Recommend me some non-fiction

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VegemiteGrrl (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 03:52 (sixteen years ago) link

In line with all of the World War II books being recommended, I would suggest reading E. B. Sledge's "With the Old Breed." It's the memoir of a young man from Alabama who enlisted in the Marines and served in the Pacific theater; many regard it as the best memoir of the war ever written.

Mark Klobas, Sunday, 3 April 2005 16:56 (sixteen years ago) link

Search for the title Wine And War, a great history of WWII from the winegrower's point of view. Very original.

Orbit (Orbit), Wednesday, 6 April 2005 22:41 (sixteen years ago) link

fourteen years pass...

I am looking for a recommendation for a non-fiction book for a gift. Preferably history, social science, biography, or political science and slight preference to American subject matter.

Warmth of Other Suns was my first choice, but giftee has already read it.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Monday, 9 December 2019 15:47 (one year ago) link

Just discovering Tristan Gooley who writes about being able to read significance of various parts of nature/geology /meteorology and related for walkers etc.
Not sure if he's more UK based or what but pretty informative.

Stevolende, Monday, 9 December 2019 16:46 (one year ago) link

i wanna read something gnarly & factual abt surviving harsh winters before the advent of modern living, electricity etc; thinking more pioneer ish times rather than earlier ~ recs?

johnny crunch, Monday, 23 December 2019 15:57 (one year ago) link

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