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Saja's List of 100 Best Nonfiction (Modern Library)

In 1999, Modern Library Publishing asked readers to vote for the best nonfiction books published in English in the 20th century. This is a list of the results, listed by popularity. Snooze. Read these when you have a lot of time on your hands...……..such as these days of sheltering in place.
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The Education of Henry Adams (Henry Adams)
The Education of Henry Adams (Henry Adams)
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The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
The Varieties of Religious Experience by 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 by Virginia Woolf
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
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Silent Spring (Rachel Carson)
Silent Spring (Rachel Carson)
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Selected Essays (T. S. Eliot)
Selected Essays (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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Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
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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 (E.M. Forster)
Aspects of the Novel (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 (James Baldwin)
Notes of a Native Son (James Baldwin)
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The Autobiography of Alice B. Tokias by Gertrude Stein
The Autobiography of Alice B. Tokias 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 (Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson)
The Ants (Bert Hölldobler 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 by W.E.B. Du Bois
THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK by W.E.B. Du Bois
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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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