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Non-Fiction Books That Are Actually Interesting

This is an interesting assortment of memoirs, biographies, histories, adventures and science. Showing that truth is just as interesting as fiction.
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Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks (Ken Jennings)
Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks (Ken Jennings)
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Lab Girl (Hope Jahren)
Lab Girl (Hope Jahren)
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On Trails (Robert Moor)
On Trails (Robert Moor)
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Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen)
Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen)
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A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods
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One Summer
One Summer
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Guns, Germs, and Steel
Guns, Germs, and Steel
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Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril (Kathleen D Moore, Michael P. Nelson, Desmond Tutu)
Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril (Kathleen D Moore, Michael P. Nelson, Desmond Tutu)
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Queen Emma and the Vikings (Harriet O'Brien)
Queen Emma and the Vikings (Harriet O'Brien)
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The Plantagenets (Dan Jones)
The Plantagenets (Dan Jones)
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A History of the World in 6 Glasses (Tom Standage)
A History of the World in 6 Glasses (Tom Standage)
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Collapse
Collapse
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The World Is Flat
The World Is Flat
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Alexander Hamilton (Ron Chernow)
Alexander Hamilton (Ron Chernow)
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Mayflower (Nathaniel Philbrick)
Mayflower (Nathaniel Philbrick)
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Night (Elie Wiesel)
Night (Elie Wiesel)
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Anne Frank:  the Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
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The Soul of an Octopus (Sy Montgomery)
The Soul of an Octopus (Sy Montgomery)
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The Devil in the White City (Erik Larson)
The Devil in the White City (Erik Larson)
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In the Garden of Beasts
In the Garden of Beasts
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (Oliver Sacks)
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (Oliver Sacks)
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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
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Freakanomics
Freakanomics
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Nickel and Dimed
Nickel and Dimed
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The Red Queen by Mark Ridley
The Red Queen by Mark Ridley
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Neil Degrasse Tyson)
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Neil Degrasse Tyson)
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The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)
The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
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Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)
Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)
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Educated (Tara Westover)
Educated (Tara Westover)
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Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Ibram X. Kendi)
Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Ibram X. Kendi)
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Hiroshima
Hiroshima
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Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier (Stephen E. Ambrose)
Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier (Stephen E. Ambrose)
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Plagues and Peoples (William H. McNeill)
Plagues and Peoples (William H. McNeill)
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The Hot Zone, by Richard Preston
The Hot Zone, by Richard Preston
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
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Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths (Bruce Feiler)
Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths (Bruce Feiler)
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The Man Who Loved China (Simon Winchester)
The Man Who Loved China (Simon Winchester)
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Becoming (Michelle Obama)
Becoming (Michelle Obama)
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