Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

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#1 PLUNDER AND DECEIT

Mark R Levin

The talk-radio host urges young Americans to resist the statist masterminds who he says are burdening them with debt, inferior education and illegal immigration.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#2 BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

Ta-Nehisi Coates

A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story by the national correspondent of The Atlantic, framed as a letter to his teenage son.

On the bestsellers list for 5 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 65 weeks


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#4 THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY

Erik Larson

How an architect and a serial killer were linked by the Chicago World's Fair of 1893.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks

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#5 YOU'RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)

Felicia Day

A memoir of rising to stardom in the web video world.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#6 MODERN ROMANCE

Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg

The comedian enlists a sociologist to help him understand today’s dating scene.

On the bestsellers list for 9 weeks


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#7 DEAD WAKE

Erik Larson

The last voyage of the Lusitania, the passenger liner sunk by a German torpedo in 1915; by the author of “The Devil in the White City.”

On the bestsellers list for 23 weeks


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#8 THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

David McCullough

The story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight.

On the bestsellers list for 15 weeks

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#9 BEING MORTAL

Atul Gawande

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

On the bestsellers list for 43 weeks

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#10 I AM MALALA

Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

The experience of the Pakistani girl who advocated for women’s education and was shot by the Taliban.

On the bestsellers list for 26 weeks


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#11 DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

Holly Madison

Life inside the Playboy Mansion, by a former bunny and girlfriend of Hugh Hefner.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks


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#12 THE GLASS CASTLE

Jeannette Walls

The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she and her siblings were constantly moved from one bleak place to another.

On the bestsellers list for 45 weeks


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#13 OUTLIERS

Malcolm Gladwell

Why some people succeed; from the author of "Blink" and "The Tipping Point."

On the bestsellers list for 51 weeks

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#14 WILD

Cheryl Strayed

A woman’s account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail during the summer of 1995; a 2014 movie.

On the bestsellers list for 120 weeks

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#15 UNBROKEN

Laura Hillenbrand

An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II; a 2014 movie.

On the bestsellers list for 211 weeks

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#16 THE BILLION DOLLAR SPY

David E Hoffman

A journalist's biography of Adolf Tolkachev, who spied for the United States inside the Soviet Union.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#17 MY FIGHT / YOUR FIGHT

Ronda Rousey with Maria Burns Ortiz

The U.F.C. women's bantamweight champion's struggles to succeed.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#18 A WALK IN THE WOODS

Bill Bryson

Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#19 BARBARIAN DAYS

William Finnegan

A surfing chronicle and memoir by a New Yorker writer.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#20 SICK IN THE HEAD

Judd Apatow

Thirty years’ worth of the filmmaker’s interviews with comedians.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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