Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

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#1 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 1 week


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#2 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 2 weeks


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#3 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 2 weeks


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#4 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 14 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 16 weeks

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#6 THE THIRD WAVE

Steve Case

In the current era, entrepreneurs will use technology to revolutionize various sectors of the economy.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#7 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 32 weeks


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#8 FIRST WOMEN

Kate Andersen Brower

The 10 first ladies since 1960, based on interviews with White House staff, social secretaries and friends.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#9 BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

Ta-Nehisi Coates

A meditation on race in America by The Atlantic's national correspondent; a National Book Award winner.

On the bestsellers list for 40 weeks

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#10 DISRUPTED

Dan Lyons

A longtime tech writer, age 52, takes a job at a start-up called HubSpot.

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#11 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 99 weeks


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#12 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 62 weeks

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#13 SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS

Carlo Rovelli

An introduction to modern physics.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#14 LOVE THAT BOY

Ron Fournier

A journalist learns to be a good father to his son, who has high-functioning autism.

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#15 H IS FOR HAWK

Helen Macdonald

Overwhelmed by her father’s death, a British woman decides to raise a goshawk, a bird that is fierce and notoriously difficult to tame.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#16 LAB GIRL

Hope Jahren

A geobiologist shares her fascination with plants and her vocation.

On the bestsellers list for 0 weeks

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#17 SMARTER FASTER BETTER

Charles Duhigg

The science of productivity, from the author of "The Power of Habit."

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#18 BECOMING GRANDMA

Lesley Stahl

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

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#19 THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN

Timothy Egan

The life of Thomas Francis Meagher, an Irish revolutionary who led New York's Civil War Irish Brigade.

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#20 ORIGINALS

Adam Grant

A Wharton School professor argues that innovators are made, not born, and offers suggestions for how to become one.

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