I am excited to be able to share my love for non-fiction books here on my new site, Past as Prologue. I have always loved non-fiction and history books, and I decided to create this site when I realized that the majority of my favorite books were actually non-fiction rather than fiction. Nothing is more amazing to me than closing a book that was phonemenally written, inspirational, educational, and even more incredible, actually happened. People who don’t think real life is dramatic aren’t paying attention!
On the outside of the National Archives building in Washington DC, there is an inscription reading “What is Past is Prologue”. Everything that happens before influences what is to come, which is why history is so enthralling. We can either learn from what has happened before, or continue to make the same mistakes. History is made EVERY DAY, so writers will never run out of new subject matter!!!
History doesn’t have to be as boring as a middle school social studies class. My hope is to bring good writing and interesting history together by reviewing only great non-fiction books you might consider reading. If I can’t get through a book because it’s not interesting or is poorly written (I usually give each book about 100 pages to grab me), I won’t waste my time and yours by slogging my way through it and then bashing it with a negative review. I will periodically do a posting on the books that ‘almost made it’ to a full review, just in case you want to know what books didn’t work for me.
I welcome your suggestions for great non-fiction books that are out there that you have enjoyed. Happy reading!
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