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10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2018
Posted on December 13, 2018
by April S
Welcome to our series exploring some of the best books of the year. This post features nonfiction titles covering a wide-range of topics like addiction, crime, history, social media, cyberterrorism and so much more. If the selections in this blog post fail to strike a cord, try our Give 3 Get 3 service to receive more personalized recommendations.
On a cool June evening in 2009, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist grabbed hundreds of bird skins – some collected 150 years earlier – and escaped into the darkness. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. This is the gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man’s relentless pursuit of justice.
In a book that includes deeply human and unforgettable portraits of the families and first responders affected, the author takes readers into the epicenter of its America’s more than 20-year struggle with opioid addiction.
Reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire, while exploring the crucial role that libraries play in modern American culture.
High adventure and high ideals merge when a corps of intrepid female aviators battle to take part in the hugely popular air shows of the 1920s and 1930s. Ultimately, one of our heroines would win a race that earned her the right to be called America’s best pilot.
The investigative journalist draws on his experiences working in a Louisiana private prison to connect today’s brutal for-profit prison system to the Civil War-era mass incarcerations of African-American workers.
Two defense experts explore the collision of war, politics, and social media, discussing how the online world affects and is affected by war and the role that ordinary people can play in international conflicts.
In his highly anticipated debut essay collection, “Impossible Owls,” Brian Phillips demonstrates why he’s one of the most iconoclastic journalists of the digital age, beloved for his ambitious, off-kilter, meticulously reported essays that read like novels.
Unfolds an idiosyncratic mix of American history, sports reporting, urban studies, gonzo memoir, and much more to tell the strange but compelling story of an American city whose unique mix of geography and history make it a fascinating microcosm of the democratic experiment.