Books (categorised).

Reading is everything.

A categorised list of books I have read. I am trying to cover or touch on everything since recorded history began.


1. Republic, Plato

2. Nichomachean Ethics, Aristotle

3. Politics, Aristotle

4. The Laws, Plato

5. The Metaphysics, Aristotle

6. Symposium, Plato

7. The Last Days of Socrates, Plato

8. Phaedrus, Plato

9. Timaeus and Critias, Plato

10. Philebus, Plato

11. Protagoras and Meno, Plato

12. Lysis, Laches, Ion, Plato

13. Gorgias, Plato

14. Theaetetus, Plato

15. Charmides, Plato

16. Hippias Greater, Plato

17. Hippias Lesser Plato

18. Cratylus, Plato

19. Euthydemus, Plato

20. Menexenus, Plato

21. Parmenides, Plato

22. Sophist, Plato

23. Statesman, Plato


24. The Iliad, Homer

25. The Odyssey, Homer

26. Theogony and Works and Days, Hesiod

27. The Voyage of Argo, Apollonius of Rhodes


28. The Histories, Herodotus


29. The Power of Kabbalah, Yehuda Berg

30. The Red String Book, Yehuda Berg

31. The Gospel of Buddha, Paul Carus

32. Tyndale, New Testament, William Tynedale

33. The Jewish Study Bible, Adele Berlin, Marc Zvi Brettler & Michael Fishbane

34. Reformation, Europe’s House Divided, 1490 – 1700, Diarmaid MacCulloch

35. The Qur’an, Muḥammad ibn ʿAbdullāh

36. The Holy Injil: The Good News According to Luke, Injil Publications

37. The Old Religion in a New World, Mark A. Koll

38. The Bible, A History, Stephen M. Miller & Robert V. Huber

39. Judaism, History, Belief and Practice, Dan Cohn-Sherbok

40. Judaism and Islam, Abraham Geiger

41. A History of God, Karen Armstrong

42. St Paul, the Misunderstood Apostle, Karen Armstrong

43. The Fathers of The Church, Mike Aquilina

44. The Word of God Encyclopedia, Humbleness, Nelly Kamal Ghabbour

45. Know Your Bible, David Dailey

46. The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) with the Apocrypha, by Anonymous


47. A History of Writing, Steven Roger Fischer

48. The Story of Writing, Andrew Robinson


49. Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World, Niall Ferguson

50. A History of Britain, Vol 1: At the Edge of the World: 3000BC-AD1603, Simon Schama

51. A History of Britain Vol 2: The British Wars: 1603-1776, Simon Schama

52. Making Sense Of The Troubles, David McKittrick & David McVea


53. The Causes of the War of Independence, Claude Halstead Van Tyne

54. Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution, Thomas P. Slaughter

55. The Four Voyages, Christopher Columbus

56. Five Letters of Cortes to the Emperor: 1519-1526, Hernan Cortes

57. A Book of American Explorers, Thomas Wentworth Higginson

58. The Great Explorers of North America: Complete Biographies, Historical Documents, Journals & Letters: Eric the Red, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Amerigo Vespucci, Jaques Cartier, Henry Hudson & Samuel de Champlain, by Julius Emil Olson, Edward Everett Hale and Elizabeth Hodges

59. Conquistadors, Michael Wood


60. The State of Africa, Martin Meredith

61. An account of the Gold Coast of Africa: with a Brief History of the African Company, Henry Meredith

62. An Essay on Colonization, Particularly Applied to the Western Coast of Africa, With Some Free Thoughts On Cultivation and Commerce, Carl Bernhard Wadström.

63. Journal of a Residence in Ashantee, Comprising Notes and Researches Relative to the Gold Coast, and the Interior of Western Africa, Chiefly Collected From Arabic mss. And Information Communicated by the Moslems of Guinea, Joseph Dupuis

64. A New and Accurate Description of The Coast of Guinea, William Bosman

65. Barbot on Guinea, The writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa 1678-1712, Volume I, Jean Barbot, edited by Paul Hair

66. Barbot on Guinea, The writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa 1678-1712, Volume 2, Jean Barbot, edited by Paul Hair

67. The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea, Volume 1, Gomes Eannes de Azurara

68. The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea, Volume 2, Gomes Eannes de Azurara

69. The Voyages of Cadamosto and Other Documents on Western Africa in the Second Half of the Fifteenth Century, Gerald Roe Crone

70. Bartolomeu Dias, Ernst Georg Ravenstein, William Brooks Greenlee, Pero Vaz de Caminha

71. The White Africans, From Colonisation to Liberation, Gerald L’Ange

72. The Rise And Fall Of Apartheid, David Welsh

73. The Boer War, Thomas Pakenham


74. Understand The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Teach Yourself, Stewart Ross

75. The Battle For Syria, International Rivalry In The New Middle East, Christopher Phillips


76. World War One, A Complete History, Martin Gilbert

77. World War Two, A Complete History, Martin Gilbert

78. Origins of the First World War, James Joll & Gordon Martel

79. Origins of the Second World War, multi-authored, edited by Robert Boyce & Joseph A. Maiolo

80. The Holocaust, The Human Tragedy, Martin Gilbert

81. The Great Deception, Christopher Booker & Richard North

82. Europe’s Last Chance, Guy Verhofstadt


83. The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels

84. Democracy, A History, John Dunn

85. Patterns of Democracy, Arend Lijphart

86. Political Philosophy, Adam Swift

87. Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader, edited by Les Back and John Solomos


88. Isms, Understanding Art, Stephen Little

89. Art, The Whole Story, Stephen Farthing


90. Leading at The Edge, Dennis N. T. Perkins

91. The CBT Handbook, Pamela Myles, Roz Shafran


92. The Da Vinci Code, Robert Langdon

93. The Tempest, William Shakespeare

94. Macbeth, William Shakespeare

95. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare

96. Hamlet, William Shakespeare


97. Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology, Sixth Edition, James D. Mauseth


98. The Universe in a Nutshell, Stephen Hawking


99. The Ultimate Navigation Manual, Lyle Brotherton

100. Navigation: Using your map and compass, Pete Hawkins