook for the Damned Human Race


Lao Tzu

     – Tao Te Ching


Sun Tzu

     – The Art of War


Morihei Ueshiba

     – The Art of Peace


United Nations

     – Charter of the United Nations
     – Statute of the International Court of Justice
     – Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Walter Van Tilburg Clark

     – The Ox-Bow Incident


Mario Vargas Llosa

     – Conversación en la Catedral


Vassillis Vassilikos

     – Z


Timur Vermes

     – Er ist wieder da (Look Who’s Back)



     – Candide


Michael Walzer

     – Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations


George Washington

     – Farewell Address
     – Writings


George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Paul Revere, Benedict Arnold, and others, John H. Rhodehamel (ed.)

     – American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence


George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglas, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gregory Suriano (ed.)

     – Great American Speeches


George Washington, Patrick Henry, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Lee, Daniel Webster, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Chief Joseph, Grover Cleveland, Booker T. Washington, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt, J. Robert Oppenheimer, John F. and Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Betty Friedan, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, and others, Ted Widmer (ed.)

     – American Speeches: Political Oratory from Patrick Henry to Barack Obama (2 volumes)


George Washington, Queen Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon Bonaparte, Mahatma Gandhi, Clarence Darrow, Emmeline Pankhurst, Winston Churchill, Franklin D Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, George S Patton, Stalin, Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, George W. Bush, and others, Simon Sebag Montefiore (ed.)

     – Speeches That Changed the World


Richard von Weizsäcker

     – Vier Zeiten: Erinnerungen
     – Im Gespräch mit Ulrich Wickert: In der Freiheit bestehen


Theodore H. White

     – Breach of Faith: The Fall of Richard Nixon


Oscar Wilde

     – The Decay of Lying: And other Essays


Paul R. Williams

     – Peace with Justice?: War Crimes and Accountability in the Former Yugoslavia


Michael Wolff

     – Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House


Mary Wollstonecraft

     – A Vindication of the Rights of Woman


Virginia Woolf

     – Liberty
     – A Room of One’s Own
     – Street Haunting and Other Essays
     – The Waves


Jonathan Wright

     – Gustav Stresemann: Weimar’s Greatest Statesman


Richard Wright

     – Black Boy
     – Native Son
     – Injustice


Robert Wright

     – The Moral Animal


Muhammad Yunus

     – Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty


Fareed Zakaria

     – In Defense of a Liberal Education


Howard Zinn

     – Declarations of Independence: Cross-Examining American Ideology
     – A History of the American Empire
     – A People’s History of the United States
     – A Power Governments Cannot Suppress
     – The Zinn Reader: Writings on Disobedience and Democracy


Émile Zola

     – J’accuse



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