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List:  Brothers Judd Top 100 of the 20th Century: Non-Fiction


Lindbergh (1998) - A. Scott Berg (-)  (Grade:A+)

The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History (1951) - Sir Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997)  (Grade:A+)

Friday Night Lights : A Town, a Team, and a Dream (1990) - H. G. Bissinger (-)  (Grade:A+)

The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law (1990) - Robert H. Bork (-)  (Grade:A+)

The Whig Interpretation of History (1931) - Herbert Butterfield (10/07/1900-1979)  (Grade:A)

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (1974) - Robert A. Caro (-)  (Grade:A+)

Witness (1952) - Whittaker Chambers (1901-1961)  (Grade:A+)

What it Takes : The Way to the White House (1992) - Richard Ben Cramer (-)  (Grade:A+)

Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968) - Joan Didion (1934-)  (Grade:A+)

Pilgrim at Tinker's Creek (1974) - Annie Dillard (1945-)  (Grade:A)

Fools' Names, Fools' Faces (1996) - Andrew Ferguson (1956-)  (Grade:A)

The Diary of a Young Girl : The Definitive Edition (1947) - Anne Frank (1929-1945)  (Grade:A)

The Conscience of a Conservative (1960) - Barry Goldwater (1909-1998)  (Grade:A+)

The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) - Jane Jacobs (05/14/1916-04/26/2006)  (Grade:A-)

Freedom from Fear : The United States, 1929-1945 (Oxford History of the United States, Vol 9) (1999) - David M. Kennedy (-)  (Grade:A)

The Conservative Mind: from Burke to Eliot (1953) - Russell Kirk (1918-1994)  (Grade:A+)

The Modern Temper: A Study And A Confession (1929) - Joseph Wood Krutch (11/25/1893-05/22/1970)  (Grade:A-)

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) - Thomas S. Kuhn (1929-1996)  (Grade:A)

The Abolition of Man: Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schools (1943) - C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)  (Grade:A+)

The Spirit of St. Louis (1953) - Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974)  (Grade:A+)

The Journalist and the Murderer (1990) - Janet Malcolm (-)  (Grade:A+)

West With the Night (1941) - Beryl Markham (1902-1986)  (Grade:A+)

The Great Bridge : The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (1972) - David McCullough (1933-)  (Grade:A+)

Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories (1992) - Joseph Mitchell (1908-1996)  (Grade:A+)

Speak, Memory : An Autobiography Revisited (1966) - Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977)  (Grade:A)

Among the Believers : An Islamic Journey (1981) - V.S. Naipaul (1932-)  (Grade:A)

Memoirs of a Superfluous Man (1943) - Albert Jay Nock (1872-1945)  (Grade:A+)

Parliament of Whores : A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government (1991) - P.J. O'Rourke (1947-)  (Grade:A)

Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays (1962) - Michael Oakeshott (12/11/1901-1992)  (Grade:A)

The Revolt of the Masses (1930) - Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955)  (Grade:A+)

A Collection of Essays (1954) - George Orwell (06/25/1903-1949)  (Grade:A+)

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic (1987) - Randy Martin Shilts (08/08/1951-02/17/1994)  (Grade:A+)

The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 : An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Volume I) (1973) - Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn (12/11/1918-8/03/2008)  (Grade:A+)

The Elements of Style (1959) - William Strunk Jr. (1869-1946)  (Grade:A+)

Whittaker Chambers: A Biography (1997) - Sam Tanenhaus (-)  (Grade:A)

Up From Slavery (1901) - Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)  (Grade:A)

The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics (1987) - Richard A. Watson (02/23/1931-)  (Grade:A)

The Right Stuff (1979) - Tom Wolfe (1931-)  (Grade:A+)

The Radicalism of the American Revolution (1991) - Gordon S. Wood (1933-)  (Grade:A)

The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965) - Malcolm X (1925-1965)  (Grade:A+)