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Here is a list of books that I currently own in my personal collection and available for source checking, or article expansion. As a history major, and a long-time editor of Wikipedia, I am accustomed to finding the best, most reliable sources possible on a topic. Having unlimited access of my school library, and shopping around thrift stores I get a hold of dozens of books, mostly history a month. If I start reading the book, and see it is loaded with errors, poorly researched, outdated, extremely boring and uninformative, or overly personal/biased, I simply either donate it to the local library, give it away as a gift or if the book is beyond salvageable, I throw it away. The very few books that survive goes to my personal library which is listed below. Many of the books are well-known books written by notable authors/historians and quite a number of them won Pulitzer Prizes and other notable awards. Others listed are extremely scarce written by obscure authors on obscure but notable topics. I have a small number of novels and self-help books as well, but they are not listed here unless they have any encyclopedic purpose. I will add books to this list as I get and read though them, and once in a while, remove them.

Baseball[edit]

  • Appel, Marty (2012). Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees From Before the Babe to After the Boss. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781608194926. 
  • Boston, Talmage (2005). 1939: Baseball's Tipping Point. Bright Sky Press. ISBN 193172153X. 
  • Cavanaugh, Jack (2012). Season of '42: Joe D, Teddy Ballgame and Baseball's Fight to Survive a Turbulent First Year of War. Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 9781616087401. 
  • Carney, Gene (2006). Burying The Black Sox: How Baseball's Cover-Up of the 1919 World Series Fix Almost Succeeded. Potomac Books. ISBN 9781597971089. 
  • Deford, Frank (2005). The Old Ball Game: How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and the New York Giants Created Modern Baseball. Atlantic Monthly Press. ISBN 0871138859. 
  • Deveney, Sean (2010). The Original Curse: Did The Cubs Throw the 1918 World Series to Babe Ruth's Red Sox and Incite the Black Sox Scandal. McGrawHill. ISBN 9780071629973. 
  • Eig, Jonathan (2007). Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson First Season. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9780743294607. 
  • Epstein, Dan (2010). Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Though Baseball and America in the Swinging 70s. Thomas Dunne Books. ISBN 9781250007247. 
  • Feinstein, John (2008). Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember. Little Brown and Company. ISBN 0316113913. 
  • Frommer, Harvey (2008). Five O'Clock Lightning: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and the Greatest Baseball Team in Modern History, 1927 New York Yankees. Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780471778127. 
  • Frost, Mark (2009). Game Six: Cincinnati, Boston and the 1975 World Series, The Triumph of America's Pastime. Hyperion Press. ISBN 9781401323103. 
  • Golenbock, Peter (2010). Dynasty: The New York Yankees 1949-1964. Dover. ISBN 9780486477367. 
  • Halberstam, David (1989). Summer of '49. Harper Perennial Modern Classics. ISBN 9780060884260. 
  • James, Bill; Neyer, Rob (2004). The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers. Fireside Books. ISBN 0743261585. 
  • Kahn, Roger (1997). Memories of Summer: When Baseball Was an Art and Writing About It A Game. Hyperion. ISBN 0786883162. 
  • Kahn, Roger (2003). October Men: Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, and the Yankees' Miraculous Finish in 1978. Harcourt Books. ISBN 0151006288. 
  • Kahn, Roger (2000). The Head Game: Baseball Seen From The Pitcher's Mound. Harcourt Books. ISBN 0151004412. 
  • Kennedy, Kostya (2011). 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports. Sports Illustrated Books. ISBN 9781603201773. 
  • Madden, Bill; Klein, Moss (2012) [1991]. Damned Yankees: Chaos, Confusion, and Craziness in the Steinbrenner Era. Triumph Books. ISBN 9781600787041. 
  • Mead, William B. (1978). Even the Browns: Baseball During World War II. Dover. ISBN 0486474623. 
  • Murphy, Cait (2007). Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rouges, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History. Smithsonian Books. ISBN 9780060889371. 
  • Paper, Lew (2009). Perfect: Don Larsen's Miraculous World Series Game and the Men Who Made It Happen. New American Library. ISBN 9780451228192. 
  • Posnanski, Joe (2009). The Machine A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a Heart-Stopping World Series: The Story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds. Morrow Press. ISBN 9780061582561. 
  • Reisler, Jim (2006). A Great Day in Cooperstown: The Improbable Birth of Baseball's Hall of Fame. Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0786716258. 
  • Ritter, Lawrence S. (1992). Lost Ballparks: A Celebration of Baseball's Legendary Fields. Penguin Studio. ISBN 014023422 Check |isbn= value (help). 
  • Ritter, Lawrence S. (1984). The Glory of Their Times. Harper Perennial Modern Classics. ISBN 9780061994715. 
  • Skirboll, Aaron (2010). The Pittsburgh Cocaine Seven: How a Ragtag Group of Fans Took the Fall for Major League Baseball. Chicago Review Press. ISBN 9781569762882. 
  • Sowell, Mike (1989). The Pitch That Killed: The Story of Carl Mays, Ray Chapman and the Pennant Race of 1920. Ivan R. Dee. ISBN 9781566635516. 
  • Spatz, Lyle; Steinberg, Steve (2010). 1921: The Yankees, The Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 9780803239999. 
  • Thorn, John (2011). Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9780743294034. 
  • Weintraub, Robert (2011). The House That Ruth Built: A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and the Redemption of 1923. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 9780316086073. 
  • Weisberger, Bernard A. (2006). When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906. Morrow/HarperCollins. ISBN 9780060592271. 
  • Wendel, Tim (2010). High Heat: The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for The Fastest Pitcher of All-Time. Da Capo Press. ISBN 9780306819704. 
  • Wendel, Tim (2012). Summer of 68' The Season That Changed Baseball, and America Forever. Da Capo Press. ISBN 9780306820182. 
  • Zimniuch, Fran (2007). Shortened Seasons: The Untimely Deaths of Major League Baseball's Stars and Journeymen. Taylor Trade. ISBN 9781589793637. 

Baseball Biographies[edit]

  • Alexander, Charles C. (1984). Ty Cobb. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195034147. 
  • Appel, Marty (2009). Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain. Doubleday. ISBN 9780385522311. 
  • Barra, Allen (2009). Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee. Norton. ISBN 9780393062335. 
  • Bouton, Jim (1990). Ball Four: Twentieth Anniversary Edition. MacMillan. ISBN 0020306652. 
  • Bryant, Howard (2010). The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron. Pantheon Books. ISBN 9780375424854. 
  • Castro, Tony (2002). Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son. Potomac Books. ISBN 9781597971713. 
  • Clavin, Tom; Peary, Danny (2010). Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero. Touchtone Books. ISBN 978146589280 Check |isbn= value (help). 
  • Cramer, Richard Ben (2000). Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0684853914. 
  • Creamer, Robert W. (2005) [1974]. Babe: The Legend Comes to Life. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-76070-X. 
  • Creamer, Robert W. (1984). Stengel: His Life and Times. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0671224891. 
  • D'Antonio, Michael (2009). Forever Blue: The True Story of Walter O'Malley, Baseball's Most Controversial Owner, and the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles. Riverhead Books. ISBN 9781594488566. 
  • Dickson, Paul (2012). Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick. Walker Publishing. ISBN 9780802717788. 
  • Eig, Jonathan (2005). Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0743268938. 
  • Gay, Timothy M. (2005). Tris Speaker:The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Baseball Legend. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0803222068. 
  • Goldman, Steven (2005). Forging Genius: The Making of Casey Stengel. Potomac Books. ISBN 9781574888744. 
  • Harrelson, Bud; Pepe, Phil (2012). Turning Two: My Journey To The Top of The World and Back With The New York Mets. St. Martins Press. ISBN 9780312662400. 
  • Hirsch, James S. (2010). Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend. Scribner. ISBN 9781416547907. 
  • Kaplan, Jim (2000). Lefty Grove American Original. SABR. ISBN 0910137803. 
  • Lanctot, Neil (2011). Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9781416547044. 
  • Leavy, Jane (2010). The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780060883522. 
  • Leavy, Jane (2003). Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy. Perennial. ISBN 0060933291. 
  • Levitt, Daniel R. (2008). Ed Barrow: The Bulldog Who Built the Yankees' First Dynasty. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 9780803229747. 
  • Maraniss, David (2006). Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9780743299992. 
  • Montville, Leigh (2006). The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth. Anchor Books. ISBN 9780767919715. 
  • Montville, Leigh (2004). Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero. Doubleday Books. ISBN 0385507488. 
  • O'Neill, Paul (2003). Me and My Dad: A Baseball Memoir. William Morrow Press. ISBN 0060524057. 
  • Perry, Dayn (2010). Reggie Jackson: The Life and Thunderous Career of Baseball's Mr. October. William Morrow Press. ISBN 9780061562389. 
  • Posnanski, Joe (2007). The Soul of Baseball:A Road Trip Though Buck O'Neil's America. William Morrow Press. ISBN 9780060854034. 
  • Robinson, Ray (1990). The Iron Horse: Lou Gehrig in His Time. Harper Perennial. ISBN 0060974087. 
  • Rose, Pete (2004). My Prison Without Bars. Rodale Books. ISBN 1579549276. 
  • Smith, Curt (2007). The Voice: Mel Allen's Untold Story. The Lyons Press. ISBN 9781599210940. 
  • Stanton, Tom (2004). Hank Aaron and the Home Run That Changed America. William Morrow Press. ISBN 0060579765. 
  • Tye, Larry (2009). Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend. Random House. ISBN 9780812977974. 
  • Vecsey, George (2011). Stan Musial: An American Life. ESPN Books. ISBN 9780345517067. 

Basketball[edit]

  • Auerbach, Red; Feinstein, John (2004). Let Me Tell You A Story: A Lifetime in the Game. Little & Brown. ISBN 0316738239. 
  • Feinstein, John (2002). The Punch:One Night, Two Lives and the Fight that Changed Basketball Forever. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 0316279722. 
  • Halberstam, David (1999). Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made. Random House. ISBN 0679415629. 
  • Palmer, Chris (2006). The Sixth Man: A Season Inside the NBA Playground. ESPN Books. ISBN 1933060085. 
  • Ryan, Bob (1989). The Boston Celtics: The History, Legends & Images of America's Most Celebrated Team. Addison Wesley. ISBN 0201153262. 
  • Shaw, Mark (1998). Larry Legend. Masters Press. ISBN 1570282358.  - about Larry Bird

American Football[edit]

  • Delsohn, Steve (2010). Da Bears! How the 1985 Monsters of the Midway Became the Greatest Team in NFL History. Three Rivers Press. ISBN 9780307464682. 
  • Freeman, Mike (2012). Undefeated: Inside the 1972 Miami Dolphins Perfect Season. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780062009821. 
  • Gifford, Frank (2008). The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780061542572. 
  • Griese, Bob; Hyde, Dave (2012). Perfection: The Inside Story of the 1972 Miami Dolphins Perfect Season. Wiley Press. ISBN 9781118218099. 
  • Hawkins, Alex (1989). My Story (And I'm Sticking To It). Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. ISBN 0945575149. 
  • Maraniss, David (1999). When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi. Touchtone Books. ISBN 0684870185. 
  • Pearlman, Jeff (2008). Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty. Harper Collins. ISBN 9780061256806.  - Probably the best American football book I've ever read.
  • Robinson, Ray (1999). Rockne of Notre Dame: The Making of a Football Legend. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195105494. 
  • Smith, Thomas G. (2011). Showdown: JFK and the Integration of the Washington Redskins. Beacon Press. ISBN 9780807000823. 
  • St. John, Bob (2000). Landry: The Legend The Legacy. Word Publisher. ISBN 0849916704. 
  • Staubach, Roger; Blair, Sam (1974). Staubach: First Down, Lifetime To Go. Word Books. 

Other Sports[edit]

  • Agassi, Andre (2009). Open: An Autobiography. Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 9780307268198. 
  • Bechtel, Mark (2010). He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back: The True Story of the Year the King, Jaws, Earnhardt, and the rest of NASCAR's Feudin' Fightin' Good Ol' Boys Put Stock Car Racing on the Map. Back Bay Books. ISBN 9780316034036. 
  • Carlin, John (2008). Playing The Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made A Nation. The Penguin Press. ISBN 9781594201745. 
  • Margolick, David (2005). Beyond Glory Joe Lewis vs. Max Schmeling and a World on the Brink. Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0375411925. 
  • Rostron, Phil (2009). We Are The Damned United: The Real Story of Brian Clough At Leeds United. Mainstram Publishing. ISBN 9781845964450. 
  • Sklansky, David (1999). The Theory of Poker. Creel Printing Company. ISBN 1880685000. 

Journalism history[edit]

  • Auletta, Ken (2003). Backstory: Inside the Business of News. The Penguin Press. ISBN 1594200009.  - Not history per se, and yes a bit outdated but it's probably the best book I ever read about the communication/media business and as highly recommend using it as a source. Author biography says it all.
  • Cloud, Stanley; Olson, Lynne (1996). The Murrow Boys: Pioneers on the Front Lines of Broadcast Journalism. Mariner Books. ISBN 0395877539. 
  • Edwards, Bob (2004). Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism Turning Point Series. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0471477532. 
  • Gerber, Robin (2005). Katharine Graham: The Leadership Journey of an American Icon. Portfolio/Penguin. ISBN 1591841046. 
  • Graham, Katharine (1997). Personal History. Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0394585852. 
  • McDougal, Dennis (2001). Privileged Son: Otis Chandler and The Rise and Fall of the L.A. Times Dynasty. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0306811618. 
  • Persico, Joseph E. (1988). Edward R. Murrow: An American Original. McGraw Hill. ISBN 0070494800. 
  • Pope David, Paul (2010). The Deeds of My Fathers: How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today. Phillip Turner. ISBN 9781442204867. 
  • Sperber, A.M. (1998). Murrow: His Life and Times. Fordham University Press. ISBN 0823218821. 
  • Starr, Paul (2004). The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications. Basic Books. ISBN 0465081932. 
  • Teachout, Terry (2002). The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken. Harper Collins. ISBN 0060505281. 
  • Walters, Barbara (2008). Audition: A Memoir. Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 9780307266460. 
  • Woodruff, Bob; Woodruff, Lee (2007). In An Instant:A Family's Journey of Love and Healing. Random House. ISBN 9781400066674. 

Sports Journalism[edit]

  • Cosell, Howard; Bonventre, Peter (1985). I Never Played the Game. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0688044816. 
  • Halberstam, David (2008). Everything They Had: Sports-Writing from David Halberstam. Hyperion Press. ISBN 9781401323127. 
  • Ribowsky, Mark (2012). Howard Cosell: The Man, the Myth, and the Transformation of American Sports. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 9780393080179. 

General American history[edit]

  • Alter, Jonathan (2006). The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0743246004. 
  • Bascomb, Neal (2003). Higher: A Historic Race to the Sky and The Making of A City. Doubleday Books. ISBN 0385506600. 
  • Branch, Taylor (2006). At Canaan's Edge: America During The King Years 1965-68. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9780684857121. 
  • Brands, H.W (2004). Lone Star Nation: How a Ragged Army of Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence and Changed America. Doubleday. ISBN 0385507372. 
  • Burrough, Bryan (2004). Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI. Penguin Press. ISBN 1594200211. 
  • Cimprich, John (2005). Fort Pillow: A Civil War Massacre, and Public Memory. Louisana State University Press. ISBN 9780807139189. 
  • Cohen Cline, Patricia (1998). The Murder of Helen Jewett. Vintage Books. ISBN 9780679740759. 
  • Feiler, Bruce (2009). America's Prophet: Moses and the American Story. Morrow Press. ISBN 9780060574888. 
  • Feldman, Noah (2010). Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices. Twelve Publishing. ISBN 9780446580571. 
  • Hobson Meil, Barbara (1987). Uneasy Virtue: The Politics of Prostitution and the American Reform Tradition. Basic Books, Inc. ISBN 0465088686.  - Yes that book exists, yes it's rare though I think Questia has a online full copy. Rather funny story here. Found it sitting at a thrift store, was about to send it to my university library without reading it like usual, got stuck in heavy traffic while on my way to take it there, and decided quickly peek on it. One of the most surprising books I have ever read. Simply a scholarly, carefully researched, and fascinating topic which was probably written 10-20 years too soon. If written today, it would be a top best-seller for sure.
  • Klein, Edward (2003). The Kennedy Curse: Why Tragedy Has Haunted America's First Family for 150 Years. St. Martins Press. ISBN 031231292X. 
  • McCullough, David (2005). 1776. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0743226712. 
  • McMillen, Sally G. (2008). Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195393330. 
  • Middlekauff, Robert (1982). The Oxford History of the United States: The Glorious Cause. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195029216. 
  • Okrent, Daniel (2010). Last Call:The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Scribner. ISBN 9780743277020. 
  • Oren, Michael B. (2007). Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present. W.W Norton and Company. ISBN 0393058263. 
  • Piereson, James (2007). Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism. Encounter Books. ISBN 9781594031885. 
  • Prange, Gordon W. (1991). Dec, 7 1941:The Day the Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor. Wings Books. ISBN 0517066580. 
  • Schecter, Barnet (2005). The Devil's Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the fight to Reconstruct America. Walker and Company. ISBN 0802714390. 
  • Wills, Garry (1992). Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9780671769567. 
  • Young, Andrew (1996). An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America. Harper Collins. ISBN 0060173629.  - Amazing book, this one I managed to get one personally signed by Young to David Thompson in an auction site.

General American history biographies[edit]

  • Blotner, Joseph (1974). Faulkner: A Biography. Vintage Books. ISBN 0679730532.  Unknown parameter |year2= ignored (help)
  • Butler, Susan (1999). East To The Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart. De Capo Press. ISBN 9780306818370. 
  • Chernow, Ron (1998). Titan:The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr. Random House. ISBN 0679438084. 
  • Conant, Jennet (2011). A Convert Affair:Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9781439163528. 
  • Guinn, Jeff (2009). Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978141655706 Check |isbn= value (help). 
  • Ellis, Joseph J. (2008). His Excellency:George Washington. Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 1400040310. 
  • Heidler, David S. (2010). Henry Clay: The Essential American. Random House. ISBN 9780812978957. 
  • Johnson, Paul E. (2003). Sam Patch: The Famous Jumper. Hill and Wang. ISBN 9780809083886. 
  • Meacham, Jon (2008). American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. Random House. ISBN 9780812973464. 
  • Nasaw, David (2012). The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy. The Penguin Press. ISBN 9781594203763. 
  • Wiesen Cook, Blanche (1992). Eleanor Roosevelt Volume One 1884-1933. Viking Press. ISBN 067080486X. 

American Politician Autobiographies[edit]

Entertainers Biographies[edit]

  • Bruck, Connie (2003). When Hollywood Had A King:The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent Into Power and Influence. Random House. ISBN 0375501681. 
  • Gavin, James (2009). Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne. Atria Books. ISBN 9780743271431. 
  • Kane, Larry (2005). Lennon Revealed. Running Press. ISBN 0762423641. 
  • Levy, Shawn (2009). Paul Newman: A Life. Harmony Books. ISBN 9780307353757. 

European History/Biographies[edit]

  • Alighieri, Dante; Sayers, Dorothy Leigh. The Divine Comedy. Penguin Classics. ISBN 0140440062.  - I got all three copies of the book, Inferno (Hell), Purgotoro (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise), of course one of the literary classics.
  • Browning, Christopher R. (2010). Remembering Survival:Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp. W.W Norton & Company. ISBN 9780393070194. 
  • Davis, Deborah (2003). Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X. Tarcher/Penguin. ISBN 1585422215. 
  • Ferguson, Niall (2010). High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg. The Penguin Press. ISBN 9781594202469. 
  • Fletcher, Richard (1990). The Quest for El Cid. Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0394574478. 
  • Lea Charles, Henry (1954). The Inquisition of the Middle Ages. The Citadel Press. ISBN 1566192234. 
  • McCullough, David (2011). The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9781416571766. 
  • Schiff, Stacy (2010). Cleopatra A Life. Little Brown and Company. ISBN 9780316001922. 
  • Sweeney, Jon M. (2012). The Pope who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation. Image Catholic Books. ISBN 9780385531894.  - about Pope Celestine V. Not really a favorite here as you can tell by the publisher. The book is more ideological than historiographical, but rather accurate and probably the only ok source available on a topic currently in the news.

Florida[edit]

  • Abbey Trimmer, Kathryn (1941). Florida Land of Change. The University of North Carolina Press. 
  • Bramson, Seth H. (2011). Burdines: Sunshine Fashions and the Florida Store. History Press. ISBN 9781609493981. 
  • Bramson, Seth H. (2009). Sunshine, Stone Crabs, and Cheesecake: The Story of Miami Beach. History Press. ISBN 9781596297548. 
  • Brown Jr., Canter (1997). Ossian Bigley Hart: Florida's Loyalist Reconstruction Governor. Louisiana State University Press. ISBN 0807121371.  - Very scarce book.
  • Buker, George E. (1993). Blockaders, Refugees & Contrabans: Civil War on Florida's Gulf Coast, 1861-1865. The University of Alabama Press. ISBN 081731296X. 
  • Drye, Willie (2002). Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. National Geographic Press. ISBN 0792241037. 
  • Hartog de, Jan (1961). Waters of the New World: Houston to Nantucket. Atheneum Press. 
  • Mykle, Robert (2005). Killer Cane: The Deadly Hurricane of 1928. Taylor Trade Publishing. ISBN 158979298X. 
  • Tebeau, Charlton W. (1971). A History of Florida, Third Edition (1999 ed.). University of Miami Press. ISBN 0870243381. 

Other History etc....[edit]

  • Armstrong, Karen (1994). A History of God. Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0679426000. 
  • Bokenkotter, Thomas (2004). A Concise History of the Catholic Church Revised Edition. Doubleday Press. ISBN 0385505841. 
  • Espinosa, Mariola (2009). Epidemic Invasions:Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930. The University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0226218120. 
  • Grann, David (2005). The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon. Doubleday. ISBN 9780385513531.  - about Percy Fawcett infamous expedition.
  • Kamp, David (2006). The United States of Arugula: How We Became A Gourmet Nation. Broadway Books. ISBN 0767915798. 
  • Keneally, Thomas (1982). Schindler's List. Scribner Paperback Fiction. ISBN 0671779729.  - yes it's technically a "novel" but more fact than fiction.
  • Levine, Hillel; Harmon, Lawrence (1992). The Death of an American Jewish Community: A Tragedy of Good Intentions. Free Press. ISBN 0029138655.  - Discusses the controversial policy of housing African-Americans in the Boston Jewish Neighborhood back in the 1960s, and as you could tell by the title, it goes downhill from there. More of a sociology book than history.
  • Shah, Sonia (2010). The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years. Sarah Crichton Books. ISBN 9780374230012. 
  • Winchester, Charles (2008). The Man who Loved China:The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked The Mysteries of The Middle Kingdom. Harper Press. ISBN 9780060884598.  - the main biography of Joseph Needham
  • The Oxford Companion to American Law. Oxford University Press. 2002. ISBN 0195088786.