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Best 100 Non Fiction Books of All Time

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  1. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  2. The Republic by Plato
  3. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  4. A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  5. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  6. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  7. The Principia by Sir Isaac Newton
  8. The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
  9. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  10. Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  11. The Holy Bible
  12. The Federalist Papers
  13. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
  14. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawkins
  15. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
  16. A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
  17. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  18. 1776 by David McCullough
  19. Critic of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
  20. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  21. Night by Elie Wiesel
  22. Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
  23. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
  24. The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
  25. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  26. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  27. The Confessions of St Augustine by St Augustine of Hippo
  28. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  29. John Adams by David McCullough
  30. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  31. The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White
  32. The Histories by Herodotus
  33. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
  34. Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descartes
  35. Truman by David McCullough
  36. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  37. Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington
  38. The World is Flat Thomas L. Friedman
  39. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
  40. Tao Te Ching By Lao Tzu
  41. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
  42. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power by Daniel Yergin
  43. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer
  44. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  45. The God Delusion Richard Dawkins
  46. The Civil War by Shelby Foote
  47. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber
  48. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
  49. Into Thin Air by John Krakauer
  50. The City of God by St Augustine

 

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Best 100 Non-Fiction Books of All Time updated on 01-31-2011