Great Nonfiction for Fiction Lovers

A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Horwitz, Tony
Call Number:
970.01 H8246v 2008
Description:

An irresistible blend of history, myth, and misadventure, this narrative captures the wonder and drama of first contact.

Bringing up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
Artist/Author/Cast:
Druckerman, Pamela
Call Number:
649.10944 D7942b 2012
Description:

A journalist sets out to learn French secrets to raising a society of good sleepers, gourmet eaters, and relaxed parents.

Cleopatra: A Life
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schiff, Stacy
Call Number:
92 Cleopatra 2010
Description:

Schiff peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Cleopatra and attempts to reveal a legend in her own time.

Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris
Artist/Author/Cast:
King, David
Call Number:
92 Petiot 2011
Description:

As dismembered bodies surfaced along the Seine, one man was tasked with finding the murderer in the Parisian underworld.

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Artist/Author/Cast:
Millard, Candice
Call Number:
973.84092 M6457d 2011
Description:

A splendidly insightful, three-way biography of President James Garfield; Charles Guiteau, his assassin; and inventor Alexander Graham Bell.

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Myron, Vicki; Witter, Bret (As told to, Author)
Call Number:
636.8092 M9988d 2008
Description:

Found in a library book return, Dewey helped to pull a town together and attracted visitors from around the world.

For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World`s Favorite Drink and Changed History
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rose, Sarah
Call Number:
382.41372 R7976f 2010
Description:

A thrilling narrative that follows the journey of a Scottish gardener hired to steal China's tea secrets in 1848.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kristof, Nicholas D.; WuDunn, Sheryl
Call Number:
362.8309172 K9256h 2009
Description:

A Pulitzer Prize winning husband-and-wife reporter team tracks the growing movement to empower women in the developing world.

Have a Little Faith: A True Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Albom, Mitch
Call Number:
296.7 A3396h 2009
Description:

The story of an unusual request: an 82-year old rabbi asks Albom to deliver his eulogy.

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler`s Berlin
Artist/Author/Cast:
Larson, Erik
Call Number:
943.086 L33465i 2011
Description:

A vivid portrait of Berlin during Hitler's reign through the eyes of William E. Dodd and his daughter, Martha.

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