# National Review's 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century

101 Works 229,016 Books 2,456 Reviews 4.1

"Earlier this year (1999), Random House announced that it would release a list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the century. The publisher had enjoyed success (and controversy) with its 100 show more best novels; now it would do this. Here at National Review, we decided to get a jump on them by forming our own panel and offering our own list. Under the leadership of our reporter John J. Miller, we have done so. We have used a methodology that approaches the scientific. But-certainly beyond, say, the first 40 books-the fact of the books' presence on the list is far more important than their rankings. We offer a comment from a panelist after many of the books; but the panel overall, not the individual quoted, is responsible for the ranking. So, here is our list, for your enjoyment, mortification, and stimulation."

http://old.nationalreview.com/100best... http://www.nationalreview.com/article/215718/non-fiction-100 show less

http://old.nationalreview.com/100best... http://www.nationalreview.com/article/215718/non-fiction-100 show less

## Tags

## Top Members

eppp (80 works), timr211 (71), pomonomo2003 (68), HadriantheBlind (55), Hillside_Library (55), Buchvogel (53), Brazgo67 (49), sandrikoti (49), erohwedd (48), fkhicdawgybe (48), j.a.lesen (46), donandpatti (45), Ben-Shelby (44), chuck_ralston (43), aimg (41), bookmountain (40), mffowler (40), michaelg16 (39), reecejones (39), markell (38), nfactor13 (38), wyclif (38), cns1000 (37), ficekrichard47 (37), JMCH (37), InternSGS (36), laplantelibrary (36), rehpii (36), jwhenderson (35), KevinEldon (35), piano3646 (35), Wolcott37 (35), CarlosCosta (34), citizencane (34), niallsheekey (34), augustgarage (33), LanternLibrary (33), t29 (33), tcg17321 (33), TheCrownedKing (33), Unplugging (33), oakes (32), bobcar31 (31), homeless (31), kswolff (31), lostinthecosmos (31), PavementRulesBooks (31), szarka (31), TomVeal (31), astahura (30), bibliophiles (30), Crooper (30), dgrogers (30), featherbear (30), GZucker (30), jasbro (30), Jwsmith20 (30), KriRand70 (30), libidinalautonomy (30), SCPeterson (30), sdcallow (30), Steve_Walker (30), ThufirHawat (30), Cicero (29), jeremyrichardpowell (29), malloyd (29), philosophia317 (29), tredegartrafalgar (29), BGP (28), Floyd3345 (28), kukulaj (28), octafish (28), aquaticus (27), bertilak (27), circleb (27), gintautas (27), GREGandDANICA (27), JTWells (27), ndrose (27), agmlll (26), alo1224 (26), alwaysalreadythecase (26), drsabs (26), Dynaflow (26), edhalter (26), ericandsue (26), Geoffr (26), mdsmcclellan (26), moorho01 (26), popa (26), Savages (26), tmccormick (26), tyburntree (26), wirkman (26), aabdelrahmanm (25), alex19 (25), dg2books (25), jensenmk82 (25), LolaWalser (25), mrshor (25), PedrBran (25), Samuel.Sotillo (25), toread1 (25), Ashlad (24), BangkokYankee (24), bw42 (24), Cambot (24), cnb (24), drmom62 (24), ellenandjim (24), gregcarew (24), jdtchicago (24), MichaelCO (24), philipanderson (24), rdurie (24), robmickey (24), Tom_Ripley (24), angelrose (23), AsYouKnow_Bob (23), fito_wei950 (23), FrankJLucatelli (23), GaryLeeJones (23), GSLulos (23), GurneyStreet (23), hauptwerk (23), Jwagensveld98 (23), koinoniafarm (23), kswin (23), mjarsulic (23), MMcM (23), noonaut (23), Patentnonsense (23), PaulCranswick (23), petie1974 (23), pleigh20 (23), RobertKelsey (23), Robert_Musil (23), tamanion (23), tickletext (23), uscer (23), Vendola (23), debweiss (22), dmmjlllt (22), dooney (22), dougstephens (22), erathostenes (22), GrettelTBR (22), IPDaily (22), JacobHolt (22), JFBallenger (22), jose.pires (22), Jwagen (22), KMcPhail (22), laprop1990 (22), laubadetriste (22), mitchellray (22), pacetti (22), rbegley (22), Ricardoav (22), sscritt (22), stevewolfgang (22), strangefate (22), tdazzle (22), WalkerPercy (22), WestBranch (22)