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Book awards: National Review's 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century

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The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Anne Franknot in English Common Knowledge
The Second World War {complete} by Winston S. Churchill1
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn2
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Volume One, Parts I-II) by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn2
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell3
The Road to Serfdom: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition by F. A. Hayek4
Essays by George Orwell5
The Open Society and Its Enemies by Karl Popper6
The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis7
The Revolt of the Masses by José Ortega y Gasset8
The Constitution of Liberty by F. A. Hayek9
Capitalism and freedom by Milton Friedman10
Modern Times Revised Edition: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties (Perennial Classics) by Paul Johnson11
Rationalism in Politics and other essays by Michael Oakeshott12
Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy by Joseph A. Schumpeter13
Economy and Society [complete] by Max Weber14
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt15
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West16
Sociobiology: The New Synthesis by Edward O. Wilson17
On the Hundredth Anniversary of Rerum Novarum by John Paul II18
The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages by Norman Cohn19
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank20
The Great Terror : A Reassessment by Robert Conquest21
Chronicles of Wasted Time by Malcolm Muggeridge22
Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein23
Witness by Whittaker Chambers24
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn25
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis26
The Quest for Community: A Study in the Ethics of Order and Freedom by Robert Nisbet27
The Encyclopedia Britannica 11th Edition by Encyclopedia Britannica28
Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell29
The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton30
Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton31
The Liberal Imagination by Lionel Trilling32
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D. Watson33
The Feynman lectures on physics [3-volume set] by Richard P. Feynman34
Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers by Tom Wolfe35
The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus36
The unheavenly city; the nature and future of our urban crisis by Edward C. Banfield37
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud38
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs39
The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama40
Joy of Cooking [1975] by Irma S. Rombauer41
The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter42
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes43
God and Man at Yale by William F. Buckley, Jr.44
Selected Essays by T. S. Eliot45
Ideas Have Consequences by Richard M. Weaver46
The Economy of Cities by Jane Jacobs47
The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students by Allan Bloom48
Ethnic America: A History by Thomas Sowell49
An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy by Gunnar Myrdal50
Three Case Histories by Sigmund Freud51
The Struggle for Europe by Chester Wilmot52
Main currents in American thought : an interpretation of American literature from the beginnings to 1920 by Vernon Louis Parrington53
The Waning of the Middle Ages by Johan Huizinga54
Systematic theology by Wolfhart Pannenberg55
The Campaign of the Marne by Sewell Tyng56
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein57
Insight: A Study of Human Understanding by Bernard J. F. Lonergan58
Being and Time by Martin Heidegger59
Disraeli by Robert Blake60
Democracy and Leadership by Irving Babbitt61
The Elements of Style by William Jr. Strunk62
The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom by James Burnham63
Reflections of a Russian Statesman by Konstantin P. Pobedonostsev64
The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History by Isaiah Berlin65
Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made by Eugene D. Genovese66
ABC of Reading by Ezra Pound67
The Second World War by John Keegan68
The Making of Homeric Verse: The Collected Papers of Milman Parry by Milman Parry69
The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling: His Life and Works by Angus Wilson70
Scrutiny : A Retrospect by F. R. Leavis71
The Edge of the Sword by Charles de Gaulle72
R.E. Lee : a biography by Douglas Southall Freeman73
Bureaucracy by Ludwig Von Mises74
The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton75
Balzac: A Biography by Stefan Zweig76
The Good Society by Walter Lippmann77
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson78
The Christian tradition; a history of the development of doctrine by Jaroslav Pelikan79
Strange Defeat: A Statement of Evidence Written in 1940 by Marc Bloch80
Looking Back - An Autobiographical Excursion by Norman Douglas81
Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Henry Adams82
Poetry and the Age by Randall Jarrell83
Love in the Western World by Denis de Rougemont84
The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk85
Wealth and Poverty by George F. Gilder86
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson87
Henry James: A Life by Leon Edel88
Essays of E.B. White by E. B. White89
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited by Vladimir Nabokov90
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe91
Darwin's Black Box by Michael J. Behe92
The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote93
The Way the World Works, 20th Anniversary Edition (Gateway Contemporary) by Jude Wanniski94
To the Finland Station by Edmund Wilson95
Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark96
The Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes97
The idea of history by R. G. Collingwood98
The Last Lion Box Set: Winston Spencer Churchill, 1874 - 1940, Volumes 1 and 2 by William Manchester99
The Starr Report: The Findings of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr on President Clinton and the Lewinsky Affair by Kenneth Starr100

Award description

"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 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."

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