Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

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#1 HILLBILLY ELEGY

J D Vance

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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#2 WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

Paul Kalanithi

A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

On the bestsellers list for 31 weeks


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#3 THE BOYS IN THE BOAT

Daniel James Brown

The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

On the bestsellers list for 116 weeks


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#4 HILLARY'S AMERICA

Dinesh D'Souza

The conservative author and pundit warns of disaster if Hillary Clinton is elected president.

On the bestsellers list for 4 weeks


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#5 ARMAGEDDON

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

The political strategist offers a game plan for how to defeat Hillary Clinton.

On the bestsellers list for 4 weeks


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#6 CRISIS OF CHARACTER

Gary J Byrne with Grant M Schmidt

A former Secret Service officer claims to have witnessed scandalous behavior by the Clintons.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#7 ALEXANDER HAMILTON

Ron Chernow

A biography of the first Treasury secretary. Originally published in 2004 and the basis of the Broadway musical.

On the bestsellers list for 33 weeks

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#8 IT'S NOT OKAY

Andi Dorfman

A finalist on Season 18 of "The Bachelor," later the star of Season 10 of "The Bachelorette," talks about her experience.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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#9 LIARS

Glenn Beck

The author says progressive politicians gain power and control by exploiting Americans' fears.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#10 AMERICAN HEIRESS

Jeffrey Toobin

The story of Patty Hearst's kidnapping in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army, her crimes and her trial.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks

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#11 POWERHOUSE

James Andrew Miller

The history of the Creative Artists Agency and its role in Hollywood and popular culture over the past 50 years.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#12 BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

Ta-Nehisi Coates

A meditation on race in America.

On the bestsellers list for 51 weeks

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#13 HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

The libretto of the Grammy-, Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, annotated by its creator, along with backstage photos and interviews with the cast.

On the bestsellers list for 17 weeks


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#14 THE MAKING OF DONALD TRUMP

David Cay Johnston

An in-depth look at the presidential nominee, his real estate career and pivot to politics, drawing on decades of interviews, court documents and financial records.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#15 ADNAN'S STORY

Rabia Chaudry

A friend of Adnan Syed, whose murder case was the focus of the popular podcast “Serial,” maintains his innocence.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#16 OUTLIERS

Malcolm Gladwell

Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks

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#17 GRIT

Angela Duckworth

A psychologist says passion and perseverance are the keys to success.

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#18 TRIBE

Sebastian Junger

How modern society’s loss of the sense of belonging — now achieved mostly in the military and in disasters — has led to income inequality, incivility and mental disorders like PTSD.

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#19 WHITE TRASH

Nancy Isenberg

The role of the white poor in American history.

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#20 HER AGAIN

Michael Schulman

A biography of Meryl Streep.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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