I recently read 'One Two Three... Infinity' by George Gamow and I was blown away by the scope of the topics covered, the lucidity of the expositions and the entertaining and often very humourous writing style. I hadn't sought out this book, but rather just stumbled upon it, so it was something of an unexpected delight.
Anyway, my enjoyment of this book has led me to seek out other hidden non-fiction gems that may yield a similarly informative and entertaining experience. I had thought I might come across such books by asking the good users of TSR which works of non-fiction they have found most inspiring.
So, having posed the question, let the wandering through the library of non-fictional treasures commence.
What is your favourite ever non-fiction book? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 10-04-2013 22:56
- 13-04-2013 00:28
If This Is A Man by Primo Levi. Not for the faint-hearted but probably the most impactful book I've ever read.
- 13-04-2013 00:35
Griftopia by Matt Taibbi, fantastic account of the financial collapse in the US. Taibbi is a relatively young author for the genre and writes with ferocity and acerbic wit.
The Great War for Civilisation by Robert Fisk.
Bad Samaritans by Ha Joon Chang.
Any Chomsky. Literally any.
Web of Deceit by Mark Curtis.
Anddddd Mr. Nice by Howard Marks. A guilty pleasure.