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Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books

Type: Preset list created by peach3009

Members: 7 participating members (show all)

All members' listSort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
10,955 members, 150 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: Kristelh (1), ManWithAnAgenda (2), Bretzky1 (2), peach3009 (4)

Score: 13.56

2
19,005 members, 186 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (1), Kristelh (2), deldevries (2), ManWithAnAgenda (4), peach3009 (21)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 13.42

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): There was much in this book to like, but I've found other books on writing just as helpful, if not more so.

3
21,164 members, 426 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1), Kristelh (3), deldevries (4), peach3009 (96)

Score: 11.15

4
7,282 members, 81 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: deldevries (1), aulsmith (4), peach3009 (69)

Score: 8.22

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): But read it carefully. It's not as post-modern as some people think

5
1,642 members, 26 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), kara.shamy (4), peach3009 (19)

Score: 7.78

6
4,472 members, 61 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: Kristelh (4), kara.shamy (5), peach3009 (31)

Score: 7.2

7
634 members, 5 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), peach3009 (17)

Score: 5.97

Explanations:

aulsmith (1): Berlin is great, never satisfied with easy answers (or some times any answer)

8
339 members, 0 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), peach3009 (6)

Score: 5.92

9
3,464 members, 35 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (3), deldevries (7)

Score: 5.5

10
2,080 members, 35 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), peach3009 (14)

Score: 5.43

11
1,206 members, 10 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), peach3009 (73)

Score: 5.37

12
4,183 members, 63 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (3), deldevries (6), peach3009 (52)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 5.09

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): This was an interesting book, but too cynical for my taste.

13
5,795 members, 104 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), peach3009 (16)

Score: 5.04

15
22 members, 0 reviews

Lists: deldevries (8), peach3009 (15)

Score: 4.41

16
4,745 members, 94 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Kristelh (5), peach3009 (58)

Score: 4.12

17
2,564 members, 40 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (1)

Score: 4

18
565 members, 12 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: deldevries (5), peach3009 (97)

Score: 3.95

19
2,779 members, 69 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (7), peach3009 (55)

Score: 3.93

20
8,535 members, 110 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8), peach3009 (51)

Score: 3.88

21
2,686 members, 40 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (6), peach3009 (86)

Score: 3.87

22
4,684 members, 32 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (2)

Score: 3.36

23
5,612 members, 87 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (5), peach3009 (5)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 3.35

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): This is getting very dated. A silent spring is certainly not our greatest ecological worry.

25
3,295 members, 41 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (8)

Score: 2.38

27
1,583 members, 11 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (10)

Score: 2.25

28
1,917 members, 29 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (11)

Score: 2.2

29
463 members, 6 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (12)

Score: 2.15

30
4,635 members, 61 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (13)

Score: 2.11

31
443 members, 2 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (18)

Score: 1.94

32
2,428 members, 41 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (20)

Score: 1.89

33
126 members, 2 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (22)

Score: 1.85

34
65 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (23)

Score: 1.83

35
1,667 members, 17 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (24)

Score: 1.81

36
515 members, 4 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (25)

Score: 1.79

37
69 members, 2 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (26)

Score: 1.77

38
321 members, 2 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (27)

Score: 1.76

39
2,810 members, 22 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (28)

Score: 1.74

40
987 members, 5 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (29)

Score: 1.72

41
1,584 members, 9 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (30)

Score: 1.71

42
615 members, 3 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (32)

Score: 1.68

43
29 members, 0 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (33)

Score: 1.67

44
269 members, 2 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (34)

Score: 1.66

45
1,765 members, 8 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (35)

Score: 1.65

46
819 members, 11 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (36)

Score: 1.63

47
3,041 members, 46 reviews
4.46 stars (4.46 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (37)

Score: 1.62

48
1,502 members, 21 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (38)

Score: 1.61

49
230 members, 2 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (39)

Score: 1.6

51
3,397 members, 60 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (41)

Score: 1.58

52
5,899 members, 95 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (42)

Score: 1.57

53
800 members, 9 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (43)

Score: 1.56

54
138 members, 0 reviews
4.57 stars (4.57 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (44)

Score: 1.55

55
254 members, 3 reviews
3.14 stars (3.14 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (45)

Score: 1.54

56
1,556 members, 10 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (46)

Score: 1.54

57
426 members, 4 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (47)

Score: 1.53

58
2,345 members, 55 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (48)

Score: 1.52

59
364 members, 4 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (49)

Score: 1.51

60
368 members, 5 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (50)

Score: 1.5

61
1,622 members, 28 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (53)

Score: 1.48

62
461 members, 5 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (56)

Score: 1.46

63
1,321 members, 7 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (57)

Score: 1.46

64
244 members, 2 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (59)

Score: 1.44

65
489 members, 2 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (60)

Score: 1.44

66
1,553 members, 34 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (61)

Score: 1.43

67
1,223 members, 18 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (62)

Score: 1.43

68
772 members, 13 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (64)

Score: 1.41

69
1,312 members, 15 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (65)

Score: 1.41

70
673 members, 1 review
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (66)

Score: 1.4

71
343 members, 0 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (67)

Score: 1.4

72
393 members, 0 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (68)

Score: 1.39

73
960 members, 5 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (70)

Score: 1.38

74
644 members, 6 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (71)

Score: 1.38

75
4,467 members, 44 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (72)

Score: 1.37

76
253 members, 4 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (74)

Score: 1.36

77
1,919 members, 27 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (75)

Score: 1.36

78
4,800 members, 68 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (77)

Score: 1.35

79
1,275 members, 6 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (78)

Score: 1.35

80
3,566 members, 44 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (79)

Score: 1.34

81
406 members, 1 review
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (80)

Score: 1.34

82
2,515 members, 24 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (81)

Score: 1.33

83
392 members, 6 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (82)

Score: 1.33

84
95 members, 1 review
2.9 stars (2.9 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (83)

Score: 1.33

85
1,947 members, 27 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (84)

Score: 1.32

86
3,260 members, 114 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (85)

Score: 1.32

87
1,230 members, 22 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (87)

Score: 1.31

89
4,903 members, 88 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (89)

Score: 1.3

90
376 members, 0 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (91)

Score: 1.3

91
2,380 members, 39 reviews
4.59 stars (4.59 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (92)

Score: 1.29

92
1,131 members, 12 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (93)

Score: 1.29

93
124 members, 1 review
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (94)

Score: 1.29

94
123 members, 0 reviews
2.6 stars (2.6 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (95)

Score: 1.28

95
219 members, 1 review
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (98)

Score: 1.27

96
1,614 members, 32 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (99)

Score: 1.27

97
52 members, 0 reviews
2 stars (2 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (100)

Score: 1.27

98
226 members, 7 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (63)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: -0.58

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I love Liebling's writing, but even he couldn't get me to read about boxing.

99
1,253 members, 9 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: peach3009 (76)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: -0.65

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): This has really been out-dated by more modern archeology.

100
23 members, 0 reviews

Lists: peach3009 (90)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: -0.7

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Even the abridged version is more than most people want to know.

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Started by: peach3009 (May 2015)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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