Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

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#1 KILLING THE RISING SUN

Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the final years of World War II.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#2 LOVE WARRIOR

Glennon Doyle Melton

After her husband confesses to multiple infidelities, a woman who has overcome bulimia and alcoholism struggles to grow — and so does he.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#3 BETWEEN BREATHS

Elizabeth Vargas

The co-anchor of “World News Tonight” and “20/20” describes her long struggle with acute anxiety and panic attacks, which she attempted to medicate with alcohol.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#4 THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO

Amy Schumer

Humorous personal essays by the comedian, actor and writer.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#5 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 8 weeks


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#6 SCORCHED EARTH

Michael Savage

The radio host discusses what will happen after the administration of “President Maobama.”

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#7 THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES

Peter Wohlleben

A forester presents scientific research on the way trees interact with one another. A best seller in Germany.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#8 IN SUCH GOOD COMPANY

Carol Burnett

Burnett looks back on “The Carol Burnett Show” (1967-78), describing sketches and favorite guests as well as directors, musicians and members of the crew.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#9 THE UPSIDE OF INEQUALITY

Edward Conard

A former managing director at Bain Capital argues that the concern about inequality is misguided and will slow growth.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#10 FORWARD

Ab Wambach

A memoir by the soccer player, the highest scorer on the United States women’s national team.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#11 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 36 weeks


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#12 SULLY

Chesley B Sullenberger III and Jeffrey Zaslow

A memoir by the pilot who performed the successful emergency landing of a plane with 155 passengers on the Hudson River in 2009. The basis for the movie.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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#13 GOOD VIBRATIONS

Mike Love with James S Hirsch

The rise and fall of the Beach Boys, by one of the band’s original members.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#14 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 38 weeks

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#15 A PERFECT SCORE

Kathryn Hall and Craig Hall

A couple’s experience in building a successful Napa Valley winery.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#16 THE RED BANDANNA

Tom Rinaldi

The life of Welles Crowther, a young equities trader, and his heroism at the World Trade Center on 9/11.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#17 THE YEAR OF VOTING DANGEROUSLY

Maureen Dowd

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#18 BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

Ta-Nehisi Coates

A meditation on race in America.

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#19 I'M JUDGING YOU

Luvvie Ajayi

The proprietor of the blog Awesomely Luvvie offers a collection of essays that form a "do-better" manual.

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#20 THE BOYS IN THE BOAT

Daniel James Brown

The story of the American rowers who pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

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