Of the 116 books on the list, thirteen were written by women or 11%. Eight were written by writers of African Descent (seven African American and one African) or 7%. 69 books were written in the 20th century or 59%. Fifteen were published after the year 2000 or 13%. Ten were Written in the 19th Century or 9%. Eleven were written in the 18th Century or 9%. Twelve were written before 1700 or 10%. Robert Caro's series of books on Lyndon Johnson straddles the 20th and 21st centuries and was included in both.
Since the poll was launched three women and two black writers were added to the list. You can vote in the poll and suggest your own books here. The video above has some possible selections.