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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:42 AM

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books of all time.

Robert McCrum is an associate editor of the Observer. He was the literary editor of the Observer from 1996 to 2008, and has been a regular contributor to the Guardian since 1990.

1. The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)

2. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (2005)

3. No Logo by Naomi Klein (1999)

4. Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes (1998)

5. Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama (1995)

6. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (1988)

7. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe (1979)

8. Orientalism by Edward Said (1978)

9. Dispatches by Michael Herr (1977)

10. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins (1976)

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