What are the best books about real life stories?

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    #1Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a mystery novel written by John Berendt. This true crime non-fiction book is published in 1999 by Vintage. 

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    Michelle Lucas
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "If your into unsolved cases, murders and crime these is a good read. Tells the story of a murder, a shooting, in 1981. Still unsolved and not fiction."
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    #2To the Survivors

    To the Survivors

    To the Survivors: One Man's Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor with True Stories of Sexual Violence is a nonfiction psychology book written by Robert Utaro. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2013 by Createspace.

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    Elaine Sun
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I like the cover of this book, very simple but with a deep message. The real life stories really makes you think about many things. I learned from this book and i recommend it. The price is fair and has good reviews. "
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    #3The Riddle of the Labyrinth

    The Riddle of the Labyrinth

    The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code by Margalit Fox is a non-fiction book on science and humanities. This book was published in 2013 that tells the story behind Greece's Classical Age.

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    Helen Ray
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book is fascinating. I am completely awed by the amount of skill it took to decipher ancient language. The discovery itself is incredible, and cracking it is a whole other level. "
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    #4The Other Boleyn Girl

    The Other Boleyn Girl

    The Other Boleyn Girl is a historical fiction revolving around Mary Boleyn, the lesser-known sister of Anne Boleyn. Her life in court as a pawn for her family's political ambitions was rife with rivalry and scandal, but Mary perseveres through it all. 

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    Madison Crawford
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I think this story might be real but it is not interesting. The narration was boring and I just felt like I wanted it to end as soon as possible. The fact that it is real does not mean that it has to be boring, but unfortunately that was the case here so I don't recommend it. I would have rathered being eaten by a shark! lol"
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    #5The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code is a novel about Robert Langdon's journey in finding the Louvre. He will face many challenges that includes decoding cryptic messages that involves Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings. 

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    Emma Gutierrez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is a decent read if you want to be in the know about this popular series of which this is Book 2. I enjoyed the mysterious aspects of Robert Langdon's journey, but found some of the ideas to be pretty far fetched. The secret societies are interesting and a little unsettling. I think it is an important read as it is so popular during our time and it makes sense to read the series at least once."
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    #6The Tudors

    The Tudors

    The Tudors is a TV series by Showtime about the history of the Tudor dynasty of England centered in Henry's VII reign. The show stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, and James Frain.

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    Billy Mendez
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "First note: this is not a book, but a TV show. But it is based on historical fact (albeit freely embellished for dramatic effect). The Tudors didn't last many seasons on Showtime, which is a shame. The acting was superb, the settings were beautiful, and the show featured tons of courtly intrigue. "
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    #7Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom

    Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
    Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom is Slawomir Rawicz's book detailing his escape from a Siberian Gulag Camp along with six other prisoners in 1941, during the height of the German expansion in Russia in World War II.
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    Mildred Hawkins
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This book contains historical things and the are interesting to study "
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    #8The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn

    The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn

    The Lady in the Tower is a book by Alison Weir that tells the story of how Queen Anne Boleyn fell from her throne. It is a story of her imprisonment and execution. This book will prove that even queens fail sometimes. 

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    José Alfredo Mercado
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Appropriate literature. Interesting subject but not for me. Seems like a cool read for history buffs."
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    #9The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a non-fiction book by Rebecca Skloot. It tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were unknowingly taken from her and used in medical research. These cells have outlived her for 60 years.
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    Kelly Black
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is one of the most astonishing, interesting and yet sad stories that I've ever come across. I had never heard of Henrietta Lacks before I read this book but her story really moved me. This book explores racism, poverty, medical science and above all, ethics. This has to be one of the best books ever written that are based on a true story."
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    #10With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

    With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln
    The author of this book, Stephen B. Oates shares all his Civil War knowledge with everyone, focusing in the role Abraham Lincoln played in such war and every decision that it had to be made once the war was over. 




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    Timothy Miller
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "It is such an interesting read just learning more of the role Lincoln played and just the decisions that had to be made after it."
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    #11The First of Men: A Life of George Washington

    The First of Men: A Life of George Washington
    The First of Men: A Life of George Washington is a biography written by historian John Ferling. It chronicles the entirety of Washington's life but puts emphasis on his military and political career.
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    Billy Fernandez
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "A very thorough and interesting biography of George Washington's life. Although the main subject are obviously about the common themes of his military and political careers it also tries to give us an insight into what he was actually like as a person. It certainly doesn't try to glamorize the man and highlights his flaws as a person without devaluing his great accomplishments."
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    #12A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906

    A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906
    A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906 is a biography of the famous Spanish painter, Pablo Picasso, written by John Richardson. It is the first volume in the three-volume biography, chronicling his childhood in Málaga.
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    Nicholas Curtis
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I am a sucker for books regarding the real world. Those types of books are my favorite. As a result, I am always interested in reading more about our world through real life stories. With A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906, I felt transported back to the time where Picasso lived as a young prodigy and I felt his success and his story as if it were my own. "
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    #13Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha

    Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha

    This book narrates Jack Kerouac's evolving beliefs towards Buddhism: despite growing up Catholic, he became very fascinated with Siddhartha Gautama's religion, and on this book, he explains the most basic concepts of this religion and his first steps towards enlightenment. 

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    John Chen
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Many passages of this short book are beautiful, striking and poetic. Kerouac was sincerely impressed and inspired by the Buddha and WAKE UP was his meditation on the life and example of Buddha. For that alone, I would call this an important book. Ultimately, this book may be interesting and valuable for people who are interested in a better understanding of Kerouac, and as a landmark point in the development of American Buddhism."
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    #14First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

    First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

    First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong is a biography written by James R. Hansen detailing the life of the first man who stepped on the moon. It is the basis of the upcoming film of the same name.

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    Vincent Bailey
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "One of the more eventual and meaningful stories of this era is our first trip to the moon. Interviewing, or otherwise telling the story of any of the men that were on that trip is a real life story worthy of understanding."
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    #15Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a non-fiction book about a young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless who left everything he had to start a new life. Months after, his body was found and his unforgettable death will be uncovered. This book was printed in 14 languages.

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    Michelle Payne
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This book was a beautiful story about a man how leaves his lives behind to live in the wild. He experiences the most beautiful things living off the grid and being in nature, but ultimately realizes that he can't fully realize the beauty of it while not sharing it with someone else. He eventually dies of exposure. This was a great book and was hauntingly more sad knowing it was a true story."
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    #16The Sound of Gravel

    The Sound of Gravel

    The Sound of Gravel is a memoir written by Ruth Wariner first published in 2016 by Flatiron Books. This non-fiction book is about Ruth Wariner's life growing up in a polygamist cult community. 

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    Rakesh Dutta
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "It is a riveting story to grow up in a polygamist cult community"
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    #17Spilled Milk

    Spilled Milk

    Spilled Milk is a story based on true events written by K.L. Randis which is about Brooke Nolan who is sexually abused by her father until her teenage years, while her siblings were physically abused. 

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    Rajesh Chavan
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The subject matter of this book is really heavy and dark. The book tells about a woman abused during her teenage yeas sexually while her siblings were also physically abused. I'd say the book is too long. There are parts where the wording is almost clumsily written, which is a shame because the subject matter is so engaging. I couldn't imagine trading places with the woman at all, her strength is inspirational. Despite it's literary shortcomings, I still recommend reading "
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    #18Owsley and Me: My LSD Family

    Owsley and Me: My LSD Family

    Owsley and Me: My LSD Family is a standalone non-fiction book written by Rhoney Gissen Stanley and Emmy Award-winning American writer Tom Davis which is a love story during the Psychedelic Revolution of the '60s. 

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    Lawrence Bates
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This book describes a love story set against the background of the Psychedelic Revolution of the 60s. It also make us to realized some deep things about our own life experience.it is a great book if you read this book it will open up many doors of pleasure.Everything was perfect with some deep knowledge"
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    #19Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?

    Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?

    Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She? is a novel written by journalist Molly Ivins. It contains her essays about politics, women's rights, and flag burning debate. It is first published in 1991. 

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    Harry Ramos
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "The solution for this one seems to match the topic and the product. This book seems to be a comedian talking about life in the south and politics with a comedic twist. I would enjoy listening to her being sarcastic and making fun of the members of congress and the debacle of an administration we have today. "

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Best What are the best books about real life stories
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilBooks 44 Paid
2To the SurvivorsBooks 44 Paid
3The Riddle of the LabyrinthBooks 34 Paid
4The Other Boleyn Girl Books 21 Paid
5The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)Books 16 Paid
6The TudorsTV Shows 15 Paid
7Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to FreedomBooks 14 Paid
8The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne BoleynBooks 12 Paid
9The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksBooks 10 Paid
10With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham LincolnBooks 9 Paid
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