Top 100 nonfiction books 2014

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top 100 nonfiction books 2014

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Dreams 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. An absurdist masterpiece.
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The 100 greatest non-fiction books

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Bad Blood by Lorna Sage Sage demolishes the fantasy of family as she tells how her relatives passed rage, grief and frustrated desire down the generations. The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer Greer argues that male society represses the sexuality of women. Welcome back. The late poet turned novelist - in just under pages - tells the ! Random House.

These are the essay collections, memoirs, and nonfiction reads that we absolutely loved in Not That Kind of Girl is a hilarious, honest, and bold collection of essays from one of today's most talked-about cultural figures. Lena Dunham 's perspectives on life and her personal experiences are engaging and revealing, relatable and refreshing. The book is an extraordinary and humane account that will keep you turning pages late into the night. The Invisible History of the Human Race by Christine Kenneally who is a contributing editor at BuzzFeed News is a fascinating and wide-ranging investigation of our obsession with ancestry and genetics — how we glean information about our pasts and futures, and the ways both negative and positive we have used this knowledge. Follow Christine Kenneally on Twitter. As Percy follows Caleb for three years, she herself becomes part of the narrative in this unpredictable and gripping story.

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano The most famous slave memoir of the 18th century is a powerful and terrifying read, and established Equiano as a founding figure in black literary tradition. In this novel, a tragedy tears away at a mixed-race family in s Ohio? The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith Blending history, the Scottish intellectual single-handedly invented modern political econo. By Elizabeth Green.

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