Tag Archives: Non-Fiction

Beyond Good and Evil
Friedrich Nietzsche

Beyond Good and Evil is a philosophical text, and a unique one. It’s uniqueness can only be appreciated if you’ve read every philosophical text written prior to Beyond Good and Evil, as well as the rest of Nietzsche’s work. I can proudly claim that I…haven’t read any of that. At all. Like, ever…

The Communist Manifesto
Karl Marx

The Communist Manifesto reads like something that came out of the 19th century. I myself have never been to the 19th century, but I swear, it seems like anyone could get anything published, so long as it was non-fiction and pompous…

The Thirteenth Tribe
Arthur Koestler

The nice thing about The Thirteenth Tribe is that even though it’s an academic-style non-fiction book, it’s readable. That’s what happens when a writer writes a book as opposed to an academic (the definition of which is “a poor writer”)…

Black Elk Speaks
John G. Neihardt

Black Elk Speaks is fascinating. It’s the story of Black Elk, who was born into a world with Europeans in America, and saw the entire collapse of Native American civilization, and took part in it…

Narative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave: Written by Himself
Frederick Douglass

This is a non-fiction (though probably dramatized) autobiography by Frederick Douglass, a slave who became free and went on to be a great orator for the abolitionists…

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

If you’re looking for worldly wisdom, look no further! Ben Franklin has a lot to say that you need to know about—he tells you so himself, over and over again, throughout the course of his autobiography…

Touch the Earth
Various

Compiled by T.C. McLuhan, Touch the Earth is a compilation of the various writings and speeches of prominent Native American writers and orators over the last few centuries…