Book Recommendations - Best Nonfiction Books of 2010
GiftLit announces our choices for the Best Nonfiction Books of 2010, including remarkable books from history to current events.
Best Nonfiction of 2010
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand – From the 1936 Olympics to WWII Japan's most brutal POW camps, Unbroken charts the inspiring true story of Louis Zamperini, a young lieutenant who is driven to the limits of endurance and answers desperation with ingenuity when he is captured by the Japanese after surviving 47 days adrift on a shark-encircled life raft. Get more nonfiction book recommendations.
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking – This major new work from the world-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, presents an amazingly clear and intriguing overview of the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe in non-technical language marked by both brilliance and s Get more nonfiction book recommendations.
Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory by Ben Macintyre – Full of details gleaned from painstaking detective work, Macintyre's account of a spectacular con trick carried out in World War II, reads like an international thriller, full of spies, double agents, rogues, heroes, and one very important corpse. Get more nonfiction book recommendations.
Just Kids by Patti Smith – Smith's evocative, honest, and moving coming-of-age story reveals her extraordinary relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Get more nonfiction book recommendations.
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson – With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells the story of the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, from 1915 to 1970, through the lives of three unique individuals. Get more nonfiction book recommendations.
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