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what's a good non-fiction book

Discussion in 'The Book Rack' started by QUEENGLOCK, May 4, 2005.

  1. QUEENGLOCK

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    hello to all, what would you suggest as a good non-fiction book.
    all replies are welcomed.
     
  2. its a read that is tough to put down I believe i would classify it as "based on a true story" if you saw the movie the book might not be as good
    kt
     


  3. Blaster

    Blaster Hunc tu caveto

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    Non-fiction is a pretty broad classification. Perhaps you should express your interests or try to narrow down the possibilities.

    Give these a try.

    BlackHawk Down by Mark Bowden
    In the Company of Heros by Michael Durant
    Inside Delta Force by Eric Haney
    Men in Black by Mark Levin
    American Soldier by Tommy Franks
    Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab
    Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America and the New Face of American War by Evan Wright
    Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad by David Zucchino
     
  4. QUEENGLOCK

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    thank you to all, this should keep me busy for a while.;f
     
  5. axel

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    I'm reading a great book called, The Long Walk, by Slavomir Racwicz.

    Story of five men who were imprisoned in a Soviet gulag in the early 1940s. Their crime? Being Polish. They escape the camp in Northern Siberia and trek across the Mongolian plateau, the Gobi desert and the Himilayas to reach India.
     
  6. Another19

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    A book that focuses on content over writing style - Walk for Justice by Harry Goodwolf Kindness.

    I don't know just how non-fiction it is for an autobiograpyh, but The Education of Little Tree was a wonderful book.

    Journey to Justice by Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr.
     
  7. sp3worker

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    Anything from Hunter S. Thompson is good reading.
     
  8. Glockgirl26

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    Cold Zero, by Special Agent Christopher Whitcomb. Not too far into it yet, but so far, so good.
     
  9. American Soldier-600 pages but excellent
    Liberalism is a Mental Disorder by Michael Savage
    (it's worth having around just for someone to see the title)
    Terrorist Hunter by annonymous (great storytell0
    Winning the Future by N.Gingrich
    Treachery by Bill Gertz
     
  10. jacquejet

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    Has anyone read Robert Rourk's "The Old Man and the Boy." Am half-way through it and it is a wonderful read.
     
  11. ajstrider

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    Cold Zero that someone mentioned is a good one. Story about an FBI HRT guy.

    Richard Marcinko's Rogue Warrior book is a good one, and if you like him he has like 8 or 9 fictional books he has written.
     
  12. Kevin108

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    I'm going to order a copy of No Lights, No Sirens by Robert Cea to see what it's all about. Sounded interesting.
     
  13. 13.45

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    "foot soldier: a combat infantryman's war in europe" by roscoe blunt
     
  14. Another19

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    Mark Vonnegut's book (Kurt's son), The Eden Express.
     
  15. vincent63

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    "in the wake of the plague;the black death and the world it made"by norman cantor

    "don't know much about history,dont know much about geography,dont know much about the bible,dont know much about the universe"all by kenneth c davis

    "the gangs of new york" by herbert asbury

    "the third chimpanzee,,,and guns,germs and steel...the fates of human societies" by jared diamond

    "the boys from new jersey...how the mob beat the feds" by robert rudolph

    "rebel hearts...journeys within the ira soul" by kevin toolis

    "in search of ancient ireland...the origins of the irish from neolithic times to the coming of the english" by carmel mccaffrey and leo eaton

    "lies my teacher told me...everything your american history textbook got wrong" by james w. loewen

    "holy war...the crusades and their impact on today's world" by karen armstrong
     
  16. axel

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    John Krakauer's books, Into the Wild & Into Thin Air.
     
  17. robwebbg22

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    I read a LOT!! and brian haig is awesome better then demille folliet ludlum all the greats!! He has 5 books out an I loved them all!
     
  18. ChinaCave

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    Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea By Daniel V. Gallery - the capture of the U-505

    Doorknob Five Two by Frederic Arnold - P-38 fighter pilot (Jewish) captured by the Nazis in Sicily

    Hunting Warbirds, The Obsesive quest for the lost aircraft of WWII by Carl Hoffman - story of trying to fly a B-29 off the Greenland icecap, as well as others....

    Three great books - best is the sub book - they guy is a fine, fine writer....