Articles — nonfiction

First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

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That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. Nearly every reader will instantly recognize this quote as the famous words that astronaut Neil Armstrong uttered as he became the first man to ever set foot on the moon. NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, the culmination of years of hard work, sacrifice, and research, was truly an achievement for all of humanity. Armstrong’s words both acknowledged this achievement as well as his unique place in it, ensuring the moment that he said them that they would be repeated many times over in news stories, history classrooms, and books...

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Book Review - The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women

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Whether you’re into history, legal drama, or medical mysteries, non-fiction bestseller The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women has something for you.  Author Kate Moore uses intimately personal details to weave together the tragic and compelling story of the Radium Girls, young women who grasped an opportunity and wound up suffering more greatly than any of them could imagine. Ultimately, this book carries a message of hope; it’s a story of the underdog triumphing over the powerful against all odds. But be warned – this book verges on horror as it unflinchingly describes the gruesome injuries suffered...

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Nonfiction Books for Big Thinkers

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Are you shopping for a deep thinker this holiday season? A book is a great and thoughtful gift choice for friends or relatives. You may know someone who is fascinated by how the human brain works. Perhaps you have a co-worker or neighbor who can’t wait to discuss economic or political theories with you.  Check out this list to get some great book ideas to satisfy the people on your list that aren’t content to stay on the surface of even the toughest topics. You could even treat yourself with one of these great selections – just don’t forget to...

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