Nonfiction Books Quiz

Guess the authors of these famous nonfiction books.
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Last updated: April 8, 2015
First submittedNovember 22, 2012
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Das Kapital
Karl Marx
On the Origin of Species
Charles Darwin
The Tipping Point
Malcolm Gladwell
In Cold Blood
Truman Capote
Mein Kampf
Adolf Hitler
The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank
Guns, Germs, and Steel
Jared Diamond
Carl Sagan
A Brief History of Time
Stephen Hawking
The Wealth of Nations
Adam Smith
Unsafe at Any Speed
Ralph Nader
Gorillas in the Mist
Dian Fossey
The Selfish Gene
Richard Dawkins
The Feminine Mystique
Betty Friedan
The Double Helix
James Watson
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
The Interpretation of Dreams
Sigmund Freud
The Republic
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Tom Wolfe
Mere Christianity
C.S. Lewis
Principia Mathematica (1687)
Isaac Newton
The Art of War
Sun Tzu
Level 58
Nov 21, 2012
The Jungle is fiction, but the setting was very realistic.
Level 62
Nov 21, 2012
It's not accepting it when I type in Tzu
Level 84
Feb 1, 2019
That is his given name not the family name
Level 65
May 2, 2019
Tzu is an honorific title, meaning master or sage.
Level 29
Nov 21, 2012
I agree with THobbes--The Jungle is based on some truth, but it is an entirely fictional story.
Level ∞
Nov 22, 2012
Removed that question. Thanks.
Level 60
Jun 3, 2015
Did poorly but excellent quiz. Thanks to the author
Level 78
Jun 3, 2015
I scored less than half, but I enjoyed it, too. I need the hard ones to teach this old dog new tricks.
Level 78
Jun 3, 2015
I always hear the book referred to as, "Plato's Republic". When I saw just The Republic, it didn't even dawn on me that was the actual name of the book. Duh.
Level 73
Jun 7, 2015
Why for instance 'das kapital' and 'mein kampf' and not 'il principe', 'sūnzĭ bīngfǎ' or 'traumdeutung'? Seems a bit inconsistent and even confusing for non-native english speakers. The prince almost tripped me up.
Level 58
Aug 7, 2016
It's the custom; I've personally never heard either of those two former titles translated (wouldn't even know how to, actually) and never heard of the latter one referred to untranslated, as "il principe" which I've also never heard of. Don't ask me why, it's just how people know it :P
Level 34
Aug 29, 2016
My struggle and The capital (Capital: Critique of Political Economy.)
Level 86
Jul 21, 2015
Made it easier that I had a copy of "The Prince" sitting next to me and I could check the spelling.
Level 34
Aug 29, 2016
Mein Kamf is fiction.
Level 79
Sep 15, 2016
How do you define fiction? I always thought it was a political manifesto. (Never read it though.)
Level 69
Apr 8, 2020
It's an autobiography. So sure, some of it is fiction, but it's not a work of fiction.
Level 76
Sep 19, 2016
Good list. Was pleased to see Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - a book that should be better known.
Level 69
Jan 28, 2020
Funny to see ones on here that are still famous, but have been widely discredited/debunked.
Level 55
Jun 5, 2020
There is also a "The Art of War" by Machiavelli
Level 57
Oct 22, 2020
Good quizz ! :)

Perhaps we could avoid to put A.F book just after Mein Kampf … Thx