Bestsellers — Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2015-02-08, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
- American sniper by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
A former member of the Navy SEALs discusses his battlefield experiences during the Iraq war. Kyle was shot to death in Texas in 2013.
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II; now a movie.
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- 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; now a movie.
- The boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown
The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
- Clapton by Eric Clapton
The renowned rock guitarist looks back on his life and his music; first published in 2007.
- Being mortal by Atul Gawande
The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.
- Yes please by Amy Poehler
A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress.
- Killing patton by 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.
- God, guns, grits and gravy by Mike Huckabee
The former Arkansas governor offers his take on our fractious American culture.
- Lone survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson
The only survivor of a Navy SEALs operation in Afghanistan describes the battle and his escape.
- The heart of everything that is by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
A biography of the influential Sioux leader Red Cloud.
- The immortal life of henrietta lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The story of a woman whose cancer cells were cultured without her permission in 1951.
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- Deep down dark by Héctor Tobar
An account, based on interviews, of the experience of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 and, incredibly, rescued.
- Leaving before the rains come by Alexandra Fuller
A memoir of a marriage’s collapse, by the author of “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight.”
- Alan turing: the enigma by Andrew Hodges
The life of the British mathematician who broke the Nazis’ wartime codes; the inspiration for the film "The Imitation Game."
- Not that kind of girl by Lena Dunham
Essays, mostly humorous, from the creator and star of “Girls.”
- The power of habit by Charles Duhigg
An examination of the science behind habits, how we form them and break them.
- The life and legend of chris kyle by Michael J Mooney
A biography of the man whose story was told in "American Sniper."
- It was me all along by Andie Mitchell
A memoir about the author’s long struggle with, and eventual victory over, obesity.
- Ghost boy by Martin Pistorius with Megan Lloyd Davies
A South African man learned how to communicate and live a full life despite a mysterious disease that left him mute and in a wheelchair; originally published in 2011.