If reading history books is up your alley, then check out Booklist's newest top 10 list It includes ancient history, life during the US Civil War, the war in Ukraine, American servicewomen in World War II, and much more. Are there any you would add to the list?
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The lists for the best books of the year have started. Publishers Weekly's 2023 list contain a wide variety of books to choose from. Below are the nonfiction ones. There is a little bit of everything--histories, biographies, books about crime, sports, literature, science. There are a number of them that are on my to- read list. Are there any that you would add?
The 2023 National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction have been announced. The finalists will be announced October 3rd and the winner on November 15th.
The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History
Yale University Press
The Sunday Wisconsin State Journal had an article recommending Cold War spy stories. If you've read the ones mentioned in the Journal or are looking for newer titles, I did a bit of research and have more suggestions.
Booklist is continually putting out Top 10 lists of recommended reads. If you like reading biographies, then checkout the list of Top 10 Biographies below. This year includes biographies of activists, musicians, writers, and more.
Are you a reader of biographies? Then check out the longlist for the 2023 Plutarch Award. This is the 10th annual award given by the Biographers International Organization (BIO). "Named after the famous ancient Greek biographer, the Plutarch is awarded to the best biography of the year by a committee of five distinguished biographers from nominations received by BIO members and publishers."
"The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides."
Do you like reading other people's stories? Then check out Booklist's latest top 10 list of biographies.They includes singers, artists, scientists, playwrights, and activists. Are there any biographies that you would add to the list?
Are you looking for a new biography to read? Then check out the longlist below for the 2021 Plutarch Award--an award for best biography published in English chosen by fellow biographers.