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Flight of the Tarantula Hawk
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Re: Non fiction books that have stuck with you
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2017, 09:59:50 PM »
I haven't read ALL of it, cos there's just so much to go through, but Christopher Hitchens 'Arguably' is a very good read. Just makes sure, like with everything Hitchens wrote, you have a dictionary handy :)

Also, being a huge Leonard Bernstein fan, his biography by Humphrey Burton is an interesting read - I say interesting, because it's well known Burton admired Lenny, so the 'bad times/stuff' is played down or glossed over.
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Re: Non fiction books that have stuck with you
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2017, 10:53:57 PM »
Books by Carl Sagan, John Gribbin, Stephen Hawking and George Carlin.  ;D
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« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2017, 11:09:21 PM »
Books by Carl Sagan, John Gribbin, Stephen Hawking and George Carlin.  ;D

I didn't know Carlin had written any books :O How did I not know this?
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« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2017, 10:49:02 AM »
I didn't know Carlin had written any books :O How did I not know this?

Yep, and his books are on amazon, mostly hardcover or paperback. A few might be on kindle.
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« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2017, 06:12:53 PM »
Yep, and his books are on amazon, mostly hardcover or paperback. A few might be on kindle.

I need to check these out. ASAP
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« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2017, 03:21:48 AM »
Bravo Two Zero, although ironically everyone that is still alive seems to have a different version of what happened. Thus proving that non-fiction is only as subjective as the writer.

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Re: Non fiction books that have stuck with you
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2017, 07:33:36 PM »
They Mystery of Capital, Outliers, How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog, Naked Economics, Drive by Daniel Pink, Wrong by David Freedman, Overtreated, Wild Swans, The Soong Dynasty and Dragon Lady by Sterling Seagrave, Hillbilly Elegy, Born Fighting ...

There was a terrific book I read on dying a while back. I gave it away, and now can't remember the name of it. It was so important though ... although it unfortunately doesn't give you much faith in the medical establishment in the United States treating us humanely.


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« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2017, 04:08:31 AM »

There was a terrific book I read on dying a while back. I gave it away, and now can't remember the name of it. It was so important though ... although it unfortunately doesn't give you much faith in the medical establishment in the United States treating us humanely.

Would the book be _Being Mortal_ by Atul Gawande by chance?

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« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2017, 10:48:03 AM »
Gods, Graves, and Scholars by C.W. Ceram. It was the first book on archaeology that I ever read. I've read many more since, but this is the one that sticks in my mind.


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« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2017, 03:32:18 AM »
It might be a cliche but, "The Art Of War", Sun Tzu. So much applicable information.

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« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2017, 06:49:43 PM »
'Age of Anger' by Pankaj Mishra. Mishra makes quite questionable (sometimes downright radical) arguments, but it was an incredibly thought provoking read nonetheless.

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« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2017, 05:34:23 PM »
Last year, I read Mafia Son. It followed a true story of a son who chose to take on his father's prison sentence after being involved with the Mafia for decades. It was a really shocking book, and I recommended it to my friends who are also non-fiction fans. It really makes you think about how far we'll go for family.

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« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2017, 09:34:43 PM »
Albion's Seed, by David Hackett Fischer

Yeager, by Chuck Yeager

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber, by Julian Rubenstein
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« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2017, 06:41:15 PM »
Salt: A World History by  Mark Kurlansky
It's the best history book I've ever read. Actually interesting, with great info on how salt effected trade, war, and more in ancient times.

This one's been on my wishlist for a while.


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« Reply #40 on: October 23, 2017, 01:08:52 PM »
iWant: My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life

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« Reply #41 on: October 23, 2017, 01:51:51 PM »
The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill. The movie is good, but a lot of it, including the famous motorcycle chase scene, is fictionalized. The book is nonfiction and is even better.
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« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2017, 02:35:09 PM »
Drinking: A Love Story

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« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2017, 09:26:42 AM »
A few that immediately jumped to mind:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

And on the lighter side, pretty much anything by Bill Bryson.


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I felt Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung was a life changer for me. It's now the gift I buy every graduate.
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« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2017, 06:24:18 PM »
As an alternative to the history books; I found this fascinating and funny and gives great context to some of the science that will be changing our world

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« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2017, 12:42:04 AM »
As an alternative to the history books; I found this fascinating and funny and gives great context to some of the science that will be changing our world

Be sure to keep it for later reference, I have several books like this from the 70's and they are fascinating to read now. The stuff they imagined to come ranges from interesting to hilarious with a few spot-on predictions sprinkled in between. And some stuff like underwater cities just keeps being a perpetual vision of an equidistant future from any point in time.

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« Reply #47 on: December 14, 2017, 11:49:57 PM »
Here is a memorable book, came out last year, that is worth reading on many different levels: a memoir of growing up poor in the Appalachians, a revelation of an overlooked, underprivileged segment of society, a flailing culture which yet flourishes in pockets of big cities and small forgotten towns:
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

This book is truly memorable :)
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« Reply #48 on: Yesterday at 02:18:27 PM »
Six Frigates by Ian W Toll tells the story of the founding of the US Navy around the Rev War and later. Really fascinating read.

The Lost Tomb and KV5: A Preliminary Report, two books by Dr Kent Weeks about the rediscovery of tomb KV5 in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt. Fascinating stuff about a culture mind-bogglingly vast.