Book Recommendations - Best Nonfiction Books of 2009
GiftLit announces our choices for the Best Nonfiction Books of 2009, including remarkable books from history to current events.
Best Nonfiction Books of 2009
Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder – This extraordinary true story of a young man who fled the genocidal civil war in Burundi to make his way in America and eventually return to Burundi to build a clinic, is profoundly gripping, beautifully written and truly inspiring. Get more nonfiction book recommendations.
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America by Timothy Egan – This epic tale details the events of the largest forest fire in America and the heroics of the rangers that turned public opinion in favor of national forests and saved the Forest Service from its powerful opponents. Get more nonfiction book recommendations.
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles – This sweeping, fast-moving epic is the first full, authoritative look at the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, a complex man whose genius and force of will gave birth to modern capitalism. Get more nonfiction book recommendations.
The Lost City of Z by David Grann – After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, Grann sets out to solve the greatest exploration mystery of the 20th century and uncover what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon. Get more nonfiction book recommendations.
Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by James McPherson – Suspenseful and inspiring, this is the story of how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander in chief as we know it. Get more nonfiction book recommendations.
Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin – This remarkable and never-before-told story of Fordlandia - Henry Ford's attempt to build a rubber plantation and American-style company town in the Brazilian Amazon - is an extraordinary tale of American hubris and depicts a desperate quest to salvage a bygone era. Get more nonfiction book recommendations.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba – A windmill means more than just power, it means freedom for in the inventive hands of William Kamkwamba an enterprising teenager in Malawi. Get more nonfiction book recommendations.
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer – Best-selling author Krakauer chronicles the riveting and tragic story of former NFL player Pat Tillman and powerfully exposes shattering truths about men and war. Get more nonfiction book recommendations.
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