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Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama This remarkably candid memoir revealed not only a literary talent, but a force that would change the face of US politics for ever. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe Tom Wolfe raised reportage to dazzling new levels in his quest to discover what makes a man fly to the moon. Orientalism by Edward Said This polemical masterpiece challenging western attitudes to the east is as topical today as it was on publication. The Making of the English Working Class by EP Thompson This influential, painstakingly compiled masterpiece reads as an anatomy of pre-industrial Britain and a description of the lost experience of the common man. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson This classic of American advocacy sparked a nationwide outcry against the use of pesticides, inspired legislation that would endeavour to control pollution, and launched the modern environmental movement in the US. The Uses of Literacy: Aspects of Working-Class Life by Richard Hoggart This influential cultural study of postwar Britain offers pertinent truths on mass communication and the interaction between ordinary people and the elites. An absurdist masterpiece.
Keep them informed and interested with current events, inspirational reads, and eye-opening memoirs. Find more gift ideas for book lovers with our holiday guide! Buy now from your favorite retailer:. The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers. With unerring honesty and lively wit, Michelle Obama describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. Anne Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined.
Similiar to our list of Fiction Books to Read in a Lifetime , this list of 50 non-fiction books contains recommendations you might actually read if you haven't already. This curated list covers the gamut of non-fiction, from compelling war stories to key feminist texts, to unbelievable struggles for survival, to tales of life in the culinary trade. You may not completely agree with our recommendations, there are surely key titles missing, so please share your recommendations for essential non-fiction books everyone should read. Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards?
Reading One Book A Week 2019 [July Update, Non Fiction Heavy] 25 Book Recommendations
Many of the best nonfiction books of the year so far ask readers to make change. In Charged , Emily Bazelon presses us to stop giving prosecutors so much power in the courtroom. These books, by literary scholars, journalists and experts across fields, give us the context we need to make better sense of the world around us. Here, the best 10 nonfiction books of so far. American courtrooms are meant to be equal playing fields for both the prosecution and the defense. In Charged , Bazelon follows the cases of two young defendants, blending in-depth reporting with a harrowing narrative that highlights what she views as the dangerous powers of prosecutors. Though the true-crime case inspired Lee to try to write another book, she likely never finished it, and Cep explores why.
If you need a new book to add to your reading list, we've got you covered. This year has been a great one for awesome new reads, so if you're in the market for a hot-off-the-presses page-turner, look no further than the best books has to offer. In , we've been graced with some laugh-out-loud celebrity memoirs, suspenseful mysteries that will keep you up all night, romances to tug at your heartstrings, dramas that made us gasp, some fantastic picks in fiction and stories of survival, perseverance, and inspiration that we wanted to highlight all the way through. Some of our favorite authors have come out with new page-turners we're already obsessed with, and a whole slew of newcomers have written their way into our hearts. No matter what your genre of choice, there's definitely something to love on this list. We've laughed, we've cried, and we've definitely bought a few extra copies for friends. And rest assured, no one is trying to knock a classic romance novel or those old standby favorites that feel like pulling on a cozy sweater in book form.
While fiction transports us to imaginary worlds, the best nonfiction books allow us to get lost in someone else's real story. And this year, there are plenty on the docket that you won't be able to put down. There are memoirs set in Portland, Oregon, Boca Raton, Florida and the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a trio of instant feminist classics, and a tale of true crime that doubles as a literary mystery. Plus, we've got collections of longform journalism and a biography of a cherished American writer. Dive in to the best nonfiction books of and check back as we update this list. The billionaire philanthropist and feminist offers an uplifting chronicle of helping women from developing nations whose undaunted spirits had a deeply profound effect on her own. Ok, so the trick to becoming really good at something is not to practice that thing for 10, hours?