The Greatest Norwegian, Uzbek, Irish "Nonfiction" Books Since 2010

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This list represents a comprehensive and trusted collection of the greatest books. Developed through a specialized algorithm, it brings together 305 'best of' book lists to form a definitive guide to the world's most acclaimed books. For those interested in how these books are chosen, additional details can be found on the rankings page.

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  1. 1. One Of Us: The Story Of Anders Breivik And The Massacre In Norway by Asne Seierstad

    One of Us by Asne Seierstad is a detailed account of the 2011 terrorist attack in Oslo, Norway, carried out by Anders Breivik. The book explores Breivik's background, motives, and planning leading up to the attack, as well as the aftermath and impact on the survivors and families of the victims. Seierstad's thorough research and interviews with those affected provide a comprehensive and emotional portrayal of the tragedy, shedding light on the complexities of extremism and the devastating consequences of hate.

    The 6435th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. We Don’t Know Ourselves by Fintan O'Toole

    "We Don't Know Ourselves" by Fintan O'Toole is a collection of essays that explores the current state of Ireland and its people. O'Toole argues that Ireland's sense of identity has been shaped by its history of colonization and the struggle for independence, but that this identity is now being challenged by globalization and the changing social and economic landscape. He examines issues such as immigration, the Catholic Church's declining influence, and the rise of nationalism, and ultimately argues that Ireland needs to embrace a new sense of identity that is inclusive and forward-thinking.

    The 7090th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. The Vanishing Generation: Faith And Uprising In Modern Uzbekistan by Bagila Bukharbayeva

    "The Vanishing Generation: Faith And Uprising In Modern Uzbekistan" explores the complex relationship between faith, politics, and social change in contemporary Uzbekistan. Through in-depth interviews and extensive research, the author delves into the lives of young Uzbeks who are navigating the challenges of religious identity, political repression, and the desire for societal transformation. This thought-provoking book sheds light on the struggles and aspirations of a generation caught between tradition and modernity in a rapidly changing society.

    The 9004th Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. Poor Numbers by Morten Jerven

    This book critically examines the reliability of economic statistics in Sub-Saharan Africa, revealing a significant gap between the reported data and the actual economic realities on the ground. The author delves into the systemic issues plaguing statistical offices across the continent, including underfunding, political interference, and a lack of technical capacity, which collectively contribute to the production of inaccurate economic data. By analyzing the processes and methodologies used to gather and report these statistics, the book sheds light on the profound implications these "poor numbers" have for policy-making, economic development, and international perceptions of African economies. Through this exploration, it calls for a reevaluation of how economic data in these countries is collected and used, advocating for reforms that could lead to more accurate and meaningful measurements of economic progress.

    The 9498th Greatest Book of All Time

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