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Classic Non-Fiction

A compilation I made of some of the greatest, most influential classic non-fiction books (i.e. published before 1990).
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The Unwomanly Face of War (Svetlana Alexievich)
The Unwomanly Face of War (Svetlana Alexievich)
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Untouchable (Mulk Raj Anand)
Untouchable (Mulk Raj Anand)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
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A Woman in Berlin (Anonymous)
A Woman in Berlin (Anonymous)
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Eichmann in Jerusalem (Hannah Arendt)
Eichmann in Jerusalem (Hannah Arendt)
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The Origins of Totalitarianism (Hannah Arendt)
The Origins of Totalitarianism (Hannah Arendt)
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Brief Lives (John Aubrey)
Brief Lives (John Aubrey)
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Saint Augustine--Confessions
Saint Augustine--Confessions
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Meditations
Meditations
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Notes of a Native Son (James Baldwin)
Notes of a Native Son (James Baldwin)
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The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)
The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)
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The Hedgehog and the Fox (Isaiah Berlin)
The Hedgehog and the Fox (Isaiah Berlin)
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13
I Write What I Like (Steve Biko)
I Write What I Like (Steve Biko)
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Testament of Youth (Vera Brittain)
Testament of Youth (Vera Brittain)
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
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The Anarchical Society (Hedley Bull)
The Anarchical Society (Hedley Bull)
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The Anatomy of Melancholy (Robert Burton)
The Anatomy of Melancholy (Robert Burton)
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Committed Writings (Albert Camus)
Committed Writings (Albert Camus)
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In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
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A Rumor of War
A Rumor of War
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21
Silent Spring
Silent Spring
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The Power Broker
The Power Broker
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What Is History? (E. H. Carr)
What Is History? (E. H. Carr)
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History of My Life (Giacomo Casanova)
History of My Life (Giacomo Casanova)
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Discourse on Colonialism (Aime Cesaire)
Discourse on Colonialism (Aime Cesaire)
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The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian (Nirad C. Chaudhuri)
The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian (Nirad C. Chaudhuri)
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The Analects (Confucius)
The Analects (Confucius)
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Enemies of Promise (Cyril Connolly)
Enemies of Promise (Cyril Connolly)
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On the Origin of Species (Charles Darwin)
On the Origin of Species (Charles Darwin)
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A Book of Mediterranean Food (Elizabeth David)
A Book of Mediterranean Food (Elizabeth David)
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Women, Race & Class (Angela Y. Davis)
Women, Race & Class (Angela Y. Davis)
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The Selfish Gene
The Selfish Gene
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The Second Sex (Simone De Beauvoir)
The Second Sex (Simone De Beauvoir)
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Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter
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Essays (Montaigne)
Essays (Montaigne)
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Democracy in America
Democracy in America
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain (Daniel Defoe)
A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain (Daniel Defoe)
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Conversations With Stalin (Milovan Djilas)
Conversations With Stalin (Milovan Djilas)
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The African Origin of Civilization (Cheikh Anta Diop)
The African Origin of Civilization (Cheikh Anta Diop)
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