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Non-fiction recs for MH

Hi ladies! I am doing some Amazon Christmas shopping today and could use a little help on gifts for MH. He reads a lot of non-fiction and that is not as much my area of interest...he loves Jon Krakauer, Mary Roach, and books like a Voyage Long and Strange. I already ordered him Why I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming because he had mentioned wanting it, and have been looking at Unbroken because he really likes war-related books. Anyone read Unbroken or have other ideas? Thank you!!


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Re: Non-fiction recs for MH

  • Unbroken was really good.  I was going to recommend that before you even mentioned it. 
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  • if he likes war books these are awesome reads:

    In Harm's Way by Doug Stanton (about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis)

    Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides

    Flyboys by James Bradley

    Ship of Ghosts by Jame Hornfischer

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    if he likes war books these are awesome reads:

    In Harm's Way by Doug Stanton (about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis)

    Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides

    Flyboys by James Bradley

    Ship of Ghosts by Jame Hornfischer

     

    Thank you! These sound great. I think I'll go ahead and get Unbroken and one or two of these. 



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  • A Thousand Lives reminded me of Krakauer's Under The Banner of Heaven, although it wasn't as detailed.

     

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  • Unbroken is excellent. I also loved Sea Biscuit by the same author.

    He may have already read it, but Where Men Win Glory by Krakauer is really good.

    Anything by Bill Bryson

    Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson. If he likes war related books, he might like Larson's In the Garden of Beasts (although it isn't one of my faves).

    Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. I am not a runner and I still loved this book.

    The above are some of my favorite non-fiction books.

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  • my dh reads only non-fiction as well: historical crime really. tj english is his fave. paddywhacked he loved.
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  • Seeing the thread title I was all ready to jump in with Why I Killed Pluto...., so I'm glad you already ordered that -- it was fantastic, and one of my favorite reads this year. 

     

    I'm going to recommend Michael Capuzzo's The Murder Room:  The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases.  It's about the Vidocq Society, it's founders and some of the cases they've worked.  I found it very fascinating.

     

    My other recommendation is Final Jeopardy:  Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything by Stephen Baker.  It's about the creation of IBM's Watson and the Jeopardy Challenge.

  • My husband is reading Brainiac by Ken Jennings right now and he's really enjoying it. He also wrote Mapheads. You know, the guy who won eleventy billion rounds of Jeopardy? He's actually really funny and interesting.

    A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson is pretty funny. It's about a guy who walks the Appalachian Trail with his barely functioning friend.

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  • image coughing hairballs:

    if he likes war books these are awesome reads:

    In Harm's Way by Doug Stanton (about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis)

    Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides

    Flyboys by James Bradley

    Ship of Ghosts by Jame Hornfischer

     

    It sounds like your DH has similar taste to my little brother and he LOVED Ghost Soldiers.

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