The 10 Best non-fiction graphic books
1. The 14th Dalai Lama by Tetsu Saiwai
The history of modern Tibet told via the story of a peasant child who became the 14th Dalai Lama.
2. The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Vol Two by Grady Klein
Seldom has the "grey science" been more colourful.
3. Feynman by Jim Ottaviani
A pull-no-punches look at exuberant physicist, best-selling author, Nobel Prize-winner and bongo enthusiast Richard Feynman.
4. Leonardo da Vinci by Dan Danko
Painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician – the great Renaissance man sharply observed.
5. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli/Ronald Wimberly
The political precepts of the Renaissance diplomat and philosopher graphically updated.
6. Bye Bye Babylon by Lamia Ziade
A must-read child's-eye biographical tale of life in Beirut before and during the 1975 Lebanese Civil War.
7. Oil and Water by Steve Duin and Shannon Wheeler
A stunning exploration of the effect of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico.
8. Coltrane by Paolo Parisi
Parisi juxtaposes scenes from the legendary saxophonist John Coltrane's personal life with snapshots of his recordings.
9. Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth by Jay Hosler
This book is so charming that you barely notice it fully explores the principles of natural science.
10. Orbit: John Lennon by Marc Shapiro
This 36-pager concentrates on Lennon's post-Beatles life and his final years in Manhattan.
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