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Modern Library's 100 Best Nonfiction Works

Here they are--Modern Library's top 100 Nonfiction works in order, starting with Number 1 (Henry Adams) and moving on down to 100 (Lord David Cecil). This list runs the gamut from history to economic theory to social philosophy to science treatise to the murder of a family in Kansas. You know you like to read fiction--but do you balance your reading by feeding your mind as often as your emotions?
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The Education of Henry Adams
The Education of Henry Adams
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The Varieties of Religious Experience (William James)
The Varieties of Religious Experience (William James)
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Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington)
Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington)
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A Room of One's Own (Virginia Woolf)
A Room of One's Own (Virginia Woolf)
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Silent Spring
Silent Spring
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SELECTED ESSAYS, 1917-1932 by T. S. Eliot
SELECTED ESSAYS, 1917-1932 by T. S. Eliot
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The Double Helix
The Double Helix
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Speak, Memory (Vladimir Nabokov)
Speak, Memory (Vladimir Nabokov)
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THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE by H. L. Mencken
THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE by H. L. Mencken
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THE GENERAL THEORY OF EMPLOYMENT, INTEREST, AND MONEY by John Maynard
THE GENERAL THEORY OF EMPLOYMENT, INTEREST, AND MONEY by John Maynard
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The Lives of a Cell (Lewis Thomas)
The Lives of a Cell (Lewis Thomas)
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The Frontier in American History
The Frontier in American History
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Black Boy
Black Boy
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ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL by E. M. Forster
ASPECTS OF THE NOVEL by E. M. Forster
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The Civil War by Shelby Foote
The Civil War by Shelby Foote
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The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
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THE PROPER STUDY OF MANKIND by Isaiah Berlin
THE PROPER STUDY OF MANKIND by Isaiah Berlin
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The Nature and Destiny of Man by Reinhold Niebuhr
The Nature and Destiny of Man by Reinhold Niebuhr
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Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
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The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
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The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White
The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White
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AN AMERICAN DILEMMA by Gunnar Myrdal
AN AMERICAN DILEMMA by Gunnar Myrdal
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PRINCIPIA MATHEMATICA by Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell
PRINCIPIA MATHEMATICA by Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell
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THE MISMEASURE OF MAN by Stephen Jay Gould
THE MISMEASURE OF MAN by Stephen Jay Gould
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THE MIRROR AND THE LAMP by Meyer Howard Abrams
THE MIRROR AND THE LAMP by Meyer Howard Abrams
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THE ART OF THE SOLUBLE by Peter B. Medawar
THE ART OF THE SOLUBLE by Peter B. Medawar
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THE ANTS by Bert Hoelldobler and Edward O. Wilson
THE ANTS by Bert Hoelldobler and Edward O. Wilson
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A Theory of Justice by John Rawls
A Theory of Justice by John Rawls
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ART AND ILLUSION by Ernest H. Gombrich
ART AND ILLUSION by Ernest H. Gombrich
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THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH WORKING CLASS by E. P. Thompson
THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH WORKING CLASS by E. P. Thompson
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The Souls of Black Folk (W. E. B. Dubois)
The Souls of Black Folk (W. E. B. Dubois)
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PRINCIPIA ETHICA by G. E. Moore
PRINCIPIA ETHICA by G. E. Moore
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PHILOSOPHY AND CIVILIZATION by John Dewey
PHILOSOPHY AND CIVILIZATION by John Dewey
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ON GROWTH AND FORM by D'Arcy Thompson
ON GROWTH AND FORM by D'Arcy Thompson
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Ideas and Opinions
Ideas and Opinions
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THE AGE OF JACKSON , Arthur Schlesinger by Jr.
THE AGE OF JACKSON , Arthur Schlesinger by Jr.
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The Making of the Atomic Bomb (Richard Rhodes)
The Making of the Atomic Bomb (Richard Rhodes)
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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Rebecca West)
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Rebecca West)
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Autobiographies by W. B. Yeats
Autobiographies by W. B. Yeats
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SCIENCE AND CIVILIZATION IN CHINA by Joseph Needham
SCIENCE AND CIVILIZATION IN CHINA by Joseph Needham
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