The Greatest Nonfiction Books Written by American Authors

  1. 1 . Walden by Henry David Thoreau

    Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings.

  2. 2 . The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley

    This book describes Malcolm X's upbringing in Michigan, his maturation to adulthood in Boston and New York, his time in prison, his conversion to Islam, his ministry, his travels to Africa and to M...

  3. 3 . Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

    Silent Spring is a book written by Rachel Carson and published by Houghton Mifflin in September 1962. The book is widely credited with helping launch the environmental movement. When Silent Spri...

  4. 4 . In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

    On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no appar...

  5. 5 . The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr, E. B. White

    The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., and E. B. White, is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known and most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and us...

  6. 6 . The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D. Watson

    The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA is an autobiographical account of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA written by James D. Watson and pub...

  7. 7 . Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe

    It is Wolfe's first novel, and is considered a highly autobiographical American Bildungsroman. The character of Eugene Gant is generally believed to be a depiction of Wolfe himself. The novel cover...

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  8. 8 . The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams

    The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. I...

  9. 9 . The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is an analysis of the history of science. Its publication was a landmark event in the sociology of knowledge, and popularized the terms paradigm and paradigm...

  10. 10 . Dispatches by Michael Herr

    Dispatches is a non-fiction book by Michael Herr that describes the author's experiences in Vietnam as a war correspondent for Esquire magazine. First published in 1977, Dispatches was one of the f...

  11. 11 . I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

    Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “po...

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  12. 12 . The Civil War by Shelby Foote

    The Civil War: A Narrative (1958-1974) is a three volume, 2,968-page, 1.2 million-word history of the American Civil War by Shelby Foote. Although previously known as a novelist, Foote is most famo...

  13. 13 . The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of indivi...

  14. 14 . The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is a work of literary journalism by Tom Wolfe, published in 1968. Using techniques from the genre of hysterical realism and pioneering new journalism, the novel tell...

  15. 15 . The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

    The Death and Life of Great American Cities, by Jane Jacobs, is a greatly influential book on the subject of urban planning in the 20th century. First published in 1961, the book is a critique of m...

  16. 16 . Selected Essays of T. S. Eliot by T. S. Eliot

    This is the first large and representative book of T. S. Eliot's prose and it is being published just at the time when Mr. Eliot is returning to America for the Harvard lectures. A year ago Edmund ...

  17. 17 . The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

    The Right Stuff is a 1979 book by Tom Wolfe about the pilots engaged in U.S. postwar experiments with experimental rocket-powered, high-speed aircraft as well as documenting the stories of the firs...

  18. 18 . R. E. Lee by Douglas Southall Freeman

    Autobiography of Robert E. Lee.

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  19. 19 . The Liberal Imagination by Lionel Trilling

    The Liberal Imagination is one of the most admired and influential works of criticism of the last century, a work that is not only a masterpiece of literary criticism but an important statement abo...

  20. 20 . Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt

    Angela’s Ashes is a memoir by Irish-American author Frank McCourt and tells the story of his childhood in Brooklyn and Ireland. It was published in 1996 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or ...

  21. 21 . Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

    Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. Since Hemingway's personal papers were released in 1979, scholars have examined and debated th...

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  22. 22 . The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein

    Largely to amuse herself, Gertrude Stein wrote this book in 1932..using as a sounding board her companion Miss Toklas, who had been with her for twenty-five years. The book is full of the most luci...

  23. 23 . Night by Elie Wiesel

    A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi dea...

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  24. 24 . Mythology by Edith Hamilton

    Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller in ...

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  25. 25 . The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton

    The Seven Storey Mountain is the autobiography of Thomas Merton, a Trappist Monk and a noted author of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Merton finished the book in 1946 at the age of 31, five years afte...

  26. 26 . Hiroshima by John Hersey

    The classic tale of the day the first atom bomb was dropped offers a haunting evocation of the memories of survivors and an appeal to the conscience of humanity

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  27. 27 . Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee

    Let Us Now Praise Famous Men is a book with text by American writer James Agee and photographs by American photographer Walker Evans first published in 1941 in the United States. The title is from ...

  28. 28 . The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes

    The Making of the Atomic Bomb, a book written by Richard Rhodes, won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award. The 900-page bo...

  29. 29 . The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay

    The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven w...

  30. 30 . The Feynman Lectures on Physics by Richard P. Feynman

    Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) was widely recognized as the most creative physicist of the post–World War II period. His career was extraordinarily expansive. From his contributions to the developm...

  31. 31 . Samuel Johnson by Walter Jackson Bate

    This 1979 chronicle is seen by critics not only as the definitive life of Dr. Johnson, but as a model of well-researched, lucid, fair--but always affectionate--biography.

  32. 32 . Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

    This collection of essays takes the reader on a psychological tour of the intense, wayward, violent, not a little crazy America of the 1960s. Surfers, students, deadheads and druggies; Joan Baez, D...

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  33. 33 . The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

    The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion, is an account of the year following the death of the author's husband John Gregory Dunne (1932–2003). Published by Knopf in October 2005, the book was ...

  34. 34 . The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois

    The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work of American literature by W. E. B. Du Bois. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. Th...

  35. 35 . Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

  36. 36 . On Writing by Stephen King

    On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is an autobiography and writing guide by Stephen King, published during 2000. It is a book about the prolific author's experiences as a writer. Although he discuss...

  37. 37 . Battle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson

    Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era is a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the American Civil War published in 1988 by James M. McPherson. Writing for the The New York Times, historian Hugh Br...

  38. 38 . The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen

    The Snow Leopard is a 1978 book by Peter Matthiessen, which is an account of his two month journey along with naturalist George Schaller in 1973 to Crystal Mountain, in the Dolpo region on the Tibe...

  39. 39 . Jefferson and His Time by Dumas Malone

    Dumas Malone's classic biography "Jefferson and His Time" — originally published in six volumes over a period of thirty-four years, between 1948 and 1982 — was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history...

  40. 40 . Maus by Art Spiegelman

    Maus: A Survivor's Tale is an autobiography by Art Spiegelman, told using the comics form. Parts of the story were originally published in the magazine RAW between 1980 to 1991. The complete story ...

  41. 41 . A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace

  42. 42 . Henry James by Leon Edel

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  43. 43 . Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

    Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness is a literary nonfiction work by Edward Abbey (1927–89), published originally in 1968. His fourth book and his first book length non-fiction work, it f...

  44. 44 . Truman by David McCullough

  45. 45 . Witness by Whittaker Chambers

    First published in 1952, Witness was at once a literary effort, a philosophical treatise, and a bestseller. Whittaker Chambers had just participated in America's trial of the century in which Chamb...

  46. 46 . The Power Broker by Robert Caro

    The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York is a Pulitzer Prize-winning 1974 biography of Robert Moses, "New York City's Master Builder", by Robert Caro. In the years since its publicat...

  47. 47 . Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman

    Capitalism and Freedom is a book by Milton Friedman originally published in 1962 which discusses the role of economic capitalism in liberal society. In accessible, jargon-free language, Friedman...

  48. 48 . The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

    The Guns of August, originally published as August 1914 (1962), is a military history book written by Barbara Tuchman. It primarily describes the events of the first month of World War I. The focus...

  49. 49 . Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain

    Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before and after the American Civil War.

  50. 50 . The Quest for Community by Robert Nisbet

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  51. 51 . Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy

  52. 52 . The Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker

    The Joy of Cooking is one of the United States' most-published cookbooks, having been in print continuously since 1936 and with more than 18 million copies sold. It was privately published in 1931 ...

  53. 53 . Rights of Man by Thomas Paine

    Rights of Man, by Thomas Paine, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard its people, their natural rights, and their national interests. It defen...

  54. 54 . The City in History by Lewis Mumford

    The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects is a 1961 National Book Award winner by American historian Lewis Mumford. In the book Mumford urges for a world not in wh...

  55. 55 . The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

    The Feminine Mystique, published 25 February 1963, is a book written by Betty Friedan which brought to light the lack of fulfillment in many women's lives, which was generally kept hidden[citation ...

  56. 56 . And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts

    And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic is a nonfiction book written by San Francisco Chronicle journalist Randy Shilts, published in 1987. It chronicles the discovery and s...

  57. 57 . How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

    Dale Breckenridge Carnegie (originally Carnagey until 1922 and possibly somewhat later) (November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous course...

  58. 58 . The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care by Benjamin Spock

    The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care (often referred to simply as Baby and Child Care), written by Benjamin Spock, was first published on 14 July 1946, and is one of the biggest best-seller...

  59. 59 . The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

  60. 60 . The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

    A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James...

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  61. 61 . Roll, Jordan, Roll by Eugene Genovese

    This weighty book intends to "tell the story of slave life as carefully and accurately as possible."

  62. 62 . Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values is the first of Robert M. Pirsig's texts in which he explores his Metaphysics of Quality. The 1974 book describes, in first person,...

  63. 63 . The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright

    The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 is a historical look at the way in which Al-Qaeda came into being, the background for various terrorist attacks and how they were investigated, and ...

  64. 64 . The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have ca...

  65. 65 . Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies is a 1997 book by Jared Diamond, professor of geography and physiology at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 1998 it won a Pulitze...

  66. 66 . The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould

    The Mismeasure of Man is a 1981 book written by the Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002). The book is a history and critique of the methods and motivations underlying biological det...

  67. 67 . The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk

    The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk is arguably one of the greatest contributions to twentieth-century American Conservatism. Brilliant in every respect, from its conception to its choice of sign...

  68. 68 . A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan

    A Bright Shining Lie is a book by Neil Sheehan, a former New York Times reporter who covered the Vietnam War. It is about U.S. Army retired Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann and the United States i...

  69. 69 . Hell's Angels by Hunter S. Thompson

  70. 70 . Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington

    Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an...

  71. 71 . The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter

    The Age of Reform is a 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Richard Hofstadter. The book is an American history that traces events from the Populist Movement of the 1890s through the Progressive Era...

  72. 72 . The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner

    One of the most influential and important books written about the impact of frontier life on a transplanted civilization. Reprinted from original 1920 edition, this edition lucidly reflects Jackson...

  73. 73 . The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

    One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year Winner of the James Beard Award Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules Today, buffeted by one f...

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  74. 74 . A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

    A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (ISBN 0-330-48455-9) is a memoir by Dave Eggers released in 2000. It chronicles his stewardship of younger brother Christopher "Toph" Eggers following the ...

  75. 75 . Nature and Destiny of Man by Reinhold Niebuhr

    Arguably Niebuhl's most important work, this book offers a sustained articulation of his theological ethics and is considered a landmark in 20th-century thought. This book issues a challenge to Wes...

  76. 76 . Common Ground by J. Anthony Lukas

    The book traces the history of three families: the African-American Twymons, the Irish McGoffs and the Yankee Divers. It gives brief genealogical histories of each families, focusing on how the eve...

  77. 77 . In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

    In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex is a National Book Award winning work of maritime history by Nathaniel Philbrick. It tells the story of the Whaleship Essex from the poin...

  78. 78 . Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

    Notes of a Native Son collects ten of Baldwin's essays, which had previously appeared in such magazines as Harper's Magazine, Partisan Review, and The New Leader. The essays mostly tackle issues of...

  79. 79 . Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

    Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything is a 2005 non-fiction book by University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen J. Dubner. T...

  80. 80 . A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

    Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac has enthralled generations of nature lovers and conservationists and is indeed revered by everyone seriously interested in protecting the natural world. Hailed ...

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  81. 81 . Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

    Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is a 1974 nonfiction narrative book by Annie Dillard. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975. The book is about Dillard's experiences at Tinker Creek, which is located in Virg...

  82. 82 . Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

    Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a bestselling collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book is separated into two parts. The first consists of essays about Sedaris...

  83. 83 . The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by journalist William L. Shirer, is the first and most successful, large scale history of Nazi Germany in English for a general audience, first published in 19...

  84. 84 . Patriotic Gore by Edmund Wilson

    Critical/biographical portraits of such notable figures as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ambrose Bierce, Mary Chesnut, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Oliver Wendell Holme...

  85. 85 . Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama

  86. 86 . Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown

    Documents, personal narratives, and illustrations record the experiences of Native Americans during the nineteenth century.

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  87. 87 . Future Shock: The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler

    Explores the nature and implications of a third wave of change that is now creating a new civilization with its own life-styles, jobs, sexual attitudes, concepts of family and love, economic struct...

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  88. 88 . Parting the Waters by Taylor Branch

    Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63

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  89. 89 . Essays of E. B. White by E. B. White

    The classic collection by one of the greatest essayists of our time. White is the apotheosis of the American liberal now spurned and detested by the Left (and the cultural mainstream). His mesme...

  90. 90 . Genetics and the Origin of Species by Theodosius Dobzhansky

    Genetics and the Origin of Species (ISBN 0-231-05475-0) is a 1937 book by the Ukrainian-American evolutionary biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky and one of the important books of the modern evolutiona...

  91. 91 . Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel

    In this unique recreation of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity. featuring a mosaic of memo...

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  92. 92 . Coming of Age in Samoa by Margaret Mead

    Coming of Age in Samoa is a book by Margaret Mead based upon youth in Samoa and lightly relating to youth in America, first published in 1928. In the foreword to Coming of Age in Samoa, Mead's advi...

  93. 93 . Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography by Zora Neale Hurston

    First published in 1942 at the height of her popularity, Dust Tracks on a Road is Zora Neale Hurston's candid, funny, bold, and poignant autobiography, an imaginative and exuberant account of her r...

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  94. 94 . The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

    An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierc...

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  95. 95 . Reveille in Washington by Margaret Leech

    Margaret Kernochan Leech (November 7, 1893 – February 24, 1974) also known as Margaret Pulitzer, was an American author and historian, who won two Pulitzer Prizes in history, for her books Reveille...

  96. 96 . Common Sense by Thomas Paine

  97. 97 . This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff

    This Boy's Life is a memoir by Tobias Wolff first published in 1989. It describes the author's adolescence as he wanders the continental United States with his itinerant mother. The first leg of th...

  98. 98 . Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from o...

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  99. 99 . The Ants by E. O. Wilson, Bert Hölldobler

    This book is primarily aimed at academics as a reference work, detailing the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and natural history of ants. The Ants is a Pulitzer Prize-winning...

  100. 100 . Sociobiology by Edward O. Wilson

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis is a book written by E. O. Wilson, which started the sociobiology debate, one of the great scientific controversies in biology of the 20th century. Wilson popularize...

  101. 101 . The Habit of Being by Flannery O'Connor

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Special Award "I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her l...

  102. 102 . The Age of Jackson by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr

    Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. won the Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Jackson. It is a triumph of historical scholarship, analysis, and interpretation and throws much new light on a host of Americans, well...

  103. 103 . The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

    A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half...

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  104. 104 . The Great Terror by Robert Conquest

    The Great Terror is a book by British writer Robert Conquest, published in 1968. It gave rise to an alternate title of the period in Soviet history known as the Great Purge. The complete title of t...

  105. 105 . The Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon

    The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression is a 2001 memoir written by Andrew Solomon. It examines the personal, cultural, and scientific aspects of depression through Solomon's published interviews...

  106. 106 . Present at the Creation by Dean Acheson

    Acheson (1893-1971) was not only present at the creation of the postwar world, he was one of its chief architects. He joined the Department of State in 1941 as Assistant Secretary of State for Econ...

  107. 107 . The American Language by H. L. Mencken

    The American Language, first published in 1919, is H. L. Mencken's book about the English language as spoken in the United States. Mencken was inspired by "the argot of the colored waiters" in W...

  108. 108 . Roughing It by Mark Twain

    Roughing It is a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature written by American humorist Mark Twain. It was written during 1870–71 and published in 1872 as a prequel to his first book Innocent...

  109. 109 . The Lives of a Cell by Lewis Thomas

    The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher is a 1974 collection of 29 essays written by Lewis Thomas for the New England Journal of Medicine during the preceding three years. The pieces are lo...

  110. 110 . The House of Morgan by Ron Chernow

    The winner of the National Book Award and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about an American banking dynasty. Acclaimed by The Wall Street Jo...

  111. 111 . Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers by Tom Wolfe

    Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers was a 1970 book by Tom Wolfe. The book, Wolfe's fourth, is composed of two articles by Wolfe, "These Radical Chic Evenings," first published in June of 1...

  112. 112 . On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee

    Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking is a kitchen classic. Hailed by Time magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and p...

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  113. 113 . The Unheavenly City by Edward C. Banfield

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  114. 114 . James Joyce by Richard Ellmann

    This acclaimed biography has won both the James Tait Black and the Duff Cooper Memorial Prizes, and is considered by many to be the definitive account of Joyce's life and work. The fresh materia...

  115. 115 . The Liars' Club by Mary Karr

    The Liars' Club is the childhood memoir of American author Mary Karr. Published in 1995 and a New York Times bestseller for over a year it tells the story of Mary Karr's childhood in the 1960s in a...

  116. 116 . The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama

    The End of History and the Last Man is a 1992 book by Francis Fukuyama, expanding on his 1989 essay "The End of History?", published in the international affairs journal The National Interest. In t...

  117. 117 . Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the ...

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  118. 118 . Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

    "Suddenly, in the space of a moment, I realized what it was that I loved about Britain-which is to say, all of it." After nearly two decades spent on British soil, Bill Bryson-bestsellingauthor of ...

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  119. 119 . All the President's Men by Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein

    The full account of the Watergate scandal from the two Washington Post reporters who broke the story. This is “the work that brought down a presidency…perhaps the most influential piece of journali...

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  120. 120 . Duke of Deception by Geoffrey Wolff

    Duke Wolff was a flawless specimen of the American clubman -- a product of Yale and the OSS, a one-time fighter pilot turned aviation engineer. Duke Wolff was a failure who flunked out of a series ...

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  121. 121 . Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood

    Affectionate and very funny . . . wonderfully grounded and authentic. This book proves Lockwood to be a formidably gifted writer who can do pretty much anything she pleases.” – The New York Times B...

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  122. 122 . Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991 by Michael Azerrad

    This is the never-before-told story of the musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties--when a small but sprawling network of bands, labels, fanzines, radio station...

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  123. 123 . The Americans by Robert Frank

    The Americans, by Robert Frank, was a highly influential book in post-war American photography. It was first published in France in 1958, and the following year in the United States. The photograph...

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  124. 124 . Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger

    Hollywood Babylon is a book by avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger which details the sordid scandals of many famous and infamous Hollywood denizens from the 1900s to the 1950s. First published in t...

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  125. 125 . Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter

    Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (commonly GEB) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas Hofstadter, described as "a metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis C...

  126. 126 . God and Man at Yale by William F. Buckley, Jr

    God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of "Academic Freedom," is a book published in 1951 by William F. Buckley, Jr., who eventually became a leading voice in the American conservative movement in ...

  127. 127 . Ideas Have Consequences by Richard M. Weaver

    Ideas Have Consequences is a philosophical work by Richard M. Weaver, published in 1948. The book is largely a treatise on the deleterious effects that the doctrine of nominalism has had on Western...

  128. 128 . The Economy of Cities by Jane Jacobs

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  129. 129 . The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom

    One of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom's sweeping analysis is e...

  130. 130 . Ethnic America by Thomas Sowell

    A distinguished economist traces the history of nine American ethnic groups--the Irish, the Germans, the Jews, the Italians, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Blacks, the Puerto Ricans, and the Mexica...

  131. 131 . The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway

    Jill Ker Conway is a noted historian, specializing in the experience of women in America, and was the first woman president of Smith College.

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  132. 132 . Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

    Zeitoun is a nonfiction book written by Dave Eggers and published by McSweeney's in 2009. It tells the story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, the Syrian-American owner of a painting and contracting company ...

  133. 133 . Democracy and Leadership by Irving Babbitt

    Irving Babbitt was a leader of the intellectual movement called American Humanism, or the New Humanism, and a distinguished professor of French literature at Harvard. Democracy and Leadership, firs...

  134. 134 . The Machiavellians by James Burnham

    Burnham is the greatest political analyst of our century and this is his best book.

  135. 135 . The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer

    The Armies of the Night (1968) is a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning nonfiction novel written by Norman Mailer and sub-titled History as a Novel/The Novel as History. Mailer essential...

  136. 136 . The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

    The Hero with a Thousand Faces (first published in 1949) is a non-fiction book, and seminal work of comparative mythology by Joseph Campbell. In this publication, Campbell discusses his theory of t...

  137. 137 . The ABC of Reading by Ezra Pound

    ABC of Reading is a book by Ezra Pound published in 1934. In it, Pound sets out an approach to the appreciation and understanding of literature (focusing primarily on poetry).

  138. 138 . The Making of Homeric Verse by Milman Parry

    Milman Parry, who died in 1935 while a young assistant professor at Harvard, is now considered one of the leading classical scholars of this century. Yet Parry's articles and French dissertations--...

  139. 139 . Great Bridge by David McCullough

    This monumental book is the enthralling story of one of the greatest events in our nation's history, during the Age of Optimism — a period when Americans were convinced in their hearts that all thi...

  140. 140 . The Good Society by Walter Lippmann

    The Good Society is a critical text in the history of liberalism. Initially a series of articles published in a variety of Lippmann's favorite magazines, as the whole evolved, it became a frontal a...

  141. 141 . The Christian Tradition by Jaroslav Pelikan

    The century's most comprehensive account of Christian teaching from the second century on.

  142. 142 . Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Henry Adams

    Widely considered one of the most valuable works on European religion, philosophy, economics, politics, and art in the middle ages.

  143. 143 . Poetry and the Age by Randall Jarrell

    The book for showing how 20th- century poets think, what their poetry does, and why it matters.

  144. 144 . Wealth and Poverty by George Gilder

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  145. 145 . Darwin's Black Box by Michael J. Behe

    Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution (1996, first edition; 2006, second edition) is a book written by Michael J. Behe and published by Free Press in which he presents his noti...

  146. 146 . The Way the World Works by Jude Wanniski

    Jude Wanniski's masterpiece defined the economic policies of the 1980s responsible for a booming stock market, the creation of thirty million new jobs. untold wealth, and unparalleled prosperity. T...

  147. 147 . To the Finland Station by Edmund Wilson

    To the Finland Station: A Study in the Writing and Acting of History is the most famous book by the American critic and historian Edmund Wilson. Published in 1940, the work presents the history of ...

  148. 148 . A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

    A People's History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present American history through the eyes of...

  149. 149 . The Last Lion by William Manchester

    The Last Lion is the second book in a planned trilogy of biographies on Winston Churchill by author and historian William Manchester.

  150. 150 . The Starr Report by Kenneth W. Starr

    THE STARR REPORT contains the complete text of the Independent Counsel

  151. 151 . A Field Guide to the Birds by Roger Tory Peterson

    The Peterson Field Guides (PFG) are a popular and influential series of American field guides intended to assist the layman in identification of birds, plants, insects and other natural phenomena. ...

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  152. 152 . Growing Up Absurd by Paul Goodman

    Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized Society is a 1960 book by Paul Goodman.

  153. 153 . The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T. J. Stiles

    A biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism, documenting how Vanderbilt helped launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manh...

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  154. 154 . The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt

    Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovati...

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  155. 155 . A Fire on the Moon by Norman Mailer

    Mailer's superb account, written as it was happening, of the first attempt to land men on the moon 'Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.' A Fire on the Moon tells the scarcely cred...

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  156. 156 . Democratic Vistas by Walt Whitman

    Democratic Vistas is a major work of comparative politics and letters written by the American poet and author Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman does much to expound on the influence of the Louisiana Purch...

  157. 157 . A Stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton

    A Stillness at Appomattox is a history on the American Civil War that recounts the final year. Some of Catton's extensive work describes the Battle of the Wilderness, the assault of the Mule Sho...

  158. 158 . A Theory Of The Consumption Function by Milton Friedman

    What is the exact nature of the consumption function? Can this term be defined so that it will be consistent with empirical evidence and a valid instrument in the hands of future economic researche...

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  159. 159 . Edith Wharton: A Biography by R. W. B. Lewis

    Edith Wharton: A Biography

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  160. 160 . The Haunted Land by Tina Rosenberg

    The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism written by Tina Rosenberg and published by Random House in 1995, won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the 1995 National B...

  161. 161 . My Fight for Birth Control by Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger writes of her efforts and struggles to bring birth control education to working class women in order to combat issues such as infant and maternal mortality, abortion, and poverty. S...

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  162. 162 . Superhighway--superhoax by Helen Leavitt

    Points out that the original plan as conceived in 1944 was to have the system link cities but not to enter them. Explains why the cores of the cities have been invaded by the highway system and why...

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  163. 163 . Woman Suffrage and Politics: The Inner Story of the Suffrage Movement by Carrie Chapman Catt

    This book addresses the question of why women in twenty-six other countries received the right to vote before American women were enfranchised. The authors blame the liquor lobby for the delay.

  164. 164 . Twenty Years at Hull-House by Jane Addams

    A refuge for Chicago's poor, Hull-House provided an unprecedented variety of social services. Its founder's inspiring autobiography chronicles the institution's early years and discusses its guidin...

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  165. 165 . Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home by Emily Post

    Upon publication in 1922 her book, “Etiquette: In Society, In Business, In Politics and At Home,” topped the nonfiction bestseller list, and the phrase “according to Emily Post” soon entered our la...

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  166. 166 . The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

    The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vit...

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  167. 167 . Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller

    Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape is a 1975 book about rape by Susan Brownmiller, in which the author argues that rape is "a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in...

  168. 168 . Basic Documents in American History by Richard Brandon Morris

    Timely and timeless, these basic documents are designed to remind us of the durable qualities of American values and traditions, and how adaptable they are to a changing world. This concise collect...

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  169. 169 . The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens by Lincoln Steffens

    Rediscover a man Americans turned to not only for news but for humor and wisdom as well. Growing up in Sacramento, Steffens (1866-1936) was an editor at the New York Evening Post, and later at McCl...

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  170. 170 . On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    Explains the attitudes of the dying toward themselves and others and presents a humane approach to relieving the psychological suffering of the terminally ill and their families

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  171. 171 . The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed

    The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family is a 2008 book by American historian Annette Gordon-Reed. It recounts the history of four generations of the African American Hemings family, from th...

  172. 172 . Master of the Senate by Robert Caro

    In the third and most-recently published volume, Master of the Senate, Caro chronicles Johnson's rapid ascent in the United States Congress, including his tenure as Senate Majority Leader. This 116...

  173. 173 . Russia Leaves the War by George F. Kennan

    Russia Leaves the War (1956) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by George F. Kennan. The book also won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, the George Bancroft Prize, and the Francis Parkman Prize...

  174. 174 . There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz

    There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America is a 1992 biography by Alex Kotlowitz that describes the experiences of two brothers growing up in Chicago's Henry ...

  175. 175 . The Diversity of Life by Edward O. Wilson

    An account of how the living world became diverse and how humans are destroying that diversity traces the processes that create new species and identifies the events that have disrupted evolution o...

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  176. 176 . The Politics of Ecstasy by Timothy Leary

    Writings that sparkle with the psychedelic revolution. The Politics of Ecstasy is Timothy Leary's most provocative and influential exploration of human consciousness, written during the period from...

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  177. 177 . Experience in Education by John Dewey

    Experiential education is a philosophy of education that focuses on the transactive process between teacher and student involved in direct experience with the learning environment and content. The ...

  178. 178 . The House on Henry Street by Lillian D. Wald

    Nearly one hundred years after the Henry Street Settlement was founded, this venerable institution still serves the people of the lower East Side of New York. Much of the credit for its survival ma...

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  179. 179 . The Path to Power by Robert Caro

    The Path to Power, Caro retraced Lyndon Johnson's life by temporarily moving to rural Texas and Washington, D.C., to better understand Johnson's upbringing and to interview anyone who had known Joh...

  180. 180 . The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

    The Story of My Life, first published in 1903, is Helen Keller's autobiography detailing her early life, especially her experiences with Anne Sullivan. Portions of it were adapted by William Gibson...

  181. 181 . The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell

    Fussell's landmark study of WWI remains as original and gripping today as ever before: a literate, literary, and illuminating account of the Great War, the one that changed a generation, ushered in...

  182. 182 . Why We Can't Wait by Martin Luther King

    Why we can't wait is a book by Martin Luther King, Jr. about the civil rights struggle against racial segregation in the United States, and specifically in Birmingham, Alabama.

  183. 183 . Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin

    In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan’s Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken i...

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  184. 184 . Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number o...

  185. 185 . The Journalist and the Murderer by Janet Malcolm

    The Journalist and the Murderer is a 1990 study by Janet Malcolm about the ethics of journalism. Attracting heavy criticism upon first publication, it is now regarded as a "seminal" work.

  186. 186 . Shadow and ACT by Ralph Ellison

    Ralph Ellison examines his antecedents and in so doing illuminates the literature, music, and culture of both black and white America.

  187. 187 . Nickel And Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

    Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America is a book written by Barbara Ehrenreich. Written from the perspective of the undercover journalist, it sets out to investigate the impact of the 199...

  188. 188 . The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry

    Wendell Berry (born August 5, 1934, Henry County, Kentucky) is an American man of letters, academic, cultural and economic critic, and farmer. He is a prolific author of novels, short stories, poem...

  189. 189 . Protestant, Catholic, Jew by Will Herberg

    Protestant, Catholic, Jew created a sociological framework for the study of religion in the United States. Herberg demonstrated how immigration and American ethnic culture were reflected in religio...

  190. 190 . The New Science of Politics by Eric Voegelin

    Compressed within the Draconian economy of the six Walgreen lectures is a complete theory of man, society, and history, presented at the most profound and intellectual level. . . . Voegelin's [work...

  191. 191 . The Triumph of the Therapeutic by Philip Rieff

    "The Triumph of the Therapeutic" has been hailed as a work of genuine brilliance, one of those books whose insights uncannily anticipate cultural developments and whose richness of argumentation re...

  192. 192 . Lost in the Cosmos by Walker Percy

    Lost in the Cosmos by the late Walker Percy is a mock self-help book and social satire on the American value of autonomy published in 1983. Organized into roughly four sections that explore ideas ...

  193. 193 . Prejudices by H. L. Mencken

    With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the "language of the free lunch counter," Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century

  194. 194 . Natural Right and History by Leo Strauss

    In this classic work, Leo Strauss examines the problem of natural right and argues that there is a firm foundation in reality for the distinction between right and wrong in ethics and politics. On ...

  195. 195 . The Great Chain of Being by Arthur Lovejoy

    From later antiquity down to the close of the eighteenth century, most philosophers and men of science and, indeed, most educated men, accepted without question a traditional view of the plan and s...

  196. 196 . Understanding Poetry by Robert Penn Warren, Cleanth Brooks

    Understanding Poetry was an influential American college textbook and poetry anthology by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren, first published in 1938. The book influenced New Criticism and went ...

  197. 197 . Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Between the World and Me is a 2015 book written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and published by Spiegel & Grau. It is written as a letter to the author's teenaged son about the feelings, symbolism, and realit...

  198. 198 . Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox (1882–1940) by James MacGregor Burns

    This first of Burns’s definitive and award-winning two-volume biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, mapping the personal and professional development of one of America’s most brilliant politician...

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  199. 199 . Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm

    Erich Fromm’s bestselling 1941 debut, about freedom and authoritarianism, is as relevant today as when it was first published The pursuit of freedom has indelibly marked Western culture since Renai...

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  200. 200 . Microbe Hunters by Paul de Kruif

    In this classic bestseller, Paul de Kruif dramatizes the pioneering bacteriological work of such scientists as Leeuwenhoek, Spallanzani, Koch, Pasteur, Reed, and Ehrlich. This seventieth anniversar...

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  201. 201 . Galapagos: World's End by William Beebe

    More than 100 splendid illustrations enhance this fascinating firsthand account of a 1923 expedition to survey the wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. Beebe, a renowned biologist and explorer, combi...

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  202. 202 . The Two-Ocean War: A Short History of the United States Navy in the Second World War by Samuel Eliot Morison

    Originally published in 1963, this classic, single-volume history draws on Morison's definitive 15-volume History of United States Naval Operations in World War II,/I. More than a condensation, The...

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  203. 203 . The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

    An assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as...

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  204. 204 . Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

    Fun Home (subtitled A Family Tragicomic) is a graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, author of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. It chronicles the author's childhood and youth in rural Pennsylvani...

  205. 205 . Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

    Zami: A New Spelling of My Name is a 1982 autobiography by American poet Audre Lorde. It started a new genre that the author calls biomythography, which combines history, biography, and myth. In th...

  206. 206 . Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown

    Researcher and thought leader Dr. Bren Brown offers a powerful new vision in Daring Greatly that encourages us to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly and courageously. 'I...

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  207. 207 . Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

    Kitchen Confidential reveals what Bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine." Last summer, The New Yorker published Chef Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before...

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  208. 208 . Letters from an American Farmer by J. Crevecoeur

    First published in England in 1782, Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer was one of the first works to describe the character of the average American at the close of the Revolutionary War. ...

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  209. 209 . Born to Run by Chris McDougall

    At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of the...

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  210. 210 . The Mirror and the Lamp by Meyer Howard Abrams

    This clear, accessible account of Hegelian logic makes a case for its enormous seductiveness, its surprising presence in the collective consciousness, and the dangers associated therewith. Offering...

  211. 211 . A Theory of Justice by John Rawls

    A Theory of Justice is a widely-read book of political philosophy and ethics by John Rawls. Rawls attempts to solve the problem of distributive justice by utilising a variant of the familiar dev...

  212. 212 . Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah

    The story of an unwanted Chinese daughter growing up during the Communist Revolution, blamed for her mother's death, ignored by her millionaire father and unwanted by her Eurasian step mother. A st...

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  213. 213 . Philosophy and Civilization by John Dewey

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  214. 214 . Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward

    Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward (Salvage the Bones, Sing, Unburied, Sing) contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the risk of being a black man in the rural Sout...

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  215. 215 . The Afterlife: A Memoir by Donald Antrim

    From "a fiercely intelligent writer" (The New York Times), a wry, poignant story of the difficult love between a mother and a son In the winter of 2000, shortly after his mother's death from cancer...

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  216. 216 . Albert Murray: Collected Essays & Memoirs by Albert Murray

    In his 1970 classic The Omni-Americans, Albert Murray (1916–2013) took aim at protest writers and social scientists who accentuated the “pathology” of race in American life. Against narratives of m...

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  217. 217 . The Gentrification of the Mind by Sarah Schulman

    In this memoir of the AIDS years (1981-1996) in New York, CUNY Professor of English Sarah Schulman recalls how much of the queer culture, cheap rents, and virbrant downtown arts movement vanished a...

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  218. 218 . Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario

    An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an ...

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  219. 219 . American Shaolin by Matthew Polly

    Describes the childhood dream that led the author to study martial arts at China's famed Shaolin Temple, his initial disenchantment that turned into respect for the instructors, and the training th...

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  220. 220 . Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah

    A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen ...

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  221. 221 . Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times by Paul Rogat Loeb

    Soul of a Citizen awakens within us the desire and the ability to make our voices heard and our actions count. We can lead lives worthy of our convictions. A book of inspiration and integrity, Soul...

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  222. 222 . Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

    Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on...

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  223. 223 . "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P. Feynman

    A New York Times bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original. Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thri...

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  224. 224 . The Death of Woman Wang MMP by Jonathan Spence

    In The Death of Woman Wang the award-winning historian Jonathan Spence paints a vivid picture of an obscure time and place: provincial China in the late 17th century. Drawing on a range of sources,...

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  225. 225 . The Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain

    Mark Twain’s Autobiography is a two-volume set published over ten years after Twain's death in order to protect the "guilty". It was well received, as the public was hungry for some new books by Ma...

  226. 226 . The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh

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  227. 227 . Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace

    Consider the Lobster (2005) is a collection of essays by novelist David Foster Wallace. It is also the title of one of the essays, which was published in Gourmet Magazine in 2004. The entire list o...

  228. 228 . Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon

    The book describes the exploitation of black Americans after the end of the American Civil War. Blackmon presents evidence that slavery in the United States did not end with the Civil War, instead ...

  229. 229 . Last Train to Memphis by Peter Guralnick

  230. 230 . All Over But The Shoutin' by Rick Bragg

  231. 231 . The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures is a 1997 book by Anne Fadiman that chronicles the struggles of a Hmong refugee fami...

  232. 232 . Mary Chestnut's Civil War by Mary Chesnut

    Mary Boykin Chesnut began her diary on February 18, 1861, and ended it on June 26, 1865. She was an eyewitness to many historic events as she accompanied her husband to significant sites of the Civ...

  233. 233 . Backlash by Susan Faludi

    Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women is the title of a 1991 nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize winner Susan Faludi, which argues for the existence of a media driven "backlash" against...

  234. 234 . The Making of the President, 1960 by Theodore White

    The Making of the President, 1960, written by Theodore White analyzes the 1960 election in which John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States. The book, written in a novelistic st...

  235. 235 . A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman

    A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century, published in 1978, is a work by American historian Barbara Tuchman, focusing on life in 14th century Europe. To provide a central figure in her swe...

  236. 236 . The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

    One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold sto...

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  237. 237 . Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle

    Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a two-volume French cookbook written by American Julia Child, and Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle both of France. The book was written for the American ma...

  238. 238 . Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez

    Barry Lopez's National Book Award-winning classic study of the Far North is widely considered his masterpiece. Lopez offers a thorough examination of this obscure world-its terrain, its wildlife...

  239. 239 . John Adams by David McCullough

    John Adams is a 2001 biography of Founding Father and second U.S. President John Adams written by popular historian David McCullough. It won a 2002 Pulitzer Prize (for "Biography or Autobiography")...

  240. 240 . United States: Essays 1952-1992 by Gore Vidal

    United States: Essays 1952-1992

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  241. 241 . Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon

    From the National Book Award–winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tel...

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  242. 242 . Anti-intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter

    Written in response to the political and intellectual conditions of the 1950s, Anti-intellectualism in American Life emerged as a grand attack on the institutions to which society historically entr...

  243. 243 . We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch

    We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda is a 1998 non-fiction book about the genocide of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda in 1994, wr...

  244. 244 . The Good War by Studs Terkel

    "The Good War": An Oral History of World War Two is a telling of the oral history of World War II written by Studs Terkel. The work won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. It is a firs...

  245. 245 . The Forever War by Dexter Filkins

    The Forever War is a non-fiction book by American journalist Dexter Filkins about his observations on assignment in Afghanistan and Iraq during the Iraq War. The book made the New York Times Book R...

  246. 246 . We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction by Joan Didion

    A definitive compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including her studie...

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  247. 247 . Growing Up by Russell Baker

  248. 248 . Working by Studs Terkel

    Working (full title: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do) is a book by the noted oral historian and radio broadcaster Studs Terkel. It is an exploration o...

  249. 249 . Darkness Visible by William Styron

    Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness is U.S. writer William Styron's memoir about his descent into depression, and the triumph of recovery. First published in December 1989 in Vanity Fair, the ...

  250. 250 . The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

    The Beauty Myth examines beauty as a demand and as a judgment upon women. Subtitled How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women, Wolf examines how modern conceptions of women's beauty impact the sp...

  251. 251 . A Child Called 'It' by Dave Pelzer

    A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive is Dave Pelzer's 1995 autobiographical account of his alleged abuse as a child by an alcoholic mother, Catherine Roerva.

  252. 252 . In the American Grain by William Carlos Williams

    Essays ranging in theme from Christopher Columbis to Abraham Lincoln about what it means to be an American. Although admired by D. H. Lawrence, this modern classic went generally unnoticed duri...

  253. 253 . Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner

    Cadillac Desert is about land development and water policy in the western United States. Subtitled The American West and its Disappearing Water, it gives the history of the Bureau of Reclamation an...

  254. 254 . The Sweet Science by A. J. Liebling

    A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ra...

  255. 255 . A Preface to Morals by Walter Lippmann

    Lippman, a Pulitzer Prize winning political columnist, helped found the liberal New Republic magazine. His writings there influenced Woodrow Wilson, who selected Lippman to help formulate his famou...

  256. 256 . The Gate of Heavenly Peace by Jonathan Spence

    Chronicles the history of the Chinese Revolution, focusing on the people and events of modern Chinese history, the writings of modern Chinese authors, the issues facing the People's Republic, and m...

  257. 257 . The Strange Career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward

    The Strange Career of Jim Crow is one of the great works of Southern history. Indeed, the book actually helped shape that history. Published in 1955, a year after the Supreme Court in Brown v. Boar...

  258. 258 . The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels

    The first major and eminently readable book on gnosticism benefiting from the discovery in 1945 of a collection of Gnostic Christian texts at Nag Hammadi in Egypt.

  259. 259 . The Strange Death of Liberal England by George Dangerfield

    The Strange Death of Liberal England is a book written by George Dangerfield, first published in 1935, attempting to explain the decline of the British Liberal Party in the years 1910 to 1914.

  260. 260 . The American Political Tradition by Richard Hofstadter

    The American Political Tradition is a 1948 book by Richard Hofstadter, an account on the ideology of previous U.S. presidents and other political figures. The full title is The American Political T...

  261. 261 . Contours of American History by William Appleman Williams

    The obvious result of years of scholarly research, this vast tome by a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, author of The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, etc., presents a lengthy int...

  262. 262 . Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott

    "I woke up with a start at 4:00 one morning and realized that I was very, very pregnant." So begins novelist Anne Lamott's journal of the birth of her son, Sam, and their first year together. She m...

  263. 263 . The Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukav

    With its unique combination of depth, clarity, and humor that has enchanted millions, this beloved classic by bestselling author Gary Zukav opens the fascinating world of quantum physics to readers...

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  264. 264 . Entropy by Jeremy Rifkin, Ted Howard

    For the first time Entropy has been completely revised and updated to include a new subtitle which reflects the expanded focus on the greenhouse effect--the largest crisis ever to face mankind.

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  265. 265 . Free to Choose: A Personal Statement by Milton Friedman, Rose Friedman

    The international bestseller on the extent to which personal freedom has been eroded by government regulations and agencies while personal prosperity has been undermined by government spending and ...

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  266. 266 . The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck

    Confronting and solving problems is a painful process which most of us attempt to avoid. Avoiding resolution results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually. Drawing ...

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  267. 267 . Mountains Beyond Mountains: One doctor's quest to heal the world by Tracy Kidder

    Profound and powerful, Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba and Russia, as the charismatic but flawed genius Dr Paul Farmer challenges widely-held preconceptions ab...

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  268. 268 . Against Interpretation by Susan Sontag

    Against Interpretation and Other Essays is a collection of essays by Susan Sontag which was published in 1966. It includes some of Sontag's best-known works, including "On Style", "Notes on 'Camp'"...

  269. 269 . Johnathan Edward by Ola Elizabeth Winslow

  270. 270 . Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow by Margaret Clapp

  271. 271 . The Thought and Character of William James by Ralph Barton Perry

  272. 272 . Woodrow Wilson, American Prophet by Arthur Walworth

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  273. 273 . Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie

  274. 274 . W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and The American Century by David Levering Lewis

    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (pronounced /duːˈbɔɪs/ doo-BOYSS) (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, historian, author, and e...

  275. 275 . The Significance of Sections in American History by Frederick J. Turner

  276. 276 . The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan

    The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence is a Pulitzer prize winning 1977 book by Carl Sagan. In it, he combines the fields of anthropology, evolutionary biology, ps...

  277. 277 . The Course of American Democracy by Robert V. Remini

    The Course of American Democracy

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  278. 278 . People of Paradox by Michael Kammen

  279. 280 . The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor

    National Book Award Finalist: Impressively researched and beautifully crafted . . . a brilliant account of slavery in Virginia during and after the Revolution. Mark M. Smith, Wall Street Journal"

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  280. 281 . A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr

    A Civil Action is a 1996 non-fiction novel by Jonathan Harr depicting the real-life water contamination case in Woburn, Massachusetts in the 1980s. The book became a best-seller and won the Nationa...

  281. 282 . The Americanization of Edward Bok by Edward Bok

  282. 283 . On Human Nature by E. O. Wilson

    On Human Nature is a 1979 Pulitzer prize-winning book by the Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson. The book tries to explain how different characteristics of humans and society can be explained from the ...

  283. 284 . W.E.B. Dubois : Biography of a Race, 1868–1919 by David Levering Lewis

    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois - the premier architect of the civil rights movement in America - was a towering and controversial personality, a fiercely proud individual blessed with the languag...

  284. 285 . Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews by Leonard Baker

    Leo Baeck (23 May 1873 – 2 November 1956) was a 20th century German-Polish-Jewish Rabbi, scholar, and a leader of Progressive Judaism.

  285. 286 . Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington

    Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present is a 2007 book by Harriet A. Washington. It is a comprehensive history of medica...

  286. 287 . Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

    Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity is a non-fiction book written by the Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo in 2012. It won the National Book Award and the L...

  287. 288 . Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History by Paul Horgan

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  288. 289 . The Life and Times of Cotton Mather by Kenneth Silverman

    Cotton Mather (February 12, 1663 – February 13, 1728; A.B. 1678, Harvard College; A.M. 1681, honorary doctorate 1710, University of Glasgow) was a socially and politically influential New England P...

  289. 290 . The Life of the Mind in America by Perry Miller

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  290. 291 . The Life of Andrew Jackson by Marquis James

    Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829–1837). He was military governor of Florida (1821), commander of the American forces at the Battle...

  291. 292 . An American in Italy by Herbert Kubly

    An American in Italy

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  292. 293 . A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr

  293. 294 . The Impending Crisis, 1841-1867 by David M. Potter

  294. 295 . Walter Lippmann and the American Century by Ronald Steel

    The biography of Walter Lippman

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  295. 296 . The Founding of New England by James Truslow Adams

  296. 298 . The Dred Scott Case by Don E. Fehrenbacher

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  297. 299 . The Race Beat by Gene Roberts, Hank Klibanoff

    The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book written in 2006 by journalists Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff. The book is about...

  298. 300 . The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power by Daniel Yergin

    The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power is Daniel Yergin's 800-page history of the global oil industry from the 1850s through 1990. The Prize benefited from extraordinary timing: publis...

  299. 301 . Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference by David J. Garrow

    Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. His main legacy was to secure prog...

  300. 302 . The Coming of the War, 1914 by Bernadotte E. Schmitt

  301. 303 . The Measure of Man by Joseph Wood Krutch

    The Measure of Man

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  302. 304 . Grover Cleveland by Allan Nevins

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  303. 305 . A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power

    "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide is a book by Samantha Power, Professor of Human Rights Practice at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, which explores America's un...

  304. 306 . Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire

    A childhood in a privileged household in 1950s Havana is joyous and cruel, like any other — but with exotic differences. Lizards roam the house and grounds. Fights aren't waged with snowballs but w...

  305. 307 . Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum

    The book charts the history of the Gulag organization from its beginnings in the Solovki prison camp and the construction of the White Sea Canal through its explosive growth in the Great Terror and...

  306. 308 . Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

    Americans like to insist that we are living in a postracial, color-blind society. In fact, racist thought is alive and well; it has simply become more sophisticated and more insidious. And as award...

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  307. 309 . Roosevelt: The Soldier Of Freedom by James MacGregor Burns

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  308. 310 . The Era of Good Feelings by George Dangerfield

  309. 311 . Washington, Village and Capital, 1800-1878 by Constance McLaughlin Green

    Washington, Village and Capital, 1800-1878 is a two-volume Pulitzer Prize-winning book by American historian Constance McLaughlin Green. It is about the development of Washington D.C., as a village...

  310. 312 . The Life of John Marshall by Albert J. Beveridge

  311. 313 . Wandering Through Winter by Edwin Way Teale

    This book documents the travels of a naturalist and his wife, Nellie I. Teale who spent four winter months traveling twenty thousand miles across the southwestern United States and parts of the Mid...

  312. 314 . War Without Mercy by John W. Dower

    War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War

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  313. 315 . The Lion and the Throne by Catherine Drinker Bowen

    The Lion and the Throne

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  314. 316 . In the Days of McKinley by Margaret Leech

    Margaret Kernochan Leech (November 7, 1893 – February 24, 1974) also known as Margaret Pulitzer, was an American author and historian, who won two Pulitzer Prizes in history, for her books Reveille...

  315. 317 . Ashes to Ashes by Richard Kluger

    Ashes To Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, The Public Health, And The Unabashed Triumph Of Philip Morris, written by Richard Kluger and published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1996, won the 1997...

  316. 318 . Scientists Against Time by James Phinney Baxter III

  317. 319 . Personal History by Katharine Graham

    Personal History is the autobiography of Katharine Graham. It was published in 1997 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography in 1998. The book received widespread critical acclaim ...

  318. 320 . Benjamin Henry Latrobe by Talbot Faulkner Hamlin

  319. 321 . The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas by Louis Menand

    The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America is a Pulitzer Prize-winning 2001 book by Louis Menand, an American writer and legal scholar. The Metaphysical Club recounts the lives and intellec...

  320. 322 . Ghost Wars by Steve Coll

    The book describes the CIA's efforts in Afghanistan to include the covert paramilitary programs against the Soviet Union and the Taliban. It also includes detailed descriptions of operations that a...

  321. 323 . The Uprooted by Oscar Handlin

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  322. 324 . Benjamin Franklin by Carl Van Doren

  323. 325 . Pinckney's Treaty by Samuel Flagg Bemis

  324. 326 . The Atlantic Migration by Marcus Lee Hansen

  325. 327 . Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg

    Andrew Scott Berg (born December 4, 1949) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer. After graduating from Princeton University in 1971, Berg expanded his senior thesis, about editor Maxwell ...

  326. 328 . The Disruption of American Democracy by Roy Franklin Nichols

    The Disruption of American Democracy is a book published by American historian Roy Franklin Nichols in 1948. Nichols won the Pulitzer Prize for History for the book in 1949.

  327. 329 . Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

    Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City is a 2016 non-fiction book by the American author Matthew Desmond. Set in the poorest areas of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the book follows eight families...

  328. 330 . Hamilton Fish by Allan Nevins

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  329. 331 . Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower

    The book covers the Occupation of Japan by the Allies between August 1945 and April 1952, delving into topics such as Douglas MacArthur's administration, the Tokyo war crimes trials and Hirohito's ...

  330. 332 . The War with Mexico by Justin H. Smith

  331. 333 . The Growth of American Thought by Merle Curti

  332. 334 . George Washington by Douglas Southall Freeman

  333. 335 . Original Meanings by Jack N. Rakove

    Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution (ISBN 0679781218) is a 464 page, non-fiction book authored by Jack N. Rakove and published on May 27, 1997 by Vintage Books. ...

  334. 337 . Pedlar's Progress by Odell Shepard

  335. 338 . The Victory at Sea by William Sowden Sims

  336. 339 . My Experiences in the World War by John J. Pershing

  337. 341 . William Cooper's Town by Alan Taylor

    An innovative work of biography, social history, and literary analysis, this Pulitzer Prize-winning book presents the story of two men, William Cooper and his son, the novelist James Fennimore Coop...

  338. 342 . The Man From New York: John Quinn and His Friends by Benjamin Lawrence Reid

  339. 343 . Prophets of Regulation by Thomas K. McCraw

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  340. 344 . Carry Me Home by Diane McWhorter

    Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution, written by Diane McWhorter and published by Simon & Schuster in 2001, won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize an...

  341. 345 . An Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson

    An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa 1942-1943 is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book written in 2002 by long-time Washington Post correspondent Rick Atkinson. The book is a history of the North Afri...

  342. 346 . Been in the Storm So Long by Leon F. Litwack

  343. 347 . In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines by Stanley Karnow

    In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines by Stanley Karnow

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  344. 348 . Vera by Stacy Schiff

  345. 349 . A Constitutional History of the United States by Andrew C. McLaughlin

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  346. 350 . The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas by Charles Edward Russell

  347. 351 . John C. Calhoun: American Portrait by Margaret Louise Coit

  348. 352 . Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story by Paul Monette

    Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story

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  349. 353 . The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn

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  350. 354 . The Most Famous Man in America by Debby Applegate

  351. 355 . Imperial Reckoning by Caroline Elkins

    Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya written by Caroline Elkins, published by Henry Holt, won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.

  352. 356 . Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper by Nicholson Baker

    Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper is a non-fiction book by Nicholson Baker that was published in April, 2001. An excerpt appeared in the July 24, 2000 issue of The New Yorker, under t...

  353. 357 . Fin-de-Siècle Vienna by Carl E. Schorske

    Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture, written by American cultural historian Carl E. Schorske won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. It has been described as a magnificent revel...

  354. 358 . The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page by Burton J. Hendrick

  355. 359 . Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing by Ted Conover

    Acclaimed journalist Conover sets a new standard for reporting when he applies for a job as a prison officer. So begins his odyssey at Sing Sing, once a model prison but now the New York State's mo...

  356. 360 . John Keats by Walter Jackson Bate

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  357. 361 . The Raven by Marquis James

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  358. 362 . The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder

    Tracy Kidder's non-fiction book, The Soul of a New Machine, chronicles the experiences of an engineering team racing to design a next generation computer under a blistering schedule and tremendous ...

  359. 363 . The People's Choice by Herbert Agar

    The People's Choice from Washington to Harding is a book by Herbert Agar, published by Houghton Mifflin, 1933.

  360. 364 . Edmund Pendleton 1721–1803 by David J. Mays

    Edmund Pendleton (September 9, 1721 – October 23, 1803) was a Virginia politician, lawyer and judge, active in the American Revolutionary War.

  361. 365 . Sons of Mississippi by Paul Hendrickson

    To help us understand racism in America, former Washington Post journalist Hendrickson tells the story of the seven white Mississippi sheriffs shown admiring a billy club in a famed 1962 photograph.

  362. 366 . The Visible Hand by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr

  363. 367 . Machiavelli in Hell by Sebastian de Grazia

  364. 368 . Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash

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  365. 369 . The Course of Empire by Bernard A. DeVoto

    This sweeping narrative traces North American expansion over a period of 278 years, from Balboa's route to the Pacific through the early days of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It is the dramatic s...

  366. 370 . No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin

    A compelling chronicle of a nation and its leaders during the period when modern America was created. With an uncanny feel for detail and a novelist's grasp of drama and depth, Doris Kearns Goodwin...

  367. 371 . Memoirs by George Frost Kennan

  368. 372 . Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed

    Argues that the stock market crash of 1929 and subsequent Depression occurred as a result of poor decisions on the part of four central bankers who jointly attempted to reconstruct international fi...

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  369. 373 . Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World by Maya Jasanoff

    A global history of the post-Revolutionary War exodus of 60,000 Americans loyal to the British Empire to such regions as Canada, India and Sierra Leone traces the experiences of specific individual...

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  370. 374 . History of the American Frontier by Frederic L. Paxson

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  371. 375 . Move Your Shadow by Joseph Lelyveld

    Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White, written by Joseph Lelyveld and published by Times Books in 1985, won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction as well as the 1986 Los Angeles...

  372. 376 . The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture by David Brion Davis

    The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture written by David Brion Davis and published by Cornell University Press in 1966 won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1967.

  373. 377 . Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town by Sumner Chilton Powell

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  374. 378 . Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick

    Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS is a 2015 non-fiction book by the American journalist Joby Warrick. The book traces the rise and spread of militant Islam behind the Islamic State of Iraq and the Lev...

  375. 379 . Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer

    Washington's Crossing is a Pulitzer Prize winning book written by David Hackett Fischer and part of the "Pivotal Moments in American History" series. The book is primarily about George Washington's...

  376. 380 . The War of Independence by Claude H. Van Tyne

    The War of Independence is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by American historian Claude H. Van Tyne. The book was published in 1929. It explains the history and causes of the American Revolutionary W...

  377. 381 . The Price of Power by Seymour M. Hersh

    The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House

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  378. 382 . The Heavens and the Earth by Walter A. McDougall

  379. 383 . Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution by Bernard Bailyn

    The Pulitzer Prize for History has been awarded since 1917 for a distinguished book upon the history of the United States. Many history books have also been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General N...

  380. 384 . Paul Revere and the World He Lived In by Esther Forbes

  381. 385 . Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold

    Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction In Amity and Prosperity, the prizewinning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold tells the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town at ...

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  382. 386 . Is There No Place On Earth For Me? by Susan Sheehan

    This book recounts the lonely, harrowing life of Sylvia Frumkin who is diagnosed schizophrenic. Is There No Place On Earth For Me? written by Susan Sheehan and published in 1982 by Houghton Miff...

  383. 387 . Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson

    Ever since the USS Walkercame from another world war to defy the terrifying Grik and diabolical Dominion, Matt Reddy and his crew have given their all to protect the oppressed Lemurians. But with t...

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  384. 388 . And Their Children After Them by Dale Maharidge, Michael Williamson

    And Their Children After Them, written by Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson and published by Pantheon Books in 1989, won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.[1] It is about sharecro...

  385. 389 . Lamy of Santa Fe by Paul Horgan

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  386. 390 . What Hath God Wrought by Daniel Walker Howe

    The book tracks the period in American history from the end of the War of 1812 to the end of the Mexican American War. It is focused on the revolutionary changes in transportation and communication...

  387. 391 . Son of the Wilderness by Linnie Marsh Wolfe

  388. 392 . Fire in the Lake by Frances FitzGerald

    Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam, written by Frances FitzGerald and published by both Back Bay Publishing and Little, Brown and Company in 1972, in 1973 won the Pulitze...

  389. 393 . The Americans: The Democratic Experience by Daniel J. Boorstin

  390. 394 . Fortunate Son: The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller Jr. by Lewis B. Puller

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  391. 395 . God: A Biography by Jack Miles

    God: A Biography is a nonfiction book by Jack Miles. The book recounts the tale of existence of the Judeo-Christian deity as the protagonist of the Hebrew Tanak or Christian Bible Old Testament. Th...

  392. 396 . From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas L. Friedman

    From Beirut to Jerusalem is a book written by Thomas L. Friedman chronicling his days as a reporter in Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War and his journey in 1984 from Beirut to Jerusalem to cover...

  393. 397 . Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

    Washington: A Life is a 2010 biography of George Washington, the first President of the United States, written by American historian and biographer Ron Chernow. The book is a "one-volume, cradle-to...

  394. 398 . The Land Where the Blues Began by Alan Lomax

    Working for the Library of Congress and other cultural institutions, legendary roots-music connoisseur Lomax ( Mister Jelly Roll ) visited the Mississippi Delta with his father, folklorist John Lom...

  395. 399 . Encounters at the Heart of the World by Elizabeth A. Fenn

    Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People is a Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction history book about the Mandan people, a Native American tribe in North Dakota. It was wr...

  396. 400 . The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer

    Paints a picture of the last thirty years of life in America by following several citizens, including the son of tobacco farmers in the rural south, a Washington insider who denies his idealism for...

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  397. 401 . A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T E. Lawrence by John E. Mack

    Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence CB, DSO (16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935), known professionally as T. E. Lawrence, was a British military officer renowned especially for his liaison role dur...

  398. 402 . Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner

    Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA is a 2007 book by Tim Weiner. Legacy of Ashes is a detailed history of the Central Intelligence Agency from its creation after World War II, through the Cold...

  399. 403 . The Old Northwest, Pioneer Period 1815-1840 by R. Carlyle Buley

  400. 404 . Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain by Justin Kaplan

  401. 405 . Munich: The Price of Peace by Telford Taylor

    Munich: The Price of Peace

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  402. 406 . Unfinished Business by Stephen Bonsal

  403. 407 . The Organization and Administration of the Union Army by Fred Albert Shannon

    The Organization and Administration of the Union Army, 1861-1865 is a two-volume book by American historian Fred Albert Shannon. The book is about Union Army history, including recruitment and enli...

  404. 408 . O Strange New World by Howard Mumford Jones

    O Strange New World: American Culture-The Formative Years was written by Howard Mumford Jones and published by Viking Press in 1964; it won the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.

  405. 409 . Gandhi's Truth by Erik H. Erikson

    Gandhi's Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence, written by Erik H. Erikson and published by W. W. Norton & Company in 1969, it won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the 19...

  406. 410 . Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference by Herbert Feis

    Herbert Feis (born in 1893 in New York, died in 1972) was an American Author and former Economic Advisor for International Affairs to the Department of State in the Hoover and Roosevelt administrat...

  407. 411 . The Greenback Era by Irwin Unger

  408. 412 . Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann

  409. 413 . The Broken Cord by Michael Dorris

    Dorris, author of A Yellow raft in blue water, professor at Dartmouth College, and member of the Modoc Indian tribe, tells the moving story of his adopted Sioux son Adam, who suffers from Fetal Alc...

  410. 414 . Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix

    Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan is a book by Herbert P. Bix on Emperor Hirohito, emperor of Japan from December 25, 1926 until his death on January 7, 1989, won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for ...

  411. 415 . Arab and Jew by David K. Shipler

    Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, written by David K. Shipler and published by Times Books in 1986, won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.

  412. 416 . Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight

    Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom is a 2018 biography of African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass, written by historian David W. Blight. It was published in 2018 by Simon & Schuster a...

  413. 417 . Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean

    Young Men and Fire is a non-fiction book written by Norman Maclean and edited by his son, John Norman Maclean. It is an account of Norman Maclean's research of the Mann Gulch fire of 1949 and the 1...

  414. 418 . Louise Bogan: A Portrait by Elizabeth Frank

  415. 419 . Crusader in Crinoline by Forrest Wilson

  416. 420 . Banks and Politics in America by Bray Hammond

    Banks and Politics in America (ISBN 0691005532) is a 1957-published book written by Bray Hammond. The book describes the differences in banking and politics in the United States between the America...

  417. 421 . Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters by Ray Stannard Baker

    Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856–February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States. A leading intellectual of the Progressive Era, he served as President of Princeton University...

  418. 422 . Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos

    A Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker documents the political, economic and cultural changes occurring in today's China, examining a transition from Communist to personal power while addressin...

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