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True stories books

See below for a selection of the latest books from True stories category. Presented with a red border are the True stories books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

The Moth - All These Wonders 49 new true stories by The Moth The Moth - All These Wonders 49 new true stories

From storytelling phenomenon The Moth: a collection about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best stories ever told on their stages. All These Wonders features The Moth's customary variety of voices. Storytellers range from Suzi Ronson (who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/04/2018

A Higher Loyalty Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey A Higher Loyalty Truth, Lies, and Leadership

A riveting inside account of life and leadership at the heart of the FBI and high office in the United States of America.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/04/2018

Conjoined Twins in Black and White The Lives of Millie-Christine McKoy and Daisy and Violet Hilton by Linda Frost Conjoined Twins in Black and White The Lives of Millie-Christine McKoy and Daisy and Violet Hilton

Conjoined twins have long been a subject of fantasy, fascination, and freak shows. This book presents African American twins born in 1851, and Daisy and Violet Hilton, English twins born in 1908 as they speak for themselves through memoirs that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/04/2018

Stories from the Round Barn by Jacqueline Dougan Jackson Stories from the Round Barn

In 1911, W.J. Dougan founded a farm in Wisconsin and working with the University of Wisconsin, built on it an unusual round barn. Using anecdotes, stories and vivid description, the author of this text recalls the hardships and satisfactions of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/04/2018

The Ghosts of Gombe A True Story of Love and Death in an African Wilderness by Dale Peterson The Ghosts of Gombe A True Story of Love and Death in an African Wilderness

On July 12, 1969, Ruth Davis, a young American volunteer at Dr. Jane Goodall's famous chimpanzee research camp in the Gombe Stream National Park of Tanzania, East Africa, walked out of camp to follow a chimpanzee into the forest. Six...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/04/2018

Love Unleashed by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh Love Unleashed

A book for dog lovers everywhere. Celebrating the amazing relationships shared with our four-legged friends.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2018

The Last London True Fictions from an Unreal City by Iain Sinclair The Last London True Fictions from an Unreal City

The final chapter in Sinclair's life-long odyssey through the streets of the Big Smoke
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018

An Inconvenient Death How the Establishment Covered Up the David Kelly Affair by Miles Goslett An Inconvenient Death How the Establishment Covered Up the David Kelly Affair

The examination of the most mysterious episode in recent British political history, by a renowned investigative journalist.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2018

Titanic True Stories of her Passengers, Crew and Legacy by Nicola Pierce Titanic True Stories of her Passengers, Crew and Legacy

This book commemorates the enduring legacy of the world's most famous ship - TITANIC. Her story is one of all those bound together on that fateful voyage. On board were: writers, artists, honeymooners, sportsmen, priests, reverends, fashion designers, aristocrats, millionaires,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2018

Diving for Starfish The Jeweler, the Actress, the Heiress, and One of the World's Most Alluring Pieces of Jewelry by Cherie Burns Diving for Starfish The Jeweler, the Actress, the Heiress, and One of the World's Most Alluring Pieces of Jewelry


Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2018

How Did I Get Here? by Tony McDowell How Did I Get Here?

A family, with problems, and little money, is living in the back to back houses of 1950's Birmingham. The only child, brought up in an environment of raised hopes and broken promises, vows never to let it happen to him.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/03/2018

Coming Soon

Evil Eyes by Corey Mitchell Evil Eyes


Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2018

Planet Earth by Alec Fraser Planet Earth


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2018

Planet Earth by Alec Fraser Planet Earth


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/04/2018

Death Row: The Final Minutes My life as an execution witness in America's most infamous prison by Michelle Lyons, Larry Fitzgerald Death Row: The Final Minutes My life as an execution witness in America's most infamous prison
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In 12 years, Michelle Lyons witnessed nearly 300 executions. First as a reporter and then as a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Michelle was a frequent visitor to Huntsville's Walls Unit, where she recorded and relayed the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2018

Death Row: The Final Minutes My life as an execution witness in America's most infamous prison by Michelle Lyons, Larry Fitzgerald Death Row: The Final Minutes My life as an execution witness in America's most infamous prison
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In 12 years, Michelle Lyons witnessed nearly 300 executions. First as a reporter and then as a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Michelle was a frequent visitor to Huntsville's Walls Unit, where she recorded and relayed the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2018

Writing to Save a Life by John Edgar Wideman Writing to Save a Life

The new international prizewinning non-fiction from John Edgar Wideman, one of the standout black American writers of the modern age and winner of the 2017 Prix Femina Etranger
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2018

Emergency (2nd Edition) Crisis On The Flight Deck by Stanley Stewart Emergency (2nd Edition) Crisis On The Flight Deck

A collection of true stories about flights in civil airliners and smaller aircraft where disaster and massive loss of life seems imminent. Yet each situation is concluded without a single death thanks to the skill of the pilots and their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/05/2018

Days Like This A Portrait of Scotland Through the Extraordinary Stories of Its People by Irvine Welsh, Roddy Woomble, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Siobhan Redmond Days Like This A Portrait of Scotland Through the Extraordinary Stories of Its People
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Days Like This is an anthology of selected true stories showcasing the ordinary genius of Scotland's people. The book also features stories by celebrity curators Irvine Welsh, Roddy Woomble and Hardeep Singh Kohli, among others.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2018

How They Met Real Stories of True Love and the Power of Serendipity by David (National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden Colorado) Friedman How They Met Real Stories of True Love and the Power of Serendipity

The book of love! Inspiring true stories of finding true love with lessons of love sprinkled throughout that will make relationships stronger.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2018

Mutiny or Murder? The Bloodsoaked Voyage of the Chapman Convict Ship by Conor Reidy Mutiny or Murder? The Bloodsoaked Voyage of the Chapman Convict Ship

Comprehensive account of one of the darkest episodes in the history of penal transportation history
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2018

Nine Lives My Time As MI6's Top Spy Inside al-Qaeda by Aimen Dean, Paul Cruickshank, Tim Lister Nine Lives My Time As MI6's Top Spy Inside al-Qaeda
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Islamist, Scholar, Bomb-maker... Spy
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2018

From Source to Sea Notes from a 215-Mile Walk Along the River Thames by Tom Chesshyre From Source to Sea Notes from a 215-Mile Walk Along the River Thames

Authors, artists and amblers have always felt the pull of the Thames, and now Tom Chesshyre is following in their footsteps. He's walking more than 200 miles from the Cotswolds to the North Sea. Seeing some familiar sights through new...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/06/2018

Damaged Heartbreaking stories of the kids trapped in Britain's broken care system by Chris Wild Damaged Heartbreaking stories of the kids trapped in Britain's broken care system

'We were just sacks of flesh existing as punch bags for their rage or toys for their entertainment.' Chris Wild lost his dad when he was 11 and was sent to live, grow and be nurtured in the care system....
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/06/2018

Fire in the Night The Piper Alpha Disaster by Stephen McGinty Fire in the Night The Piper Alpha Disaster

The horrific true story of the world's worst offshore oil disaster
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2018

Terrorist Hunter by Tamer Elnoury Terrorist Hunter

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe gripping true story of the undercover agent risking his life to fight terrorism Their aim was to kill as many people as possible. Writing under a pseudonym, Tamer Elnoury here tells the hair-raising true story...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/07/2018

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Catching Thunder The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase by Eskil Engdal, Kjetil Saeter Catching Thunder The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase
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Poachers, kingpins and the longest chase in maritime history: A desperate race to save our planet's oceans.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/03/2018

Catching Thunder The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase by Eskil Engdal, Kjetil Saeter Catching Thunder The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase
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Poachers, kingpins and the longest chase in maritime history: A desperate race to save our planet's oceans.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2018

Ask for Blues by Malcolm Walton Ask for Blues

'Ask for Blues' is a true story of how Martin at 15 becomes captivated by skiffle and jazz and thanks to sheer determination becomes by 22 a talented multi-instrumentalist. After setting the scene in 1957-1959, the main action takes place...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018

Trafficked Girl Abused. Abandoned. Exploited. This is My Story of Fighting Back. by Trafficked Girl Abused. Abandoned. Exploited. This is My Story of Fighting Back.

When Zoe was taken into care at the age of 13, she thought she was finally going to escape from the cruel abuse she had suffered throughout her childhood. Then social services placed her in a residential unit known to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018

Princesses Behaving Badly Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie Princesses Behaving Badly Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings

You think you know her story. You ve read the Brothers Grimm, you ve watched the Disney cartoons, and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But real princesses didn t always get happy endings.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

Great American Shipwreck Stories Lyons Press Classics by Tom McCarthy Great American Shipwreck Stories Lyons Press Classics

Great American Shipwreck Stories is a magnificent collection of gripping accounts of a ship's encounter with a great whale or an overwhelming monsoon or a disastrous passage through the Straits of Magellan, leading to a wreck and a crew's harrowing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2018

A Long Way from Home by Cathy Glass A Long Way from Home

The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018

Somebody's Daughter by Zara Phillips Somebody's Daughter

Zara H. Phillips seemed to live a charmed life - backing singer to the stars with an incredible career here and across the Atlantic - but her smile masked a difficult childhood and the reality that she was adopted as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018

Face to Face With Gaddafi's Secret Security Forces by Lucky Emeka Ugongene Face to Face With Gaddafi's Secret Security Forces


Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018

Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes Naming and Shaming Mental Health Stigmas by Lucy Nichol Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes Naming and Shaming Mental Health Stigmas

In A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes, Lucy explores the different lenses through which she - and other people - have viewed her mental health problems. She tackles a number of different stereotypes placed on mentally ill people. In writing about...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/02/2018

The Sea Takes No Prisoners Offshore voyages in an open dinghy by Peter Clutterbuck The Sea Takes No Prisoners Offshore voyages in an open dinghy

This is a classic real-life story of derring do on the high seas, complete with extreme risk, last-minute ingenuity and many near-misses. Beginning in the 1960s, this book tells of the real life adventures of the author as a boy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

Fall or Fly The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia by Wendy Welch Fall or Fly The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia

Chaos. Frustration. Compassion. Desperation. Hope. These are the five words that author Wendy Welch says best summarize the state of foster care in the coalfields of Appalachia. Her assessment is based on interviews with more than sixty social workers, parents,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2018

Fall or Fly The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia by Wendy Welch Fall or Fly The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia

Chaos. Frustration. Compassion. Desperation. Hope. These are the five words that author Wendy Welch says best summarize the state of foster care in the coalfields of Appalachia. Her assessment is based on interviews with more than sixty social workers, parents,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2018

The Journalist And The Murderer by Janet Malcolm, Ian Jack The Journalist And The Murderer
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'Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible' In equal measure famous and infamous, Janet Malcolm's book charts the true story of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2018

The Tiger And The Wren by Fergus Wiggin The Tiger And The Wren


Format: Paperback - Released: 21/12/2017

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