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The Lonely Sea: Collected Short Stories
Alistair MacLean
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Silas K. Hocking
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Silvia Kerim
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Bertrand Russell
The Analects of Confucious
Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking
William James
Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask
New Scientists Books Staff, New Scientist
Mutual Aid
Pyotr Kropotkin
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The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Experiment in Autobiography

Experiment in Autobiography - H.G. Wells Incredibly easy to read, long, self-effacing, nonscientific, entirely unmemorable and strangely without laughs for a native born Brit.

I won't give anything away if I mention the only three sentences I remember after so many years: 1) He studied biology originally 2) He wrote cheat sheets -- or was it essays -- for students after he graduated 3) The only funny moment is his only real anecdote, where he gave a speech calling Jesus Christ an "itinerant preacher" and called the house down on himself.

Another example suggesting that authors seldom have adventurous lives but are the only ones keeping a record.