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Historical nonfiction



The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War

May 22, 2024

Erik Larson is pretty much a season pass for me. In this book, he draws heavily from archives and personal diaries from both the Confederate…


The Wide Wide Sea: Imperial Ambition, First Contact and the Fateful Final Voyage of Captain James Cook

May 1, 2024

I love Sides’ style of storytelling, and he’s now a season pass because he writes very cinematically without getting stuck in the minutia of the…


Pathogenesis: A History of the World in Eight Plagues

March 27, 2024

This is probably one of my favorite nonfiction reads of the last few years. It sounds very dense and tough, but it is not. It…


Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

April 17, 2019

Patrick is a must-read for me, no matter the topic. Even though I thought I might skip this one, I'm so glad I didn't. It…


These Truths: A History of the United States

December 12, 2018

Forget every other American history book you've read and camp out with this one.


The Devil in The White City

October 4, 2017

This historical fiction of a serial killer loose at a world fair is unputdownable.