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Mark Twain Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) by Mark Twain is commonly accounted as one of the first Great American Novels. ... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 — April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, writer, and lecturer. ... All I Need Is Love: A Memoir is the autobiography of the German actor Klaus Kinski. ... American Psycho is a 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis. ... Annie On My Mind is a 1982 novel by Nancy Garden, telling the story of two 17 year old New York City girls, Annie and Liza, who meet in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and become friends and lovers. ... Apocalypse Culture II is a book edited by Adam Parfrey and published by Feral House in 2000 (ISBN 0-922915-57-1). ... The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything Youve Heard About Gun Control Is Wrong is a book by John Lott, following up on his controversial More Guns, Less Crime. ... Bilingual Today, French Tomorrow: Trudeaus Master Plan and How it Can be Stopped was a controversial 1977 book by Jock V. Andrew, a retired naval officer, which alleged that Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeaus policy of official bilingualism was a plot to make Canada a unilingually francophone country... The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression is a book authored by several European academics and senior researchers from CNRS, and edited by Dr. Stéphane Courtois. ... The Calcutta Quran Petition ( कलकत्ता कुरान याचिका ) is a book by Sita Ram Goel and Chandmal Chopra, and published by Goel under his Voice of India imprint. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Jerome David Salinger (born January 1, 1919) is an American author best known for The Catcher in the Rye, a classic coming-of-age story that has enjoyed enduring popularity since its publication in 1951. ... The Camp of the Saints is a novel by Jean Raspail. ... Book cover for Chariots of the Gods? Chariots of the Gods?: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past is a controversial book written in 1968 by Erich von Däniken. ... A Child Called It: One Childs Courage to Survive is David J. Pelzers 1995 autobiographical account of his maltreatment as a child by his alcoholic mother, Catherine Roerva, who singled him out from among her other children as an object of abuse. ... The Cider House Rules book cover This article relates to the novel, The Cider House Rules by John Irving. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... General Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte1 (born November 25, 1915) was head of the military government that ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990. ... Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed cover Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed is a 2005 English-language book by University of California, Los Angeles geography professor Jared M. Diamond. ... The Confessions of Nat Turner is the title of two books: A book published after Nat Turners 1831 trial by his court appointed trial lawyer Thomas Ruffin Gray The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The Conscience of a Conservative (Library of Congress Catalogue Card #60-12269) is a book written by Arizona Senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater in 1960. ... Barry Morris Goldwater (January 1, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was a five-term United States Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–87) and the Republican Partys nominee for president in the 1964 election. ... Cover of Consciousness Explained Consciousness Explained (published 1991) is a controversial book by the American philosopher Daniel Dennett which attempts to explain how consciousness arises from interaction of physical and cognitive processes in the brain. ... Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge is a 1998 book by biologist E. O. Wilson. ... Douglas Reed (1895-1976) was a journalist, playwright, novelist, and author of a number of books on political analysis. ... The Culture of Critique series comprises Kevin B. MacDonalds principal writings on Judaism and Jewish culture: MacDonald, K. B. A People That Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism As a Group Evolutionary Strategy, With Diaspora Peoples, (Praeger 1994) ISBN 0-595-22838-0 MacDonald, K. B. Separation and Its Discontents Toward... This article is about the novel. ... Ralph McGehee is a self-described twenty-five year decorated veteran of the CIA and a critic. He is the creator of the CIABASE computer database. ... The Dictionnaire philosophique (Philosophical Dictionary) was a very controversial 1764 book written by Voltaire. ... For the sport horse, see Voltaire (horse). ... Dude, Wheres My Country? cover Dude, Wheres My Country? is a book by Michael Moore dealing with corporate and political events in the United States. ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... The Emperors New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds and The Laws of Physics is a 1989 book by mathematical physicist Roger Penrose. ... Michael Savage is the pseudonym of Michael Alan Weiner (born March 31, 1942), a controversial[1] American conservative talk radio host, author, and political commentator. ... Cover of the original paperback edition of The Feminine Mystique The Feminine Mystique is a 1963 book written by Betty Friedan which attacked the popular notion that women during this time could only find fulfillment through childbearing and homemaking. ... Fight Club[1] (1996) is the first published novel by American author Chuck Palahniuk. ... Finnegans Wake, published in 1939, is James Joyces final novel. ... Ulysses is a novel by James Joyce, first serialized in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on February 2, 1922, in Paris. ... The First Stone by Helen Garner is a highly controversial non-fiction book about a 1992 sexual harassment scandal at Ormond College, one of the residential colleges of the University of Melbourne. ... Flowers in the Attic is a controversial 1979 Gothic fiction novel by V.C. Andrews, discussing themes of incest, child abuse, neglect, and other taboo subjects. ... Cleo Virginia Andrews (June 6, 1923 – 19 December 1986), better known as or is an American author. ... Forever. ... Judy Blume (born February 12, 1938) is a popular American author. ... { Front cover of From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict over Palestine From Time Immemorial is an 1984 book by Joan Peters arguing that Jews had lived in and around Palestine since the dawn of recorded history. ... Combatants  Israel Egypt, Syria, Transjordan,  Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Holy War Army, Arab Liberation Army Commanders Yaakov Dori, Yigael Yadin Glubb Pasha, Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni, Hasan Salama, Fawzi Al-Qawuqji Strength  Israel: 29,677 initially rising to 115,000 by March 1949 Egypt: 10,000 initially rising... Gods Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesnt Get It is a 2004 book by author Jim Wallis. ... This article is about the novel. ... John Ernst Steinbeck (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was one of the best-known and most widely read American writers of the 20th century. ... Cover of English language edition published by the Libyan government There are multiple Green Books. ... Muammar Abu Minyar al-Qaddafi 1 — pronounced Gaddafi — (Arabic: معمر القذافي ) (born c. ... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... Hogg is a pornographic novel written by Samuel R. Delany. ... Norman Mailer, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1948 Norman Kingsley Mailer (born January 31, 1923) is an American novelist, journalist, playwright, screenwriter and film director. ... The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring About Social Change? was written by Gerald N. Rosenberg and published in 1991. ... The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering is a book by Norman G. Finkelstein, who is jewish, which argues that an industry has exploited the memory of the Holocaust to further Jewish and Israeli interests, and has corrupted the Jewish culture and Jewish heritage of Judaism as... Homesteading the Noosphere, an essay written by Eric S. Raymond about the social workings of Open Source software development, follows up on his influential The Cathedral and the Bazaar. The essay concerns issues of project ownership and transfer, as well as investigating possible anthropological roots of the gift culture in... How Europe Underdeveloped Africa is a book written by Walter Rodney in which he portrays an Africa that was deliberately exploited and underdeveloped by European colonial regimes. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight Of Three Thousand Years is a critical examination of Judaism by Israeli chemistry professor and political activist Israel Shahak. ... Like Water for Chocolate is a popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. ... Live from Death Row, published in May 1995, is a collection of memoirs by American death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal. ... Cover of one of the most controversial celebrity biographies of the 20th century, Albert Goldman’s The Lives of John Lennon. ... Book jacket of the first volume reprint. ... Lolita (1955) is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov. ... The Mad Man is a sexually drenched literary novel by Samuel R. Delany, first published in 1994 by Richard Kasak, which many have called pornographic. ... The Malay Dilemma is a controversial book written by Mahathir bin Mohamad in 1970. ... Mandingo is a novel written in 1957 by Kyle Onstott. ... Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man is a book by David T. Hardy and Jason Clarke about author and filmmaker Michael Moore. ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... Might Is Right, or The Survival of the Fittest is a book by Ragnar Redbeard. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Josephine Mutzenbacher - The Life Story of a Viennese Whore, as Told by Herself (German: Josefine Mutzenbacher - Die Lebensgeschichte Einer Wienerischen Dirne, Von Ihr Selbst Erzählt) is an erotic novel first published anonymously in Vienna, Austria in 1906. ... Book cover The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims is a controversial collection of essays, including 17 by Bat Yeor, edited by writer Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch. ...


Cover of the 2001 Metropolitan Books edition Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America is a book authored by Barbara Ehrenreich. ... Book cover On the Justice of Roosting Chickens: reflections on the consequences of U.S. imperial arrogance and criminality (ISBN 1902593790) is a book written by controversial scholar Ward Churchill published in 2003. ... In psychology, bicameralism is a controversial theory which argues that the human brain once assumed a state known as a bicameral mind in which cognitive functions are divided between one part of the brain which appears to be speaking, and a second part which listens and obeys. ... Charles Darwins Origin of Species (publ. ... The Painted Bird is a controversial 1965 novel by Jerzy KosiÅ„ski which describes the world as seen by a young black-haired, black-eyed boy who wanders about small towns scattered around Central or Eastern Europe (presumably Poland) during World War II. It was at first widely assumed that... Paulicéia Desvairada is a collection of poems by Mário de Andrade, published in 1922. ... The Plot Against America: A Novel (ISBN 0-618-50928-3) is a novel by Philip Roth published in 2004. ... Jeffery Archers Prison Diary is divided into three parts, each named after the parts of Dantes Divine Comedy - each longer than the last, due his staying being longer and longer at each prison he went to: here is a short summary: Book I - Belmarsh - Hell - This book includes... Photograph of the cover of the US edition of The Rage and the Pride The Rage and the Pride (La Rabbia e l’Orgoglio in Italian) is a book written in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks by Italian journalist and author Oriana Fallaci, which condemns Islam as... The Real Anita Hill is the controversial 1993 book written by David Brock (before his departure from the conservative movement) that revealed the real motives of Anita Hill, who accused the Honorable Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. ... The Real Lincoln is a biography of Abraham Lincoln written by Thomas DiLorenzo in 2002. ... Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot And Other Observations (audio CD) (1996) Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations (ISBN 0385314744) is a 1996 book by liberal author and comedian Al Franken. ... Samizdat: And Other Issues Regarding the Source of Open Source Code is a book by Kenneth Brown, which was prereleased in May 2004 and was to be published later that year by the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution (AdTI). ... The Satanic Bible The Satanic Bible was written by Anton Szandor LaVey (11 April 1930 – 29 October 1997) in 1969. ... Anton Szandor LaVey (11 April 1930 - 29 October 1997), born Howard Stanton Levey, was the founder and High Priest of the Church of Satan, author of The Satanic Bible, and creator of the religion known as as LaVeyan Satanism. ... The Satanic Verses (1988), 2006 Vintage paperback edition The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdies fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad. ... Salman Rushdie (Hindi: Urdu: سلمان رشدی,) (born Ahmed Salman Rushdie, on June 19, 1947, in Bombay, India) is a British-Indian essayist and fiction author. ... The Seduction of Hillary Rodham is a 1996 book about Hillary Rodham Clinton written by ex-conservative and now allegedly liberal media watch dog David Brock. ... Sex is the title of a highly-designed coffee table book written by Madonna with photographs by Steven Meisel Studio and film frames shot by Fabien Baron, released October 21, 1992 by Warner Books. ... Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. One notable exception is the song Bill, which was originally written for Kern in 1918 by P. G. Wodehouse but reworked by Hammerstein for Show Boat, and two songs... Siege: The Collected Writings of James Mason is a book, edited and introduced by Michael M. Jenkins. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Starship Troopers Starship Troopers is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, first published (in abridged form) as a serial in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (October, November 1959, as Starship Soldier) and published hardcover in 1959. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Testimony is a book (ISBN 0-87910-021-4) that was published in October 1979 by the Russian musicologist Solomon Volkov. ... Dmitri Shostakovich   (Russian: , Dmitrij Dmitrievič Å ostakovič) (September 25 [O.S. September 12] 1906–August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period. ... The Truth About Hillary The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far Shell Go to Become President is a political biography about New York junior Senator Hillary Clinton (D) by bestselling author and former The New York Times Magazine editor Edward Klein. ... The Turner Diaries is a 1978 novel by Dr. William Luther Pierce (under the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald), the late leader of the National Alliance, a white separatist organization. ... White supremacy is the variety of white nationalism that believes the white race should rule over other races. ... Exhibit featuring the book at Henry Ford Museum, Detroit Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile by Ralph Nader, published in 1965, is a book detailing his claims of resistance by car manufacturers to the introduction of safety features, like seat belts, and their general... Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation was a book published anonymously in England in 1844. ... Will They Ever Trust Us Again? cover Will They Ever Trust Us Again? is a supplementary book by Michael Moore published after his documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 was in theaters and released on DVD. The film proved to be the most successful documentary of all time, grossing over 120 million...

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Many societies have banned certain books. ... This is a list of controversial non-fiction books aimed at the general reader which discuss controversial issues, or are (or were at the time of writing) controversial for other reasons. ...


  1. ^ "Klein nailed on falsehoods in Al Franken Show grilling". Mediamatters. Retrieved on November 29, 2005. (With audio interview with Klein on the lies in his book The Truth About Hillary)



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