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List of the 100 best English non-fiction books. This list includes the most famous English non-fiction books and English non-fiction novels of the 20th century and can be sorted by any column. Use this list of popular nonfiction books to start a list of your own favorite English books or favorite English novels. These famous non-fiction books are some of the most famous books in English of all time so don't be surprised to see a bunch of familiar titles. 

What are the names of popular non-fiction books? This list should answer that question with some of the most famous non-fiction books ever written. If you don't know some of the titles by famous non-fiction authors, hopefully you'll see something enticing and give a famous non-fiction book a read.

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The Autobiography of Alice B. ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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Silent Spring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Silent Spring Rachel Carson

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The Education of Henry Adams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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The Varieties of Religious Exp... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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Up From Slavery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Up From Slavery Booker T. Washington

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A Room of One's Own is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
A Room of One's Own Virginia Woolf

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Selected essays, 1917-1932 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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The Double Helix: A Personal A... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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Speak, Memory is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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The American Language is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
The American Language H. L. Mencken

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The General Theory of Employme... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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The Lives of a Cell: Notes of ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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The frontier in American histo... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
The frontier in American history Frederick Jackson Turner

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Black Boy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Black Boy Richard Wright

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Aspects of the novel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Aspects of the novel E. M. Forster

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The Civil War is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
The Civil War Brayton Harris

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The Guns of August is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
The Guns of August Barbara W. Tuchman

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The Proper Study of Mankind: A... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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The nature and destiny of man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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Notes of a Native Son is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Notes of a Native Son James Baldwin

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The Elements of Style is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
The Elements of Style E. B. White, William Strunk, Jr.

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An American Dilemma is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
An American Dilemma Gunnar Myrdal

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Principia Mathematica is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Principia Mathematica Alfred North Whitehead, Bertrand Russell

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The Mismeasure of Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
The Mismeasure of Man Stephen Jay Gould

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The Mirror and the Lamp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
The Mirror and the Lamp Michael Newman, Mark Francis

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The art of the soluble is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
The art of the soluble Peter Medawar

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The Ants is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
The Ants Bert Hölldobler, E. O. Wilson

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A Theory of Justice is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
A Theory of Justice John Rawls

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Art and Illusion is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Art and Illusion Joann Roberts

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The Making of the English Work... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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The Souls of Black Folk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. Du Bois

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Principia ethica is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Principia ethica George Edward Moore

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The philosophy of civilization is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
The philosophy of civilization Albert Schweitzer

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On Growth and Form is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
On Growth And Form D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson

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Ideas and Opinions is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Ideas and Opinions Albert Einstein

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age of Jackson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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The Making of the Atomic Bomb is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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Autobiographies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Autobiographies Kathleen Raine

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Science et Civilisation en Chi... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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Goodbye to All That is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Goodbye to All That Robert Graves

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Homage to Catalonia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Homage to Catalonia George Orwell

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Autobiography of Mark Twain is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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Children of Crisis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Children of Crisis Robert Coles

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A Study of History is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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The Affluent Society is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
The Affluent Society John Kenneth Galbraith

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Present At The Creation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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The Great Bridge is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
The Great Bridge David McCullough

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Patriotic Gore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Patriotic Gore Edmund Wilson

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Samuel Johnson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Samuel Johnson John Wain