non-fiction

William Manchester
Death of a President
American Caesar
The Last Lion (1,2,3)

David McCullough
Truman
1776
John Adams
Wright Brothers
The Great Bridge
The Path between the Seas

Joseph Ellis
American Creation
American Sphinx
Founding Brothers
His Excellency: George Washington

A. Scott Berg
Lindbergh
Wilson

Michael Shaara
The Killer Angels

James Swanson
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer

James Bradley
Flyboys
Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima

Cornelius Ryan
The Longest Day

David Hackett Fischer
Washington’s Crossing
Paul Revere’s Ride
Champlain’s Dream

Erik Larson
Dead Wake
The Devil in the White City
In the Garden of Beasts

Ron Chernow
Grant
Washington
Hamilton

Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air
Into the Wild
Under the Banner of Heavan

Stephen E. Ambrose
Undaunted Courage

Edmund Morris
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Rex
Edison

James M. McPherson
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

Laura Hillenbrand
Unbroken
Seabiscuit

Walter Isaacson
Benjamin Franklin
Einstein
Steve Jobs

Doris Kearns Goodwin
Team of Rivals

Nathaniel Philbrick
Mayflower
Bunker Hill
The Last Stand
Valiant Ambition

Tom Wolfe
The Right Stuff

Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Marcus Luttrell
Lone Survivor

Bill Bryson
A Walk in the Woods
A Short History of Nearly Everything
One Summer: America, 1927

Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers
The Tipping Point
Blink
David and Goliath

Piers Paul Read
Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

Sebastian Junger
The Perfect Storm
Fire