Five of top ten in National Review's 100 Best Nonfiction list by Hoover authors

Sunday, July 4, 1999

The National Review magazine recently released its list of the 100 best nonfiction books of the century, and five of the top ten were written by Hoover fellows or distinguished authors and leaders affiliated with the Hoover Institution. Another two were ranked within the top fifty.

Books with a Hoover affiliation on the top ten list were The Gulag Archipelago, by Honorary Fellow Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn (number two); The Road to Serfdom, by the late F.A. von Hayek, who was an honorary fellow (four), The Open Society and Its Enemies, by the late Karl Popper, who was a senior research fellow (six), The Constitution of Liberty, by von Hayek (nine), and Capitalism and Freedom, by Senior Research Fellow Milton Friedman (ten).

Senior Research Fellow Robert Conquest's The Great Terror was ranked at 21. Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell's Ethnic America came in at 49.

A panel of 21 distinguished historians, editors, academic and civic leaders selected and approved the list.

Top Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Century By the National Review

  1. The Second World War Winston S. Churchill
  2. The Gulag Archipelago Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  3. Homage to Catalonia George Orwell
  4. The Road to Serfdom F.A. von Hayek
  5. Collected Essays George Orwell
  6. The Open Society and Its Enemies Karl Popper
  7. The Abolition of Man C.S. Lewis
  8. Revolt of the Masses Jose Ortega y Gasset
  9. The Constitution of Liberty F.A. von Hayek
  10. Capitalism and Freedom Milton Friedman

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