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True storys

Post by Woodprez » 27 Dec 2017, 15:24

I like true storys

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Post by ruishigan » 30 Dec 2017, 13:00

What kind of true stories? Comedy? True crime? Biography? Something else?

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Post by shalom113 » 04 Jan 2018, 21:31

Personally, Ann Rule is one of my favorite authors, having wrote several true crime dramas. At one time she worked along Ted Bundy, only to later write about the serial monster.

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Post by momof4gramaof7 » 30 Mar 2018, 03:45

I enjoy reading books that are fact based. I can compare it to the movie.

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Post by DATo » 30 Mar 2018, 05:56

Two True Short Stories ......... (A very old thread)
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If you write post yours there too.
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Post by Ladyface » 30 Mar 2018, 15:07

Some of my favorite true stories are based on psychology, foster care, etc. I love the books by Torey Hayden. She was an educator and special education therapist. It was a lot of years ago, so some of her techniques are outdated, but I still find it interesting. There are also the Casey Watson books. She was a specialist foster carer and has written a number of novels about the children she and her husband fostered.

I also liked "Gang Leader for a Day" by Sudhir Venkatesh. There are some serious ethical concerns about the fact that he wrote this book, but setting those aside, it gives a pretty interesting insight into gang life from the point of view of an outsider stepping into things. It's pretty easy to relate to for that reason and definitely helped me put concepts of gangs into perspective in a way I hadn't been able to before reading it.

As some of the others have asked, though, your preferences for true books might vary from ours. What are some examples of your favorite true books?

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Post by webdesign chennai » 02 Apr 2018, 04:36

Yes me too like to read about factological and true stories

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Post by Helen_Combe » 02 Apr 2018, 14:59

I recommend ‘A Night To Remember’. It’s about the sinking of the Titanic and is very good. It was made into a film, black and white, but still excellent. Probably available on YouTube.
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Post by JuliaKay » 08 Apr 2018, 17:06

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chenrow is amazing. I do not usually like biographies, but this one is so well done. It is the only biography that I have not been able to put down.
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Post by Mauriceike » 29 Apr 2018, 04:15

I recommend "No Longer At Ease" by Chinua Achebe.
Its all about the plight of the segregated people of Nigeria called Biafra,

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Post by Mauriceike » 29 Apr 2018, 04:25

The gods are not to blame by Sole Soyinka; A Seer predicted that the born baby just delivered, his was Odewale,would in future murder his very father, and then at point marry his own mother....
you must believe this!

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Post by Lutius » 29 Apr 2018, 18:20

I love true story most especially to be all this adventure waoo I love them

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Post by NL Hartje » 06 May 2018, 00:07

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Post by diana00712 » 08 May 2018, 11:46

ruishigan wrote:
30 Dec 2017, 13:00
What kind of true stories? Comedy? True crime? Biography? Something else?
"True crime" and "Mysteries"

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Post by love_b00ks » 21 May 2018, 05:57

Historical accounts are heartbreaking but they are very helpful in making us empathize with what others have gone through and be sensitive. I love stories of people who experienced wars, the holocaust, etc because they give faces to somewhat abstract picture in my mind.

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