On the Guardian’s list of 100 greatest non-fiction books, I chose from a variety of categories: art, culture environment, biography, culture, history, literature, mathematics, memoir, mind, politics, religion, science, society, music, philosophy, and travel.
Some of my favorites are:
Art: The Story of Art (1950) by Ernst Gombrich
Biography: Goodbye to All That (1929) by Robert Graves
Culture: Orientalism (1978) by Edward Said
Memoir: De Profundis (1897) by Oscar Wilde
Science: A Brief History of Time (1988) by Stephen Hawking