Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

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#1 PORTRAITS OF COURAGE

George W Bush

Sixty-six color paintings and a four-panel mural, accompanied by brief biographies, show members of the military who have served since 9/11. By the former president.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#2 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 33 weeks


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#3 HIDDEN FIGURES

Margot Lee Shetterly

The story of the black women mathematicians at then-segregated NASA and its precursor. The basis of the movie.

On the bestsellers list for 13 weeks


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#4 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 26 weeks


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#5 THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE

Diane Ackerman

How a Warsaw couple sheltered Jews and members of the Resistance during World War II. Originally published in 2007.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#6 THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD

Douglas Preston

A frightening search for a lost civilization in the Honduran rain forest.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#7 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 55 weeks


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#8 ON TYRANNY

Timothy Snyder

Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#9 BIG AGENDA

David Horowitz

A battle plan for the Trump White House.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#10 DEAR IJEAWELE

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A feminist manifesto in 15 suggestions for empowering a daughter to become a strong, independent woman.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#11 THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS

Michael Finkel

The story of a hermit who lived by stealing food in the Maine woods for 27 years until caught in 2013.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#12 BLITZED

Norman Ohler Translated Shaun Whiteside

An account of the Third Reich’s widespread use of drugs, particularly methamphetamines.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#13 THE MAGNOLIA STORY

Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino

The couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”

On the bestsellers list for 21 weeks


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#14 THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE

Thomas L Friedman

How globalization, climate change and the accelerating pace of technology are reshaping the world.

On the bestsellers list for 11 weeks

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#15 BORN A CRIME

Trevor Noah

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”

On the bestsellers list for 14 weeks


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