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100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books

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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
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
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
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
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
Frederick Jackson Turner
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Black Boy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Richard Wright
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Aspects of the novel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
E. M. Forster
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The Civil War is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
Brayton Harris
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The Guns of August is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
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
James Baldwin
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The Elements of Style is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
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
Gunnar Myrdal
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Principia Mathematica is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 100 Famous English Non-Fiction Books
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
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
Michael Newman, Mark Francis