True or False

Top 10 True or False : True History of the Kelly Gang, Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus, I Know This Much Is True, Escape from Slavery: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity and My Journey to Freedom in America, Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities, The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys, The True History of Chocolate, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, Not Even My Name: A True Story

AuthorPeter Carey
ISBN0375724672
“I lost my own father at 12 yr. of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silences my dear daughter you are presently too young to understand a word I write but this history is for you and will contain no single lie may I burn in Hell if I speak false.”

In True History of the Kelly Gang, the...
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
AuthorDava Sobel
ISBN0802714625
Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day—and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon...
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
AuthorRichard Preston
ISBN0385495226
A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus....
I Know This Much Is True
AuthorWally Lamb
ISBN0060987561
On the afternoon of October 12, 1990, my twin brother, Thomas, entered the Three Rivers, Connecticut, public library, retreated to one of the rear study carrels, and prayed to God the sacrifice he was about to commit would be deemed acceptable. . . .

One of the most acclaimed novels of our time,...
Escape from Slavery: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity and My Journey to Freedom in America
AuthorFrancis Bok
ISBN0312306245
Winner of the Books for a Better Life/Suze Orman First Book Award

May 1986: Seven-year-old Francis Bok was selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan when Arab raiders on horseback burst into the quiet marketplace, murdering men and gathering the women and young...
Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities
AuthorFlora Rheta Schreiber
ISBN0446359408
Another old book review from my blog:

This was one seriously fucked up book. I have never seen the movie but, of course, knew what I was in for when I got the book. The name "Sybil" is very well known, and carries some stigma, in pop culture.
However, I had no concept of the extent or the perversity...
The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys
AuthorMarina Chapman
ISBN1605984744
The poignant story of a girl who overcomes unique hardship and deprivation - growing up with a troop of capuchin monkeys - to find ultimate redemption.

In 1954, in a remote mountain village in South America, a little girl was abducted. She was four years old. Marina Chapman was stolen from her...
The True History of Chocolate
AuthorSophie D. Coe
ISBN0500282293
As with the only other Coe book I've read so far, I give this book 5 stars for the information, 3 stars for the writing (hence, 4 star average).

Learning about chocolate is the next best thing to actually eating chocolate, and this book certainly gives the reader many tasty tidbits on which to nibble....
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
AuthorJon Scieszka
ISBN0140544518
You thought you knew the story of the “The Three Little Pigs”… You thought wrong.
 
In this hysterical and clever fracture fairy tale picture book that twists point of view and perspective, young readers will finally hear the other side of the story of “The Three Little Pigs.”.
Not Even My Name: A True Story
AuthorThea Halo
ISBN0312277016
Not Even My Name is a rare eyewitness account of the horrors of a little-known, often denied genocide, in which hundreds of thousands of Armenian and Pontic Greek minorities in Turkey were killed during and after World War I. As told by Sano Halo to her daughter, Thea, this is the story of her survival of...
And This Is True
AuthorEmily Mackie
ISBN0340992506
'I kissed my father once, when he was sleeping.'

Nevis Gow is fifteen. For eleven years he has lived in a van with his father Marshall, travelling the country. They don t need people or school or jobs. All they need is each other. But Nevis doesn't just love his father, he's in love with him too.

Until...
Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery
AuthorPaul Collins
ISBN0307956458
Duel with the Devil is acclaimed historian Paul Collins’ remarkable true account of a stunning turn-of-the-19th century murder and the trial that ensued – a showdown in which iconic political rivals Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr joined forces to make sure justice was done. Still our nation’s...
Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero
AuthorMichael Hingson
Faith.  Trust.  Triumph.

I trust Roselle with my life, every day. She trusts me to direct her. And today is no different, except the stakes are higher. Michael Hingson

First came the boom the loud, deep, unapologetic bellow that seemed to erupt from the very core of the earth. Eerily,...
The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom
AuthorCorrie ten Boom
ISBN0553256696
At one time Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that there would ever be a story to tell. For the first fifty years of her life nothing at all out of the ordinary had ever happened to her. She was an old-maid watchmaker living contentedly with her spinster sister and their elderly father in the tiny...
AuthorLisa Rosner
ISBN0812241916
Up the close and down the stair,
Up and down with Burke and Hare.
Burke's the butcher, Hare's the thief,
Knox the man who buys the beef.
--anonymous children's song

On Halloween night 1828, in the West Port district of Edinburgh, Scotland, a woman sometimes known as Madgy Docherty...
False Colours
AuthorGeorgette Heyer
ISBN0099476339
When the charming but irresponsible Lady Amabel, Countess of Denville is left a young widow the problem of her mounting debts becomes acute. So she is lucky to have such resourceful twin sons as Evelyn and Christopher Fancot to steer the family through a desperate intrigue to restore the Denvilles fortunes....
AuthorJesse Stuart
ISBN0684719045
First published in 1949, Jesse Stuart's now classic personal account of his 20 years of teaching in the mountain region of Kentucky has enchanted & inspired generations of students & teachers. With eloquence & wit, Stuart traces his 20 year career in education, which began, when he was...
The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters
AuthorElisabeth Robinson
ISBN0316159360
An outpouring of cheers, tears, and applause propelled this tender and hilarious first novel onto national bestseller lists immediately upon publication. Telling the story of two sisters-Olivia, a hotshot Hollywood producer whose life is unraveling, and Maddie, an unflaggingly optimistic,...
AuthorAdrienne Sharp
ISBN0374207305
Exiled in Paris, tiny, one-hundred-year-old Mathilde Kschessinska sits down to write her memoirs before all that she believes to be true is forgotten. A lifetime ago, she was the vain, ambitious, impossibly charming prima ballerina assoluta of the tsar’s Russian Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg....
True Colors
AuthorNatalie Kinsey-Warnock
ISBN0375860991
Natalie Kinsey-Warnock's beautifully told, warm hearted novel tells the story of one girl's journey to find the mother she never had, set against the period backdrop of a small farming town in 1950s Vermont. For her entire life, 10-year-old Blue has never known her mother. On a cold, wintry day in December...
AuthorWhitney Gaskell
Travel writer Claire Spencer doesn't believe in fate, much less any part of that fairy tale, happy ending, love at first sight stuff. Especially not for Amazon-sized women like her. So when Jack, the sexy man who sits next to her on a flight from New York to London, asks her out, Claire figures there has...
13 Ghosts: Strange But True Ghost Stories
AuthorWill Osborne
ISBN0590416901
"It was true: he didn't believe in ghosts. Still, he knew what he had seen."

Again and again the evidence in these haunting tales points to the same conclusion. Examine for yourself accounts of eerie phenomena such as: the man who had a premonition of his own death, the ghost who solved a murder,...
AuthorEric Jager
ISBN0767914163
As the huge crowd seethed with pent-up excitement, the two deadly enemies studied each other intently, their breath hot behind their visors. Each sought the other’s death as fire and water seek each other’s annihilation. The walled field, at first a prison, now became a crucible where one man would...
True Believers: A Novel
AuthorLinda Dorrell
ISBN0801063620
Sometimes God chooses a child to atone for the sins of the parent, says the black preacher, Otha Lee, in this story of faith, heritage, and reconciliation. Set in the 1950\u2019s rural South, Dorrell\u2019s first novel will hook Southern fiction lovers of all ages. She masterfully presents authentic,...
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
AuthorSam Kean
ISBN0316051640
Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history?

The periodic table is one of our crowning scientific...
AuthorNicole Hayes
ISBN0857986880
When is a secret not a secret? When your whole life is public.

Frankie is used to being a politician's daughter, but it's election time, so life's crazier than usual. Add a best friend who's being weirdly distant, a brother to worry about, and the fact that Frankie's just humiliated herself in...
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
AuthorLinda Sue Park
ISBN0547251270
A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan,...
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
AuthorAvi
ISBN0380714752
An ocean voyage of unimaginable consequences... Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did happen years ago. Be warned, however: If strong ideas and action offend you, read no more....
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