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

Given by CounterPunch

121 Works 124,408 Books 1,556 Reviews 4.1
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness (1968) de Edward Abbey
Dynamite: The Story of Class Violence in America (1960) de Louis Adamic
Inside the Company: CIA Diary (1975) de Philip Agee
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (1977) de Christopher Alexander
Confessions of a Muckraker : The Inside Story of Life in Washington During the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson Years (1979) de Jack Anderson
Hollywood Babylon (1975) de Kenneth Anger
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963) de Hannah Arendt
Mushrooms Demystified (1979) de David Arora
Spinster (1958) de Sylvia Ashton-Warner
Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies (1971) de Reyner Banham
The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farben (1978) de Joseph Borkin
Ball Four: My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues (1970) de Jim Bouton
Labor's Untold Story (1955) de Richard O. Boyer
Rodale's All-New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Resource for Every Gardener (1992) de Fern Marshall Bradley
Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century (1974) de Harry Braverman
The Encyclopedia Britannica 11th Edition (1910) de Encyclopedia Britannica
For Earth's Sake: The Life and Times of David Brower (1990) de David Ross Brower
Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History (1959) de Norman O. Brown
The Road to Oxiana (1937) de Robert Byron
What Is History? (1961) de E. H. Carr
The Country Blues (1959) de Samuel B. Charters
The Legacy of Malthus : The Social Costs of the New Scientific Racism (1977) de Allan Chase
Fateful Triangle : The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians (1983) de Noam Chomsky
Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy (1983) de Andrew Cockburn
I, Claud (1967) de Claud Cockburn
The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World: From the Archaic Age to the Arab Conquests (1981) de G. E. M. de Ste. Croix
Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West (1991) de William Cronon
French Provincial Cooking (1960) de Elizabeth David
My Journey to Lhasa (1927) de Alexandra David-Néel
Geronimo : the man, his time, his place (1976) de Angie Debo
Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto (1969) de Jr. Vine Deloria
The Greeks and the Irrational (1949) de E. R. Dodds
War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War (1986) de John W. Dower
The Souls of Black Folk (1903) de W. E. B. Du Bois
Western Garden Book (1995) de Sunset Editors
Studies in the psychology of sex (1940) de Havelock Ellis
Seven Types of Ambiguity (1930) de William Empson
The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution (1970) de Shulamith Firestone
How to Cook a Wolf (1942) de M. F. K. Fisher
A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926) de H.W. Fowler
Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays (1957) de Northrop Frye
Cézanne: A Study of his Development (1927) de Roger Fry
The Face of War (1959) de Martha Gellhorn
Detroit: Do I Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution (1975) de Dan Georgakas
Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized Society (1960) de Paul Goodman
The Mismeasure of Man (1981) de Stephen Jay Gould
Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography (1929) de Robert Graves
Exploring the Dangerous Trades: The Autobiography of Alice Hamilton, M.D. (1942) de Alice Hamilton
Native Planters in Old Hawaii: Their Life, Lore, and Environment (1972) de Elizabeth Green Handy
Warriors: Life and Death Among the Somalis (1993) de Gerald Hanley
Themis: A Study of the Social Origins of Greek Religion (1962) de Jane Ellen Harrison
The Gospel Sound: Good News and Bad Times (1971) de Anthony Heilbut
The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House (1983) de Seymour M. Hersh
Bull Cook and Authentic Historical Recipes and Practices (1960) de George Leonard Herter
The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution (1972) de Christopher Hill
Fanshen: A Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village (1966) de William Hinton
The Long Haul: An Autobiography (1990) de Myles Horton
Deschooling Society (1970) de Ivan Illich
The Fur Trade in Canada: An Introduction to Canadian Economic History (1956) de Harold A. Innis
The Black Jacobins (1938) de C. L. R. James
Home and Garden (1900) de Gertrude Jekyll
The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud: Complete in 3 Volumes (1953) de Ernest Jones
Blues People: Negro Music in White America (1963) de Amiri Baraka
For Keeps: 30 Years at the Movies (1800) de Pauline Kael
The Politics of War: The Story of Two Wars Which Altered Forever the Political Life of the American Republic 1890-1920 (1979) de Walter Karp
Teoria Geral do Emprego, do Juro e da Moeda (1936) de John Maynard Keynes
Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953) de Alfred C. Kinsey
Harry S. Truman and the War Scare of 1948: A Successful Campaign to Deceive the Nation (1993) de Frank Kofsky
The Thirty Years' Wars: Dispatches and Diversions of a Radical Journalist 1965-1994 (1995) de Andrew Kopkind
The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness (1960) de R. D. Laing
Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions (1972) de John Fire Lame Deer
The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations (1979) de Christopher Lasch
Etruscan Places (1932) de D. H. Lawrence
A Potter's Book (1945) de Bernard Leach
We the Jury: The Impact of Jurors on Our Basic Freedoms : Great Jury Trials of History (1997) de Godfrey D. Lehman
North Star Country (1945) de Meridel Le Sueur
The London Hanged (1991) de Peter Linebaugh
The Singer of Tales (1960) de Albert B. Lord
Eastern Approaches (1949) de Fitzroy Maclean
A River Runs Through It and Other Stories (1976) de Norman Maclean
Advertisements For Myself (1959) de Norman Mailer
The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) de Dave Marsh
The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America (1964) de Leo Marx
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse (1983) de Peter Matthiessen
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (1993) de Scott McCloud
The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade (1972) de Alfred W. McCoy
Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California (1939) de Carey McWilliams
Prejudices: A Selection (1958) de H. L. Mencken
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945) de Henry Miller
Listen, Yankee : The Revolution in Cuba (1960) de C. Wright Mills
Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings (1885) de Edward Sylvester Morse
Technics and Civilization (1934) de Lewis Mumford
The Oxford English Dictionary (1971) de J.A.H. Murray
Blues Fell This Morning: Meaning in the Blues (1963) de Paul Oliver
Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta (1981) de Robert Palmer
Peterson Field Guides to Eastern Birds, 4th Edition (1934) de Roger Tory Peterson
My Silent War: The Autobiography of a Spy (1968) de Kim Philby
The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time (1944) de Karl Polanyi
ABC of Reading (1934) de Ezra Pound
Architectural Graphic Standards (1932) de Charles George Ramsey
Sister of the Road: The Autobiography of Boxcar Bertha, as told to Dr. Ben Reitman (1937) de Dr. Ben Reitman
The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell (1967) de Bertrand Russell
Orientalism (1978) de Edward W. Said
A Month and a Day: A Detention Diary (1995) de Ken Saro-Wiwa
Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil (1992) de Nancy Scheper-Hughes
The Shame of the Cities (1957) de Lincoln Steffens
The Myth of Mental Illness : Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct (1961) de Thomas S. Szasz
The History of the Standard Oil Company (1905) de Ida M. Tarbell
Religion and the Decline of Magic : Studies in popular beliefs in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England (1971) de Keith Thomas
The Making of the English Working Class (1963) de E. P. Thompson
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971) de Hunter S. Thompson
Biographical Dictionary of Film (1975) de David Thomson
The Phoenix Program (1990) de Douglas Valentine
Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality (1968) de R. Gordon Wasson
The Decoration of Houses (1897) de Edith Wharton
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place (1991) de Terry Tempest Williams
To the Finland Station (1940) de Edmund Wilson
Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby (1976) de Geoffrey Wolff
Rivers of Empire: Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West (1985) de Donald Worster
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965) de Malcolm X
The Art of Memory (1966) de Frances A. Yates


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