Great Nonfiction for Fiction Lovers
Gawande tackles medicine’s hardest challenge: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.
The story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal.
A powerful memoir of a woman's descent into madness and her struggle to recapture her identity.
Schiff peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Cleopatra and attempts to reveal a legend in her own time.
A gripping account of a disaster that shifted the United States' opinion against Germany in World War I.
A splendidly insightful, three-way biography of President James Garfield; Charles Guiteau, his assassin; and inventor Alexander Graham Bell.
A thrilling narrative that follows the journey of a Scottish gardener hired to steal China's tea secrets in 1848.
A fascinating story of American artists and scientists and their life-changing experiences in 19th century Paris.
A Pulitzer Prize winning husband-and-wife reporter team tracks the growing movement to empower women in the developing world.
The story of an unusual request: an 82-year old rabbi asks Albom to deliver his eulogy.
When the Taliban took control of a remote valley in Pakistan, one girl fought for her right to an education.
The story of a woman whose cancer cells were extensively cultured without her permission in 1951.
A vivid portrait of Berlin during Hitler's reign through the eyes of William E. Dodd and his daughter, Martha.
A dramatic account of the ill-fated 19th-century naval expedition to the North Pole.
Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet.
A gripping account of the fate of English explorer, Percy Fawcett and his son in the Brazilian jungle in 1925.
An enlightening and candid exploration that sheds light on the intrusive thoughts of those who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The story of an infamous crime, a revered map dealer with an unsavory secret, and the subculture that consumed him.
An enthralling and humorous account of a quest to solve one of history's greatest mysteries--the lost city of Atlantis.