The Modern Library's 100 Best Nonfiction: The Board's List

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The readers' poll for the best nonfiction published in the English language since 1900 opened on April 29, 1999 and closed on September 30, 1999 with a total of 194,829 votes cast.

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The Education of Henry Adams (1907) por Henry Adams
1
The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) por William James
2
Up from Slavery (1901) por Booker T. Washington
3
A Room of One's Own (1929) por Virginia Woolf
4
Silent Spring (1962) por Rachel Carson
5
Selected Essays (1932) por T. S. Eliot
6
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA (1969) por James D. Watson
7
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited (1947) por Vladimir Nabokov
8
The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States (1936) por H. L. Mencken
9
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money (1936) por John Maynard Keynes
10
The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher (1974) por Lewis Thomas
11
The Frontier in American History (1920) por Frederick Jackson Turner
12
Black Boy (1945) por Richard Wright
13
Aspects of the Novel (1927) por E. M. Forster
14
The Civil War: A Narrative (1958) por Shelby Foote
15
The Guns of August (1962) por Barbara W. Tuchman
16
The Proper Study of Mankind: An Anthology of Essays (1997) por Isaiah Berlin
17
The Nature and Destiny of Man: A Christian Interpretation (1943) por Reinhold Niebuhr
18
Notes of a Native Son (1955) por James Baldwin
19
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) por Gertrude Stein
20
The Elements of Style (1959) por William Jr. Strunk
21
An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (1944) por Gunnar Myrdal
22
Principia Mathematica (3-volume set) (1927) por Alfred North Whitehead
23
The Mismeasure of Man (1981) por Stephen Jay Gould
24
The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition (1953) por Meyer H. Abrams
25
The Art of the Soluble: Creativity and Originality in Science (1960) por P. B. Medawar
26
The Ants (1990) por Bert Hölldobler
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A Theory of Justice (1971) por John Rawls
28
Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation (1960) por E. H. Gombrich
29
The Making of the English Working Class (1963) por E. P. Thompson
30
The Souls of Black Folk (1903) por W. E. B. Du Bois
31
Principia Ethica (1903) por G. E. Moore
32
The Philosophy of Civilization (1946) por Albert Schweitzer
33
On Growth and Form (1917) por D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
34
Ideas and Opinions (1934) por Albert Einstein
35
The Age of Jackson (1945) por Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
36
The Making of the Atomic Bomb (1986) por Richard Rhodes
37
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey through Yugoslavia (1941) por Rebecca West
38
Autobiographies (1927) por William Butler Yeats
39
Science and civilization in China por Joseph Needham
40
Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography (1929) por Robert Graves
41
Homage to Catalonia (1938) por George Orwell
42
The Autobiography of Mark Twain (1959) por Mark Twain
43
Children of Crisis: A Study of Courage and Fear (1967) por Robert Coles
44
A Study of History, 1: Introduction; The Geneses of Civilizations, Part 1 (1933) por Arnold J. Toynbee
45
The Affluent Society (1958) por John Kenneth Galbraith
46
Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department (1969) por Dean Acheson
47
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (1972) por David McCullough
48
Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War (1962) por Edmund Wilson
49
Samuel Johnson (1977) por W. Jackson Bate
50
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965) por Malcolm X
51
The Right Stuff (1979) por Tom Wolfe
52
Eminent Victorians (1918) por Lytton Strachey
53
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1974) por Studs Terkel
54
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (1990) por William Styron
55
The Liberal Imagination (1950) por Lionel Trilling
56
The Second World War {complete} (1950) por Winston S. Churchill
57
Out of Africa (1937) por Isak Dinesen
58
Jefferson and His Time (6 Volume Set) (1962) por Dumas Malone
59
In the American Grain (1925) por William Carlos Williams
60
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water (1986) por Marc Reisner
61
The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance (1990) por Ron Chernow
62
The Sweet Science (1987) por A. J. Liebling
63
The Open Society and Its Enemies (1962) por Karl Popper
64
The Art of Memory (1966) por Frances A. Yates
65
Religion and the Rise of Capitalism: A Historical Study (1926) por R. H. Tawney
66
A Preface to Morals (1929) por Walter Lippmann
67
The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution (1981) por Jonathan D. Spence
68
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) por Thomas S. Kuhn
69
The Strange Career of Jim Crow (1955) por C. Vann Woodward
70
The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community (1963) por William H. McNeill
71
The Gnostic Gospels (1979) por Elaine Pagels
72
James Joyce (1959) por Richard Ellmann
73
Florence Nightingale (1951) por Cecil Woodham-Smith
74
The Great War and Modern Memory (1975) por Paul Fussell
75
The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects (1961) por Lewis Mumford
76
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (1988) por James M. McPherson
77
Why We Can't Wait (1964) por Martin Luther King, Jr.
78
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (1979) por Edmund Morris
79
Studies in Iconology: Humanistic Themes in the Art of the Renaissance (1939) por Erwin Panofsky
80
The Face of Battle (1976) por John Keegan
81
The Strange Death of Liberal England (1935) por George Dangerfield
82
Vermeer (Barnes & Noble Art Series) (1961) por Lawrence Gowing
83
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (1988) por Neil Sheehan
84
West with the Night (1942) por Beryl Markham
85
This Boy's Life (1989) por Tobias Wolff
86
A Mathematician's Apology (1940) por G. H. Hardy
87
Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher (1963) por Richard Feynman
88
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1974) por Annie Dillard
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The Golden Bough (1890) por James George Frazer
90
Shadow and Act (1964) por Ralph Ellison
91
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (1974) por Robert A. Caro
92
The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made it (1948) por Richard Hofstadter
93
The Contours of American History (1966) por William Appleman Williams
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The Promise of American Life (1964) por Herbert Croly
95
In Cold Blood (1965) por Truman Capote
96
The Journalist and the Murderer (1990) por Janet Malcolm
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The Taming of Chance (1990) por Ian Hacking
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Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year (1993) por Anne Lamott
99
Melbourne (1954) por David Cecil
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