The Modern Library’s 100 Best Nonfiction: The Board’s List

The Education of Henry Adams Henry Adams
The Varieties of Religious Experience William James
Up From Slavery
Booker T. Washington
A Room of One’s Own Virginia Woolf
Silent Spring Rachel Carson
Selected Essays T. S. Eliot
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
James D. Watson
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited
Vladimir Nabokov
The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States {Fourth Edition} H. L. Mencken
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money
John Maynard Keynes
The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher Lewis Thomas
The Frontier in American History
Frederick Jackson Turner
Black Boy Richard Wright
Aspects of the Novel E. M. Forster
The Civil War: A Narrative Shelby Foote
The Guns of August
Barbara W. Tuchman
The Proper Study of Mankind: An Anthology of Essays Isaiah Berlin
The Nature and Destiny of Man: A Christian Interpretation
Reinhold Niebuhr
Notes of a Native Son James Baldwin
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Gertrude Stein
The Elements of Style
William Jr. Strunk
An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy Gunnar Myrdal
Principia mathematica : to *56
Alfred North Whitehead
The Mismeasure of Man
Stephen Jay Gould
The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition
Meyer H. Abrams
The Art of the Soluble: Creativity and Originality in Science P. B. Medawar
The Ants Bert Hölldobler
A Theory of Justice John Rawls
Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation E. H. Gombrich
The Making of the English Working Class E. P. Thompson
The Souls of Black Folk W. E. B. Du Bois
Principia Ethica G. E. Moore
The Philosophy of Civilization
Albert Schweitzer
On Growth and Form
D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson
Ideas and Opinions Albert Einstein
The Age of Jackson
Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.
The Making of the Atomic Bomb Richard Rhodes
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon Rebecca West
The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Vol. III: Autobiographies
William Butler Yeats
Science and civilization in China
Joseph Needham
Goodbye to All That Robert Graves
Homage to Catalonia George Orwell
The Autobiography of Mark Twain Mark Twain
Children of Crisis: A Study of Courage and Fear Robert Coles
A Study of History, 1: Introduction; The Geneses of Civilizations, Part 1
Arnold J. Toynbee
The Affluent Society
John Kenneth Galbraith
Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department Dean Acheson
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
David McCullough
Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War Edmund Wilson
Samuel Johnson W. Jackson Bate
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X
The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe
Eminent Victorians Lytton Strachey
Working Studs Terkel
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness William Styron
The Liberal Imagination Lionel Trilling
The Second World War {complete}
Winston S. Churchill
Out of Africa Isak Dinesen
Jefferson and His Time (6 Volume Set) Dumas Malone
In the American Grain
William Carlos Williams
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water Marc Reisner
The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance Ron Chernow
The Sweet Science A. J. Liebling
The Open Society and Its Enemies Karl Popper
The Art of Memory
Frances A. Yates
Religion and the Rise of Capitalism. A Historical Study R. H. Tawney
A Preface to Morals Walter Lippmann
The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution
Jonathan D. Spence
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Thomas S. Kuhn
The Strange Career of Jim Crow
C. Vann Woodward
The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community
William H. McNeill
The Gnostic Gospels Elaine Pagels
James Joyce Richard Ellmann
Florence Nightingale
Cecil Woodham-Smith
The Great War and Modern Memory Paul Fussell
The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects Lewis Mumford
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
James M. McPherson
Why We Can’t Wait
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt Edmund Morris
Studies in Iconology: Humanistic Themes in the Art of the Renaissance Erwin Panofsky
The Face of Battle John Keegan
The Strange Death of Liberal England
George Dangerfield
Lawrence Gowing
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam Neil Sheehan
West with the Night Beryl Markham
This Boy’s Life Tobias Wolff
A Mathematician’s Apology G. H. Hardy
Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher
Richard P. Feynman
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Annie Dillard
The Golden Bough : A Study in Comparative Religion
James George Frazer
Shadow and Act Ralph Ellison
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York Robert A. Caro
The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made it
Richard Hofstadter
The Contours of American History
William Appleman Williams
The Promise Of American Life Herbert Croly
In Cold Blood Truman Capote
The Journalist and the Murderer Janet Malcolm
The Taming of Chance Ian Hacking
Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year Anne Lamott
Melbourne David Cecil