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Book awards: The Modern Library's 100 Best Nonfiction: The Reader's List

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Works (98)

TitlesOrder
The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand1
Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard2
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff3
101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution: Ideas and Resources for Self-Liberation, Monkey Wrenching and Preparedness by Claire Wolfe4
The God of the Machine by Isabel Paterson5
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life : The Companion Book by Michael Paxton6
The Ultimate Resource by Julian L. Simon7
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt8
Send In The Waco Killers: Essays on the Freedom Movement, 1993-1998 by Vin Suprynowicz9
More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws by John R. Lott Jr.10
Psychiatry, the Ultimate Betrayal by Bruce Wiseman11
Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock12
Classical Individualism: The Supreme Importance of Each Human Being by Tibor R. Machan13
Free to Choose: A Personal Statement by Milton Friedman14
Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society by Peter McWilliams15
The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek16
Freedom in Chains : The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen by James Bovard17
America's Great Depression by Murray Rothbard18
The Roosevelt Myth by John T. Flynn19
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer20
Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class, and Justice in the Origins of America by Thomas G. West21
The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas by Carl Becker22
Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders by Aaron T. Beck23
Death by Government by R. J. Rummel24
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf25
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel26
Ordinarily Sacred (Studies in Religion and Culture) by Lynda Sexson27
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited by Vladimir Nabokov28
The Art of Memory by Frances A. Yates29
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto30
The Golden Bough by James George Frazer31
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose32
A Modern Prophet: Answers Your Key Questions About Life by Harold Klemp33
The Flute of God by Paul Twitchell34
Real Presences by George Steiner35
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen36
Ways of Seeing by John Berger37
The Shadow University: The Betrayal Of Liberty On America's Campuses by Alan Charles Kors38
Property Matters: How Property Rights Are Under Assault and Why You Should Care by James V. DeLong39
Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream by Jay Stevens40
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell42
The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James43
How to lie with statistics by Darrell Huff44
But Is It True?: A Citizens Guide to Environmental Health and Safety Issues by Aaron Wildavsky45
A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos46
Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays by Northrop Frye47
The Mainspring of Human Progress by Henry Grady Weaver48
Modern Times Revised Edition: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties (Perennial Classics) by Paul Johnson49
Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West, 1840-1900 by Irving Stone50
The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams51
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough52
American Gay by Stephen O. Murray53
The Double Helix by James D. Watson54
The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction (with a New Epilogue) by Frank Kermode55
The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels56
Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson57
The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages by Harold Bloom58
The White Goddess by Robert Graves59
Healing Our World in an Age of Aggression by Mary J. Ruwart60
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson61
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard62
Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson by Camille Paglia63
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill64
A Life of One's Own: Individual Rights and the Welfare State by David Kelley65
The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley66
The Discovery of Freedom: Man's Struggle Against Authority by Rose Wilder Lane67
More Liberty Means Less Government by Walter E. Williams68
Libertarianism: A Primer by David Boaz69
Beyond Liberal and Conservative: Reassessing the Political Spectrum by William S. Maddox70
A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles by Thomas Sowell71
Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government by P. J. O'Rourke72
Separating School & State: How to Liberate America's Families by Sheldon Richman73
The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress by Virginia Postrel74
The Elements of Style by William Jr. Strunk75
Orientalism by Edward W. Said76
Ecoterror: The Violent Agenda to Save Nature : The World of the Unabomber by Ron Arnold77
Why Government Doesn't Work by Harry Browne78
Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming79
Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth As History by Mary Lefkowitz80
The End of Racism by Dinesh D'Souza81
A Japanese Mirror: Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture by Ian Buruma82
In a Dark Wood: The Fight over Forests and the New Tyranny of Ecology by Alston Chase83
Private Parts by Howard Stern84
The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech by Avital Ronell85
The Minuteman: Returning to an Army of the People by Gary Hart86
The Greatest Story Never Told: A Scientific Inquiry into the Evidence of the Fall of Man from a Higher Civilization in Antiquity by Lana Corrine Cantrell88
Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey by David Horowitz89
Under the Sign of Saturn by Susan Sontag90
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X91
A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire by Janice A. Radway92
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell93
The Job: Interviews with William S. Burroughs by Daniel Odier94
Silent Interviews by Samuel R. Delany95
Slats Grobnik and some other friends by Mike Royko96
The rise of the unmeltable ethnics; politics and culture in the seventies by Michael Novak97
Reverse Angle: A Decade of American Film by John Simon98
Placing Movies: The Practice of Film Criticism by Jonathan Rosenbaum99
Right from the Beginning by Patrick J. Buchanan100

Award description

The below quoted text is from Modern Library Best 100 Non-Fiction

"The goal of the "100 Best" project was to get people talking about great books. We succeeded beyond our wildest imaginings -- more than 400,000 avid readers rushed online to cast votes for their favorite books."

"The reader's poll for the best nonfiction [See The Modern Library's 100 Best Nonfiction: The Reader's List] published in the English language since 1900 opened on April 29, 1999 and closed on September 30, 1999 with a total of 194,829 votes cast. It appears to have been heavily affected by a strong turnout from fans of Ayn Rand and L. Ron. Hubbard."

See also The Modern Library's 100 Best Nonfiction: The Board's List

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