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Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
by TIME
TIME (2011)

“Politics and war, science and sports, memoir and biography — there’s a great big world of nonfiction books out there just waiting to be read. We picked the 100 best and most influential written in English since 1923, the beginning of TIME ... magazine.”


Latest in American Studies

What the Great Recession Wrought: The State of the U.S. in 3 Years of Polls
— Ronald Brownstein (The Atlantic, 7 January 2012)
All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books
— TIME (TIME, 2011)
Will White People Go to the National Black Museum?
— Natalie Hopkinson (The Root, 20 May 2011)
The Public Library Manifesto
— David Morris (Yes!, 6 May 2011)
The Best Civil War Books
— Malcolm Jones (The Daily Beast, 15 April 2011)
How the Civil War changed American Literature
— Craig Fehrman (The Boston Globe, 10 April 2011)
Signposts in a Strange Land
— Matt Robison (The Morning News, 10 November 2010)
1848 Daguerreotypes Bring Middle America's Past to Life
— Julie Rehmeyer (Wired, 9 July 2010)
New Urbanism for the Apocalypse
— Greg Lindsay (Fast Company, 24 May 2010)
Ghosts of New York
— John Freeman Gill (The Atlantic, June 2010)

Latest in European Studies

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Rise of the Sloane Ranger
— Harry Mount (The Telegraph, 9 January 2012)
All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books
— TIME (TIME, 2011)
The UK Riots: The Psychology of Looting
— Zoe Williams (The Guardian, 9 August 2011)
Why Don't We Love Our Intellectuals?
— John Naughton (The Observer, 8 May 2011)
Oh, Britannia, How You Have Changed
— Andrew Sullivan (The Sunday Times, 24 July 2011)
How British Social History Is Written Through Our Cookbooks
— Felicity Cloake (New Statesman, 27 June 2011)
Heroes of the KGB: The Communist Bloc's Spy Films
— Alex von Tunzelmann (The Guardian, 5 May 2011)
Lithuania's Soviet Nostalgia: Back in the USSR
— Dan Hancox (The Guardian, 1 May 2011)
Germany's New Boom: Making Money by Making Stuff
— Larry Elliott (The Guardian, 14 March 2011)
Reggae: The Sound That Revolutionised Britain
— Neil Spencer (The Observer, 30 January 2011)

Latest in General Culture

Frank Miller and the Rise of Cryptofascist Hollywood
— Rick Moody (The Guardian, 24 November 2011)
The Monoculture Is a Myth
— Steve Hyden (Salon, 10 October 2011)
All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books
— TIME (TIME, 2011)
The UK Riots: The Psychology of Looting
— Zoe Williams (The Guardian, 9 August 2011)
Why Don't We Love Our Intellectuals?
— John Naughton (The Observer, 8 May 2011)
Oh, Britannia, How You Have Changed
— Andrew Sullivan (The Sunday Times, 24 July 2011)
How Google Dominates Us
— James Gleick (The New York Review of Books, 18 August 2011)
Can Watching ‘Jackass’ Turn You Into One?
— Tom Jacobs (Miller-McCune, 7 June 2011)
Going, Going, Gone: Who Killed the Internet Auction?
— James Surowiecki (Wired, 17 May 2011)
Is There a New Geek Anti-Intellectualism?
— Larry Sanger (LarrySanger.org, 6 June 2011)

Latest in History

All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books
— TIME (TIME, 2011)
How British Social History Is Written Through Our Cookbooks
— Felicity Cloake (New Statesman, 27 June 2011)
Words and Music: Our 60 Favorite Music Books
— Pitchfork (Pitchfork, 11 July 2011)
Before Walt Disney: 5 Pioneers of Early Animation
— Maria Popova (The Atlantic, 5 July 2011)
Heroes of the KGB: The Communist Bloc's Spy Films
— Alex von Tunzelmann (The Guardian, 5 May 2011)
What Is Totalitarian Art? Cultural Kitsch From Stalin to Saddam
— Kanan Makiya (Foreign Affairs, May 2011)
Lithuania's Soviet Nostalgia: Back in the USSR
— Dan Hancox (The Guardian, 1 May 2011)
The Best Civil War Books
— Malcolm Jones (The Daily Beast, 15 April 2011)
How the Civil War changed American Literature
— Craig Fehrman (The Boston Globe, 10 April 2011)
The Roots of the Irish Disco/Dance Club Scene
— Paul Tarpey (Amoeblog, 17 March 2011)

Latest in Humanities

Critical Theory: Useful Distinction or Unconscious Smugness?
— PJ Rey (The Society Pages, 20 September 2011)
All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books
— TIME (TIME, 2011)
Top 100 Most Sought After Out-of-Print Books in 2011
— BookFinder.com (BookFinder.com, 2011)
The Public Library Manifesto
— David Morris (Yes!, 6 May 2011)
The Urgent Matter of Books
— Lidia Yuknavitch (The Rumpus, 3 May 2011)
Nearly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism
— Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic, 4 May 2011)
What Is the Crisis in the Humanities?
— Daniel Born (The Common Review, September 2010)
The University vs. Liberal Education
— Dan Edelstein (Inside Higher Ed, 14 October 2010)
The Humanities and Social Change
— Gerald Early (Daedalus, Winter 2009)

Latest in Politics & Government

Frank Miller and the Rise of Cryptofascist Hollywood
— Rick Moody (The Guardian, 24 November 2011)
The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers
— Foreign Policy (Foreign Policy, December 2011)
All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books
— TIME (TIME, 2011)
How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory
— Tom Dickinson (Rolling Stone, 25 May 2011)
The Tragedy of Sarah Palin
— Joshua Green (The Atlantic, June 2011)
The Urgent Matter of Books
— Lidia Yuknavitch (The Rumpus, 3 May 2011)
Osama bin Laden's Body: The World's Most Incendiary Image
— Sean O'Hagan (The Guardian, 6 May 2011)
Nearly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism
— Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic, 4 May 2011)
What Is Totalitarian Art? Cultural Kitsch From Stalin to Saddam
— Kanan Makiya (Foreign Affairs, May 2011)
What’s Left of the Left: Paul Krugman’s Lonely Crusade
— Benjamin Wallace-Wells (New York, 24 April 2011)
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