The Modern Library’s 100 Best Nonfiction: The Reader’s List

The Virtue of Selfishness Ayn Rand
Dianetics L. Ron Hubbard
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand Leonard Peikoff
101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution: Ideas and Resources for Self-Liberation, Monkey Wrenching and Preparedness Claire Wolfe
The God of the Machine Isabel Paterson
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life : The Companion Book Michael Paxton
The Ultimate Resource Julian L. Simon
Economics in One Lesson Henry Hazlitt
Send In The Waco Killers: Essays on the Freedom Movement, 1993-1998 Vin Suprynowicz
More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws John R. Lott Jr.
Psychiatry, the Ultimate Betrayal Bruce Wiseman
Fingerprints of the Gods
Graham Hancock
Classical Individualism: The Supreme Importance of Each Human Being (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought) Tibor R. Machan
Free to Choose: A Personal Statement Milton Friedman
Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society
Peter McWilliams
The Road to Serfdom F. A. Hayek
Freedom in Chains : The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen James Bovard
America’s Great Depression Murray Rothbard
The Roosevelt Myth John T. Flynn
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements Eric Hoffer
Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class, and Justice in the Origins of America Thomas G. West
The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas Carl Becker
Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders Aaron T. Beck
Death by Government R. J. Rummel
A Room of One’s Own Virginia Woolf
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time Dava Sobel
Ordinarily Sacred (Studies in Religion and Culture) Lynda Sexson
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited
Vladimir Nabokov
The Art of Memory
Frances A. Yates
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
John Taylor Gatto
The Golden Bough : A Study in Comparative Religion
James George Frazer
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Stephen E. Ambrose
A Modern Prophet: Answers Your Key Questions About Life Harold Klemp
The Flute of God Paul Twitchell
Real Presences George Steiner
Out of Africa Isak Dinesen
Ways of Seeing John Berger
The Shadow University: The Betrayal Of Liberty On America’s Campuses
Alan Charles Kors
Property Matters: How Property Rights Are Under Assault and Why You Should Care
James V. DeLong
Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream Jay Stevens
Homage to Catalonia George Orwell
The Varieties of Religious Experience William James
How to lie with statistics Darrell Huff
But Is It True?: A Citizens Guide to Environmental Health and Safety Issues Aaron Wildavsky
A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper
John Allen Paulos
Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays Northrop Frye
The Mainspring of Human Progress
Henry Grady Weaver
Modern Times Revised Edition: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties (Perennial Classics) Paul Johnson
Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West, 1840-1900 Irving Stone
The Education of Henry Adams Henry Adams
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
David McCullough
American Gay
Stephen O. Murray
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
James D. Watson
The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction (with a New Epilogue) Frank Kermode
The Gnostic Gospels Elaine Pagels
Eros the Bittersweet Anne Carson
The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages Harold Bloom
The White Goddess Robert Graves
Healing Our World in an Age of Aggression Mary J. Ruwart
Silent Spring Rachel Carson
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Annie Dillard
Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson Camille Paglia
Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill
A Life of One’s Own: Individual Rights and the Welfare State David Kelley
The Doors of Perception Aldous Huxley
The Discovery of Freedom: Man’s Struggle Against Authority
Rose Wilder Lane
More Liberty Means Less Government
Walter E. Williams
Libertarianism: A Primer David Boaz
Beyond Liberal and Conservative: Reassessing the Political Spectrum
William S. Maddox
A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles Thomas Sowell
Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government P. J. O’Rourke
Separating School & State: How to Liberate America’s Families
Sheldon Richman
The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress Virginia Postrel
The Elements of Style
William Jr. Strunk
Orientalism Edward W. Said
Ecoterror: The Violent Agenda to Save Nature : The World of the Unabomber Ron Arnold
Why Government Doesn’t Work Harry Browne
Out of the Crisis
W. Edwards Deming
Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth As History Mary Lefkowitz
The End of Racism Dinesh D’Souza
A Japanese Mirror: Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture Ian Buruma
In a Dark Wood: The Fight over Forests and the New Tyranny of Ecology Alston Chase
Private Parts Howard Stern
The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech Avital Ronell
The Minuteman: Returning to an Army of the People Gary Hart
The Greatest Story Never Told: A Scientific Inquiry into the Evidence of the Fall of Man from a Higher Civilization in Antiquity
Lana Corrine Cantrell
Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey David Horowitz
Under the Sign of Saturn Susan Sontag
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X
A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire
Janice A. Radway
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Joseph Campbell
The Job: Interviews with William S. Burroughs Daniel Odier
Silent Interviews
Samuel R. Delany
Slats Grobnik and some other friends Mike Royko
The rise of the unmeltable ethnics; politics and culture in the seventies Michael Novak
Reverse Angle: A Decade of American Film John Simon
Placing Movies: The Practice of Film Criticism
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Right from the Beginning
Patrick J. Buchanan
The Virtue of Selfishness Ayn Rand
Dianetics L. Ron Hubbard
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand Leonard Peikoff
101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution: Ideas and Resources for Self-Liberation, Monkey Wrenching and Preparedness Claire Wolfe
The God of the Machine Isabel Paterson
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life : The Companion Book Michael Paxton
The Ultimate Resource Julian L. Simon
Economics in One Lesson Henry Hazlitt
Send In The Waco Killers: Essays on the Freedom Movement, 1993-1998 Vin Suprynowicz
More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws John R. Lott Jr.
Psychiatry, the Ultimate Betrayal Bruce Wiseman
Fingerprints of the Gods
Graham Hancock
Classical Individualism: The Supreme Importance of Each Human Being (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought) Tibor R. Machan
Free to Choose: A Personal Statement Milton Friedman
Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society
Peter McWilliams
The Road to Serfdom F. A. Hayek
Freedom in Chains : The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen James Bovard
America’s Great Depression Murray Rothbard
The Roosevelt Myth John T. Flynn
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements Eric Hoffer
Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class, and Justice in the Origins of America Thomas G. West
The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas Carl Becker
Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders Aaron T. Beck
Death by Government R. J. Rummel
A Room of One’s Own Virginia Woolf
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time Dava Sobel
Ordinarily Sacred (Studies in Religion and Culture) Lynda Sexson
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited
Vladimir Nabokov
The Art of Memory
Frances A. Yates
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
John Taylor Gatto
The Golden Bough : A Study in Comparative Religion
James George Frazer
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Stephen E. Ambrose
A Modern Prophet: Answers Your Key Questions About Life Harold Klemp
The Flute of God Paul Twitchell
Real Presences George Steiner
Out of Africa Isak Dinesen
Ways of Seeing John Berger
The Shadow University: The Betrayal Of Liberty On America’s Campuses
Alan Charles Kors
Property Matters: How Property Rights Are Under Assault and Why You Should Care
James V. DeLong
Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream Jay Stevens
Homage to Catalonia George Orwell
The Varieties of Religious Experience William James
How to lie with statistics Darrell Huff
But Is It True?: A Citizens Guide to Environmental Health and Safety Issues Aaron Wildavsky
A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper
John Allen Paulos
Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays Northrop Frye
The Mainspring of Human Progress
Henry Grady Weaver
Modern Times Revised Edition: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties (Perennial Classics) Paul Johnson
Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West, 1840-1900 Irving Stone
The Education of Henry Adams Henry Adams
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
David McCullough
American Gay
Stephen O. Murray
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
James D. Watson
The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction (with a New Epilogue) Frank Kermode
The Gnostic Gospels Elaine Pagels
Eros the Bittersweet Anne Carson
The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages Harold Bloom
The White Goddess Robert Graves
Healing Our World in an Age of Aggression Mary J. Ruwart
Silent Spring Rachel Carson
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Annie Dillard
Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson Camille Paglia
Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill
A Life of One’s Own: Individual Rights and the Welfare State David Kelley
The Doors of Perception Aldous Huxley
The Discovery of Freedom: Man’s Struggle Against Authority
Rose Wilder Lane
More Liberty Means Less Government
Walter E. Williams
Libertarianism: A Primer David Boaz
Beyond Liberal and Conservative: Reassessing the Political Spectrum
William S. Maddox
A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles Thomas Sowell
Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government P. J. O’Rourke
Separating School & State: How to Liberate America’s Families
Sheldon Richman
The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress Virginia Postrel
The Elements of Style
William Jr. Strunk
Orientalism Edward W. Said
Ecoterror: The Violent Agenda to Save Nature : The World of the Unabomber Ron Arnold
Why Government Doesn’t Work Harry Browne
Out of the Crisis
W. Edwards Deming
Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth As History Mary Lefkowitz
The End of Racism Dinesh D’Souza
A Japanese Mirror: Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture Ian Buruma
In a Dark Wood: The Fight over Forests and the New Tyranny of Ecology Alston Chase
Private Parts Howard Stern
The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech Avital Ronell
The Minuteman: Returning to an Army of the People Gary Hart
The Greatest Story Never Told: A Scientific Inquiry into the Evidence of the Fall of Man from a Higher Civilization in Antiquity
Lana Corrine Cantrell
Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey David Horowitz
Under the Sign of Saturn Susan Sontag
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X
A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire
Janice A. Radway
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Joseph Campbell
The Job: Interviews with William S. Burroughs Daniel Odier
Silent Interviews
Samuel R. Delany
Slats Grobnik and some other friends Mike Royko
The rise of the unmeltable ethnics; politics and culture in the seventies Michael Novak
Reverse Angle: A Decade of American Film John Simon
Placing Movies: The Practice of Film Criticism
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Right from the Beginning
Patrick J. Buchanan