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.
1. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World―and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (2020)
INSTANT 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. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers . They reveal ―from our tendency to…
2. The Last Escape (1973)
The true story of one young woman who defied incredible odds to rescue thousands of her people from the Nazi holocaust….
It’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. Pop culture, history, dumb crooks, and other actual and factual tidbits are packed onto every page of this book. Inside, you’ll find . . . And much more! …
4. A Brief History of Venice (2009)
Venice 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. The book will also investigate the history of Venice as a multicultural trading city where Christians, Jews, and Muslims lived together at the crossroads between East and West. The narrative runs all the way to the present to the current problems with the sinking island….
5. Uncle John’s Truth, Trivia, and the Pursuit of Factiness Bathroom Reader (Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Annual) (2019)
For 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. With short articles for a quick trip to the throne room and longer page-turners for an extended visit, this all-new edition of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader is a satisfying read. …
6. 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)
This 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. Learn how to fight your own personal bias and get a more realistic perspective on the world with Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the…
Considered 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. Beginning in 1931, Cypresses covers the next five years of political unrest, culminating in the explosion of the brutal war that wreaked such great havoc on Spain and its citizens. In his epic novel, both gripping and suspenseful, Gironella deftly portrays the human conflict, both internal and external. The most influential philosophical…
Rabbits 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. Includes a table of contents, index, sidebars, and full of extraordinary photography throughout….
9. Round Eyes: An American Nurse in Vietnam (2012)
The 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….
10. Color Psychology and Color Therapy: A Factual Study of the Influence of Color on Human Life (2013)
2013 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. Birren’s work has a strong focus on linking how humans perceive colors to how it makes them react. He writes, “Good smelling colors are pink, lilac, orchid, cool green, aqua blue.” Birren explores the work of several physicians,…
11. Mapplethorpe: A Biography (1997)
The 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….
12. Little-Known Museums in and Around Rome (2000)
“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. Of the Berlin volume, Knight-Ridder News Service said: “These off-the-beaten-track treasures will delight even the most jaded traveler. . . Before you go, get this guide.” Now, in Rome’s Jubilee Year, when the…
13. The Portent (The Façade Saga) (Volume 2) (2014)
The 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. By the time Brian and Melissa learn they’re being watched, their carefully constructed lives will be over.Follow Brian and Melissa into the center of an unthinkably vast, centuries-old conspiracy, conceived to turn the faith of millions against itself. Revelations from converge in answer to a terrifying question: Now that “they”…
14. Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Extraordinary Book of Facts and Bizarre Information (Bathroom Readers) (2006)
Nine 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. Open up to any page of Extraordinary Book of Facts and you might find a list of, say, obscure words (‘exocannibals’ eat enemies; ‘indocannibals’ eat friends). Flip to another page and there’s a whole bunch of facts about how long things take (a yak’s gestation period: 258 days). On another page: kid facts (the average…
Best Factual Books That Will Hook You
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Love Factually: The Science of Who, How and Why We Love
Author(s): Laura Mucha
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sigma, Year: 24 Jan 2019, Size: 742 Kb, Download: epub
The Normative Force of the Factual: Legal Philosophy Between Is and Ought
Author(s): Nicoletta Bersier Ladavac, Christoph Bezemek, Frederick Schauer
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
Mining Structures of Factual Knowledge from Text: An Effort-Light Approach
Author(s): Xiang Ren; Jiawei Han; Lise Getoor; Wei Wang; Johannes Gehrke; Robert Grossman
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
Radical Social Change in the United States: Badiou's Apostle and the Post-Factual Moment
Author(s): Joanna Swanger
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
Morgellons: The legitimization of a disease: A Factual Guide by the World’s Leading Clinical Expert
Author(s): Ginger Savely
Publisher: , Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: azw3
Adventures in the Lives of Others: Ethical Dilemmas in Factual Filmmaking
Author(s): James Quinn
Publisher: I.B.Tauris, Year: 2015, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do
Author(s): Welch, Duana C
Publisher: LoveScienceMedia Publisher;LoveScience Media, Year: 2015, Size: 632 Kb, Download: epub
Fake Science 101: A Less-Than-Factual Guide to Our Amazing World
Author(s): Phil Edwards
Publisher: Adams Media, Year: 2012, Size: 10 Mb, Download: mobi
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.