Today's Best Nonfictions Author:Richard Preston Nelson Mandela Madeleine Blais Laurence Leamer Long Walk To Fredom — The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela — "Emerging from 27 years of imprisonment, Mandela achieved the near-impossible by proving that as a man he was even greater than the myth he had become; with this autobiography....he repeats the performance by outdoing the expectations....Imbued with the wisdom that comes from suffering an... more »d the triumph over it....Gripping reading.....It is from testimonies like this that the world as a whole can draw courage to continue."
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The Kennedy Women
The Saga of an American Family by Laurence Leamer
"Well_paced, highly readable....What sets this work apart from scores of other Kennedy books is its unique focus and the richness of its social, cultural and historic detial....[Leamer's] treatment is restrained, sympathetic and often moving...
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
"This work of non-fiction is more terrifying than and sic-fi nightmare....What makes Preston's book so superior, however, is the way he goes beyond the terror into the science and the people. In language that the layperson can understand, he captures the world of virues."
In these Girls, Hope is a Muscle by Madeleine Blais
"A special book....A picture of a changing peroid in American sports history, when a town ralleid around its female athletes in a way that had previously been reserved for males. Alternately funny, exciting and movint."
"This is a story of sheer vistory.....I had tears in my eyes."