Can you recommend any authors or books that are similar to Erik Larson’s?
Hi everyone! My husband loves Erik Larson’s books, but he’s read almost all of them, and the 2 he hasn’t I am getting him for his birthday this Saturday. Can you recommend any authors or books that are similar to Larson’s? He loves nonfiction, especially historical reads. TIA, everyone! ??
David Halberstam: David McCullough; Doris Kearns Goodwin; David Grann; Michael Smirconish;
Unbroken by Laura Hilldebrand was wonderful.
I haven’t read Larson but I can recommend Grant by Ron Chernow.
Candice Millard; Simon Winchester; Nathaniel Philbrick; David Halberstam.
Colony of Unrequited Dreams. The best of the best nonfiction. Up there with Larsen
The Boys in the Boat is awesome, by Daniel James Brown
It absolutely is.
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson
Unbroken or Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
One Summer: 1927 in America by Bill Bryson;
River of Doubt by Candice Millard;
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore;
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
The Tiger by John Vaillant.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Great suggestions here… I particularly echo David McCullough … similar enough that I sometimes confuse the two
Author Charles McCarry
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Radium Girls by Kate Moore
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel by Julia Keller
Wow!! This is awesome!!! Thanks everyone! I created a Book Wishlist for him in Amazon so he can look through these and pick some out! ❤
Charles McCarry is excellent. Also Greg Iles- Natchez Trilogy- excellent
I just read Blood Memory by Greg Iles this past February. I’d never heard of him before then, but good book!
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston.
Medical non-fiction. Very disturbing…
very good book
Barbara Tuchman and Simon Winchester. Both are outstanding
Our book club loved Incendiary by @Michael. It’s a true crime book which takes place in the the mid 20th century. The story centers on the search for a serial bomber in NYC. It’s also the beginning of criminal profiling. Lot’s of interesting characters, too.
Cripp by John Boyne
Paul French, Kate Summerscale, Michael Sims, Margalit Fox