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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I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This: A Memoir
A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression
Born Bright: A Young Girl's Journey from Nothing to Something in America
Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education
Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere But Here
Pax Romana
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Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond
Tastes Like Chicken: A History of America's Favorite Bird
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