Quotation Book Reviews
Browsing Category: Recommended Reading
Showing items 31 to 40 of 52 total books.
by Edmund S. Morgan
A good biography of Benjamin Franklin. For those of us who know nothing about Franklin except the minimum needed to write 6th-grade reports, it offers a much-needed glimpse of Franklin as a real person.
Benjamin Franklin Wit and Wisdom
by Benjamin Franklin, Corbis-Bettmann (Photographer)
A compilation of witty lines and anecdotes from Benjamin Franklin, most from "Poor Richard's Almanac".
William Shakespeare: The Complete Works
by William Shakespeare, Stanley Wells (Editor), Gary Taylor (Editor)
The Oxford Shakespeare is one of the most highly recommended editions of William Shakespeare's work, and this is a nice affordable edition.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Malcolm X
The autobiography of Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley. A classic portrait of the man himself and of racial tension in the 1960's United States.
Mark Twain: Four Complete Novels
by Mark Twain
An affordable way to obtain and read Twain's major works: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, and his Autobiography.
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings [BOX SET]
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Thanks to the popularity of the recent movies, nice boxed sets like this are becoming available at a low price. I only got through "The Hobbit" myself, not being much for fantasy, but they're regarded as classics. This set includes "The Hobbit" and all three of the books in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr
by Clayborne Carson (Editor), Martin Luther King, Jr.
The life of Martin Luther King, Jr. in his own words. This was not really written as an autobiography, but rather compiled from King's writings by Clayborne Carson.
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by James Melvin Washington (Editor), Martin Luther King, Jr.
A compilation of King's writings and speeches.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : Essays and Lectures
by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Joel Porte (Editor)
A definitive collection of Emerson's major works, over 1300 pages long. Includes "Nature: Addresses and Lectures," "Essays: First and Second Series," "Representative Men," "English Traits," and "The Conduct of Life."
The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Brooks Atkinson (Editor)
A low-priced paperback edition of much of Emerson's work. Includes his major speeches, essays, and poetry.