iRead Non-FictionHear the best non-fiction authors of our time talking about their new books, from some of the top book and author podcast shows.
Live: Fernanda Santos Podcasts The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting
Santos reads from and discusses her book The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting about one of the deadliest fires in American history and the twenty men of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who sprang into action to fight it.
Journalist Amy Haimerl and her husband were priced out of their Brooklyn neighborhood. Seeing this as a great opportunity to start over again, they decided to cash in their savings and buy an abandoned house for $35,000 in Detroit, the largest city in the United States to declare bankruptcy.
Perry discusses his hilarious new book Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love and Brunch, a real-life romantic comedy about an unexpected break-up, one self-imposed year of being single, and how a nice guy survived dating in the twenty-first century.
Governor Hickenlooper reads from and discusses his new memoir The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer & Politics, his candid, and very funny story, from early loss to college on the ten-year plan, to remarkable business and political success.
J. Kael Weston spent seven years on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan working for the U.S. State Department in some of the most dangerous frontline locations. Upon his return home, while traveling the country to pay respect to the dead and wounded, he began to ask himself many questions about the costs and legacies of the wars.
Anna Newell Jones, creator of the popular blog AndThenWeSaved.com, reads from and discusses her helpful, timely new guidebook.
Told with sincerity, humor, and wit, Trespassing Across America is both a fascinating account of one man’s remarkable journey along the Keystone XL pipeline and a meditation on climate change, the beauty of the natural world, and the extremes to which we can push ourselves both physically and mentally.
In his book The Wilderness Warrior, Brinkley celebrated Theodore Roosevelt’s spirit of outdoor exploration and bold vision to protect 234 million acres of wild America. Now, in Rightful Heritage, he turns his attention to another indefatigable environmental leader, Theodore’s distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to chronicle his essential yet undersung legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the premier protector of America’s public lands.
Live: Governor Bill Ritter Podcasts Powering Forward: What Everyone Should Know about America’s Energy Revolution
A historic energy revolution is underway in the United States. Wind, sunlight, and other sustainable resources are now the fastest growing sources of energy in the U.S. and worldwide. Governor Ritter’s book discusses the forces behind the energy revolution, the new ways we must think about energy, and the future of fossil and renewable fuels.
Live: David Schmader Podcasts Weed: The User’s Guide: A 21st Century Handbook for Enjoying Marijuana
“A hugely informative, completely hilarious, and desperately necessary guide to marijuana-written by one of the funniest guys I’ve ever known, who just so happens to be the person who got me high for the first time. Required reading for longtime potheads and new users alike.” – Dan Savage