Best of Everything Nonfiction for 2018

Below are the top nonfiction books, films, and documentaries from EverythingNonfiction.com. These are the top books and films reviewed by everythingnonfiction.com this past year. This list does not necessarily represent the top books and films released or published in 2018. Books Alone: Orphaned on the OceanWithout Mercy: Obsession and Murder Under the InfluenceA False Report: […]

Review of Almost Anywhere

Review of Almost Anywhere: Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks, and Nonsense written by Krista Schlyer Rating *** Almost Anywhere tells the story of three people: the author Krista Schlyer, her husband Daniel, and their friend Bill. When Daniel passes away unexpectedly from cancer, Krista and Bill set out on a cross-country journey, […]

Review of Toms River

Review of Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation written by Dan FaginRating ***** When I was in my early forties, my wife and I had a baby girl who was born with a rare condition known as a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Our daughter Allison did not survive. We didn’t know what led to […]

Review of Incident at Big Sky

Review of Incident at Big Sky: The Inside Story of the Search for Two Savage Killers in Montana Written by Johnny France and Malcolm McConnellRating ***** A father and son, Don and Dan Nichols, spend a year in the mountains of Montana. They are survivalists. The twenty-year-old son is devoted to his father, but he […]

Review of The Last Stand

Review of The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of The Little Bighorn by Nathanial Philbrick Rating ***** Last month I had a chance to visit Little Bighorn in Montana. We opted for a bus tour of the battlefield. Our guide gave a good overview of the story, but there was a lot missing. […]

Review of The Crash Detectives

Review of The Crash Detectives: Investigating the World’s Most Mysterious Aircraft Disasters by Christine Negroni Rating ***** From the title “Crash Detectives,” one would assume that this book is a behind the scenes look at the work crash investigators undertake when trying to determine the cause of aircraft accidents. The book looks at many aircraft […]

Review of Educated

Review of Educated by Tara Westover Rating ***** I was attracted to this book because of the premise – A young woman grows up in a survivalist family and leaves to learn what she has been missing. This memoir does cover that subject, but it is much more than that. This is a story of […]

Review of Indianapolis

Review of Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic Rating ***** I was first introduced to the Indianapolis story like a lot of people – from the movie Jaws. Quint’s riveting speech about his […]

Review of Four Fish

Review of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food by Paul Greenberg Rating **** 1/2 You don’t have to be a fish lover to enjoy this book, although it wouldn’t hurt. The four fish examined in author Paul Greenberg’s book are Salmon, Cod, Sea Bass, and Tuna. Why these four? They are the […]

Everything 2001 A Space Odyssey

Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece Rating ***** When I was in my early twenties, I had never read a book solely for enjoyment. That changed after I met my wife. Shortly after we were married, she gave me the novel The Shining by Steven King to read. […]

Review of Fire Lover

Review of Fire Lover: A True Story by Joseph Wambaugh Rating ***** The term psychopath applies to individuals who have some particular personality traits: extreme egocentricity, lack of conscious, abnormal social behavior, bad judgment, lack of empathy, an aversion to the truth, etc. Psychopaths can disguise their faults and appear as normal. But sooner or […]

Review of Cold Kill

Review of Cold Kill: The True Story of a Murderous Love by Jack Olsen Rating **** If there is one thing consistent with true crime books, it’s that there usually aren’t many likable characters. That is true about this story except for one private detective named Kim Paris, who wrangled herself into the life of […]

Review of The Sun Does Shine

Review of The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom On Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin Rating ***** I am an opponent of the Death Penalty. I’ve read too many stories of how our broken justice system unfairly imposes punishment. Besides, what can be worse than taking away […]

Review of A False Report

Review of A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America Written by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong Rating ***** It all starts with the rape of an eighteen-year-old girl named Marie. That singular event sets in motion a story that could only have been told after years of investigative work and research […]

Review of Without Mercy

Review of Without Mercy: Obsession and Murder Under the Influence written by Gary Provost Rating ***** Without Mercy is one of those books where you don’t want to give away too much in a review. So, I’ll start by saying that this book involves murder, deceit, and a cast of morally corrupt characters. At the […]