100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the 20th Century

Here is the 100 best books of the 20th century by National Review 2006 edition:

  1. The Second World War
    by Winston Churchill
  2. The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956
    by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  3. Homage to Catalonia
    by George Orwell
  4. The Road to Serfdom: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
    by F. A. Hayek
  5. The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell (4 volumes)
    by Edited by Sonia Orwell and Ian Angus
  6. The Open Society and its Enemies: Hegel and Marx (Routledge Classics) (v. 2)
    by Karl Popper
  7. The Abolition of Man
    by C. S. Lewis
  8. The Revolt of the Masses
    by José Ortega y Gasset
  9. The Constitution of Liberty
    by F. A. Hayek
  10. Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition
    by Milton Friedman
  11. Modern Times Revised Edition: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties (Perennial Classics)
    by Paul Johnson
  12. Rationalism in Politics and other essays
    by Michael Oakeshott
  13. Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy
    by Joseph A. Schumpeter
  14. Economy and Society: An Outline of Interpretive Sociology (2 volume set)
    by Max Weber
  15. The Origins of Totalitarianism: Introduction by Samantha Power
    by Hannah Arendt
  16. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
    by Rebecca West
  17. Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition
    by Edward O. Wilson
  18. On the Hundredth Anniversary of Rerum Novarum: Centissimus Annus
    by Pope John Paul II
  19. The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages, Revised and Expanded Edition
    by Norman Cohn
  20. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl – The Definitive Edition
    by Anne Frank
  21. The Great Terror: A Reassessment
    by Robert Conquest
  22. Chronicles of Wasted Time: An Autobiography
    by Malcolm Muggeridge
  23. Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (Penguin Classics)
    by Albert Einstein
  24. Witness
    by Whittaker Chambers
  25. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
    by Thomas S. Kuhn
  26. Mere Christianity
    by C. S. Lewis
  27. The Quest for Community: A Study in the Ethics of Order and Freedom (ICS Series in Self-Governance)
    by Robert A. Nisbet
  28. Encyclopedia Britannica
  29. Up in the Old Hotel
    by Joseph Mitchell
  30. The Everlasting Man
    by G. K. Chesterton
  31. Orthodoxy (Hendrickson Christian Classics)
    by G. K. Chesterton
  32. Liberal Imagination: Essays on Literature and Society. Reprint of the 1950 Ed (Lionel Trilling Works)
    by Lionel Trilling
  33. The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
    by James D. Watson
  34. The Feynman Lectures on Physics including Feynman’s Tips on Physics: The Definitive and Extended Edition
    by Richard P. Feynman
  35. Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers
    by Tom Wolfe
  36. The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays
    by Albert Camus
  37. The unheavenly city; the nature and future of our urban crisis
    by Edward C. Banfield
  38. The Interpretation Of Dreams
    by Sigmund Freud
  39. The Death and Life of Great American Cities (Modern Library)
    by Jane Jacobs
  40. The End of History and the Last Man
    by Francis Fukuyama
  41. The 1997 Joy of Cooking
    by Irma S. Rombauer
  42. The Age of Reform: From Bryan to F.d.r.
    by Richard Hofstadter
  43. The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes: Volume 7, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
    by John Maynard Keynes
  44. God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of ‘Academic Freedom’
    by William F. Buckley
  45. Selected Essays
    by T. S. Eliot
  46. Ideas Have Consequences
    by Richard M. Weaver
  47. The Economy of Cities
    by Jane Jacobs
  48. The Closing of the American Mind
    by Allan Bloom
  49. Ethnic America: A History
    by Thomas Sowell
  50. An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (Black and African-American Studies) Volume 2
    by Gunnar Myrdal
  51. Three Case Histories
    by Sigmund Freud
  52. The struggle for Europe;
    by Chester Wilmot
  53. Main Currents in American Thought: An Interpretation of American Literature from the Beginnings to 1920 Part One
    by Vernon Louis Parrington
  54. The Waning of the Middle Ages
    by Johan Huizinga
  55. Systematic Theology (Academic Paperback)
    by Wolfhart Pannenberg
  56. The campaign of the Marne, 1914
    by Sewell Tappan Tyng
  57. Tractatus Logico Philosophicus (Routledge Classics)
    by Ludwig Wittgenstein
  58. Insight: A Study of Human Understanding (Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan)
    by Bernard Lonergan
  59. Being and Time: A Translation of Sein and Zeit (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)
    by Martin Heidegger
  60. Disraeli
    by Robert Blake
  61. Democracy and Leadership
    by Irving Babbitt
  62. The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
    by William Strunk Jr.
  63. The Machiavellians, defenders of freedom
    by James Burnham
  64. Reflections of a Russian statesman (Ann Arbor paperbacks)
    by Konstantin Petrovich Pobedonostsev
  65. The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy’s View of History
    by Isaiah Berlin
  66. Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made
    by Eugene D. Genovese
  67. ABC of Reading
    by Ezra Pound
  68. The Second World War
    by John Keegan
  69. The Making of Homeric Verse: The Collected Papers of Milman Parry
    by Milman Parry
  70. The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling
    by Angus Wilson
  71. Scrutiny: A Retrospect
    by F. R Leavis
  72. The Edge of the Sword
    by Charles de Gaulle
  73. R. E. Lee: A Biography, Vol. 1
    by Douglas Southall Freeman
  74. Bureaucracy
    by Ludwig Von Mises
  75. The Seven Storey Mountain
    by Thomas Merton
  76. Balzac
    by Stefan Zweig
  77. The Good Society
    by Walter Lippmann
  78. Silent Spring
    by Rachel Carson
  79. The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Vol. 1: The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100-600)
    by Jaroslav Pelikan
  80. Strange Defeat
    by Marc Bloch
  81. Looking Back: An Autobiographical Excursion
    by Norman Douglas
  82. Mont Saint Michel And Chartres
    by Henry Adams
  83. Poetry and the Age
    by Randall Jarrell
  84. Love in the Western World
    by Denis De Rougemont
  85. The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot
    by Russell Kirk
  86. Wealth and Poverty (ICS Series in Self-Governance)
    by George Gilder
  87. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States)
    by James M. McPherson
  88. Henry James: A Life
    by Leon Edel
  89. Essays of E. B. White (Perennial Classics)
    by E. B. White
  90. Speak, Memory (Everyman’s Library)
    by Vladimir Nabokov
  91. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
    by Tom Wolfe
  92. Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution
    by Michael J. Behe
  93. The Civil War: A Narrative (3 Volume Set)
    by Shelby Foote
  94. The Way the World Works (Gateway Contemporary)
    by Jude Wanniski
  95. To the Finland Station (New York Review Books Classics)
    by Edmund Wilson
  96. Civilisation
    by Kenneth Clark
  97. The Russian Revolution
    by Richard Pipes
  98. The Idea of History: With Lectures 1926-1928
    by R. G. Collingwood
  99. The Last Lion
    by William Manchester
  100. The Starr Report: The Findings of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr on President Clinton and the Lewinsky Affair
    by Washington Post

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