Bestsellers — Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-08-24, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
- 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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- 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.
- America by Dinesh D'Souza
A defense of America against the view that its power in the world should be diminished; also a documentary film.
- Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
A 3-year-old’s encounter with Jesus during an appendectomy; the basis of the movie.
- The first family detail by Ronald Kessler
A reporter divulges details from Secret Service agents about the lives of presidents, ex-presidents and candidates, as well as about the service’s failings.
- In the kingdom of ice by Hampton Sides
An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong.
- Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman
A Brooklyn woman’s prison memoir. The basis for the Netflix series, originally published in 2010.
- The hot zone by Richard Preston
The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.
- A spy among friends by Ben Macintyre
An account of the British Cold War spy Kim Philby focuses on the two close friends whose trust he betrayed.
- The invisible bridge by Rick Perlstein
Society and politics in America from 1973 to 1976, the years between Nixon’s resignation and the beginning of Ronald Reagan’s ascent.
- The path between the seas by David McCullough
A history of the creation of the Panama Canal; first published in 1977.
- One nation by 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.
- Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Why some people succeed; from the author of "Blink" and "The Tipping Point."
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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.
- Taking the lead by Derek Hough
A memoir and advice from the dancer, a “Dancing With the Stars” regular.
- Hard choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Clinton’s memoir focuses on her years as secretary of state.
- The glass castle by Jeannette Walls
The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she was constantly on the move.
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- Quiet by Susan Cain
Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
- Blood feud by Edward Klein
A journalist describes animosity behind the alliance between the Clinton and Obama families.
- Is everyone hanging out without me? by Mindy Kaling
Observations from the comedy writer and actress.