Recommend a Non-Fiction Book

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  • melanated khemistmelanated khemist Posts: 607
    edited February 2011
    Structure of Atom: The Space Inside of an Atom is Not Empty
    by Joseph George

    Quantum Physics for Poets
    by Leon M. Lederman

    Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time
    by Carroll Quigley

    African Origin of Biological Psychiatry
    Richard King

    Blacked Out Through Whitewash: Exposing the Quantum Deception/Rediscovering and Recovering Suppressed Melanated
    by Suzar

    A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya
    Swami Satyananda Saraswati

    The Subtle Energy Body: The Complete Guide
    by Maureen Lockhart Ph.D.

    Lost Light: An Interpretation of Ancient Scriptures
    by Alvin Boyd Kuhn

    The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order
    by Michel Chossudovsky
  • Plop StarPlop Star Posts: 8,833 ✭✭✭
    edited February 2011
    Autobiography of Malcom X
    The Souls of Black Folks - W. E. B. Du Bois, great book if you wanna kno wat happened immediately after the slaves were freed, and it speaks about his life too
  • BiblicalAtheist BiblicalAtheist Prude OutskirtsPosts: 11,531 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2011
    Has anyone read the book(s) 'History: Fiction or Science' by Anatoly Fomenko?
  • I Self Lord & MasterI Self Lord & Master Posts: 1,912 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2011
    Freakonomics

    that book is shitty...

    i seldom refer to anything as "shitty"...but its just that
  • cobblandcobbland Robert De Niro: "The Fan" (1996). Bobby, now do you care? BOBBY! NOW DO YOU CARE? Just a little bit? Chicago...Posts: 3,756 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2011
    Stepin Fetchit: The Life and Times of Lincoln Perry by Mel Watkins

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    My Soul's High Song by Countee Cullen

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  • Stoh13Stoh13 Posts: 104
    edited March 2011
    Meditations- Marcus aurelius

    The great Roman emperor who was known as the Philosopher King writes down his thoughts at the age of 49.

    The Seducer's Diary- Soren kierkegaard
    No this isnt some "pick up women" book, but if you love women like i do, and love the study of the mind then this is a must read. The diary of a man who masters the art of making a girl fall in love with him is found by the philosopher Kierkegaard
    Valentinez A. Kaiser
  • Stoh13Stoh13 Posts: 104
    edited March 2011
    Rare_ wrote: »
    Think and Grow Rich-napolen hill...its as good as the bible..will change your entire way of thinking

    I do co-sign this book, its really amazing but...*sigh* the person who recommended me to read this book (Some high up suit at 21 century realty) also said this was the bible of business, that is merely because one of the prints of this book has the appearance of the bible. I would have called the guy out on it, but this was around the time i was getting into reading books, so i just shut up and wrote down the titles and authors of most of his books and thought "What a sucker, he has no idea who hes giving this knowledge too!"

    That not withstanding he also recommended me to read "The outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell
  • amenhotepivamenhotepiv Pharoah Braveheart, GermanyPosts: 7,372 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2011
    The autobiography of Malcolm X is like my bible.
  • And StepAnd Step Posts: 3,726 ✭✭✭
    edited March 2011
    The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews - Volume 2 - This book chronicles the post slavery and Reconstruction experience of Black America. It shows step by step how the Southern Jewish community led the charge to dismantle and stifle black progress during the reconstruction era and return them to the shackles of neo-slavery(share cropping and plantations stores), after Blacks had built over 60 independent towns after Slavery and had even elected their own candidates to government. It shows how the Compromise of 1877, which was backed by Southern Jews and Gentiles basically dismantled all black progress and gave whites in the Deep South carte blanche to terrorize blacks, by destroying their towns, lynchings, and other atrocities.

    This is not a cheap, racist, rant type of book. It is a very scholarly work that has over 1800 sources that are cited from Jewish Rabbis, Historians, Scholars, as well as actual newspaper and journal quotes and writings from that time period.

    You got to know what was to know what is........................
    Ajackson17
  • MerrykaziMerrykazi Posts: 12
    edited March 2011
    I would have called the guy out on it, but this was around the time i was getting into reading books, The Seducer's Diary- Soren kierkegaard
    No this isnt some "pick up women" book, but if you love women like i do, and love the study of the mind then this is a must read.
  • BiblicalAtheist BiblicalAtheist Prude OutskirtsPosts: 11,531 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2011
    And Step wrote: »
    You got to know what was to know what is........................
    Hey stranger! :D
  • DarcSkiesDarcSkies SHOUT OUT TO MY BOSS BITCHES WHO BE WIFIN NIGGAZ! Posts: 13,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2011
    the Psychology of the Holocaust...

    Basically talks about the psychology of children of survivors and how children of holocaust survivors turned out being raised by traumatized parents.
  • And StepAnd Step Posts: 3,726 ✭✭✭
    edited March 2011
    Hey stranger! :D

    (In my best Jay Z voice) - Hey, what up B!
  • And StepAnd Step Posts: 3,726 ✭✭✭
    edited March 2011
    heyslick wrote: »
    What would you know about anything when you say one thing and then refuse to answer for this
    If Islam has no effect on women’s status, why is the position of women in the Middle East worse than in any other part of the world?

    I guess it depends on what you mean by worse. If you think being turned into a glorified play thing for men, and treated like a whore, being raped, battered, and disrespected, likely to be divorced and left alone, with the freedom to spit out murdered fetuses on a metal table because she let some herpes infested pit bull nose having muhfuka run up in her, with 4 kids by 5 different fathers because one child is the result of two sperms from a train that was posted on stankbox.com is better than a woman who will have a stable home with her family intact who may have a little less license and formal education and has to cover herself, then hey I guess............

    There is pros and cons to both. By the way, Muslims have had female heads of State. How about you?
  • HurumaHuruma Posts: 2,284 ✭✭✭
    edited March 2011
    The Selfish Gene-Richard Dawkins

    Evolution - Carl Zimmer

    Better Never To Have Been-David Benatar (only read some of it online)

    Wonders of the African World-Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    etc.
  • Hyde ParkeHyde Parke Posts: 2,573
    edited March 2011
    Huruma wrote: »
    The Selfish Gene-Richard Dawkins


    I have this book. highly recommened.
  • HurumaHuruma Posts: 2,284 ✭✭✭
    edited March 2011
    Hyde Parke wrote: »
    I have this book. highly recommened.

    It was a good book but I remember there was one boring chapter devoted to calculating evolutionarily stable 'strategies'. I skipped ahead, I don't think I ever finished that one.

    I can't believe I forgot to add Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama.

    I still prefer fiction, especially science fiction.
  • hefty-vulturestatushefty-vulturestatus Posts: 801 ✭✭✭
    edited April 2011
    Black Mass by John Gray.

    Here's a summary from Amazon:

    Some readers will see pessimism where others see sober appraisal in Gray's antiutopian argument that we must reconcile ourselves to a world of multiple truths and incompatible freedoms, where there is no overarching meaning and human values and desires can never be fully harmonized. The views that history progresses toward perfection and the millenarian faith in human salvation—both rooted in abiding Christian myths—are as tenacious as they have proven destructive, the renowned British political theorist and critic argues. Building succinctly on arguments developed in his previous work (including Two Faces of Liberalism and Al Qaeda and What It Means to Be Modern), Gray traces the course of apocalyptic-utopian politics from early Christianity through its secular variant in the Enlightenment and into modern political thought from Marx to Francis Fukuyama, the French Revolution to radical Islamism. Centrally, he assails the contemporary American right (and staunch neoconservative fellow traveler Tony Blair), which after 9/11 advanced into the mainstream the utopianism previously confined to the extreme right and left. His eloquent and illuminating attack also challenges a notion common to the liberal establishment: that history moves inexorably toward the universal application of U.S.-style liberal democracy. He calls it a delusional article of faith that, like the utopian variants before it, easily justifies violence in the name of a greater destiny.

    If that sounds complicated it's because it's a very, very content heavy book. Bascially it' about the danger of utopian thinking.
  • I Self Lord & MasterI Self Lord & Master Posts: 1,912 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2011
    And Step wrote: »
    The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews - Volume 2 - This book chronicles the post slavery and Reconstruction experience of Black America. It shows step by step how the Southern Jewish community led the charge to dismantle and stifle black progress during the reconstruction era and return them to the shackles of neo-slavery(share cropping and plantations stores), after Blacks had built over 60 independent towns after Slavery and had even elected their own candidates to government. It shows how the Compromise of 1877, which was backed by Southern Jews and Gentiles basically dismantled all black progress and gave whites in the Deep South carte blanche to terrorize blacks, by destroying their towns, lynchings, and other atrocities.

    This is not a cheap, racist, rant type of book. It is a very scholarly work that has over 1800 sources that are cited from Jewish Rabbis, Historians, Scholars, as well as actual newspaper and journal quotes and writings from that time period.

    You got to know what was to know what is........................

    you are one of a handful of posters that i follow through w/ ur suggestions. Im checking this one out

    and, why vol 2 and not 1. Or both? lol jus curious
  • earth two supermanearth two superman ladies please dont fight. E2S is here all night! Posts: 17,150 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2011
    im currently reading Edmund Morris' The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. Teddy was a fuckin bad ass.
  • melanated khemistmelanated khemist Posts: 607
    edited April 2011
    White Racism: A Psychohistory
    by Joel Kovel

    African Philosophy During the Period of the Pharaohs 2780-330 bce
    by Theophile Obenga

    Texts from the Pyramid Age (Writings from the Ancient World)
    by Ronald J. Leprohon (Editor) Nigel C. Strudwick

    Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners
    by H. David Coulter

    The Live Food Factor: The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirit & Planet
    by Susan E. Schenck

    Egyptian Mysteries: New Light on Ancient Knowledge (Art and Imagination)
    by Lucie Lamy

    Chronicles of the Pig & Other Delusions
    by Edward Bruce Bynum ....... these are short poems

    In the Blood: God, Genes and Destiny
    by Steve Jones

    Black Genesis: The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt
    by Robert Bauval

    Mdw Dtr: Divine Speech: A Historiographical Reflection of African Deep Thought from the Time of the Pharaohs to the Present
    by Jacob H. Carruthers

    these are all good books, i own and read them. but always use your discerning mind
  • truth spittertruth spitter Posts: 3,845 ✭✭✭
    edited April 2011
    Right now I'm reading Prometheus Rising by Robert A. Wilson. It's about the human brain and how we think, why we think, and how we can change our thought process which would ultimately change our actions for the better. It's very stimulating. I plan to finish it today.

    Here is how Wikipedia describes Prometheus Rising:

    Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson is a guide book of "how to get from here to there", an amalgam of Timothy Leary's 8-circuit model of consciousness, Gurdjieff's self-observation exercises, Alfred Korzybski's general semantics, Aleister Crowley's magical theorems, Sociobiology, Yoga, Christian Science, relativity, and quantum mechanics amongst other approaches to understanding the world around us. It claims to be a short book (nearly 300 pages) about how the human mind works and how to get the most use from one. Wilson describes it as an "owner's manual for the human brain".


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  • stupot0607stupot0607 Posts: 1,914 ✭✭✭
    edited April 2011
    Im Currently Reading: The Life of Mahatma Gandhi by Louis Fischer

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    Truely Amazing Book.
  • truth spittertruth spitter Posts: 3,845 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2011
    I'm reading this now...gotta stay ahead of the game...time to use that right side of the brain fellas


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  • melanated khemistmelanated khemist Posts: 607
    edited May 2011
    good drop...youre right, time to use the right side of the brain and consciously secrete the right hormones into the blood stream.


    Brain, Mind, and the Structure of Reality
    by Paul L. Nunez


    The Brain and the Inner World: An Introduction to the Neuroscience of the Subjective Experience
    by Mark Solms

    the authors of the latter book are fans of Freud, but still have valuable info...
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