Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

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#1 THE GLASS CASTLE

Jeannette Walls

The author recalls a bizarre childhood. Originally published in 2005 and the basis of a forthcoming movie.

On the bestsellers list for 49 weeks


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#2 HILLBILLY ELEGY

JD Vance

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

On the bestsellers list for 53 weeks


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#3 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.

On the bestsellers list for 13 weeks


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#4 AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE

Al Franken

A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer.

On the bestsellers list for 9 weeks

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#5 DEVIL'S BARGAIN

Joshua Green

A deeply reported account of the relationship between Donald Trump and his chief strategist.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#6 THE MIRACLE OF DUNKIRK

Walter Lord

The story of the heroic evacuation of British troops in 1940, retold in a current movie. Originally published in 1982.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#7 REDISCOVERING AMERICANISM

Mark R Levin

The radio host argues that the founding fathers would be shocked by the expansion of modern government.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#8 DANGEROUS

Milo Yiannopoulos

The alt-right provocateur criticizes political correctness.

On the bestsellers list for 4 weeks


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#9 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

David Grann

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

On the bestsellers list for 15 weeks

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#10 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 9 weeks


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#11 OPTION B

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Sandberg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

On the bestsellers list for 14 weeks


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#12 THE OPERATOR

Robert O'Neill

The 400-mission career of a SEAL Team operator.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#13 DUNKIRK

Joshua Levine

The history behind the current movie.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#14 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 22 weeks


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#15 RED NOTICE

Bill Browder

An American hedge fund manager in Russia is expelled by kleptocrats who then seize his property. Browder's investigation into the death of his attorney led to the Magnitsky Act.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week

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