The 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years by Slate

Slate’s books team selects the definitive works of reporting, memoir, and argument of the past quarter-century.

  1. Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder by Lawrence Weschler

    Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology is a book by Lawrence Weschler primarily about the Museum of Jurassic Technology...

  2. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

    Into the Wild is a 1996 non-fiction book written by Jon Krakauer. It is an expansion of a 9,000-word article by Krakauer on Chris McCandless titled "Death of an Innocent", which appeared in the Jan...