I can think of some very interesting and well-written books about engineering, that have particular focus on accidents that have happened, why they happened, and what was learned from them. I enjoyed both the writing and the… indoctrination might be the right word… to the culture of professional engineers who look at past failures and are compelled to do better.
Henry Petrosky, To Engineer is Human
J. E. Gordon, Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down
Other similar suggestions are welcome.