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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 06:41 PM
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Best Non-Fiction that reads like fiction
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Manhunt: The Twelve-day Chase for Lincoln's Killer By James L. Swanson

Extraordinary book. A can't put it downer. The author is so good you find yourself actually, amazingly, rooting for Booth.

I learned that the whole event was chronicled to the hilt. There we so many diaries and first hand accounts. Because this you could create the dialog.
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  -Best Non-Fiction that reads like fiction Laura PourMeADrink  May-17-10 06:41 PM   #0 
  - I think John McCain did it. n/t  Ian David   May-17-10 06:56 PM   #1 
  - Yes! Well recommended.  Pab Sungenis   May-17-10 07:10 PM   #2 
  - I've been wanting to read this also. How bout" Thunderstruck" by Larson. nt  Captain Hilts   May-17-10 07:59 PM   #4 
  - Blanche Wisen Cook's Eleanor Roosevelt Vol. I. Vol. 2, doesn't. nt  Captain Hilts   May-17-10 07:58 PM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-22-10 10:26 AM   #5 
  - Yep that was a great book.  DebJ   Jul-24-10 11:17 PM   #6 
  - Everything by Larson.  SheilaT   Jul-26-10 02:39 PM   #7 
  - It's a pretty obvious answer...In Cold Blood  mitchum   Jul-31-10 05:35 PM   #8 
  - Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder  sea_dream   Aug-01-10 09:44 PM   #9 
  - I have found that all Tracy Kidder's books are as engaging  Z_I_Peevey   Aug-14-10 03:02 PM   #10 
  - Kidder's Soul of a New Machine is his absolute best. (IMHO) and The Hot Zone  Hamlette   Sep-04-10 02:47 PM   #13 
  - That sounds incredible.  hippywife   Mar-21-11 10:29 PM   #29 
  - Random Family - Adrain Nicole Leblanc  Jim__   Aug-16-10 02:14 PM   #11 
  - Just finished that last night. An interesting read.  amyrose2712   Aug-17-10 05:31 PM   #12 
  - Isaacs storm Eric larson  stray cat   Oct-27-10 08:10 PM   #14 
  - Yes! Horror told in a matter-of-fact way. Chilling. n/t  Sabriel   Apr-11-11 07:08 PM   #35 
     - Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea  Sabriel   Apr-11-11 07:10 PM   #36 
  - True crime.  Manifestor_of_Light   Dec-11-10 06:27 PM   #15 
  - IN COLD BLOOD I would add to that list. nt  raccoon   Dec-13-10 10:36 AM   #16 
  - I have to agree with you there. Excellent book.  Sequoia   Dec-21-10 04:21 PM   #17 
  - Here's another one I just thought of.  SheilaT   Dec-28-10 11:39 AM   #18 
  - Into Thin Air  charlie   Dec-29-10 02:26 AM   #19 
  - Agree on Into Thin Air  eablair3   Feb-02-11 11:56 AM   #21 
     - Krakauer's book on Mormonism is titled "Under the Banner of Heaven". He's a good writer.  LuckyLib   Feb-20-11 03:57 PM   #22 
        - One of my very fave books n/t  medeak   Mar-10-11 03:22 PM   #24 
  - Fun to Encounter Other Readers of Manhunt  The Roux Comes First   Jan-31-11 12:02 AM   #20 
  - AGENT ZIGZAG by Ken Macintyre  Rabblevox   Feb-23-11 09:26 PM   #23 
  - I just happen to be at the library and it's here. Thanks.  Sequoia   Mar-10-11 06:21 PM   #25 
  - Fatal Voyage: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis (Kurzman)  Sequoia   Mar-10-11 06:25 PM   #26 
  - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  TheCentepedeShoes   Mar-20-11 05:00 PM   #27 
  - Also City of Falling Angels, by the same author  BookSavoury   Oct-03-11 01:45 PM   #45 
  - Sin in the Second City  MountainLaurel   Mar-20-11 10:20 PM   #28 
  - Eat, Pray, Love is a memoir that is fascinating!  northoftheborder   Mar-22-11 08:59 PM   #30 
  - The Golden Spruce by John Valliant  MrCoffee   Mar-29-11 03:57 PM   #31 
  - Just Finishing "Unbroken"  abluelady   Apr-01-11 12:38 PM   #32 
  - Lee Miller's book on Roanoke Island...  kag   Apr-03-11 02:34 PM   #33 
  - Sounds great...  sea_dream   Jun-07-11 03:54 PM   #37 
  - I've gotten some great ideas for upcoming reading material  PotatoChip   Apr-09-11 10:59 AM   #34 
  - That is a truly good question...  tombstone blues   Jun-11-11 10:26 AM   #38 
  - Snowblind  hamerfan   Jul-19-11 05:59 PM   #39 
  - I am reading a book right now called "Spirit Walker." Very wild.  up is down   Aug-18-11 01:40 PM   #40 
  - Last Days of the Incas and Mayflower  YankeyMCC   Aug-19-11 10:23 AM   #41 
  - '1776' by David McCulloch  Richardo   Sep-01-11 11:17 AM   #42 
  - Here's a list of lists of nonfiction that reads like fiction  Poiuyt   Sep-04-11 10:20 PM   #43 
  - one more  m1049   Sep-13-11 09:08 PM   #44 
  - We Band of Angels by Elizabeth M. Norman  DearHeart   Oct-05-11 06:50 PM   #46 
 

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