Excellent article Violet - I write about nonfiction books as you know and you have definitely given me a few pointers to append to my list. "This is London" and "Hiroshima", in particular. Thanks for that! I admire how you juxtaposed so many different themes and perspecties into a single, coherent, lucid blogpost! Well done and thanks for inspiring me to read more and read wide!
My own recommendations for you focus on a common theme: the human condition. I'd really appreciate your feedback on my recommendations!