Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

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#1 41

George W Bush

The 43rd president’s portrait of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#2 KILLING PATTON

Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the strange death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks


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#3 THE ANDY COHEN DIARIES

Andy Cohen

One year in the (social) life of the TV producer and host of “Watch What Happens Live.”

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#4 YES PLEASE

Amy Poehler

A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress, the “Saturday Night Live” alumna and star of “Parks and Recreation.”

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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#5 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 179 weeks

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#6 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.

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#7 SMALL VICTORIES

Anne Lamott

Essays about forgiveness, transformation and grace.

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#8 NO HERO

Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer

In a follow-up to “No Easy Day,” the Navy SEAL team member Matt Bissonnette, writing pseudonymously, describes the challenges of SEAL training and other missions in which he participated.

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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 6 weeks


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#10 NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL

Lena Dunham

A collection of revealing and often humorous personal essays from the creator and star of “Girls.”

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#11 THE ART OF ASKING

Amanda Palmer

An expansion of a popular TED talk by the singer and blogger about the value of art and of pursuing dreams.

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#12 THE COLDER WAR

Marin Katusa

A hedge fund manager argues that Vladimir Putin’s ambition is to consolidate Russian power by taking control of the world’s energy resources.

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#13 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.

On the bestsellers list for 87 weeks


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#14 GI BRIDES

Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi

The story of four British women who crossed the Atlantic for love after World War II.

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#15 STONEWALLED

Sharyl Attkisson

An investigative reporter complains of harassment and intimidation by the Obama administration.

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#16 WHAT IF?

Randall Munroe

Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.

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#17 WATCH ME

Anjelica Huston

A memoir from the actor and film director.

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#18 DREAMERS AND DECEIVERS

Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe

More little-known stories from America’s past; a follow-up to “Miracles and Massacres.”

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#19 THE WILD TRUTH

Carine McCandless

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#20 TRUE LOVE

Jennifer Lopez

The entertainer describes what she learned in the two-year period following her divorce.

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