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I always love a good, dry analysis of Cold War events. A while ago I finished reading Pax Americana by Ronald Steel. Great read, and less dry than usual.
I usually read non-fiction books related to abnormal psychology. I've always been interested in the subject (especially how it relates to criminals). For example, "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat." Check that one out if you haven't.
Ah, I remember that. Fascinating stuff.
I've been meaning to read that one...
I generally like to read stuff about history, different countries and animals, such as The Times' World History Atlas and Animal Life by Charlotte Uhlenbroek.
When I was younger I read plenty of non-fiction. Mostly dealing with WWII, The Korean War, and Vietnam.
I still read some personal stories people publish, but I find myself much prefering to watch a documentary now days.
Yup. Anything with an accurate layman's explanation of quantum mechanics, particle physics, or sentience. How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog and How To Teach Physics To Your Dog are good ...plus the author occasionally responds on Twitter (got into a very helpful discussion on Minkowski diagrams). The Elegant Universe is pretty good...at least the most of it I finished. I have Godel, Escher, Bach, but I haven't finished it yet.
The last nonfic I read was The Emperors of Chocolate by Joel Glenn Brenner.
It focused on the histories of the Mars and Hershey chocolate companies, how they came to be, how they're run today, etc. It was absoluelty fascinating. I had no idea that the chocolate business was so competitive or clandestine. It was like a spy vs spy novel the way these two giants circled eachother for weaknesses.