Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

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#1 FLASH BOYS

Michael Lewis

The world of high-frequency computer-driven trading, from the author of “Liar’s Poker.”

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#2 HEAVEN IS FOR REAL

Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus during an appendectomy.

On the bestsellers list for 110 weeks


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#3 UPSTAIRS AT THE WHITE HOUSE

J B West with Mary Lynn Kotz

Reminiscences of five presidents and their families by a former White House major-domo. First published in 1974.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#4 10% HAPPIER

Dan Harris

A co-anchor of "Nightline" reports on the science and spiritual dimensions of meditation and how it has improved his life.

On the bestsellers list for 4 weeks


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#5 THRIVE

Arianna Huffington

Personal well-being as the indispensable third measure — with money and power — of success.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#6 DON'T HURT PEOPLE AND DON'T TAKE THEIR STUFF

Matt Kibbe

A libertarian manifesto by the president and C.E.O. of FreedomWorks.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#7 TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE

Solomon Northup

The narrative, first published in 1853, of a freeman who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, and spent 12 years in bondage before escaping; the basis of the movie.

On the bestsellers list for 17 weeks


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#8 THE WOMEN OF DUCK COMMANDER

Kay Robertson and others with Beth Clark

The “Duck Dynasty” wives discuss their marriages, families and faith.  

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#9 LETTERS FROM BERLIN

Margarete Dos and Kerstin Lieff

A daughter traces her German mother’s harrowing experiences in World War II and after.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#10 KILLING JESUS

Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" recounts the events leading up to Jesus' execution.

On the bestsellers list for 28 weeks


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#11 THE NAZI OFFICER'S WIFE

Edith H Beer with Susan Dworkin

The story of a Jewish woman who hid her identity under a marriage, thus saving her life.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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#12 UNBROKEN

Laura Hillenbrand

An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

On the bestsellers list for 147 weeks

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#13 UGANDA BE KIDDING ME

Chelsea Handler

Humorous travel stories.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#14 A CALL TO ACTION

Jimmy Carter

The former president denounces discrimination and violence against women. 

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#15 LONE SURVIVOR

Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson

The only survivor of a Navy SEALs operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle and his escape. First published in 2007; the basis for the movie.

On the bestsellers list for 20 weeks


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#16 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW

Daniel Kahneman

The winner of the Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices in business and personal life and when we can and cannot trust our intuitions.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#17 THE MONUMENTS MEN

Robert M Edsel with Bret Witter

Following an Allied group who recovered stolen artworks from the Nazis.

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#18 QUIET

Susan Cain

Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.

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#19 JOHN WAYNE: THE LIFE AND LEGEND

Scott Eyman

A biography of the movie star surveys his life, his death and his legend.

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#20 LEAN IN

Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell

The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.

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