Post your faves here.
Ok so I guess I will start this off with a few of my faves.
Human Cloning and Human Dignity: The Report of the Presidents Council on Bioethics
Argument Without End - by Robert S. McNamara
Without Conscience: The distrubing world of the Psychopaths among us - by Robert D. Hare, PhD.
Rights of Man - by Thomas Paine
Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills - by Charles Henderson
The Fall of Berlin 1945 - by Antony Beevor
The Hobbit - by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
Star Wars: Darth Bane series - By Drew Karpyshyn
Game of Thrones - by George R.R. Martin
The Enemy Within - Donald Thomas
Savage Continent - by Keith Lowe
The Bounty - Caroline Alexander
The Spartacus War - by Barry Strauss
Guadalcanal Diary - by Richard Tregaskis
Thomas Paine, Common Sense I can recommend. I think most of what you listed were made into movies. I may be wrong. Read some David Mccullouigh books, besides his early history of Teddy Roosevelt.
That was just a quick list of what I read in the last year or so exluding some of the lord of the rings wich has been an on going thing for a couple of years as well as the Game of Thrones books. As a full time student, finishing two different degrees, I don't have a lot of time to read for pleasure so it takes a little while to finish a series.
But here are some others that are on the favorite list
The Rising Sun - by John Toland
The Death of Caesar - Barry Strauss
The Last Generation of the Roman Republic - by Erich S. Gruen
Hiroshima - by John Hersey
Things That Must Not Be Forgotten - Michael David Kwan
Eagle Against The Sun - Ronald H. Spector
Embracing Defeat: Japan In The Wake of World War II - by John W. Dower
forgotten Ally - by Rana Mitter
Hiroshima Diary - by Michihiko Hachiya
Lost Names: Scenes From a Korean Boyhood - by Richard E. Kim
A Discourse by Three Drunkards on Government -by Nakae Chomin
Factory Girls - by Leslie T. Chang
Paris 1919 - by Margaret MacMillan
Hitler's Last Secretary - by Traudl Junge
Japan At War: An Oral History - by Haruko Taya Cook & Theodore F. Cook
As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised As a Girl - by John Colapinto
John Adama: - David McCullough
My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams
Masters of Death - by richard Rhodes
The Black Hole War - by Leonard Susskind
The Da Vinci Code series - by Dan Brown
..... and the list keeps growing every day. I have a lot of books that I really like but these are probably some of my favs from the last 4 years.
Hirishoma, and John Adams I can highly recommend from your list. Barbara Tuschman might be to your liking as well. And I always recommend Hemmingway. Ayn Rand is Great as well, Fritz Letber, and you can get short stories fan published for free. Look this up http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TQ0IT4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1
Hobbit and Lord of the Rings are obvious.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by: Douglas Adams
What if? by: Randall Munroe
Now it gets tricky (need to look up the english titel of the book):
Millennium´s Rule Series (Thief´s Magic, Angel of Storms and a yet unknown titel) by: Trudi Canavan
Elven Series [German titels: Die Elfen, Elfenwinter, Elfenlicht, Elfenkönigin] (The Elven, unknown, unknown, unknown) by: Bernhard Hennen
"Drachenelfen" Series (No English version yet) by: Bernhard Hennen
Lost Stars Series (Tarnished Knight, Perilous Shield, Imperfect Sword, ...) by: Jack Cambell
There are some more but this "english titel got nothing to do with german titel"-thingy is anoying me...
David Morrell is easily my favorite author and one book I recommend from him is Creepers.
Warhammer 40k Hours Heresy for Scifi, there are 32 books and counting, they are my go to at the moment. I'm on book 5 and it's still holding together really well.