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Join us in celebrating the best nonfiction of , in alphabetical order by author, below. More than just a memoir about college basketball — although it is that, from one of the greatest players of all time — Abdul-Jabbar recounts his lifelong friendship with UCLA coach John Wooden, and the ways he learned only later that Wooden guided and tried to protect him as he broke through racial barriers. Grand Central. Growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, Alexie had a troubled relationship with his difficult mother; after she died, the National Book Award winner was compelled to write about it. In this alternately funny and painful book, Alexie grapples with their relationship and shares his deepening understand of her. Douglas, marshaling his intellectual forces and actively building the fortitude that would enable him to soon lead the nation.
What these books have in common is the ability to compellingly take readers on journeys emotional, physical or historical. The author annotates his own photography with short essays that read like prose poetry, ruminating on presence and absence, the concept of sight and the tie between light and shadow. Even when observing domestic scenes, Cole contemplates geopolitical affairs. Order it now. Buy it now. The Lost City of Z author reports on the Osage nation of Oklahoma, a group that had grown wealthy from the oil on their reservation — in the s, the Native American tribe was the richest population per capita in the world. As they began to be murdered, one by one, the mystery spurred a nascent FBI to investigate.
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