Non Fiction

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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    Extraordinary Voyages of the Panchatantra
    Release date: Oct 10, 2011
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    Iraq and Afghanistan
    Release date: Feb 18, 2014
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    Temptation in the Archives: Essays in Golden Age Dutch Culture
    Release date: Jun 04, 2015
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