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Outstanding Non-Fiction

Steven M. Anthony
 
Churchill : A Life
Churchill : A Life
"Biography of a British icon."
Undaunted Courage:  Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
"Simply fascinating account of the Lewis and Clark Expedition"
Truman
Truman
"Oustanding biography"
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
"Excellent background on construction of the Panama Canal"
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
"Fascinating account of the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 and how it changed America."
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
"Typical Theodore Roosevelt"
Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
"Obstacles confronted in construction of the transcontinental railroad"
The Johnstown Flood
The Johnstown Flood
"Typical McCollough treatment of one of the greatest natural/man-made disasters in American history."
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
"Typical McCollough masterpiece detailing the planning and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the engineering marvels of its time."
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
"Visionary, maverick, entrepreneur, horse's behind."
John Adams
John Adams
"An often overlooked founding father of tremendous significance."
The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
"As the name implies"
Washington's Crossing (Pivotal Moments in American History)
Washington's Crossing (Pivotal Moments in American History)
"The true story of Washington's crossing of the Delaware and the events that surrounded it."
Lincoln
Lincoln
"An outstanding look into the mind of one of the greatest American Presidents."
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
"Biography of John D. Rockefeller"
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
"Brilliant narrative of a disastrous ascent of Everest"
1776
1776
"The events culminating in the Declaration of Independence"
Caesar: A Biography
Caesar: A Biography
"A look at one of the greatest leaders of men in recorded history"
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
"Exploration of deepest, darkest Africa"
Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie
"The original American capitalist."
The Blue Nile
The Blue Nile
"Follows the Blue Nile from Khartoum through the Ethipian highlands."
The White Nile
The White Nile
"The history of 19th century Sudan and Central Africa"
In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
"The tragic story of the USS Indianapolis"
Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45
Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45
"Outstanding analysis of the final year of the Pacific campaign of World War II."
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
"A fresh perspective on the Lincoln administration."
Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic
Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic
"Examines the factors and actors that led to the fall of the Roman Republic."
The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague In History
The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague In History
"Outstanding account of the Great Influenza Plague which struck the world during the First World War."
Wilson
Wilson
"Woodrow Wilson"
Peter the Great: His Life and World
Peter the Great: His Life and World
"Tsarist Russia"
The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5--6, 1864
The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5--6, 1864
"Meticulously and well documented treatment of the initial clash of Armies in Grant's Overland Campaign against the Army of Northern Virginia."
A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn - the Last Great Battle of the American West
A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn - the Last Great Battle of the American West
"An outstanding, historically accurate account of the Sioux massacre of Custer's Seventh Cavalry at Little Bighorn."
Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
"Narrative History on the Persian Empire and its conflict with Greece."
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (P.S.)
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (P.S.)
"Excellent look at the background of the Lincoln assassination and the twelve day manhunt that ensued."
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
"The history behind the enactment and repeal of Prohibition."
The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West
The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West
"Narrative history of the Middle Ages through the prism of the spread of Christianity and the tension between secular and religious leaders."
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
"Very detailed and meticulous account of the personalities, politics and events leading up to and encompassing the Korean War."
Scotland: The Story of a Nation
Scotland: The Story of a Nation
"A history of Scotland's struggle for independence, from the earliest recorded history to the present."
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
"A real life nightmare dealing with Belgian colonization of the Congo"
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
"A comprehensive history of the politics, personalities and events of the Great Depression."
The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair
The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair
"Depressing history of post colonial Africa"