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The best in creative non-fiction

Rich Ham
 
Oranges (Penguin Modern Classics)
Oranges (Penguin Modern Classics)
"A well-nigh perfect example of elegant and instructive non-fiction writing."
The Snow Geese
The Snow Geese
"A wonderful memoir about the multiple meanings of home."
The Measure Of All Things: The Seven Year Odyssey That Transformed the World
The Measure Of All Things: The Seven Year Odyssey That Transformed the World
"That rare thing: a history book that really does read like a novel."
Life of Johnson (Oxford World's Classics)
Life of Johnson (Oxford World's Classics)
"The greatest and most creative biography ever written."
Waterland
Waterland
"This is, in my view, a work of non-non-fiction: a novel so closely allied to history that it is, to all intents and purposes, a work of history in itself."
The Rings Of Saturn
The Rings Of Saturn
"More non-non-fiction. Anything by W.G. Sebald is well worth reading, but this is undoubtedly his masterpiece."
Up in the Old Hotel: And Other Stories
Up in the Old Hotel: And Other Stories
"The collected works of the New Yorker's incomporable stylist, and a scandalously underrated writer outside the States."
Storm of Steel (Penguin Modern Classics)
Storm of Steel (Penguin Modern Classics)
"An eyewitness account like no other you will ever read. Haunting and graphic, this is first-person history at its most compelling."
Black Earth City: A Year in the Heart of Russia
Black Earth City: A Year in the Heart of Russia
"A real travel book, and a genuine attempt to get to grips with another culture."
Landscape and Memory
Landscape and Memory
"An extraordinary, and in some ways unprecedented study of the cultural meanings of the natural world. Written before he was famous..."