Best nonfiction books of 2018
The Best Nonfiction Books of | TimeCurated with immense skill and eye for intriguing juxtapositions by Simon Sebag Montefiore , the one hundred plus letters contained within Written in History provide a fascinating window into the private and public lives of history's greatest figures. Arranged thematically this collection of correspondence provides an enlightening parallel narrative to the linear march of conventional history, and includes missives by everybody from Rameses to Trump, by way of Elizabeth I and Nelson Mandela. Legendary scientist, committed atheist and author of Outgrowing God, Richard Dawkins outlines why the issue of the existence of God is still so crucial today. Richard Seymour, author of The Twittering Machine, exposes five prevalent myths about social media and our online relationships. In celebration of the sumptuous new Dishoom cookbook we treat you to a couple of recipes for mouth-watering Indian cuisine. If you have changed your email address then contact us and we will update your details.
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It's been a big year in the world of words. From memoirs to cookbooks, there's a tome here for everyone. War correspondent Marie Colvin was the journalist every news reporter looked up to. Glamorous, hard drinking and brave, she reported from the most dangerous places in the world, bearing witness to the horrifying truths of war. Famed for the trademark eye-patch she wore after losing the sight in her left eye when she was hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she was killed in Syria in Buy now. As she grew older her father became more radical and her brother more violent, yet Westover never wavered in her determination to educate herself.
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. Full of juicy details, this reads like a novel.
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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. Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward.
In a year that felt saturated by mud-slinging political memoirs , a handful of writers broke through to tell deeply personal stories with universal impact. Tara Westover detailed the power and importance of education through her story of escaping her survivalist family in Idaho. Alexander Chee sifted through tales from his past to present golden insights into the way art can shape a life. Nicole Chung delved into her own cross-cultural adoption to unpack our collective strengths and weaknesses when it comes to responding to our differences. These authors, alongside writers of history, business, science and democracy, comprise the best of For decades, Harvard professors Levitsky and Ziblatt have studied democratic governments around the globe that succumbed to authoritarianism. Here they apply that expertise to American politics.
Bestseller Leavy, who has chronicled the lives of baseball legends Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle, turns her attention to Yankee legend Babe Ruth in this energetic, colorful biography. She evenhandedly hits the highs of his career as well as the lows of his hard drinking and failed relationships. Giddins follows up Bing Crosby: Pocketful of Dreams with this exhaustive second volume chronicling the life of the celebrated crooner. In this searing, vividly told memoir, Westover writes of growing up in a survivalist, religious fundamentalist family in the isolated Idaho mountains. Hers is an intense story of how she went from being birthed and schooled at home to earning her PhD from Cambridge University. With hilarious anecdotes and excellent reporting, sportswriter Pearlman wonderfully revisits the rise of the United States Football League in and its demise two years later. He fills his book with all the key players, such as Herschel Walker and Steve Young, and the businessmen notably Donald Trump, owner of the New Jersey Generals who tried to create a league that could compete with the NFL.