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Best English Language Non-Fiction Books of the 20th Century

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"Black Boy," Richard Wright Report Abuse
Black Boy is an autobiography of Richard Wright’s early life. It explains Richard’s tortured years in the South from 1912 to 1927. An endearing account of a black child's life during the early 1900's.
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The Double Helix -- James D. Watson Report Abuse
A controversial favorite wherein the author offers a personal look into the "shady" side of researchers. It was written in language that the lay person could understand and was not filled with all the usual technical detail expected from a scientist.
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Silent Spring -- Rachel Carson Report Abuse
This book is widely credited with helping launch the environmental movement.
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A Room Of One's Own -- Virginia Woolf Report Abuse
A divine piece of work. Woolf writes about a woman with the same talent as Shakespeare and the difficulties she faces and the lack of recognition she receives being a woman.
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Up From Slavery -- Booker T. Washington Report Abuse
The autobiography of Booker T. Washington from childhood forward. A touching account of his life growing up.
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"The Mirror and the Lamp" Meyer Howard Abrams Report Abuse
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"The Mismeasure of Man" Stephen Jay Gould Report Abuse
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"Notes of a Native Son" James Baldwin Report Abuse
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"Aspects of the Novel" E.M. Forster Report Abuse
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"The Civil War," Shelby Foote Report Abuse
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ANXIOUS TO GLORY Report Abuse
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"The Right Stuff" Tom Wolfe Report Abuse
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"The Great Bridge" David McCullough Report Abuse
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"Children of Crisis" Robert Coles Report Abuse
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"The Guns of August" Barbara Tuchman Report Abuse
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"The Varieties of Religious Experience" William James Report Abuse
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"Goodbye to All That" Robert Graves Report Abuse
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"Ideas and Opinions" Albert Einstein Report Abuse
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"A Theory of Justice" John Rawls Report Abuse
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"An American Dilemma" Gunner Myrdal Report Abuse
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"The Nature and Destiny Of Man," Reinhold Niebuhr Report Abuse
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