200,000,000 Guinea Pigs by John G. Fuller.
Not to nitpick, but The Things they Carried is actually fiction, though based on his experiences. His nonfiction book (and personally WAY better) is his first, If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box me up and Ship me Home. Phenomenal.I'd recommend The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. He talks about his exoeriences during the Vietnam War and what he did and what he saw over there, and how those years have affected his and his squad's lives after the war. It's very well written and several chapters leave you deep in thought after reading. I'd describe some as haunting, even. It's definitely my favorite nonfiction book out there.
I don't know if you're familiar with these titles, but they'd make perfect companions for the ones you've mentioned:Days of Rage by Bryan Burrough. A dispassionate but still unnerving examination of the radical left during the 60's up to the early 80's. I've referenced this book before and there's a good review on Status 451, but you really need to read it. Money shot for me was how the FALN somehow got their hooks into the Episcopal Church and was using it as cover and to draw funds.
Walls, Wire, Bars, and Souls by Peter Grant. An account of prison life and systems, through the eyes of a former prison chaplain. Depressing and intriguing all the same. Grant is very Christian, but don't let that put you off; he keeps the preaching to a minimum. Grant also writes a pretty decent stick with his Maxwel.
I know a lot of people who unironically claimed to have learned a lot from videogames, comicbooks, cartoons and fictional TV shows. Likely, they were all very uneducated and never read a non-fiction book or watched a documentary film.Gaming isn't the best way of learning things (for obvious reasons),
I have that book in the Ancient Greek original version.I always liked the Anabasis by Xenophon. It's in a pretty dynamic and relatively accessible style and tells an excellent story.