Short Version of The Transcendian Reading List

Transcendian Reading List

Short version, or unexplained list.

The I Ching/by wonder

The Bible/By spiritual season

War and Peace/ Tolstoy

Absolam Absolam/William Faulkner

Classic Readings in International Relations

The works of James Jones: Some Came Running, The Thin Red Line, From Here to Eternity, The Pistol, Go To the Widow Maker, Whistle.

The Naked and the Dead & Harlots Ghost/Norman Mailer

The USA Trilogy/ 1919, The 42nd Parrallel, and The Big Money by John Dos Passos.

A Death out of Season, Blood on the Snow, and The Face of Terror by Emmanuel Litvinoff

15 Battles that Changed the World/John Creasy

The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich & The Nightmare Years by William Shirer

Inside the Third Reich/Albert Speer

Les Misarbles/Victor Hugo

Flying Cloud/Armstrong Sperry

All of the books by Nevil Shute, but particularly Round the Bend and The Legacy.

The Art of Clear Thinking/author name forgotten

The Civil War Trilogy by Shelby Foote


The Last Picture Show, Texasville & Duane’s Depressed

Lonsome Dove, Streets of Laredo, Commanche Moon & All My Friends are Going to be Strangers/ Larry McMurtry

Dog Soldiers, Outerbridge Reach and Damascus Gate/Robert Stone

Lolita/ Nabakov

Gorky Park & Polar Star/Martin Cruz Smith

The Prince of Berlin/ Dan Sherman

KGB/Ken Barrows

Time and Time Again/Clifford Simak

Pillars of the Earth/Ken Follet

The Human Comedy/William Saroyan

Collected Poems/Weldon Kees

Collected Poems/Gregory Courso

Fantasies and Meditations on the Illusionless Man/Alan Wellis

Catch 22/Joseph Heller

All Quiet on The Western Front/Erich Marie Remarque

The Enormous Room/ee cummings

The Norton Anthology of Modern War/edited by Paul Fussell

The First World War and Modern Memory/Paul Fussell

The Prince/Machievelli

Three Soldiers/John Dos Passos

Chicken Hawk/authors name not now remembered

Dispatches/Michael Herr

Highways to a War/Christopher Koch

In Cold Blood/Truman Capote

Executioners Song/Norman Mailer

Goodbye Mickey Mouse & Spy Story/Len Deighton

Cold Mountain/Charles Fraizer

Home Before Dark/Susan Cheever

Continental Drift/Russell Banks

Fools Die & The Dark Arena/Mario Puzo

Amerika/Franz Kafka

A Clockwork Orange/Anthony Burgess

Hollywood/Charles Bukouski

For Whom the Bell Tolls/Ernest Hemingway

Confederacy of Dunces/

The Flim Flam Man/

Blue Movie/Terry Southern

Young Men and Fire/Norman Mclean

Play it as it Lays/Joan Didion

Final Drafts/

Final Payments/Mary Gordon

The Fountainhead & Atlas Shrugged/Ayn Rand

Sand and Stone/ Frank Lloyd Wright

Einstein History and Other Passions/Kenneth Knowlton

Blood Meridian/Cormac McCarthy

       This is the short version of my reading list that has no comments.

                                                     Russell Scott Day 8/28/05


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