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Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out in October 2016

The best nonfiction books coming to bookstores near you in October 2016.

The Age of Daredevils Hardcover – October 1, 2016

Follow the exploits of the first barrel jumpers to take on Niagara Falls.

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places Hardcover – October 4, 2016

A perfect #Halloween read for the intrepid #ghost #hunters among us.

American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant Hardcover – Deckle Edge, October 4, 2016

Ulysses S. Grant is widely considered one of the greatest generals in US #history. He is also seen as one of our worst Presidents. This new #biography seeks to shed light on that dichotomy and change our understanding of who U.S. Grant really was.

My Own Words Hardcover – October 4, 2016

Writings and speeches from the Supreme Court Justice on topics as diverse as gender equality, Constitutional interpretation and life in the Court. Not to be missed by any fan of The Notorious RBG. Although SF QB Colin Kaepernick probably won't be getting a copy.

Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives Hardcover – October 4, 2016

November 23, 2013. Journalist Younge looks at the young lives lost on that day and what it tells us about gun violence in America and those left behind. #Mustread.

Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the N...

The secret #history of Britain’s Special Air Service (SAS) and its legendary founder David Stirling.

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives Hardcover – October 4, 2016

“Utterly fascinating. Tim Harford shows that if you want to be #creative and #resilient, you need a little more disorder in your world.” —Adam Grant

100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings: How to Get By Without Even Trying Paperback – October 4, 2016

You are running out of runway to make some time to spend with Cooper’s excellent guide on #meeting hacks. Full of “actionable” advice to fake it until you can fake it and make more money, this is #workplace gold.

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice Hardcover – October 4, 2016

Christensen, the father of #disruptive #innovation, is back with a new model on how to understand innovation and how to bake it into your product and services. The gist of this new argument is that #customers don’t buy goods or services anymore, but rather "hire" them to get something done. He explains why this is important and how to use it to make your #business more successful.

Public Library and Other Stories Paperback – October 4, 2016

The power of #libraries and their precious inventory - #books - to shape, change and #inspire our lives.

Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA Hardcover – October 4, 2016

Using real cases Heos explains the techniques and technologies behind modern #forensics and dives into its past for a full-length look into this captivating field. And Sherlock Holmes is in the subtitle. Nice.

Breaking van Gogh: Saint-Rémy, Forgery, and the $95 Million Fake at the Met Hardcover – October 4, 2016

Narrative nonfiction account that sets out to prove van Gogh’s Wheat Field with Cypresses currently on display in the Met is a fake.

Brief Histories of Everyday Objects Hardcover – October 4, 2016

You use them everyday. You might be using one right now. All those everyday objects we take for granted. Find out where they came from and how they got here. All in this illustrated guide.

Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done Paperback – October 4, 2016

Get focused. Get #productive. And finally use #email as a tool and not a to-do list. Glei is a pro and this book is a #mustread for anyone drowning in the #digital ocean of email.

Be Obsessed or Be Average Hardcover – October 11, 2016

Beat the "epidemic of average" and find the huge #success you crave.

The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan Hardcover – October 11, 2016

The #history of modern #finance - and all its ups and downs - told through the life story of its greatest actor.

Filthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal that Undid Him, and All the Justice that Money Can Buy: The Shoc...

The story of Jeffrey Epstein and his rise to stunning wealth and fall into depravity.

QB: My Life Behind the Spiral Hardcover – October 11, 2016

Steve Young was a great #quarterback. He must have been because I'm including him in this list and my heart and allegiance is across the Bay - Go Raiders! This is his story.

The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War Hardcover – October 11, 2016

An unpopular President. (Side note: has there been a popular one?). A revered General. And the prospect of global nuclear war. One of those #history #books that reads like fiction but is based on fact.

Tetris: The Games People Play Paperback – October 11, 2016

#Tetris almost kept me from graduating college. Now we get to find out its history. Now move left, left, turn around. Sorry, flashbacks.

Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art Paperback – October 11, 2016

"What does it mean to be a #Christian artist? and What is the relationship between #faith and #art?" A special new edition from the author of A Wrinkle in Time.

Age of Folly: America Abandons Its Democracy Hardcover – October 11, 2016

Just read the description on Amazon. You'll either race to buy the book or shake your head in disgust. Either way you will feel something, I promise.

American Philosophy: A Love Story Hardcover – October 11, 2016

I couldn't put it better than book description on Amazon - "Part #intellectual #history, part #memoir, American Philosophy is ultimately about love, freedom, and the role that #wisdom can play in turning one’s life around." I look forward to this book.

Herbert Hoover: A Life Hardcover – October 4, 2016

OK, honesty time. I knew two things about Hoover before this book. One, he was amazing pre-presidency and pilloried post-presidency. Two, he has a tower on the Stanford campus. This book looks like a worthy examination of the man in full.