I know this is an unorthodox topic for this site, but SG is full of really cool and smart people and I'd like to pick your brain.
It's also a pseudo-necro of this thread
. (Andy if you think they should be merged, go ahead.)
To make it more gaming related, tell me
a) what games you've run based on non-fiction books or
b) how you would run a game based on a non-fiction book that you recommend
I'm not really looking for philosophy, because I studied it and I already have a pretty good idea of what I still need to read. History, finance, sociology, anthropology and similar topics very welcome.
Bonus points if it's something outlandish, like an account of some obscure historical episode (Jason Morningstar I'm looking at you).