The 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Last Years | Book RiotDreams from My Father by Barack Obama This remarkably candid memoir revealed not only a literary talent, but a force that would change the face of US politics for ever. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe Tom Wolfe raised reportage to dazzling new levels in his quest to discover what makes a man fly to the moon. Orientalism by Edward Said This polemical masterpiece challenging western attitudes to the east is as topical today as it was on publication. The Making of the English Working Class by EP Thompson This influential, painstakingly compiled masterpiece reads as an anatomy of pre-industrial Britain — and a description of the lost experience of the common man. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson This classic of American advocacy sparked a nationwide outcry against the use of pesticides, inspired legislation that would endeavour to control pollution, and launched the modern environmental movement in the US. The Uses of Literacy: Aspects of Working-Class Life by Richard Hoggart This influential cultural study of postwar Britain offers pertinent truths on mass communication and the interaction between ordinary people and the elites.
The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time
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Diversify the editors and you will diversify the books. Benjamin Spock. In our own century, this process is ongoing…. I have read twelve, so I'm over the average?
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The 100 best nonfiction books: No 1 – The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)
On some weeks, there might be as many as five competing challenges for each nonfiction slot, but rarely as straightforward as this. Literary classics cluster on the north face of Parnassus. For this vertiginous terrain there are different sherpas. Such books will have been judged by slippery criteria: popular and literary critical fashion, a changing marketplace and new technology, bestseller lists and hype. There are some good writers who will argue that this is so, but I believe that nonfiction which can sometimes successfully bring together many genres is not, strictly speaking, a genre of its own.
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Ariel by Sylvia Plath 4. John Hersey. Nevertheless, simple criteria cannot disguise the obvious and inescapable fact nonriction our nonfiction list first appeared in the pages of a British national newspaper during the years. Oscar Wilde.