Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

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#1 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 162 weeks

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#2 AMERICA

Dinesh D'Souza

A defense of America against the view that its power in the world should be diminished; also a documentary film.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#3 BLOOD FEUD

Edward Klein

A journalist describes animosity behind the alliance between the Clinton and Obama families.

On the bestsellers list for 4 weeks


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#4 THE MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR

Marja Mills

The author’s experience as Harper Lee’s neighbor.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#5 ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

Piper Kerman

A memoir by a Brooklyn woman whose relationship with a drug runner gets her sentenced to a year in prison. The basis for the Netflix series, originally published in 2010.

On the bestsellers list for 29 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.

On the bestsellers list for 9 weeks


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#7 BUSINESS ADVENTURES

John Brooks

Accounts of 12 Wall Street episodes that illuminate corporate and financial life in America.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#8 ONE NATION

Ben Carson with Candy Carson

Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems in health and education based on capitalism, not government.

On the bestsellers list for 9 weeks


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#9 HARD CHOICES

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton’s memoir focuses on her years as secretary of state and her views on America’s role in the world.

On the bestsellers list for 6 weeks


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#10 HEAVEN IS FOR REAL

Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

A 3-year-old’s encounter with Jesus during an appendectomy; the basis of the movie.

On the bestsellers list for 125 weeks


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#11 OUTLIERS

Malcolm Gladwell

Why some people succeed; from the author of "Blink" and "The Tipping Point."

On the bestsellers list for 39 weeks

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#12 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 70 weeks


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#13 QUIET

Susan Cain

Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.

On the bestsellers list for 31 weeks


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#14 THE GLASS CASTLE

Jeannette Walls

The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she and her siblings were constantly moved from one bleak place to another.

On the bestsellers list for 42 weeks


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#15 DAVID AND GOLIATH

Malcolm Gladwell

How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of "The Tipping Point" and "Outliers."

On the bestsellers list for 28 weeks


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#16 THINK LIKE A FREAK

Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner

How to solve problems creatively, from the authors of “Freakonomics.”

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#17 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.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#18 IT DOESN'T TAKE A HERO

Norman Schwarzkopf with Peter Petre

The autobiography of the general who commanded the allied forces in the Persian Gulf war of 1991; first published in 1992.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#19 IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME?

Mindy Kaling

The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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#20 CRAZY

Rob Dobrenski

The founder of ShrinkTalk.net explains how he deals with his own personal problems and those of the people he treats.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks


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