Controversial Books for NAScholars

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

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Standard Deviation Avaliação média Your Rating Título
1.392 3.23 The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals de William J. Bennett
1.293 3.49 The Kingdom of Speech de Tom Wolfe
1.271 3.83 What's So Great about Christianity de Dinesh D'Souza
1.266 3.47 The Virtue of Selfishness de Ayn Rand
1.26 3.46 The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life de Richard J. Herrnstein
1.24 3.79 Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law & Education de Phillip E. Johnson
1.229 3.48 A Handbook of American Prayer: A Novel de Lucius Shepard
1.221 3.69 12 Regras para a Vida: Um antídoto para o caos de Jordan B. Peterson
1.201 3.48 The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature de Elizabeth Kantor
1.199 3.95 Intellectuals and Society de Thomas Sowell
1.194 4.12 A is for Activist de Innosanto Nagara
1.192 3.54 Straight from the Fridge, Dad: A Dictionary of Hipster Slang de Max Décharné
1.177 4.22 Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters de Abigail Shrier
1.169 3.74 Slouching towards Gomorrah de Robert H. Bork
1.168 3.48 Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism de Michael Burleigh
1.163 3.85 Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey de David Horowitz
1.16 3.46 Telling the Truth about History de Joyce Appleby
1.15 4.17 Endgame, Vol. 2: Resistance de Derrick Jensen
1.143 3.64 Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 de William Bradford
1.138 3.14 Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy de Eric G. Wilson
1.125 3.44 Rust : the longest war de Jonathan Waldman
1.125 3.36 Pandora's Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies de Bruno Latour
1.122 3.55 The Wordsworth Dictionary of Intriguing Words de Paul Hellweg
1.122 3.58 Anthem de Ayn Rand
1.115 3.23 The End Of Science: Facing The Limits Of Knowledge In The Twilight Of The Scientific Age de John Horgan
1.1 3.21 The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future(Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30) de Mark Bauerlein
1.096 3.86 A Patriot's History of the United States de Larry Schweikart
1.079 3.59 The Closing of the American Mind de Allan Bloom
1.069 3.95 The Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 1: The Great Conversation de Robert Maynard Hutchins
1.055 3.74 The Book of Useless Information de Noel Botham
1.054 3.55 Tree of Smoke de Denis Johnson
1.031 3.89 Modern Man in Search of a Soul de C. G. Jung
1.029 3.69 The Vanishing American Adult de Benjamin E. Sasse
1.023 3.83 Atheism: The Case Against God de George H. Smith
1.022 4.06 Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary de Websters
1.016 3.93 The Associated Press Stylebook de Norm Goldstein
1.012 3.97 White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism de Robin DiAngelo
1.011 3.84 They Have a Word for It: Lighthearted Lexicon of Untranslatable Words & Phrases de Howard Rheingold
1.008 3.53 Who Stole Feminism? de Christina Hoff-Sommers
1.007 3.73 In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development de Carol Gilligan
1.003 3.43 Forty Signs of Rain de Kim Stanley Robinson
0.998 3.56 Committed to Memory: 100 Best Poems to Memorize de John Hollander
0.998 3.36 The Circle de Dave Eggers
0.997 3.99 Invisible Man de Ralph Ellison
0.996 3.09 Avatars of the Word: From Papyrus to Cyberspace de James J. O'Donnell
0.996 3.59 The Construction of Social Reality de John R. Searle
0.995 3.14 In the Basement of the Ivory Tower: Confessions of an Accidental Academic de Professor X
0.993 3.45 The Meaning of Tingo: And Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World de Adam Jacot de Boinod
0.988 4.13 Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger de Soraya Chemaly
0.986 4.13 The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome de Susan Wise Bauer
0.986 4.05 Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault de Stephen R. C. Hicks
0.986 3.9 Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology de Neil Postman
0.985 3.55 Empire of Cotton: A Global History de Sven Beckert
0.978 3.64 The Double Bind de Chris Bohjalian
0.975 3.8 Pollyanna de Eleanor H. Porter
0.973 4.13 Pedagogy of the Oppressed de Paulo Freire
0.971 4.26 The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money de Bryan Caplan
0.971 3.9 The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking de Edward B. Burger
0.971 3.33 Snobbery: The American Version de Joseph Epstein
0.964 3.66 The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason de Victor J. Stenger
0.964 3.88 A Theory of Justice de John Rawls
0.964 3.21 Callgirl: Confessions of an Ivy League Lady of Pleasure de Jeannette Angell
0.964 4.36 The Idea of a University de John Henry Newman
0.962 3.7 Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ de Daniel Goleman
0.962 4.09 The Federalist Papers de Alexander Hamilton
0.961 3.58 Fifty Degrees Below de Kim Stanley Robinson
0.96 3.97 Bullshit Jobs: A Theory de David Graeber
0.959 3.85 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao de Junot Díaz
0.959 3.87 Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge de Edward O. Wilson
0.959 3.78 The Zombie Survival Guide de Max Brooks
0.958 3.73 God and Man at Yale de William F. Buckley, Jr.
0.954 3.98 Stalky & Co. de Rudyard Kipling
0.951 4.13 Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words: Gathered from Numerous and Diverse Authoritative Sources de Josefa Heifetz Byrne
0.948 3.87 What the Best College Teachers Do de Ken Bain
0.943 4.17 Random House Word Menu: New and Essential Companion to the Dictionary de Stephen Glazier
0.94 3.45 Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News de Kevin Young
0.939 3.89 The Swerve: How the World Became Modern de Stephen Greenblatt
0.937 3.73 Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America de Thomas L. Friedman
0.932 3.63 The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? de Jared Diamond
0.931 4.04 In Bluebeard's Castle: Some Notes Towards the Redefinition of Culture de George Steiner
0.929 3.63 The Secret Agent de Joseph Conrad
0.927 3.75 Texas de James A. Michener
0.925 3.81 The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric de Sister Miriam Joseph
0.924 3.2 The Museum of Hoaxes de Alex Boese
0.922 3.83 Alaska de James A. Michener
0.922 3.55 The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will [Eventually] Feel Better de Tyler Cowen
0.922 4.16 Camp of the saints de Jean Raspail
0.922 3.98 Boring Postcards USA de Martin Parr
0.921 3.94 On Liberty de John Stuart Mill
0.92 4.23 A People's History of the United States de Howard Zinn
0.919 3.66 Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers de Kwame Anthony Appiah
0.918 4.32 Ideas Have Consequences de Richard M. Weaver
0.918 3.63 The Whites de Richard Price
0.912 3.96 The Order of Things: Hierarchies, Structures, and Pecking Orders de Barbara Ann Kipfer
0.91 4.27 The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861 de David M. Potter
0.907 3.61 Sixty Days and Counting de Kim Stanley Robinson
0.906 4.01 The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events de Bernard Grun
0.901 3.78 Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem de Jay W. Richards
0.9 4.16 This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate de Naomi Klein
0.9 3.41 Reinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria to the Internet de Ian F. McNeely
0.898 3.82 The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life de Julia Cameron
0.895 3.65 The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America de David Hajdu
0.893 3.81 Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington de Richard Brookhiser
0.892 4.12 Laudato si': On Care for Our Common Home de Pope Francis
0.892 3.5 The Aims of Education and Other Essays de Alfred North Whitehead
0.891 3.9 Up from Slavery de Booker T. Washington
0.89 4 The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics de Mark Lilla
0.887 3.79 Age of Anger: A History of the Present de Pankaj Mishra
0.887 4.28 The Reader’s Encyclopedia de William Rose Benét
0.882 3.81 1968: The Year That Rocked the World de Mark Kurlansky
0.878 4.21 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay de Michael Chabon
0.877 3.94 Who Killed Homer: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom de Victor Davis Hanson
0.877 3.92 Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion de Jia Tolentino
0.874 3.35 The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld de Herbert Asbury
0.873 4.14 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World de Andrea Wulf
0.872 4.05 The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion de Jonathan Haidt
0.859 3.25 West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 de Claudio Saunt
0.856 3.82 Dear Committee Members de Julie Schumacher
0.85 3.95 The Bean Trees de Barbara Kingsolver
0.849 3.76 Como Desenhar Quadrinhos no Estilo Marvel de Stan Lee
0.848 4.02 The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction de Alan Jacobs
0.847 3.86 Passing [Norton Critical Edition] de Nella Larsen
0.843 3.2 Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses de Richard Arum
0.84 3.7 The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future de Naomi Oreskes
0.84 3.9 Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth de Apostolos Doxiadis
0.838 3.8 Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus de Dinesh D'Souza
0.838 3.76 Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization, Vol. 1: The Fabrication of Ancient Greece, 1785-1985 de Martin Gardiner Bernal
0.837 3.93 Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation de Joseph J. Ellis
0.836 3.94 Empire of the Sun de J. G. Ballard
0.836 4.05 America: The Last Best Hope (Volume I): From the Age of Discovery to a World at War de William J. Bennett
0.829 4.26 A Constellation of Vital Phenomena de Anthony Marra
0.827 4.26 The Autobiography of Malcolm X de Malcolm X
0.825 3.88 Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War de Nathaniel Philbrick
0.822 4.2 Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America de Lerone Bennett
0.822 4.02 In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto de Michael Pollan
0.816 3.77 No Mercy: A Journey Into the Heart of the Congo de Redmond O'Hanlon
0.816 4.18 The New Fowler's Modern English Usage de R. W. Burchfield
0.814 4.18 The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase de Mark Forsyth
0.811 4.14 Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America de Ira Berlin
0.811 4.43 Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents de Isabel Wilkerson
0.81 3.68 Higher Education?: How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids---and What We Can Do About It de Andrew Hacker
0.809 3.66 Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism de Eric Burns
0.809 4.12 The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America de Russell Shorto
0.808 3.7 The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University de Louis Menand
0.808 4.23 Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses de Theodore Dalrymple
0.808 3.59 Bizarre Books: A Compendium of Classic Oddities de Russell Ash
0.806 4.3 Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History: 1585–1828 de Walter A. McDougall
0.803 4.29 All the Light We Cannot See de Anthony Doerr
0.802 4.1 Figures of Speech: Sixty Ways to Turn a Phrase de Arthur J. Quinn
0.797 3.89 Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy de Tressie McMillan Cottom
0.796 4 Pulp art : original cover paintings for the great American pulp magazines de Robert Lesser
0.792 4.16 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus de Charles C. Mann
0.79 3.14 A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books de Alex Beam
0.79 3.9 Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town de Warren St. John
0.79 3.82 Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape, Vermont's Champlain Valley and New York's Adirondack de Bill McKibben
0.785 4.38 The Macmillan Visual Dictionary: 3,500 Color Illustrations, 25,000 Terms, 600 Subjects de Jean-Claude Corbeil
0.777 4.16 A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (Penguin Classics) de Charles Dickens
0.767 3.88 The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality de Walter Benn Michaels
0.764 3.78 Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society de Nicholas A. Christakis
0.763 3.69 Who Owns History?: Rethinking the Past in a Changing World de Eric Foner
0.762 3.95 Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence de Bryan Burrough
0.761 4.15 Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style de Benjamin Dreyer
0.758 4.33 The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism de Edward E. Baptist
0.755 4.16 The Oxford Guide to Library Research de Thomas Mann
0.734 3.76 In Defense of History de Richard J. Evans
0.733 4.28 Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years de S. Fred Singer
0.731 4.2 The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 de George H. Nash
0.731 4.33 List of Books de Frederic Raphael
0.731 4.36 I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) de Malala Yousafzai
0.724 4.05 Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic de Paul Fussell
0.721 4.21 The Wright Brothers de David McCullough
0.721 4.33 These Truths: a History of the United States de Jill Lepore
0.712 4.08 The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture de Heather Mac Donald
0.706 4.04 Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight de Kathleen Krull
0.694 4.15 Naturalist de Edward O. Wilson
0.689 4 Barack Obama: The Story de David Maraniss
0.686 4.47 Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America de Ibram X. Kendi
0.673 4.32 How Democracies Die de Steven Levitsky
0.669 4.45 The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration de Isabel Wilkerson
0.667 3.93 Le Mot Juste: A Dictionary of Classical and Foreign Words and Phrases de John Buchanan-Brown
0.667 4.25 Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower de Brittney Cooper
0.661 4.08 Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World de J. R. McNeill
0.66 4.36 Rage and Time: A Psychopolitical Investigation de Peter Sloterdijk
0.643 4.3 Why We're Polarized de Ezra Klein
0.635 4.32 Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody de Helen Pluckrose
0.629 4.45 Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage de Merriam-Webster
0.62 4.35 Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed de Jason L. Riley
0.619 4.38 Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality de Charles Murray
0.589 4.17 Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age de Sherry Turkle
0.581 4.7 Garner's Modern American Usage de Bryan A. Garner
0.577 4.06 College Unbound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students de Jeffrey J. Selingo
0.576 4.35 Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth As History de Mary Lefkowitz
0.559 4.34 Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History de Kurt Andersen
0.522 3.55 Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader de Vivian Gornick
0.496 4.73 Pogo: Through the Wild Blue Wonder: The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips, Volume 1 de Walt Kelly