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Non Fiction November!!!

Discussion in 'Literature' started by SomeRandom, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise

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    So on “BookTube” (aka YouTube for book nerds) there’s something of a tradition every November to try to incorporate or even strictly read only non fiction during the month of November.
    I’ve decided that this will get me motivated to read some of the non fiction I have accumulated lately.
    So do any of you read non fiction?
    Do you have any non fiction that you might be eyeing?
    I have a few on my list.
    Travellers in the The Third Reich. Everyday people witnessing Germany before during and after WWII. Which is fascinating so far.
    Young Hitler (yeah I know, but I’ve always been intellectually curious about WWII)
    How Sugar Corrupted the world
    Nine Pints.
     
  2. Augustus

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    Have you read Defying Hitler: A memoir by Sebastian Haffner, it's sort of along those lines and very good.

    Dominion: The making of the Western Mind - Tom Holland is next on my list

    Some that have been on my list for a while:

    The French Revolution and what went wrong - Steven Clarke
    The First Crusade: the call from the East - Peter Frankopan
    The Washing of the Spears: Rise and fall of the Zulu Nation - Donald Morris
    Ghengis Khan and the making of the modern world - Jack Weatherford
    The tyranny of metrics - Jerry Muller
     
  3. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise

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    It sounds vaguely familiar. I’ll pick it up, thanks for the rec
     
  4. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    A non-fiction diet pretty much bans the entire genre of Trump/GOP tropes.

    As for the rest, I found Children of the Ice Age to be intriguing.
     
  5. Regiomontanus

    Regiomontanus non est ad astra mollis e terris via

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  6. Flame

    Flame Heretic Astartes

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    Currently reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown.

    My great grandma gave me this copy that she got when it first came out in the 70s.
     
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    Anything about boat design and construction, for me.
     
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