What are some of your favorites non-fiction? Girls Like Us – Weller, Stealing Secrets – Winkler, Will’s Red Coat and Finding Atticus – Ryan thats mine
We don’t talk much about non-fiction. I love reading it as much as fiction. What are some of your favorites?
Here are some of mine:
Girls Like Us – Weller – This is about Carol King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon. If you want to understand what life was like for women in the sixties, this is the book to read.
Stealing Secrets – Winkler – The story of female spies in the American Civil War
Will’s Red Coat and Finding Atticus – Ryan – These two books are about Tom Ryan and the amazing dogs he has had. Finding Atticus is about Tom and his dog climbing the mountains of New Hampshire. Will’s Red Coat is about saving an older dog who had been abused and was an old crabby guy and how love transforms us all.
The Passage of Power – Cato One of his volumes on Lyndon Johnson. This one concentrates on him becoming president. Johnson is a complex person and his biographer manages to let you see that.
Instant Replay – Kramer – One of my favorite books of all time. It is a diary kept during the season the
Green Bay Packers won the first Super Bowl.
Understanding Exposure – Peterson – A must read for any photographer
The Artist’s Way – Cameron – A must read for any creative person especially if you are feeling creatively stuck. Use her techniques. They work.
The Only Woman in the Room – Gordon – A fascinating book about post WWII Japan and how women got rights in the new Japanese constitution.
Slacks And Calluses – Reid – The true story of women working to build aircraft during WWII
The Making of a President 1960 – White – Learn how Presidential politics manipulate us. Even more relevant today.
Conspiracy of Fools – Eichenwald – The story of the Enron. How it got so big and why it fell apart so fast. Again, very relevant in today’s business environment.
The Cookoo’s Egg – Stoll – The story of a man assigned to find an error of less than a dollar in billing for computer time and how it led to finding hackers stealing government secrets. The technology is out of date, the story is not.
The Day the Wold Came to Town – Defede – The story of how Gander in Canada opened their hearts and houses to people stranded after immediately 9-11 when the international flights were not allowed in the US.
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich – Shirer – How Hitler came to power and how atrocities became accepted.
Sisters in Law – Hirshman – The stories of the first two female US Supreme Court Justices, one conservative and one liberal.
Tough as Nails – Dwyer -The West Point experience as told by someone in the second class to admit women. This was one of those Kindle books on sale cheaply one month and we took a chance on it. It was one of the most fascinating and memorable reads I ever had.