Non-fiction books recommended

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Non-fiction books recommended

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmen - This book is a delight to read. Not only is it written in an interesting style but also it has many photos, drawings, and annotations that make it visually interesting and informative.

The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell - Thousands of Japanese and German families interned in a camp in Texas. Many were U.S. citizens and were later exchanged for American POWs. Shocking and informative.

The Orpheus Clock by Simon Goodman - A Jewish family retrieves their artworks worth millions stolen by Nazis during WWII.

Dispatches from Pluto by Richard Grant - Memoir, an Englishman and his wife buy a house in Mississippi Delta and report on their observations of the Delta culture.

Provenance by Laney Salisbury - a true crime and detective story about an art forger who makes millions selling thru auction houses. Not only is the art forged but also the documents.

Deep South by Paul Theroux - Memoir about driving trip through the South, descriptions of small towns and conversations with people.

Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers by Simon Winchester. Each chapter tells a true story about a place in the Pacific Ocean.

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson - Memoir about his efforts to save innocent people on death row in Alabama and generally about racial injustice in the South. Both books are written in an interesting and readable style.

Edited by: Bonnie E on 01/31/2016 - 1:45pm
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JUST MERCY by Bryan Stephenson

Highly recommended for the author's inspiring life and work and for insights into the deep flaws in our criminal justice system.