Bestsellers — Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-09-28, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
- 13 hours by Mitchell Zuckoff with members of the Annex Security Team
Six C.I.A. contract employees discuss their experience during the attack on the State Department compound and the nearby C.I.A. station called the “annex” in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.
- 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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- What if? by Randall Munroe
Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.
- 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.
- Waking up by Sam Harris
This exploration of consciousness by the author of “The End of Faith” proposes that spirituality can and should be divorced from religion.
- World order by Henry Kissinger
The elder statesman offers a view of how to build an international order in today’s world.
- Diary of a mad diva by Joan Rivers
Humorous reflections about life, pop culture and celebrities.
- Between heaven and ground zero by Leslie Haskin
One woman's harrowing escape from the World Trade Center on 9/11.
- 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.
- Unphiltered by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach
What the Duck Commander (from the A&E show “Duck Dynasty”) really thinks about various topics.
- Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman
A Brooklyn woman’s prison memoir. The basis for the Netflix series, originally published in 2010.
- 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.
- In the kingdom of ice by Hampton Sides
An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong.
- Dataclysm by Christian Rudder
What data from social media reveal about human nature.
- The idiot girl and the flaming tantrum of death by Laurie Notaro
Humorous essays on germs, laser hair removal and airplane etiquette.
- Jesus on trial by David Limbaugh
A lawyer uses his expertise to make an argument that the Bible is factual.
- Quiet by Susan Cain
Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
- Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.
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- I'll drink to that by Betty Halbreich with Rebecca Paley
A memoir of life unsophisticated New York by Bergdorf Goodman's legendary personal shopper.
- Off the sidelines by Kirsten Gillibrand
The New York senator tells her personal story and urges women to become more involved in politics.