10 best books of narrative nonfiction

These 10 books represent the best of narrative nonfiction.

2. 'The Right Stuff,' by Tom Wolfe

Probably the most prominent member of the New Journalism movement, Wolfe wrote nonfiction with the flair and flourish of a novelist. Like others in the movement, he deployed techniques traditionally reserved for fiction in his reported nonfiction: quoted dialogue, extended interior monologue, dramatic structure, scene setting, and subtle characterization. The Right Stuff is his riveting account of the early and incredibly dangerous years of the American space program in the late 1950s.

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