Saturday, January 5, 2013

Non-fiction eBooks/books you can’t miss

People always discuss the “best things” on communities. I was riveted by such a topic on quora the other day and let’s check the good non-fiction books that we can’t miss!

1. Guns of August by Barbara Tuchma
This is a highly recommended historical eBook to let you know about World War I.

2. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
This well-written eBook soon grasped readers’ attention and became a bestseller when it’s firstly published in 1996.

3. Drive by Daniel Pink
As The New York Times put, shattering new way to think about motivation.

4. Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
Now people think about food instead of exclusive eating when they are at fast food restaurant.

5. Half of the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof
Amazing stories in this book will give you strength.

6. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
As one of the best non-fiction reads, it is said to have changed the way many people think about food.

7. Letters of the Century by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler
This book aims to deliver an emotional impact. According to the book's editors, "The difference between knowing that Americans were grateful to Jonas Salk and reading this letter to him is like the difference between knowing the words of a song and hearing it sung. Letters give history a voice."

8. The Innovators Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
Through this business book, Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen tells you what you should do and what you shouldn’t, in a clear way. 

9. A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
You will get the true American history ahead of you through this book.

10. Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
Read this book, enjoy two historical stories and decide for yourself.

11. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
This is an immensely funny read, which will even drive people to make mistakes in a similarly funny way.

12. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
This is a book filled with wisdom, bringing moving and inspiring to the audience.

13. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
This book makes people laugh and think at the same time.

14. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
You are bound to resonate with David Sedaris, the bestselling author, through this humorous words.

15. The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
This is an enlightening book written by the bestselling author, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, which might change the way you think about the world through history, economics and other angles.

16. The Stuff of Thought by Steven Pinker
Steven Pinker's enthusiasm about language is bound to leave a deep impression on you.

17. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Interesting to read, The Tipping Point shows that ideas, messages and cognate things have ways to spread rapidly.

18. The Art of War
It tells you how to deal with conflicts in a courageous way.

There must be many other fascinating non-fiction books that this post has overlooked. Why not leave a comment below with a short description?