Guardian 100 Greatest Non-Fiction

Given by The Guardian

101 Works 491,720 Books 6,002 Reviews ½ 4.0
Categories:
All, Art (3), Biography (6), Culture (3), Environment (2), History (11), Journalism (3), Literature (3), Mathematics (1), Memoir (11), Mind (1), Music (1), Philosophy (12), Politics (13), Religion (2), Science (5), Society (13), Travel (9), Writing (1), No Category (1)
WorkCategory
Ways of Seeing (1972) by John Berger
Art
The Story of Art (1950) by E. H. Gombrich
Art
The Shock of the New: Art and the Century of Change (1980) by Robert Hughes
Art
The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) by James Boswell
Biography
Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography (1929) by Robert Graves
Biography
The Diary of Samuel Pepys (1825) by Samuel Pepys
Biography
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) by Gertrude Stein
Biography
Eminent Victorians (1918) by Lytton Strachey
Biography
The Lives of the Artists (1957) by Giorgio Vasari
Biography
Mythologies (1957) by Roland Barthes
Culture
Orientalism (1978) by Edward W. Said
Culture
Notes on "Camp" (1996) by Susan Sontag
Culture
Silent Spring (1962) by Rachel Carson
Environment
The Revenge of Gaia: Earth's Climate Crisis and the Fate of Humanity (2006) by James E. Lovelock
Environment
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963) by Hannah Arendt
History
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (1970) by Dee Brown
History
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1788) by Edward Gibbon
History
We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda (1998) by Philip Gourevitch
History
The Histories (420 BCE) by Herodotus
History
The Age of Extremes : A History of the World, 1914-1991 (1994) by Eric Hobsbawm
History
Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 (2005) by Tony Judt
History
Shah of Shahs (1982) by Ryszard Kapuściński
History
The History of England from the Accession of James II [complete set] (1856) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
History
Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression (1970) by Studs Terkel
History
The Making of the English Working Class (1963) by E. P. Thompson
History
Dispatches (1977) by Michael Herr
Journalism
The Journalist and the Murderer (1990) by Janet Malcolm
Journalism
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968) by Tom Wolfe
Journalism
"An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness." (2010) by Chinua Achebe
Literature
The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales (1976) by Bruno Bettelheim
Literature
Lives of the English poets (1779) by Samuel Johnson
Literature
Gödel, Escher, Bach : An Eternal Golden Braid (1979) by Douglas Hofstadter
Mathematics
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845) by Frederick Douglass
Memoir
The Diary of a Young Girl (1947) by Anne Frank
Memoir
An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth (1957) by Mahatma Gandhi
Memoir
Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1922) by T. E. Lawrence
Memoir
The Periodic Table (1975) by Primo Levi
Memoir
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited (1947) by Vladimir Nabokov
Memoir
Homage to Catalonia (1938) by George Orwell
Memoir
The Confessions (1784) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Memoir
Bad Blood: A Memoir (2001) by Lorna Sage
Memoir
The Man Died: The Prison Notes of Wole Soyinka (1972) by Wole Soyinka
Memoir
De Profundis (1905) by Oscar Wilde
Memoir
The Interpretation of Dreams (1900) by Sigmund Freud
Mind
The Romantic Generation (1995) by Charles Rosen
Music
The Meditations (170) by Marcus Aurelius
Philosophy
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) by Robert Burton
Philosophy
Meditations on First Philosophy (1641) by René Descartes
Philosophy
The Phenomenology of Mind (1807) by G. W. F. Hegel
Philosophy
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779) by David Hume
Philosophy
Critique of Pure Reason (1781) by Immanuel Kant
Philosophy
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) by Thomas S. Kuhn
Philosophy
On Liberty (1859) by John Stuart Mill
Philosophy
Michel de Montaigne: The Complete Essays (1588) by Michel de Montaigne
Philosophy
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885) by Friedrich Nietzsche
Philosophy
The Symposium (360 BCE) by Plato
Philosophy
Walden (1854) by Henry David Thoreau
Philosophy
The Second Sex (1953) by Simone de Beauvoir
Politics
The Souls of Black Folk (1903) by W. E. B. Du Bois
Politics
The Wretched of the Earth (1961) by Frantz Fanon
Politics
The Female Eunuch (1970) by Germaine Greer
Politics
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988) by Edward S. Herman
Politics
Leviathan (1651) by Thomas Hobbes
Politics
The Prince (1532) by Niccolò Machiavelli
Politics
The Communist Manifesto (1848) by Karl Marx
Politics
The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects (1967) by Marshall McLuhan
Politics
Rights of Man (1791) by Thomas Paine
Politics
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations (2008) by Clay Shirky
Politics
The Art of War (500 BCE) by Sun Tzu
Politics
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) by Mary Wollstonecraft
Politics
The Golden Bough (1890) by James George Frazer
Religion
The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) by William James
Religion
On the Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin
Science
The Selfish Gene (1976) by Richard Dawkins
Science
The Character of Physical Law (1965) by Richard Feynman
Science
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes (1988) by Stephen Hawking
Science
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA (1969) by James D. Watson
Science
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1939) by James Agee
Society
In Cold Blood (1965) by Truman Capote
Society
Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays (1968) by Joan Didion
Society
Suicide (1897) by Emile Durkheim
Society
In Praise of Folly (1509) by Desiderius Erasmus
Society
Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1975) by Michel Foucault
Society
The Feminine Mystique (1963) by Betty Friedan
Society
News of a Kidnapping (1982) by Gabriel García Márquez
Society
The Book of the City of Ladies (1405) by Christine de Pizan
Society
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (1973) by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Society
Letters on England (1734) by Voltaire
Society
Economy and Society [complete] (1922) by Max Weber
Society
A Room of One's Own (1929) by Virginia Woolf
Society
The Travels of Ibn Battutah (1355) by Ibn Battuta
Travel
China Along the Yellow River: Reflections on Rural Society (2005) by Cao Jinqing
Travel
A Time of Gifts (1977) by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Travel
Danube (1989) by Claudio Magris
Travel
Venice (1960) by James Morris
Travel
Passage to Juneau (1999) by Jonathan Raban
Travel
The Rings of Saturn (1995) by W. G. Sebald
Travel
The Innocents Abroad (1869) by Mark Twain
Travel
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey through Yugoslavia (1941) by Rebecca West
Travel
Letters to a Young Novelist (1997) by Mario Vargas Llosa
Writing
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Volume One, Parts I-II) (1973) by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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