Blackhawk Down by Mark Bowden (Blackhawk Down) - The gripping story of a military operation gone badly wrong in the snipers nest of Mogadishu.
Death of an Innocent by Jon Krakauer (Into the Wild) - The story of a young man who gave up everything to answer the call of the wild, and ended up paying the ultimate price.
Four Good Legs Between Us by Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit) - One of those rare stories that grabs you regardless of whether you have an interest in the subject matter.
Orchid Fever by Susan Orlean (Adaptation) - Generally speaking, orchids drive people crazy.
The Man Who Knew Too Much by Marie Brenner (The Insider) - Hailed as a hero by anti-smoking forces and vilified by big tobacco, Wigand played a central role in and epic multibillion- dollar struggle.
The Muse of Coyote Ugly Saloon by Elizabeth Gilbert (Coyote Ugly) - I gave a lot of advice to men who’d fallen in love with their bartenders. It was, after all, pretty much the whole point…
Racer X by Kenneth Li Rafael (The Fast and the Furious) - At dusk, they take over the road. Roaring and buzzing like locusts, a swarm of asphalt-scraping Japanese cars…
Something’s Got to Give by Darcy Frey (Pushing Tin) - All the way down the bank of radar scopes, the air traffic controllers have that savage, bug-eyed look, like men on the verge of drowning…
Tribal Rites of Saturday Night by Nik Cohn (Saturday Night Fever) - Vincent was the best dancer in Bay Ridge—the ultimate Face.
The Great Escape by Joshua Bearman (Argo) - How the CIA used a fake science fiction film to sneak six Americans out of revolutionary Iran.