The 25 Best Nonfiction Books OfBestseller Leavy, who has chronicled the lives of baseball legends Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle, turns her attention to Yankee legend Babe Ruth in this energetic, colorful biography. She evenhandedly hits the highs of his career as well as the lows of his hard drinking and failed relationships. Giddins follows up Bing Crosby: Pocketful of Dreams with this exhaustive second volume chronicling the life of the celebrated crooner. In this searing, vividly told memoir, Westover writes of growing up in a survivalist, religious fundamentalist family in the isolated Idaho mountains. Hers is an intense story of how she went from being birthed and schooled at home to earning her PhD from Cambridge University. With hilarious anecdotes and excellent reporting, sportswriter Pearlman wonderfully revisits the rise of the United States Football League in and its demise two years later.
BEST NON-FICTION READS of 2018
These Are The Best Nonfiction Books Of 2018
For all the horrible, terrible, no good, very bad things to come out of , there was also a lot worth celebrating. A record number of women were elected to the U. House of Representatives, Laverne Cox became the first trans woman to appear on the cover of Cosmopolitan , Ireland ended its abortion ban, and the National Book Award winners were all people of color. But as evidenced by the best nonfiction books of , the steady stream of incredible literature published was perhaps the greatest thing to happen this year. Fiction may be the star of the book world, but this year, nonfiction had a lot to offer readers.
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While a great novel can be engaging, there's nothing quite like a true story—whether that story comes in the form of deep reporting, memoir, or personal essays. Nonfiction gives us the chance to look at the world around us and learn something about how we fit within it. - The Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced December 04,
It's been a big year in the world of words. From memoirs to cookbooks, there's a tome here for everyone. War correspondent Marie Colvin was the journalist every news reporter looked up to. Glamorous, hard drinking and brave, she reported from the most dangerous places in the world, bearing witness to the horrifying truths of war. Famed for the trademark eye-patch she wore after losing the sight in her left eye when she was hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she was killed in Syria in Buy now.
So instead of trying to reinvent yourself, why not read some nonfiction books to help yourself be the smartest, most interesting, well-informed person you could be? Add to Bag. Alexander Hamilton , by Ron Chernow Another mandatory pick for Hamilton fans; the book the musical is based on! In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex , by Nathaniel Philbrick If you want to impress with facts from forgotten tales, this riveting thriller details the shipwreck of the Essex, the boat that inspired Moby Dick! No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, history is history, and it never hurts to remember it. The wives of Henry VIII had interesting lives before they met him, and his impact on their lives—and in some cases, their deaths—altered history. Full of juicy details, this reads like a novel.