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Grade:  A- (Sorted by Author's last name)

Last Chance to See (1990) - Douglas Adams (1952-2001)  (Grade:A-)

The 47 Ronin Story (1970) - John Allyn (-)  (Grade:A-)

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West (1996) - Stephen E. Ambrose (1936-)  (Grade:A-)

Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics (1996) - Anonymous (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Foundation Trilogy (1951-1953) - Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)  (Grade:A-)

The Music of Chance (1990) - Paul Auster (1947-)  (Grade:A-)

In the Heat of the Night (1965) - John Ball (1911-1988)  (Grade:A-)

The Goddess and the Bull : Catalhoyuk: An Archaeological Journey to the Dawn of Civilization (2005) - Michael Balter (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Death of Outrage : Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals (1998) - William J. Bennett (1943-)  (Grade:A-)

America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century-Why America's Greatest Days Are Yet to Come (2013) - James C. Bennett (1948-)  (Grade:A-)

The Demolished Man (1953) - Alfred Bester (1913-1987)  (Grade:A-)

Tracks (2007) - Jim Black (1953 -)  (Grade:A-)

The Sins of the Fathers (1976) - Lawrence Block (06/24/1938-)  (Grade:A-)

The Shield of Achilles (2002) - Philip Bobbitt (07/22/1948 -)  (Grade:A-)

Fahrenheit 451 (1953) - Ray Bradbury (08/22/1920-06/05/2012)  (Grade:A-)

Ambling Into History : The Unlikely Odyssey of George W. Bush (2002) - Frank Bruni (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization () - Patrick J. Buchanan (1938-)  (Grade:A-)

Wry Martinis (1997) - Christopher Buckley (1952-)  (Grade:A-)

Little Green Men (1999) - Christopher Buckley (1952-)  (Grade:A-)

The Pilgrim's Progress (1678) - John Bunyan (1628-1688)  (Grade:A-)

Bangkok 8 (2003) - John Burdett (1951-)  (Grade:A-)

Old World, New World: Great Britain and America from the Beginning (2008) - Kathleen Burk (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Neon Rain (1987) - James Lee Burke (12/05/1936-)  (Grade:A-)

The Gifts of the Jews : How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels (1998) - Thomas Cahill (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Shape of Water (1994) - Andrea Camilleri (1925-)  (Grade:A-)

Last Chance to See (1990) - Mark Carwardine (-)  (Grade:A-)

The One True Platonic Heaven: A Scientific Fiction of the Limits of Knowledge (2003) - John L. Casti (1943-)  (Grade:A-)

The Family of Pacual Duarte (1942) - Camilo Jose Cela (1916-2002)  (Grade:A-)

My Utmost for His Highest (1927) - Oswald Chambers (07/24/1874-1917)  (Grade:A-)

The Man Who Was Thursday : A Nightmare (1908) - G. K. Chesterton (05/29/1874-06/14/1936)  (Grade:A-)

The Last Kashmiri Rose (2001) - Barbara Cleverly (-)  (Grade:A-)

Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen and Leadership in Wartime (2002) - Eliot A. Cohen (-)  (Grade:A-)

The All-New Illustrated Guide to Gardening: Now All Organic! (2009) - Trevor Cole (-)  (Grade:A-)

Mrs. Bridge (1959) - Evan S. Connell (1924-)  (Grade:A-)

The Universal Baseball Association, Inc. : J. Henry Waugh, Prop. () - Robert Coover (02/04/1932-)  (Grade:A-)

High Crimes and Misdemeanors : The Case Against Bill Clinton (1998) - Ann H. Coulter (12/08/1961-)  (Grade:A-)

On Great White Wings : The Wright Brothers and the Race for Flight (2001) - Fred E. C. Culick (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Strange Death of Liberal England (1935) - George Dangerfield (1904-1986)  (Grade:A-)

Mr. Bligh's Bad Language: Passion, Power, and Theatre on the Bounty (1992) - Greg Dening (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Man Who Invented Fidel: Castro, Cuba, and Herbert L. Matthews of The New York Times (2006) - Anthony DePalma (-)  (Grade:A-)

Fup (1983) - Jim Dodge (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Brain that Changes Itself (2007) - Norman Doidge (-)  (Grade:A-)

Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (2005) - Stephen J. Dubner (-)  (Grade:A-)

House of Sand and Fog (1999) - Andre Dubus III (1959-)  (Grade:A-)

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915) - T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)  (Grade:A-)

Murder in the Cathedral (1935) - T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)  (Grade:A-)

American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson (1996) - Joseph J. Ellis (-)  (Grade:A-)

Black Dahlia (1987) - James Ellroy (1948-)  (Grade:A-)

The Princess of Burundi (Ann Lindell Mysteries) (2002) - Kjell Eriksson (1953-)  (Grade:A-)

Orestes (408 BC) - Euripides (485-406 BC)  (Grade:A-)

Pox Americana : The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82 (2001) - Elizabeth A. Fenn (1959-)  (Grade:A-)

Cold Blood (2009) - James Fleming (1944-)  (Grade:A-)

Aspects of the Novel (1927) - E.M. Forster (1879-1970)  (Grade:A-)

Drawing Life : Surviving the Unabomber (1997) - David Gelernter (-)  (Grade:A-)

A Great Deliverance: an Inspector Lynley Mystery (1988) - Susan Elizabeth George (02/26/1949-)  (Grade:A-)

Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil (2007) - John Ghazvinian (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Birth (and Death) of the Cool (2009) - Ted Gioia (10/21/1957-)  (Grade:A-)

A Little History of the World (1936) - Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich (03/30/1909-11/03/2001)  (Grade:A-)

A Cold Case (2001) - Philip Gourevitch (1961-)  (Grade:A-)

The Third Man (1950) - Graham Greene (1904-1991)  (Grade:A-)

Nations United: How the United Nations Undermines Israel and the Wes (2006) - Alex Grobman (-)  (Grade:A-)

Death Be Not Proud: A Memoir (1949) - John Gunther (1901-1970)  (Grade:A-)

Blind But Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson (2010) - Kent Gustavson (-)  (Grade:A-)

Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1) (1998) - Margaret Peterson Haddix (04/09/1964-)  (Grade:A-)

The Forever War (1943) - Joe Haldeman (-)  (Grade:A-)

Archangel (1998) - Robert Harris (1957-)  (Grade:A-)

Enigma (1995) - Robert Harris (1957-)  (Grade:A-)

Civilization and Its Enemies : The Next Stage of History (2004) - Lee Harris (-)  (Grade:A-)

Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education (2001) - Jeffrey Peter Hart (1930-)  (Grade:A-)

When in Greece : A John Putnam Thatcher Mystery (1969) - Martha Henissart (1929-)  (Grade:A-)

Rocket Boys: A Memoir (1998) - Homer H. Hickam, Jr. (1943-)  (Grade:A-)

Strangers on a Train (1950) - Patricia Highsmith (01/19/1921-1995)  (Grade:A-)

Canaan (1996) - Geoffrey Hill (1932-)  (Grade:A-)

Waking Lazarus (2006) - T. L. Hines (1966-)  (Grade:A-)

High Fidelity (1995) - Nick Hornby (04/17/1957-)  (Grade:A-)

The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death (2009) - Charlie Huston (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) - Jane Jacobs (05/14/1916-04/26/2006)  (Grade:A-)

Godiva and the Golden Dragon (2001) - Steven James (-)  (Grade:A-)

Waiting (1999) - Ha Jin (1956-)  (Grade:A-)

In the City of Fear (1982) - Ward S. Just (1935-)  (Grade:A-)

The Coming Anarchy : Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War (2000) - Robert D. Kaplan (1952-)  (Grade:A-)

Across the Red Line : Stories from the Surgical Life (2002) - Richard C. Karl (1945-)  (Grade:A-)

Shakespeare's Language (2000) - Frank Kermode (11/29/1919-08/17/2010)  (Grade:A-)

A Quiet Flame (2009) - Philip Kerr (1956-)  (Grade:A-)

The Green Mile (1997) - Stephen King (1947-)  (Grade:A-)

Crescent & Star : Turkey Between Two Worlds (2001) - Stephen Kinzer (-)  (Grade:A-)

Seven Days to the Sea: an Epic Novel of The Exodus (2006) - Rebecca Kohn (October 1958-)  (Grade:A-)

Ultimate Fitness: The Quest for Truth About Exercise and Health (2003) - Gina Kolata (02/25/1948-)  (Grade:A-)

Into Thin Air (1997) - Jon Krakauer (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Modern Temper: A Study And A Confession (1929) - Joseph Wood Krutch (11/25/1893-05/22/1970)  (Grade:A-)

Hondo (1953) - Louis L'Amour (1908-1988)  (Grade:A-)

The Debt to Pleasure (1996) - John Lanchester (1962-)  (Grade:A-)

When in Greece : A John Putnam Thatcher Mystery (1969) - Mary J. Latsis (07/12/1927-10/29/1997)  (Grade:A-)

The Fifty Year Wound: The True Price of America's Cold War Victory (2002) - Derek Leebaert (-)  (Grade:A-)

Death in a Strange Country : a Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery (1993) - Donna Leon (02/28/1942-)  (Grade:A-)

The Death of Napoleon [La Mort de Napoleon] (1986) - Simon Leys (1935-)  (Grade:A-)

Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy (2002) - Andro Linklater (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Feast of the Goat (2000) - Mario Vargas Llosa (1936-)  (Grade:A-)

The Sea Wolf (1904) - Jack London (1876-1916)  (Grade:A-)

The Case For Goliath: How America Acts As The World's Government in the Twenty-first Century (2005) - Michael Mandelbaum (1946-)  (Grade:A-)

First in His Class : The Biography of Bill Clinton (1995) - David Maraniss (-)  (Grade:A-)

Common Courtesy: In Which Miss Manners Solves the Problem That Baffled Mr. Jefferson (1985) - Judith Martin (-)  (Grade:A-)

Fat Ollie's Book : A Novel of the 87th Precinct (2002) - Ed McBain (10/15/1926-07/06/2005)  (Grade:A-)

Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (1853) - Herman Melville (1819-1891)  (Grade:A-)

Billy Budd, Foretopman (1891) - Herman Melville (1819-1891)  (Grade:A-)

A Fine Balance (1996) - Rohinton Mistry (1952-)  (Grade:A-)

The Old Religion in the New World: The History of North American Christianity (2001) - Mark A. Noll (1946-)  (Grade:A-)

What I Saw At the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era (1990) - Peggy Noonan (1950-)  (Grade:A-)

All the Trouble in the World : The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatred, Plague, and Poverty (1995) - P.J. O'Rourke (1947-)  (Grade:A-)

The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty: The Game, the Team, and the Cost of Greatness (2004) - Buster Olney (-)  (Grade:A-)

Death of a Nationalist (2002) - Rebecca Pawel (1977-)  (Grade:A-)

Out of My League (1961) - George Ames Plimpton (03/18/1927-09/25/2003)  (Grade:A-)

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838) - Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)  (Grade:A-)

The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress (1998) - Virginia Postrel (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great (2004) - Steven Pressfield (September 1943-)  (Grade:A-)

The Afghan Campaign: A Novel (2006) - Steven Pressfield (September 1943-)  (Grade:A-)

Letter to a Man in the Fire : Does God Exist and Does He Care? (1999) - Reynolds Price (1933-)  (Grade:A-)

The Mummy Congress : Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead (2001) - Heather Pringle (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Samaritan's Secret (Omar Yussef Mysteries) (2010) - Matthew Beynon Rees (1967-)  (Grade:A-)

Out of America : A Black Man Confronts Africa (1997) - Keith B. Richburg (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Last Jihad (2002) - Joel C. Rosenberg (-)  (Grade:A-)

A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century (1999) - Witold Rybczynski (-)  (Grade:A-)

PC, M.D.: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine (2000) - Sally Satel, M. D. (-)  (Grade:A-)

Calculating God (2000) - Robert J. Sawyer (1960-)  (Grade:A-)

Roman Blood (1991) - Steven Saylor (05/23/1956-)  (Grade:A-)

How Should We Then Live?: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture (1976) - Francis August Schaeffer (01/30/1912-1984)  (Grade:A-)

Black Empire (1936-38) - George S. Schuyler (1895-1977)  (Grade:A-)

Staying On (1977) - Paul Scott (1920-1978)  (Grade:A-)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957) - Dr. Seuss (1904-1991)  (Grade:A-)

The Tragedy of Richard III (1593) - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)  (Grade:A-)

Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography (1996) - Roger Shattuck (08/20/1923-12/08/2005)  (Grade:A-)

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1974) - Shel Silverstein (1930-1999)  (Grade:A-)

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (1995) - Dava Sobel (-)  (Grade:A-)

Oedipus Rex (430 BC) - Sophocles (496-406 BC)  (Grade:A-)

Baghdad Sketches (1933) - Freya Stark (05/09/1893-1993)  (Grade:A-)

GAME: MooT (1998) - Jon Steeves (-)  (Grade:A-)

How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (and Found Inner Peace) (2000) - Harry Stein (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Grapes of Wrath (1939) - John Steinbeck (1902-1968)  (Grade:A-)

Virtually Normal : An Argument About Homosexuality (1995) - Andrew Sullivan (-)  (Grade:A-)

Saving Graces: Sojourns of a Backyard Biologist (1991) - Roger B. Swain (02/05/1949-)  (Grade:A-)

Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles (2003) - Anthony Swofford (-)  (Grade:A-)

Vienna Secrets: A Max Liebermann Mystery : Volume Four of the Liebermann Papers (2009) - Frank Tallis (-)  (Grade:A-)

The Secret History (1992) - Donna Tartt (1963-)  (Grade:A-)

The Count and the Confession (2002) - John Taylor (1955-)  (Grade:A-)

Pop. 1280 (1964) - Jim Thompson (1906-1977)  (Grade:A-)

Hadji Murad (1911) - Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)  (Grade:A-)

Deep and Crisp and Even (1981) - Peter Turnbull (1950-)  (Grade:A-)

The House of Daniel: A novel of miracles, magic, and minor league ball (2016) - Harry Turtledove (06/14/1949-)  (Grade:A-)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) - Mark Twain (1835-1910)  (Grade:A-)

Cleopatra : Last Queen of Egypt (2008) - Joyce Tyldesley (-)  (Grade:A-)

Republicanism (1999) - Maurizio Viroli ( -)  (Grade:A-)

The Immediate Experience: Movies, Comics, Theatre and Other Aspects of Popular Culture (1962) - Robert Warshow (1917-1955)  (Grade:A-)

Men at Arms (Volume One of the Sword of Honour Trilogy) (1952) - Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966)  (Grade:A-)

The Invisible Man (1897) - H.G. Wells (1866-1946)  (Grade:A-)

1900 (1982) - Rebecca West (1892-1983)  (Grade:A-)

Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics (2008) - Jonathan Wilson (-)  (Grade:A-)

A Cool Breeze on the Underground (1991) - Don Winslow (1953-)  (Grade:A-)

A Man In Full (1998) - Tom Wolfe (1931-)  (Grade:A-)

Beau Geste (1924) - Percival Christopher Wren (1885-1941)  (Grade:A-)

The Lost Daughter of Happiness : A Novel (2001) - Geling Yan (-)  (Grade:A-)

Revolutionary Road (1961) - Richard Yates (02/03/1926-11/07/1992)  (Grade:A-)

The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd (2002) - Richard Zacks (1955-)  (Grade:A-)