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 2 weeks


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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 111 weeks


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#3 FACE THE MUSIC

Paul Stanley

A memoir by the Kiss rhythm guitarist.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#4 LOVE LIFE

Rob Lowe

The actor’s second book of stories and observations.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#5 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 5 weeks


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#6 THRIVE

Arianna Huffington

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

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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#7 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 29 weeks


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#8 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 2 weeks


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#9 CREATIVITY, INC

Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace

How managers can develop an environment that promotes creativity, by the co-founder and president of Pixar Animation.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#10 THE DIVIDE

Matt Taibbi

A journalist contends that economic inequality has created separate  systems of justice for the rich and poor.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#11 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 148 weeks

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#12 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 18 weeks


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#13 THE OPPOSITE OF LONELINESS

Marina Keegan

Essays and stories by a promising young writer who died in a car crash in 2012.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#14 THE NAZI OFFICER'S WIFE

Edith H Beer with Susan Dworkin

The story of a Jewish woman in 1930s Vienna who, with the help of friends, moved to Munich, hid her identity and married a Nazi Party member, thus saving her life.

On the bestsellers list for 4 weeks


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#15 BIG TENT

edited Mallory Factor and Elizabeth Factor

Essays by well-known conservatives explain how the movement developed.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#16 LIVING WITH A WILD GOD

Barbara Ehrenreich

The author of “Nickel and Dimed” recalls an adolescent mystical experience and reflects on science, religion and life’s meaning. 

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#17 LEAN IN

Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell

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

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#18 UGANDA BE KIDDING ME

Chelsea Handler

Humorous travel stories.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#19 LONE SURVIVOR

Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson

The only survivor of a Navy SEALs operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle, his comrades and his courageous escape. The basis of the movie.

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#20 THE DEATH OF MONEY

James Rickards

A portfolio manager warns of the coming collapse of the dollar and the international monetary system and urges small investors to convert money into land and gold.

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