The most memorable nonfiction I read in 2017

Below are some thoughts on some of the nonfiction I read in 2017:

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry (1997)

This book is an incredible feat about the horrifying attempts of the 19th century to tame the Mississippi River. I read it over the summer, and while the book is about the double-edged sword of…