Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Can Anyone Recommend Some Good Non-Fiction Books?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Can Anyone Recommend Some Good Non-Fiction Books?

    Hopefully not too esoteric. I have a broad range of interests but really don't want to read the History of Slugs or Bed Frames of the 18th Century. So what do you recommend?

    c.d.
    Last edited by c.d.; 05-04-2021, 09:08 PM.

  • #2
    I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara is a book I highly recommend. After reading it I would suggest watching the six part HBO documentary of the same name. It's about EARONS however every aspect is all very sad and tragic.

    Zodiac and Zodiac Unmasked by Robert Graysmith are entertaining reads but how much is fact and how much is fiction is debatable.

    Something completely different from true crime is The Secret of the Spear by Alec McLellan which might sound quite wacky but I found it interesting and after reading it, it resulted in me going on a short trip to Vienna.

    Comment


    • #3
      I would suggest,'The last colonials', by Peta Gay Jensen.

      Comment


      • #4
        I have a couple of books:
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Su..._of_Mr_Whicher
        and
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Murders the book by Edward Keyes.

        One I'm reading now is, The Gunpowder Plot:
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gu..._Faith_in_1605

        Possibly not everyone's cup of tea, but I found this quite fascinating, the author is a metalurgist, so he knows what he is talking about with regards the copper scroll.
        https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...AJ&redir_esc=y
        Last edited by Wickerman; 05-05-2021, 01:22 AM.
        Regards, Jon S.

        Comment


        • #5
          I second the Suspicions of Mr Whicher, a splendid read.

          The Lost, by Daniel Mendelsohn, is incredible. About the author researching what happened to his Jewish relatives in their polish town during wwii and trying to track down anybody who might remember them.

          Comment


          • #6
            I'll third the Suspicions of Mr Whicher.

            If you've not already read it, I'd recommend Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil too.

            I love that book and it really makes me want to visit Savannah, Georgia!

            Comment


            • #7
              Thanks to everyone who responded. I will check out the suggestions. Always a tough decision.

              c.d.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post
                I'll third the Suspicions of Mr Whicher.

                If you've not already read it, I'd recommend Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil too.

                I love that book and it really makes me want to visit Savannah, Georgia!
                Yes, I have read it and I agree it was quite good. Have been looking into a trip to Savannah myself.

                c.d.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by c.d. View Post

                  Yes, I have read it and I agree it was quite good. Have been looking into a trip to Savannah myself.

                  c.d.
                  Oh! Please post pictures if you do get to go, and have a spare minute!

                  I'm fascinated by the place!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post

                    Oh! Please post pictures if you do get to go, and have a spare minute!

                    I'm fascinated by the place!
                    Right now I am in the process of checking out places to stay, restaurants and things to do. Keeping a list. Of course, have to wait till Covid is under control and I feel comfortable flying.

                    c.d.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by c.d. View Post

                      Right now I am in the process of checking out places to stay, restaurants and things to do. Keeping a list. Of course, have to wait till Covid is under control and I feel comfortable flying.

                      c.d.
                      Even if it doesn't happen imminently, isn't it great to be able to make some kind of tentative plans for the future again after a year on hold?!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post

                        Even if it doesn't happen imminently, isn't it great to be able to make some kind of tentative plans for the future again after a year on hold?!
                        You bet!. I am also looking into Charleston, South Carolina which I think I might like even more than Savannah. Check it out on Google.

                        c.d.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by c.d. View Post

                          You bet!. I am also looking into Charleston, South Carolina which I think I might like even more than Savannah. Check it out on Google.

                          c.d.
                          Beats a wet weekend in Rhyl. Don't suppose you want any photos of that do you Mrs Diddles?
                          Thems the Vagaries.....

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Al Bundy's Eyes View Post

                            Beats a wet weekend in Rhyl. Don't suppose you want any photos of that do you Mrs Diddles?
                            Nah! You're ok, thanks!

                            If I want to see grey skies and pouring rain, I can just look out my window here in Scotland most days!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post

                              Nah! You're ok, thanks!

                              If I want to see grey skies and pouring rain, I can just look out my window here in Scotland most days!
                              Absolutely Ms D, today in my area today we had snow!

                              Re, recommendations of books.......I am reading "Beyond" by Stephen Walker.
                              It's about the race between the Americans and Russians to put the first man into space.

                              It is very well written, and in places it is genuinely jaw dropping.
                              I attach a link to Amazon where you can check out the reviews.

                              https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Step...s%2C412&sr=1-1

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X