What’s in the Non-Fiction Library?

Welcome to our Book Library for Non-Fiction titles. Here, you’ll find all of the comments, mentions and reviews of Non-Fiction Books that I’ve included in Sword Tips, the weekly Exkalibur Newsletter. You can always come back here as a reminder of something you remember reading and have it as a handy reference.

If you’re looking for some Non-Fiction reading, you might consider some of the titles in the Ten Famous People on What to Read This Summer article.

newsletter_robin williamsArthur Grace, the close friend and photographer who followed Robin Williams since 1986 until his death in 2014, was recently interviewed on CBS. He’s finally culled the thousands of photographs he took and published Robin Williams: A Singular Portrait, 1986-2002.

Unlike virtually every celebrity book of its kind, Grace said that Robin never once stopped him from taking a picture, anytime, any place. There are some candid, poignant and insightful images here that reveal the many sides of this true comic genius.


 The Men Who United the States by Simon Winchester

America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible

If you’re interested in American History, The Men Who United The States will help you answer some of these questions:

How did America become “one nation, indivisible”?

What unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize today? 

It tells the story of the grandeur of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and the Lewis & Clark Expedition which followed to uncover the vastness of the North American continent.

Simon Winchester is a great story teller and among other books, wrote on of my favorites, The Professor and the Madman.