I've noticed that a good way to keep my goal in mind is to read books of a similar genre. I am having trouble settling on point of view for my story. So, I want to keep reading as much as I can to help settle this.
So I am looking for recommendations in the Narrative Nonfiction/Memoir genre. (Narrative nonfiction being a story that is factual, but reads like a fiction novel rather than presentation of facts in the newspaper.)
Another kind of recommendation I am looking for are books set in the 1950s and 60s. This will help me with setting and time frame.