I am so glad you are excited for the NF discussion category too - I am glad Neil started it after my request. It was also notably absent for me.
Oh - also! You made a fantastic list of Non-Memoir Nonfiction by women, and I loved it!! Thank you. I wish we could comment on lists -- I have asked about that, so hope it will be something that gets introduced.
I just read The Black Count in February. I found it interesting but not as strong as I thought it was going to be, which was a total bummer. I have discovered I struggle with non-fiction when the author uses a lot of inference or supposition and I didn't enjoy when Reiss was doing it in this book, especially because there seemed to be a lot of historical documentation that he worked from.
I have a copy of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy and I am really looking forward to it!