Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

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#1 THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES

Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt

Mother and son discuss their relationship and difficult family history.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#2 GRIT

Angela Duckworth

A psychologist argues that passion and perseverance are the keys to success.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#3 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 17 weeks


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#4 HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

The libretto of the Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, annotated by its creator, along with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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#5 ALEXANDER HAMILTON

Ron Chernow

A biography of the first Treasury secretary, a major author of the Federalist Papers and an advocate of strong central government. Originally published in 2004 and the basis of the Broadway musical.

On the bestsellers list for 19 weeks

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#6 RED PLATOON

Clinton Romesha

The deadly 13-hour battle for a remote combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009, by a soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his role.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#7 RUTHLESS

Ron Miscavige with Dan Koon

The father of Scientology’s leader criticizes his management of the organization.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#8 SHOE DOG

Phil Knight

A memoir by the founder of Nike.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#9 BECOMING GRANDMA

Lesley Stahl

he reporter investigates how “grandmothering” transforms a woman’s life.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#10 FIVE PRESIDENTS

Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin

A retired Secret Service agent discusses his experience with presidents from Eisenhower to Ford.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#11 FIVE EASY THESES

James Stone

An executive and philanthropist identifiess five domestic policy problems and proposes solutions.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#12 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 31 weeks

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#13 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 102 weeks


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#14 THE SLEEP REVOLUTION

Arianna Huffington

What scientific research reveals about the dangers of sleep deprivation, and tips for achieving better sleep habits. By the founder of The Huffington Post.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#15 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 35 weeks


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#16 FIRST WOMEN

Kate Andersen Brower

The 10 first ladies since 1960, based on interviews with White House staff, social secretaries and friends, by the author of "The Residence."

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#17 BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

Ta-Nehisi Coates

A meditation on race in America; winner of the National Book Award.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks

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#18 THE ROMANOVS

Simon Sebag Montefiore

A full history of the dynasty, from rise to apogee to fall.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#19 PAUL MCCARTNEY

Philip Norman

A life, by the author of "Shout! The Beatles in Their Generation" and "John Lennon."

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#20 THE ONLY RULE IS IT HAS TO WORK

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Two statistics-minded baseball analysts are offered a chance to manage a California minor-league team according to their principles.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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