- Striper, a Story of Fish and Man
This memoir, covering five decades in pursuit of the noble sport, is utter delight for anglers.
- True Stories: And Other Essays
This debut essay collection from novelist Spufford (Golden Hill) has many strengths, chief among them the diversity of topics covered.
- Meat: A Love Story
Throughout, she covers the broader subject of meat, including the history of American beef and its subcultures and controversies such as the impact of agribusiness and climate change on ranchers.
- LOSING THE GARDEN: The Story of a Marriage
On February 6, 2000, naturalist and mountaineer Guy Waterman kissed his wife of nearly 30 years good-bye and left to go die on a snow-covered New Hampshire mountain.
- The Brain: The Story of You
Much of Eagleman's work covers scientists' ever-increasing appreciation of human brain plasticity.
- The Story of Queen Esther
Koralek (The Coat of Many Colors ) and Holderness (When the World Began ) play a little fast and loose with the details of the Book of Esther: the reason for Esther's recruitment as a royal bride is omitted (no Vashti, the queen who is banished for refusing to dance for the
- Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation
He also covers more recent incidents, such as the Fukushima meltdown and other nuclear-related accidents.
- Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth
The book, like its predecessor, may be too dense with information—for instance, the 54 million years of the Cambrian period is covered in a mere six panels.
- The New Koreans: The Story of a Nation
Despite Breen’s decades spent living in Korea, he has not lost the casual, wink-and-nod cultural chauvinism of a foreign correspondent sent to cover the Third World.
- The Gigantic Book of Fishing Stories
And with the inclusion of literary heavyweights like Lord Byron, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Rudyard Kipling and Washington Irving, the selections run the gamut from nonfiction and fiction to poetry, and cover just about every fish, from the regal trout to the powerful tuna.
- The Turkey: An American Story
Beginning with a scientific description, the historical section covers turkey bones found in North America dating to 3700 B.C., then moves on to the introduction of domesticated turkeys into Europe by explorers of the New World.
- Liberace: The True Story
Thomas also reports on the unsuccessful attempt to cover up the true cause of the entertainer's illness that brought on his death in 1986 at age 67.
- Ak47: The Story of a Gun
Today it arms Palestinian resistance fighters and child soldiers in Sudan, as well as schoolyard shooters in the U.S. and Rambo at the movies -a lot to cover, but Hodges knows how to keep his thorough, eye-opening narrative moving, even as he hopscotches to nearly every conflict zon
- Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements
Mehr includes rare candid interviews with the band’s singer-songwriter, Paul Westerberg, and bassist, Tommy Stinson, earning the “true story” subtitle.
- The Blue Man and Other Stories of the Skin
He covers the gamut from commonly seen eczema and psoriasis to "weird pathologies," such as scalp eating.