Bestsellers — Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-03-23, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
- Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup
The narrative, first published in 1853, of a freeman who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, and spent 12 years in bondage before escaping; the basis of the recently released movie.
- Uganda be kidding me by Chelsea Handler
Humorous travel stories.
- Lone survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson
The only survivor of a Navy SEALs operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle and his escape. First published in 2007; the basis for the movie.
- The monuments men by Robert M Edsel with Bret Witter
The fight to preserve art works stolen by the Nazis during World War II. The basis for the movie.
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
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- Killing jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" recounts the events leading up to Jesus' execution.
- Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus during an appendectomy.
- The future of the mind by Michio Kaku
A theoretical physicist looks to a possible future of telepathy, mind-controlled robots and the uploading of memories.
- David and goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of "The Tipping Point" and "Outliers."
- Oh myyy! (there goes the internet) by George Takei
How a 75-year-old actor, “Star Trek’s” Mr. Sulu, became a star on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
- Proof of heaven by Eben Alexander
A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma from bacterial meningitis.
- Philomena by Martin Sixsmith
Fifty years after nuns sent her baby to America to be adopted, an Irish woman attempts to track him down with a journalist’s help. The basis of the movie.
- Lean in by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell
The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed
A woman’s account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail during the summer of 1995.
- The wolf of wall street by Jordan Belfort
The rise and ugly fall of a high-living investment-firm founder. First published in 2007; the basis for the movie.
- Showtime by Jeff Pearlman
An account of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball dynasty of the 1980s.
- Duty by Robert M Gates
A memoir by the former secretary of defense, who served in both the Bush and Obama administrations.
- Things that matter by Charles Krauthammer
Three decades’ worth of essays from the conservative columnist.
- Quiet by Susan Cain
Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
- You can date boys when you're forty by Dave Barry
Humorous essays on parenting, family life and other topics.