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Best Factual Books That Will Hook You

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Factual books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World―and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (2020)

 Best Factual Books That Will Hook YouINSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When asked simple questions about global trends―what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school―we systematically get the answers wrong.
Author(s): Hans Rosling , Anna Rosling Rönnlund , et al.

The Last Escape (1973)

 Best Factual Books That Will Hook YouThe true story of one young woman who defied incredible odds to rescue thousands of her people from the Nazi holocaust.
Author(s): Ruth Kluger, Peggy Mann

Uncle John’s Actual and Factual Bathroom Reader (Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Annual) (2018)

 Best Factual Books That Will Hook YouIt’s an actual fact—Uncle John is the most entertaining thing in the bathroom!Uncle John and his team of devoted researchers are back again with an all-new collection of weird news stories, odd historical events, dubious “scientific” theories, jaw-dropping lists, and more. This entertaining 31st anniversary edition contains 512 pages of all-new articles that will appeal to readers everywhere.
Author(s): Bathroom Readers’ Institute

A Brief History of Venice (2009)

 Best Factual Books That Will Hook YouVenice grew out of the swamps of Italy and became one of the great mercantile and cultural centers of the world. Elizabeth Horodowich, one of the leading historians of the city, tells the whole story, showing that Venice, alongside Florence and Rome, was one of the great Renaissance capitals.
Author(s): Elizabeth Horodowich

Uncle John’s Truth, Trivia, and the Pursuit of Factiness Bathroom Reader (Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Annual) (2019)

 Best Factual Books That Will Hook YouFor the 32nd year, Uncle John and his loyal researchers have teamed up to bring you the latest tidbits from the world of pop culture, history, sports, and strange news stories. If you want to read about celebrity misdeeds, odd coincidences, and disastrous blunders, Uncle John’s Truth, Trivia, and the Pursuit of Factiness has what you need.
Author(s): Bathroom Readers’ Institute

Summary & Analysis of Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think | A Guide to the Book by Hans Rosling (2018)

 Best Factual Books That Will Hook YouThis is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you’d like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2qfdagmHans Rosling challenges everything you thought you knew about the world in his groundbreaking book, Factfulness.Think you know what percent of the world is vaccinated? Or many people have access to electricity? Rosling proves that whatever you think, you’re most likely wrong.
Author(s): ZIP Reads

The Cypresses Believe in God: Spain on the Eve of Civil War – A Novel (2005)

 Best Factual Books That Will Hook YouConsidered by many critics to be the greatest novel about the Spanish Civil War, this classic work by Spaniard Jose Maria Gironella is an unbiased account of the complicated events, movements and personalities that led up to the war.
Author(s): Jose Maria Gironella

Welcome to the World of Rabbits and Hares (Welcome to the World Series) (2000)

 Best Factual Books That Will Hook YouRabbits and hares may seem like cute and fluffy animals in storybooks, but they are amazing creatures. Did you know: Rabbits may play dead to fool animals that are chasing them? A mother rabbit can have up to twelve babies at once? A racing snowshoe hare could jump the length of two beds end to end? All of this information and more can be found in this exciting book.
Author(s): Diane Swanson

Round Eyes: An American Nurse in Vietnam (2012)

 Best Factual Books That Will Hook YouThe year was 1969–Woodstock, free love, peace marches, and war. Life was unpredictable at best, but that didn’t stop Diane from going after her dream of adventure. Soon to graduate from nursing school, she joined the Army Nurse Corps and six months later she began her journey. Often comical and frequently cynical, Diane tells the story of her military adventures from basic training through duty in South Vietnam. And along the way, she discovers a truth far different than she ever expected.
Author(s): Diane Klutz , Robert Juran, et al.

Color Psychology and Color Therapy: A Factual Study of the Influence of Color on Human Life (2013)

 Best Factual Books That Will Hook You2013 Reprint of 1950 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. American writer Faber Birren devoted his life to color and it’s effects on human life. After writing around 25 texts on the topic, it would be safe to say his work is considered highly among color experts and psychologists around the world.
Author(s): Faber Birren

Mapplethorpe: A Biography (1997)

 Best Factual Books That Will Hook YouThe brilliant photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) was one of the most infamous figures of the contemporary art world. Patricia Morrisroe, drawing on the numerous interviews she conducted with him and those who know him, has written a remarkable biography that reveals a life even more daring than his art.
Author(s): Patricia Morrisroe

Little-Known Museums in and Around Rome (2000)

 Best Factual Books That Will Hook You“A tour guide can make or break a vacation, which explains why Rachel Kaplan is so sought after.” -Travel & Leisure Rachel Kaplan’s charming and informative guides to the little-known museums of Paris, London, and Berlin have won enthusiastic praise. “Wonderful color illustrations make perusing a joy,” raved Library Journal of the Paris guide. AA brilliant museum companion,” said Cond Nast Traveler’s website about the London book.
Author(s): Rachel Kaplan

The Portent (The Façade Saga) (Volume 2) (2014)

 Best Factual Books That Will Hook YouThe climactic ending of The Façade left Brian Scott and Melissa Kelley with only each other–and the terrible secrets they carry. The Portent finds them living under new identities, their future clouded by constant fear of being exposed.
Author(s): Michael S. Heiser

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Extraordinary Book of Facts and Bizarre Information (Bathroom Readers) (2006)

 Best Factual Books That Will Hook YouNine books in one! Uncle John has pulled together the most revealing lists, facts, and findings from the past 10 years into one easy-to-read book.Our readers asked for it, and here it is: Uncle John’s first collection of his greatest short facts and quick reading material.
Author(s): Bathroom Readers’ Institute

Best Factual Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some factual books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Love Factually: The Science of Who, How and Why We Love

Author(s): Laura Mucha
ID: 2322480, Publisher: Bloomsbury Sigma, Year: 24 Jan 2019, Size: 742 Kb, Format: epub

Factual Television Producing: A Hands On Approach From Concept to Delivery

Author(s): Dylan Weiss
ID: 3487689, Publisher: Routledge/Focal Press, Year: 2022, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf

Metaphysics, Sophistry, and Illusion: Toward a Widespread Non-Factualism

Author(s): Mark Balaguer
ID: 2980864, Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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