Book AwardsCounterPunch's Top 100 [and a few more] Non-fiction Works of the 20th Century

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ABC of Reading by Ezra Pound
Advertisements For Myself by Norman Mailer
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare by Henry Miller
Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays by Northrop Frye
Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies by Reyner Banham
Architectural Graphic Standards by Charles George Ramsey
The Art of Memory by Frances A. Yates
The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell by Bertrand Russell
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
Ball Four: My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues by Jim Bouton
Biographical Dictionary of Film by David Thomson
The Black Jacobins by C. L. R. James
Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby by Geoffrey Wolff
Blues Fell This Morning: Meaning in the Blues by Paul Oliver
Blues People: Negro Music in White America by Amiri Baraka
Bull Cook and Authentic Historical Recipes and Practices by George Leonard Herter
The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World: From the Archaic Age to the Arab Conquests by G. E. M. de Ste. Croix
Confessions of a Muckraker : The Inside Story of Life in Washington During the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson Years by Jack Anderson
The Country Blues by Samuel B. Charters
The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farben by Joseph Borkin
The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations by Christopher Lasch
Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto by Jr. Vine Deloria
Cézanne: A Study of his Development by Roger Fry
Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil by Nancy Scheper-Hughes
The Decoration of Houses by Edith Wharton
Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta by Robert Palmer
Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey
Detroit: Do I Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution by Dan Georgakas
The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution by Shulamith Firestone
A Dictionary of Modern English Usage by H. W. Fowler
The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness by R. D. Laing
Dynamite: The Story of Class Violence in America by Louis Adamic
Eastern Approaches by Fitzroy Maclean
Eastern Birds (Peterson Field Guides) by Roger Tory Peterson
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil by Hannah Arendt
The Encyclopedia Britannica 11th Edition by Encyclopedia Britannica
Etruscan Places by D. H. Lawrence
Exploring the Dangerous Trades: The Autobiography of Alice Hamilton, M.D. by Alice Hamilton
The Face of War by Martha Gellhorn
Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California by Carey McWilliams
Fanshen: A Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village by William Hinton
Fateful Triangle : The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians by Noam Chomsky
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
For Earth's Sake: The Life and Times of David Brower by David Ross Brower
For Keeps: 30 Years at the Movies by Pauline Kael
French Provincial Cooking by Elizabeth David
The Fur Trade in Canada: An Introduction to Canadian Economic History by Harold A. Innis
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes
Geronimo : the man, his time, his place by Angie Debo
Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves
The Gospel Sound: Good News and Bad Times by Anthony Heilbut
The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time by Karl Polanyi
The Greeks and the Irrational by E. R. Dodds
Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized Society by Paul Goodman
Harry S. Truman and the War Scare of 1948: A Successful Campaign to Deceive the Nation by Frank Kofsky
The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made by Dave Marsh
The History of the Standard Oil Company by Ida M. Tarbell
Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger
Home and Garden by Gertrude Jekyll
How to Cook a Wolf by M. F. K. Fisher
I, Claud by Claud Cockburn
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen
Inside the Company: CIA Diary by Philip Agee
Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings by Edward Sylvester Morse
Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century by Harry Braverman
Labor's Untold Story by Richard O. Boyer
Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions by John Fire Lame Deer
The Legacy of Malthus : The Social Costs of the New Scientific Racism by Allan Chase
Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History by Norman O. Brown
The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud: Complete in 3 Volumes by Ernest Jones
Listen, Yankee : The Revolution in Cuba by C. Wright Mills
The London Hanged by Peter Linebaugh
The Long Haul: An Autobiography by Myles Horton
The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America by Leo Marx
The Making of the English Working Class by E. P. Thompson
The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould
A Month and a Day: A Detention Diary by Ken Saro-Wiwa
Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora
My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Néel
My Silent War: The Autobiography of a Spy by Kim Philby
The Myth of Mental Illness : Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct by Thomas S. Szasz
Native Planters in Old Hawaii: Their Life, Lore, and Environment by Elizabeth Green Handy
Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon
North Star Country by Meridel Le Sueur
Orientalism by Edward W. Said
The Oxford English Dictionary by J.A.H. Murray
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction by Christopher Alexander
The Phoenix Program by Douglas Valentine
The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade by Alfred W. McCoy
The Politics of War: The Story of Two Wars Which Altered Forever the Political Life of the American Republic 1890-1920 by Walter Karp
A Potter's Book by Bernard Leach
Prejudices: A Selection by H. L. Mencken
The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House by Seymour M. Hersh
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place by Terry Tempest Williams
Religion and the Decline of Magic : Studies in popular beliefs in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England by Keith Thomas
A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
Rivers of Empire: Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West by Donald Worster
The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron
Rodale's All-New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Resource for Every Gardener by Fern Marshall Bradley
Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy by Andrew Cockburn
Seven Types of Ambiguity by William Empson
Sexual Behavior in the Human Female by Alfred C. Kinsey
The shame of the cities by Lincoln Steffens
The Singer of Tales by Albert B. Lord
Sister of the Road: The Autobiography of Boxcar Bertha, as told to Dr. Ben Reitman by Dr. Ben Reitman
Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality by R. Gordon Wasson
The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
Spinster by Sylvia Ashton-Warner
Studies in the psychology of sex by Havelock Ellis
Technics and Civilization by Lewis Mumford
Themis: A Study of the Social Origins of Greek Religion by Jane Ellen Harrison
The Thirty Years' Wars: Dispatches and Diversions of a Radical Journalist 1965-1994 by Andrew Kopkind
To the Finland Station by Edmund Wilson
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud
War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War by John W. Dower
Warriors: Life and Death Among the Somalis by Gerald Hanley
We the Jury: The Impact of Jurors on Our Basic Freedoms : Great Jury Trials of History by Godfrey D. Lehman
Western Garden Book by Sunset Editors
What Is History? by Edward Hallett Carr
The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution by Christopher Hill