Friday, November 30, 2018

Vote for the Best Nonfiction Books of All Time

Last week I discussed the PBS series The Great American Read and the need for an online poll for the greatest non fiction book of all time.  This week I thought I would take it upon myself to create such an online poll so that you can make your voice heard on the matter.  Admittedly this is not a scientific survey.  Respondents can vote as often as they like.  

Respondents may go to the survey page by clicking on the survey page tab at the top or this link, check on the books that you think are deserving out of the 100 that I have selected, and then submit your vote by clicking the submit button.  There is an other box at the bottom where you can suggest a book that I have missed.

I have compiled the list from other online lists of the greatest (or most popular) nonfiction books. It is admittedly a Euro and male centered author list as it has been a male and Euro dominated world for many centuries.  Only 10 authors are female.  Six authors are African American.  The lists from which I drew were also euro and male dominated.  I did make an effort to include non-European books and authors such as Confucius, Sun Tzu (Art of War), and the Kama Sutra.  Ancient as well as modern authors are included.  

So as not to bias the voter to one book over the other, only the title, author, and date of publication for the book are presented.  There are no images in this post for the same reason.  The voter can look up information on the book if he or she are unfamiliar with a title.  As yet there is no fixed end for this poll.  I will post the results as they change.

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The Great American Read-Nonfiction Edition