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?
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.
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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. And nonfiction also tells us a lot about ourselves. Here are the best nonfiction books of Buy on Amazon.