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34 Great Works of Nonfiction by 34 Great Authors

All vetted and approved by yours truly. Subject to further addition and emendation for the next fifty years, at least.
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Voices From Chernobyl (Svetlana Alexievich)
Voices From Chernobyl (Svetlana Alexievich)
2
Eichmann in Jerusalem (Hannah Arendt)
Eichmann in Jerusalem (Hannah Arendt)
3
The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)
The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)
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The Second Sex (Simone De Beauvoir)
The Second Sex (Simone De Beauvoir)
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5
The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War. (Gioconda Belli)
The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War. (Gioconda Belli)
6
Testament of Youth (Vera Brittain)
Testament of Youth (Vera Brittain)
7
Grains of Gold: Tales of a Cosmopolitan Traveler (Gendün Chöphel)
Grains of Gold: Tales of a Cosmopolitan Traveler (Gendün Chöphel)
8
The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village (Samuel R.Delaney)
The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village (Samuel R.Delaney)
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Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 (W.E.B. Du Bois)
Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 (W.E.B. Du Bois)
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The Wretched of the Earth (Franz Fanon)
The Wretched of the Earth (Franz Fanon)
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Daughter of Persia (Sattareh Farman-Farmaian)
Daughter of Persia (Sattareh Farman-Farmaian)
12
Janet Frame: An Autobiography (Janet Frame)
Janet Frame: An Autobiography (Janet Frame)
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13
Memory of Fire (Eduardo Galeano)
Memory of Fire (Eduardo Galeano)
14
Journey Into the Whirlwind (Evgenia Ginzburg)
Journey Into the Whirlwind (Evgenia Ginzburg)
15
Living My Life (Emma Goldman)
Living My Life (Emma Goldman)
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84, Charing Cross (Helene Hanff)
84, Charing Cross (Helene Hanff)
17
Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism (Bell Hooks)
Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism (Bell Hooks)
18
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (William Kamkwamba)
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (William Kamkwamba)
19
The Shock Doctrine (Naomi Klein)
The Shock Doctrine (Naomi Klein)
20
The Drowned and the Saved (Primo Levi)
The Drowned and the Saved (Primo Levi)
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21
Sister Outsider (Audre Lorde)
Sister Outsider (Audre Lorde)
22
Rosalind Franklin (Brenda Maddox)
Rosalind Franklin (Brenda Maddox)
23
From the Ruins of Empire (Pankaj Mishra)
From the Ruins of Empire (Pankaj Mishra)
24
The Discovery of India (Jawaharlal Nehru)
The Discovery of India (Jawaharlal Nehru)
25
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Friedrich Nietzsche)
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Friedrich Nietzsche)
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Letters to a Young Poet (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Letters to a Young Poet (Rainer Maria Rilke)
27
Assata: An Autobiography (Assata Shakur)
Assata: An Autobiography (Assata Shakur)
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Aké: The Years of Childhood (Wole Soyinka)
Aké: The Years of Childhood (Wole Soyinka)
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29
Alice James (Jean Strouse)
Alice James (Jean Strouse)
30
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again (David Foster Wallace)
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again (David Foster Wallace)
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Medical Apartheid (Harriet Washington)
Medical Apartheid (Harriet Washington)
32
Three Guineas (Virginia Woolf)
Three Guineas (Virginia Woolf)
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Black Boy (Richard Wright)
Black Boy (Richard Wright)
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Malcolm X)
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Malcolm X)
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