Nonfiction

Non-fiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact. This presentation may be accurate or not; that is, it can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question. However, it is generally assumed that the authors of such accounts believe them to be truthful at the time of their composition. Note that reporting the beliefs of others in a nonfiction format is not necessarily an endorsement of the ultimate veracity of those beliefs, it is simply saying that it is true that people believe that (for such topics as mythology, religion). Non-fiction can a ...more

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The End of Animal Farming: How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System
Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves
Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward
The Allies: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II
The Wondering Years: How Pop Culture Helped Me Answer Life’s Biggest Questions
New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay
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American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts
Henry VIII and the men who made him: The secret history behind the Tudor throne
The Souls of Yellow Folk
Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "Powerless" Woman Who Took On Washington
Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious)
Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious
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    The White Darkness
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  • Drink Me by Nick Perry
    Drink Me: Curious Cocktails from Wonderland
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    Great adventures often start with a drink—including Alice’s expedition down the rabbit hole, which began with a sip of a curiously labelled tipple. Dr ...more
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    Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy culture blog, and many others.

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