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Non-Fiction Favorites

From history to memoir to business we love learning something new. Garden District Bookshop has put together a list of our favorite non-fiction listens.

The Devil in the White City

Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
By Erik Larson
Narrated by Scott Brick /  14 hours 58 minutes

In The Devil in the White City, the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before.

Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant... Read More »

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell & Bahni Turpin /  12 hours 30 minutes

Now a major motion picture from HBO® starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human... Read More »

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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

By David Sedaris
Narrated by David Sedaris /  10 hours 53 minutes

David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his newest collection of essays,... Read More »

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The Tipping Point

How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
By Malcolm Gladwell
Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell /  8 hours 32 minutes

This celebrated New York Times bestseller -- now poised to reach an even wider audience in paperback -- is a book that is changing the way Americans think about selling products and disseminating ideas. Read More »

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My Reading Life

By Pat Conroy
Narrated by Pat Conroy /  7 hours 52 minutes

Bestselling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life.

Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is a voracious reader. Starting as a childhood passion that bloomed into a life-long companion, reading has been Conroy’s portal to the world, both to the farthest... Read More »

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All Over But the Shoutin' - Abridged

By Rick Bragg
Narrated by Rick Bragg /  2 hours 41 minutes

This haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. It is the story of Bragg's father, a... Read More »

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1776

By David McCullough
Narrated by David McCullough /  11 hours 35 minutes

In this stirring audiobook, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence -- when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would... Read More »

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Seabiscuit

An American Legend
By Laura Hillenbrand
Narrated by George Newbern /  13 hours 12 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken comes a universal underdog story about the horse who came out of nowhere to become a legend.

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than ... Read More »

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The Greater Journey

Americans in Paris
By David McCullough
Narrated by Edward Herrmann /  16 hours 50 minutes


Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough—the inspiring, enthralling story of the American painters, writers, sculptors, and doctors who journeyed to Paris between 1830 and 1900.


A Special Audio Presentation of Unabridged Selections

Personally Chosen by David McCullough

The...
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The Boys in the Boat

Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
By Daniel James Brown
Narrated by Edward Herrmann /  14 hours 24 minutes

If you enjoyed Dust Bowl Girls, then you’ll love The Boys in the Boat.

“Set during the Dust Bowl, amidst the Great Depression, a dedicated group of basketball beauties, the Cardinals of Oklahoma Presbyterian College, are determined to challenge societal strictures and Babe Didrickson on their quest for the National Championship title. Faced with much criticism, judged less feminine for participating in a competitive sport rather than lady-like acceptable activities, the Cardinals overcome poverty, performing to their potential recognized by Coach Babb, and capture the heart of a Nation. This is the true tale of trailblazing women overcoming the overwhelming odds against them sure to inspire the athlete in all of us. A great, informative read like The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.”

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