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.
A lively, hilarious, and warm-hearted exploration of the Arabic language and culture guided by a seasoned travel writer.
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.
Full of intelligence and insight, the author gleefully turns ideas upside down, challenging our beliefs for a better understanding.
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 fascinating story of American artists and scientists and their life-changing experiences in 19th century Paris.
A powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town illuminating the struggles of America's white working class.
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 beautifully written memoir about the process of scientific discovery, relationships, and the daily miracles of the natural world.
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.