Non-Fiction & Other

This page displays a cross-referenced list of miscellaneous and non-fiction books reviewed to date, organized by category and alphabetical by title. The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin, for example, is located in both the Culture and Travel sections given the book is simultaneously a travelogue and perspective on Aboriginal life in Australia. You may click on any of the jump links below to skip ahead.


Biography
Culture
Criticism
History
Philosophy
Poetry
Politics
Psychology
Reference
Science and Theory
Travel

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Biography

Beethoven (2000) Cooper, Barry
Below Another Sky (2001) Ridgeway, Rick
The Cat from Hue (2002) Laurence, John 
The Disappointment Artist (2005) Lethem, Jonathan
The Gay Genius: The Life and Times of Su Tungpo (1947) Lin, Yutang
Greg Egan: Masters of Modern Science Fiction (2014) Burnham, Karen
In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination (2011) Atwood, Margaret
The Life of Mahatma Gandhi (1951), Fischer, Louis
My Life as an Explorer (1925) Hedin, Sven
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (1999) King, Stephen 
Seven Years in Tibet (1952) Harrer, Heinrich
Shah Jahan: The Rise and Fall of the Mughal Emperor (2009) Nichol, Fergus

This Is Me, Jack Vance! (2009) Vance, Jack
A World Apart (1951) Herling, Gustav 


Culture
The 47 Ronin Allyn, John (trans.) 
Blood, Sweat, and Pixels (2016) Schreier, Jason
The Disappointment Artist (2005) Lethem, Jonathan
The Great Courses: How Great Science Fiction Works (2016) Wolfe, Gary K.
Heaven, Earth and Man in the Book of Changes (1977) Wilhelm, Hellmut
Homage to Catalonia (1937) Orwell, George 

The Importance of Understanding (1960) Lin, Yutang (ed.)
The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey (1987) Rushdie, Salman
Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town (2009) Reding, Nick 
My Life as an Explorer (1925) Hedin, Sven
An Outline History of China (1982) Bai, Shouyi
Raw Spirit: In Search ofthe Perfect Dram (2003) Banks, Iain 
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (2001) Hessler, Peter

The Songlines (1987) Chatwin, Bruce
The Tale of the Heike (1200) McCullough, Helen (trans.)
The Wisdom of China (1942) Lin, Yutang (ed.)

The Wisdom of India (1942) Lin, Yutang (ed.) 
Wisdom of the Mythtellers (1998) Kane, Sean

Criticism

Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory (2009, 3rd ed.) Barry, Peter
Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy (2017) Chomsky, Noam
Greg Egan: Masters of Modern Science Fiction (2014) Burnham, Karen
In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination (2011) Atwood, Margaret 
One Earth, One People: The Mythopoeic FantasySeries of Ursula K. Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle and Orson Scott Card (2009) Oziewicz, Marek 
Requiem for the American Dream (2016) Chomsky, Noam
Twilight of the Machines (2008) Zerzan, John 


History
The 47 Ronin
Allyn, John (trans.)

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels (2016) Schreier, Jason
The Cat from Hue (2002) Laurence, John
Europe: A History (1996) Davies, Norman
The Explorers (1998) Flannery, Tim (ed.)
The Great Courses: How Great Science Fiction Works (2016) Wolfe, Gary K.
The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey (1987) Rushdie, Salman
Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town (2009) Reding, Nick 
Homage to Catalonia (1937) Orwell, George
Microcosm: Portrait of a Central European City (2002) Davies, Norman
An Outline History of China (1982) Bai, Shouyi 
Red Star over China (1937) Snow, Edgar
Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw (2004) Davies, Norman
The Tale of the Heike (1200) McCullough, Helen (trans.)

Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction (1986) Aldiss, Brian
Wisdom of the Mythtellers (1998) Kane, Sean
A World Apart (1951) Herling, Gustav


Philosophy
Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre (1956) Kaufmann, Walter (ed.)
The Importance of Understanding (1960) Lin, Yutang (ed.)
The Wisdom of China (1942) Lin, Yutang (ed.) 
The Wisdom of India (1942) Lin, Yutang (ed.)
Wandering: Notes & Sketches (1972) Hesse, Hermann 

Poetry
Collected Poems of Henry David Thoreau (1850s) Bode, Carl (ed.)

Complete Works of Tao Yuanming (circa 400 AD) Wang, Rongpei (ed.)
The Gay Genius: The Life and Times of Su Tungpo (1947) Lin, Yutang 

The Importance of Understanding (1960) Lin, Yutang (ed.)
Selected Works: Poetry and Prose Pushkin, Alexander
Sunflower Splendor (1990) Liu, Wuqi & Lo, Yucheng (eds.)


Politics
Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy (2017) Chomsky, Noam
Homage to Catalonia (1937) Orwell, George
Requiem for the American Dream (2016) Chomsky, Noam 
 
Psychology
Integral Psychology (2007) Wilber, Ken

Reference
Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory (2009, 3rd ed.) Barry, Peter
Enterprise Architecture & Design (2012) Duggan, Dominic
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (1999) King, Stephen
Oxford Concise English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary (2nd ed.)
Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction (1986) Aldiss, Brian
Wonderbook (2013) VanderMeer, Jeff 

Science and Theory
Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory (2009, 3rd ed.) Barry, Peter 
Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth (1979) Lovelock, James
Greg Egan: Masters of Modern Science Fiction (2014) Burnham, Karen 
A New Science of Life (1981) Sheldrake, Rupert
Panpsychism in the West (2009) Skrbina, David 
Science and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything (2007) Laszlo, Ervin
SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully (2016) McGonigal, Jane
The Voyage of the Beagle (1839) Darwin, Charles
Wholeness and the Implicate Order (1980) Bohm, David

Travel
Below Another Sky
(2001) Ridgeway, Rick

The Explorers (1998) Flannery, Tim (ed.)
The Expat: Mission Iraq (2015) Al Madanat, Marcel
The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey (1987) Rushdie, Salman
Journey Without Maps (1936) Greene, Graham 
The Log from the Sea of Cortez (1951) Steinbeck, John & Ricketts, Edward
My Life as an Explorer (1925) Hedin, Sven
Raw Spirit: In Search ofthe Perfect Dram (2003) Banks, Iain
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (2001) Hessler, Peter 
Sailing Alone around the World (1899) Slocum, Joshua
Seven Years in Tibet (1952) Harrer, Heinrich
The Songlines (1987) Chatwin, Bruce
The Voyage of the Beagle (1839) Darwin, Charles 
Tracks (1980) Davidson, Robin
Wandering: Notes & Sketches (1972) Hesse, Hermann


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