My Nonfiction November Reads

  1. Into the Wild by John Krakauer, read by Philip Franklin
    Spoiled, troubled, rich kid goes to Alaska to live off the land and finds trouble. Pretty good book, even if I didn't completely understand the boys' intentions.
  2. Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight by Margaret Lazarus Dean
    Fantastic book about the past, present, and future of the Space program in America.
  3. The Penguin Lessons: What I Learned From a Remarkable Bird by Tom Michell
    Cutest book ever, with a side of Argentinean history.
  4. Hold Still by Sally Mann
    Story of Mann' photography career as well as a genealogy lesson on her family. Got slow toward the end.
  5. American Bloomsbury by Susan Cheever
    American Victorian soap opera featuring Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.
  6. Dr. Mütter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Crispin O'Keege Aptowicz
  7. On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads.