What are the best true story based books?

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    Stephanie Stone
    Written on October 17, 2018
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      12 Years a Slave
      The book that inspired the popular film is the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York after the civil war. He was having a great and wealthy life until he got kidnapped and sold as a slave. Solomon uses this book to share its own adventures, giving detailed information about what he had to do and how he maintained his dignity during the 12 years he was forced to do everything. 




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      Dylan Nichols
      Written on May 2, 2018
      "This is a great historical book that is truly worth a read. If you haven't read it I strongly suggest it."
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      Dylan Nichols
      Written on May 2, 2018
      "This is a great historical book that is truly worth a read. If you haven't read it I strongly suggest it."
    2. 32
      The Glass Castle
      The Glass Castle is Jeanette Walls' best-selling memoir about her poverty-stricken family, which is a balanced story of despair, happiness, love, and loyalty. This novel spent seven years in NYT's bestsellers list and was adapted into a major motion picture.
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      $17

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      Justin Porter
      Written on April 24, 2018
      "This is truly amazing and a really good book. This goes into a lot of depth and will have you thinking on every page."
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      Justin Porter
      Written on April 24, 2018
      "This is truly amazing and a really good book. This goes into a lot of depth and will have you thinking on every page."
    3. 29
      Brokeback Mountain
      Annie Proulx's masterpiece narrates the story of Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands that find themselves working together through strong attraction. After some sexual meetings, they both get married and have children, but the attraction between them cannot be denied anymore. 



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      $9.95

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      Raymond Willis
      Written on March 7, 2018
      "I read Brokeback Mountain and I thought it was a serious disappointment. The story was very short, the concepts were poorly developed, and the characters were wooden and..."
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      Raymond Willis
      Written on March 7, 2018
      "I read Brokeback Mountain and I thought it was a serious disappointment. The story was very short, the concepts were poorly developed, and the characters were wooden and uninteresting."
    1. 25
      Detour from Normal

      Detour from Normal is a memoir written by Ken Dickson wherein he chronicles how he lands in a high-security psychiatric war after an improper treatment following his life-saving surgery. 

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      $11.99

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      Jorge Esparza
      Written on March 8, 2018
      "Interesting book from Ken Dickson, found myself unable to put it down after getting hooked on his writing style. This story was a definite eye-opener to the dangers of..."
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      Jorge Esparza
      Written on March 8, 2018
      "Interesting book from Ken Dickson, found myself unable to put it down after getting hooked on his writing style. This story was a definite eye-opener to the dangers of prescription medicine. 10/10, would read again."
    2. 23
      Charlie's Pond
      Samantha Mallon is a little girl who is getting abused by Charlie, her own brother who hits her on a daily basis. After making it trough her hard childhood, Sam is now at high school, free from his brother who is a college student. In her high school days, she finds love and a friend, but her brother comes back to her life, angrier than ever.
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      Kevin Ford
      Written on March 14, 2018
      "Stumbled upon Charlie's Pond by accident, and oh boy am I happy I did. Great emotional book for those who can appreciate a good story."
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      Kevin Ford
      Written on March 14, 2018
      "Stumbled upon Charlie's Pond by accident, and oh boy am I happy I did. Great emotional book for those who can appreciate a good story."
    3. 21
      The Apple Tree Wish: Made by a Fatherless Girl

      The Apple Tree Wish: Made by a Fatherless Girl is written by Maria Martinez which centers on a woman trying to find where she belongs in the world as she seeks her father after her mother's death. 

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      Frank Wright
      Written on March 4, 2018
      "I love to read non-fiction books. The books that I love to read the most are ones that based on true stories. As a result, I have searched long and hard for the best book that..."
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      Frank Wright
      Written on March 4, 2018
      "I love to read non-fiction books. The books that I love to read the most are ones that based on true stories. As a result, I have searched long and hard for the best book that are based on true original stories. The best one I have found so far is The Apple tree Wish: Made by a Fatherless Girl which is an amazing book."
    4. 20
      Yankee, Go Home

      In this book, Sharon Delarose shares her personal journey in the southern states of the USA during the seventies and eighties. Lots of adventures and crazy things happened to Sharon, like her encounter with members of the Ku Kux Klan. 

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      $9.95

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      Janet Ward
      Written on March 15, 2018
      "True story books are rarely based on true stories these days. Yankee, Go Home seems to be the exception to that rule. I was personally shocked at Sharon's story with one of..."
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      Janet Ward
      Written on March 15, 2018
      "True story books are rarely based on true stories these days. Yankee, Go Home seems to be the exception to that rule. I was personally shocked at Sharon's story with one of the oldest terrorists groups in America, the Ku Klux Klan, while living in the south. It was realistic enough, and shone a light on a part of history that should be revealed and not covered up."
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      Awakenings

      Awakenings is written by Oliver Sacks narrates the story of a group of patients diagnosed with sleeping sickness following the World War I and how their life changed after taking the drug L-DOPA. 

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      $16.95

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      Stephen Morrison
      Written on March 15, 2018
      "Like most people, I'm a really big fan of this book. I would say that it is a bit verbose (is that the right word?) at times. Wordy, I guess is what I am trying to say. Could..."
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      Stephen Morrison
      Written on March 15, 2018
      "Like most people, I'm a really big fan of this book. I would say that it is a bit verbose (is that the right word?) at times. Wordy, I guess is what I am trying to say. Could be a difficult read for some, but the story is really great and it's a wonderful insight into that Post World War time."
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      Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

      The author of this book tells the story of her painful and sad childhood: her mother died while giving birth to her, which labeled her as bad-luck bringer. Her father soon remarried, and her stepmother treated her and her siblings really badly. Adeline Yen Mah described how hard was for her to grow up without the love and affection of her parents, despite winning many prizes at her school. 

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      $9.99

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      Mark Wagner
      Written on March 6, 2018
      "A very sad story yet so captivating and full of great writing. It is set in the 1940's so prepare to take a trip back in time."
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      Mark Wagner
      Written on March 6, 2018
      "A very sad story yet so captivating and full of great writing. It is set in the 1940's so prepare to take a trip back in time."
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      Animal Farm
      Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show. 
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      $9.99

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      Donald Murphy
      Written on May 10, 2018
      "This has to be one of the most well-known books in existence. If you are one of those unfortunate people who has never heard of Animal Farm, then you need to stop everything..."
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      Donald Murphy
      Written on May 10, 2018
      "This has to be one of the most well-known books in existence. If you are one of those unfortunate people who has never heard of Animal Farm, then you need to stop everything right now and get it. Once it arrives at your doorstep, don't do anything but read it. It is an excellent book and highly recommended. The one thing most revealing in the book is how much it relates to our lives today. Don't miss this one. It is a very important read."
    8. 3
      Spilled Milk

      Spilled Milk is a story based on true events written by K.L. Randis which is about Brooke Nolan who is sexually abused by her father until her teenage years, while her siblings were physically abused. 

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      $5.99

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      Joan Knight
      Written on April 17, 2018
      "The book has some interesting lines. I like reading this book and i think everyone should try it out. has a great cover and the author is very smart. Also good reviews and..."
      JK
      Joan Knight
      Written on April 17, 2018
      "The book has some interesting lines. I like reading this book and i think everyone should try it out. has a great cover and the author is very smart. Also good reviews and the price is acceptable."
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      Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
      Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was written by Anne Frank, published from the diary she kept when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis in the then German-occupied Netherlands.
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      $4.5

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      Daniel Wright
      Written on May 8, 2018
      "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl is one of the best non-fiction books I have come across. I read this a few years ago when I was looking for a true, historically accurate..."
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      Daniel Wright
      Written on May 8, 2018
      "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl is one of the best non-fiction books I have come across. I read this a few years ago when I was looking for a true, historically accurate story that was also very emotionally poignant. The Diary gives a good picture of what life was like for Anne, and the trials she went through. Very few books better illustrate the fear one must've felt while hiding from the Nazis during WWII."
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      Owsley and Me: My LSD Family

      Owsley and Me: My LSD Family is a standalone non-fiction book written by Rhoney Gissen Stanley and Emmy Award-winning American writer Tom Davis which is a love story during the Psychedelic Revolution of the '60s. 

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      $15.95

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      Alan Sanders
      Written on April 4, 2018
      "Rhoney Gissen Stanley rite a compelling tale of her life with the LSD King; Owsley Stanley. If you were there on the bus during the Summer of Love and the decade that followed..."
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      Alan Sanders
      Written on April 4, 2018
      "Rhoney Gissen Stanley rite a compelling tale of her life with the LSD King; Owsley Stanley. If you were there on the bus during the Summer of Love and the decade that followed you will enjoy this read. Be for warned. Rhoney tells it like it is and was; good trips and bad vibes. Believable and shocking both. I know of what she tells is true. But then...what a long, strange trip it' s been."
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      Dear Mrs. Kennedy
      Dear Mrs. Kennedy is a book by Jay Mulvaney and Paul De Angelis that tells the story of the letters sent to Mrs. Kennedy when her husband died. This book shows how the nation grieved for their loss and how they rebuild their selves. 


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      Samuel Russell
      Written on March 10, 2018
      "This book is based off a true story, and I found my self feeling immersed into the story, and losing track of time while reading it. I would recommend this book to anyone..."
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      Samuel Russell
      Written on March 10, 2018
      "This book is based off a true story, and I found my self feeling immersed into the story, and losing track of time while reading it. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a true story based book. I have recommended this book to a few family members who have read similar books of the genre."
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      Missing Side of a Rubik's Cube
      Missing Side of a Rubik's Cube is a thriller book written by C Enyo based on a true story which explores the world of exploitation, drugs and mental illness involving a young man named Michael. 
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      $3.99

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      Angela Cunningham
      Written on March 31, 2018
      "This book is based on a true story and they did a great job at it. Really researched all the nuances"
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      Angela Cunningham
      Written on March 31, 2018
      "This book is based on a true story and they did a great job at it. Really researched all the nuances"
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      Sybil: The True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Separate Personalities

      Sybil: The True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Separate Personalities is written by Flora Rheta Schreiber based on the true story of Sybil Dorsett, who survived a terrible childhood abuse and suffers sudden and mysterious blackouts. 

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      $9.25

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      Patrick Castro
      Written on April 5, 2018
      "PEople into true stories should read Sybil: The True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Separate Personalities. It's based on the true story of Sybil Dorsett, which..."
      PC
      Patrick Castro
      Written on April 5, 2018
      "PEople into true stories should read Sybil: The True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Separate Personalities. It's based on the true story of Sybil Dorsett, which suffered trhough childhood abuse and to this day suffers from blackouts that come on unexpectedly."
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      Christina Zhou
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "This book showed how fascinating the mind can be. It was an incredible unbelievable story."
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      Bel Canto

      Bel Canto is a standalone contemporary novel written by Ann Patchett which centers on the home of the Japanese ambassador to Peru taken hostage by guerillas during a party in 1996, and was later raided but many have been killed already.  

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      $15.99

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      Julie Wells
      Written on April 13, 2018
      "What a fascinating book! I bought this novel to read on the plane on a trip to Cancun. I found it hard to put down once I started and spend a lot of my vacation reading this..."
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      Julie Wells
      Written on April 13, 2018
      "What a fascinating book! I bought this novel to read on the plane on a trip to Cancun. I found it hard to put down once I started and spend a lot of my vacation reading this on the beach. It is a captivating story and brilliantly written."
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      The Sheriff: A Detective's Story

      The Sheriff: A Detective's Story by Gerry O'Carroll is an autobiography and true crime novel originally published in 2006. This book tells the story of O'Carrol's journey when he joined the force of Ireland's Garda in the 1970s. 

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      $16.95

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      James Ryan
      Written on April 30, 2018
      "It's an okay read, but there are way better detective type novels out there."
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      James Ryan
      Written on April 30, 2018
      "It's an okay read, but there are way better detective type novels out there."
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      Defeating ISIS
      Defeating ISIS: Who They Are, How They Fight, What They Believe is an investigative book written by Malcolm Nance with a foreword from Richard Engel. It was released in 2017. It became a New York Times Bestseller.
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      $18.99

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      Raymond Gray
      Written on April 29, 2018
      "This book is based on real events. I think it would be a great read."
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      Raymond Gray
      Written on April 29, 2018
      "This book is based on real events. I think it would be a great read."
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      Homicide

      Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets is a true crime non-fiction book written by David Simon. This historical book is first published in 1991. 

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      $24

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      Peter Bowman
      Written on May 5, 2018
      "Fascinating and thrilling book and it's all true. Lots of good reviews so you know you'll be sucked into reading this cover to cover."
      PB
      Peter Bowman
      Written on May 5, 2018
      "Fascinating and thrilling book and it's all true. Lots of good reviews so you know you'll be sucked into reading this cover to cover."
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      Tsunami Disaster in Indonesia, 2004 (Natural Disasters)

      Tsunami Disaster in Indonesia, 2004 is a history book written by John A. Torres as a part of the Natural Disasters series. It was published in 2005. It is about the monster tsunami that struck South and Southeast Asia.

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      $14.95

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      Ananya Mehta
      Written on May 13, 2018
      "As the whole world watched the horrific events unfold, as Indonesia was swept with a Tsunami disaster in 2004, this book by John A. Torres chronicles and gives account. It is..."
      AM
      Ananya Mehta
      Written on May 13, 2018
      "As the whole world watched the horrific events unfold, as Indonesia was swept with a Tsunami disaster in 2004, this book by John A. Torres chronicles and gives account. It is so well written that as you partake of each page, you'll easily have an impression that it's 2004 once again, and the Tsunami in Indonesia is currently happening, right before your eyes."
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      Alice Lucas
      Written on May 5, 2018
      "Tsunami Disaster in INdonesia, 2004 is a riveting look at a disaster that struck some many peoples lives. While tragic and devastating it also showcases the humanity of the people who survived and those that helped the survivors."

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    Best true story based books
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 12 Years a Slave Books 35 Paid
    2 The Glass Castle Books 32 Paid
    3 Brokeback Mountain Books 29 Paid
    4 Detour from Normal Books 25 Paid
    5 Charlie's Pond Books 23 Free
    6 The Apple Tree Wish: Made by a Fatherless Girl Books 21 Paid
    7 Yankee, Go Home Books 20 Paid
    8 Awakenings Books 17 Paid
    9 Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter Books 16 Paid
    10 Animal Farm Books 4 Paid
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