Riveting Non-Fiction

A Listmania! list by Rebecca S. Just
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The list author says: "OK, so all of these books deal with human tragedy in some form or another. But they are also stories that portray both virtuous and ignoble human motivations, and perhaps say something important about human nature. Most importantly though they’re the kind of books that are engrossing from beginning to end – which makes them great reading. Enjoy!"
Columbine
1.  Columbine by Dave Cullen
$10.49   Used & New from: $4.53
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (816 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War
2.  Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War by Peter Maass
$10.56   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Endgame: The Betrayal And Fall Of Srebrenica, Europe's Worst Massacre Since World War II
3.  Endgame: The Betrayal And Fall Of Srebrenica, Europe's Worst Massacre Since World War II by David Rohde
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
4.  Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
$8.61   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,387 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
5.  Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,459 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
6.  Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival by Joe Simpson
$9.24   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors
7.  Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read
$6.03   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews)

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
8.  Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
$8.72   Used & New from: $0.34
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,190 customer reviews)

The Johnstown Flood
9.  The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough
$9.77   Used & New from: $2.55
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (563 customer reviews)

The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride
10.  The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride by Daniel James Brown
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
11.  In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
$11.90   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (856 customer reviews)