The longest books I have read

What I have read since 1974

1974 – 2018· Longest books·Frequent authors·Frequent sources· 1974·1975·1976·1977
book or author keyword
1365Les miserablesVictor Hugo1492c8/2/1988
1503The power broker: Robert Moses and the fall of New YorkRobert A. Caro1246elp1/9/1992
2000Master of the senateRobert A. Caro1167ewl5/30/2002
1941TrumanDavid G. McCullough1117ut8/21/2000
1596Atlas shruggedAyn Rand1084ewl9/7/1993
1755Infinite jest: a novelDavid Foster Wallace1079elp8/28/1996
1461The powers that beDavid Halberstam1071ewl11/6/1990
1862Parting the waters: America in the King years 1954-63Taylor Branch1064kl7/5/1998
2113At Canaan's edge: America in the King years, 1965-68Taylor Branch1059ewl4/7/2006
1707The witching hourAnne Rice1043elp11/27/1995
1644Liberty and sexuality: the right to privacy and the making of Roe v. WadeDavid J. Garrow981bo6/16/1994
2075My lifeBill Clinton957ewl7/13/2004
2159Team of rivals: the political genius of Abraham LincolnDoris Kearns Goodwin916mc1/29/2008
2775The bully pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of journalismDoris Kearns Goodwin910ewl11/5/2014
1545The making of the atomic bombRichard Rhodes886dcbt2/8/1993
2007The rise of Theodore RooseveltEdmund Morris886cu7/29/2002
1551The prize: the epic quest for oil, money, and powerDaniel Yergin885ewl2/27/1993
1662The path to powerRobert A. Caro882ewl11/8/1994
2200Nixonland: the rise of a president and the fracturing of AmericaRick Perlstein881mc2/22/2009
1424A bright shining lie: John Paul Vann and America in VietnamNeil Sheehan861ewl2/3/1990
2774The invisible bridge: the fall of Nixon and the rise of ReaganRick Perlstein856ewl8/31/2014
1135The leatherstocking tales. Vol. IJames Fenimore Cooper833c3/30/1984
1561The second sexSimone de Beauvoir814ewl4/18/1993
1839Girls lean back everywhere: the law of obscenity and the assault on geniusEdward De Grazia814elp1/15/1998
1559The house of Morgan: an American banking dynasty and the rise of modern financeRon Chernow812ewl4/3/1993
2147A history of the Federal ReserveAllan H. Meltzer808ewl8/4/2007
1330The illuminatus! trilogyRobert Shea
Robert Anton Wilson
1452Secrets of the temple: how the Federal Reserve runs the countryWilliam Greider798carn7/26/1990
2222The death of American virtue: Clinton vs. StarrKen Gormley789ewl3/10/2010
1475The reckoningDavid Halberstam786ewl3/12/1991
1593Conduct unbecoming: lesbians and gays in the U.S. military: Vietnam to the Persian GulfRandy Shilts784ewl8/14/1993
1306Godel, Escher, Bach: an eternal golden braidDouglas R. Hofstadter777ewl7/24/1987
2009Theodore RexEdmund Morris772cu8/21/2002
2290Colonel RooseveltEdmund Morris766ewl1/1/2011
2814The rise and fall of American growth: the U.S. standard of living since the Civil WarRobert J. Gordon762ewl9/8/2017
1494Gravity's rainbowThomas Pynchon760cu11/4/1991
1657No ordinary time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: the home front in World War IIDoris Kearns Goodwin759ewl10/7/1994
1951Betrayal of trust: the collapse of global public healthLaurie Garrett754ewl1/8/2001
2790John AdamsDavid G. McCullough751ewl10/4/2015
1730The coming plague: newly emerging diseases in a world out of balanceLaurie Garrett750elp4/25/1996
1872Pillar of fire: America in the King years, 1963-65Taylor Branch746apl9/24/1998
1028Bryan: a political biography of William Jennings BryanLouis William Koenig736c2/4/1983
1780John Marshall: definer of a nationJean Edward Smith736kl1/29/1997
1732QED and the men who made it: Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and TomonagaS. S. Schweber732cu5/5/1996
1705Dark sun: the making of the hydrogen bombRichard Rhodes731ewl10/24/1995
1568The fountainheadAyn Rand727cu5/25/1993
1971Body of secrets: anatomy of the ultra-secret National Security Agency: from the Cold War through the dawn of a new centuryJames Bamford721ewl7/19/2001
2182American Prometheus: the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert OppenheimerKai Bird
Martin J. Sherwin
2215The coldest winter: America and the Korean WarDavid Halberstam719pg9/16/2009
1071Einstein: the life and timesRonald William Clark718c7/5/1983
1743Up in the old hotel and other storiesJoseph Mitchell718cu6/26/1996
171428 Barbary Lane: the Tales of the city omnibus volume IArmistead Maupin713elp1/6/1996
2649The passage of powerRobert A. Caro712y7/1/2012
1385The death of a President, November 20-November 25, 1963William Raymond Manchester710cbl12/19/1988
1100The price of power: Kissinger in the Nixon White HouseSeymour M. Hersh698c10/1/1983
2778A history of the Federal Reserve, Volume 2, Book 1, 1951-1969Allan H. Meltzer696ewl1/2/2015
1360East of EdenJohn Steinbeck691c5/24/1988
1388The bonfire of the vanitiesTom Wolfe690elp12/27/1988
2560Reconstruction: America's unfinished revolution, 1863-1877Eric Foner690ewl12/20/2011
27441493: uncovering the new world Columbus createdCharles C. Mann690mc1/17/2013
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