I meant Boxnall's 1001. I can no longer find the 2010 list I had filled out. BTW there is a small addendum for books from 2012.
More Importantly....Drum Roll Please100. The Quiet American
Graham Greene 1955 The story of two journalists in the beginning of what was to become the War in Vietnam. One is Brit, one is American. The Brit is seriously injured, but his life is saved by the American. The American covets the Brit's girlfriend and wins her. The American gets involved with the CIA and plants a bomb in a public place injuring women and children. The Brit confronts him about it and doesn't get a satisfactory answer or a cease and desist. So he hands him over to be killed by oppositional forces.
I rather liked this book, which is odd because I really DIDN'T like The End of the Affair. Guess I'll have to try another Greene.