Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

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#1 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 4 weeks


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#2 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 3 weeks


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#3 AS YOU WISH

Cary Elwes with Joe Layden

The making of the movie “The Princess Bride,” 25 years ago.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#4 THE INNOVATORS

Walter Isaacson

Studies of the people who created computers and the Internet, beginning in the 1840s.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#5 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 2 weeks


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#6 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 175 weeks

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#7 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 22 weeks


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#8 RISE OF ISIS

Jay Sekulow with Jordan Sekulow and others

An examination of the jihadist group and a warning about its dangers.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#9 THE HOT ZONE

Richard Preston

The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#10 NEIL PATRICK HARRIS: CHOOSE YOUR OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Neil Patrick Harris with David Javerbaum

The actor’s life story is structured as a Choose Your Own Adventure book.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#11 WORTHY FIGHTS

Leon Panetta

The writer’s experience in the Obama administration as director of the C.I.A. and secretary of defense.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#12 WHAT IF?

Randall Munroe

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

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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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 83 weeks


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#14 NOT MY FATHER'S SON

Alan Cumming

The actor’s memoir describes his abusive father and his family’s secrets as well as his experiences in theater, movies and television.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#15 HOW WE GOT TO NOW

Steven Johnson

A history of innovation focused on the development of six key technologies of modern life; the companion volume to a PBS series.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#16 STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR

Michael Savage

The radio host urges true patriots to save the country from the machinations of the left.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#17 I AM MALALA

Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

The experience of the young Pakistani advocate for women’s education shot by the Taliban.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#18 AMERICAN SNIPER

Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice

A memoir about battlefield experiences in Iraq by the Navy SEALs sniper.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#19 13 HOURS

Mitchell Zuckoff with members of the Annex Security Team

Six C.I.A. contract employees discuss their experience during the attack on the State Department compound in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#20 ROCKS

Joe Perry with David Ritz

A memoir by the Aerosmith guitarist and songwriter.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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