Bestsellers — Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-08-03, 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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- 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.
- Blood feud by Edward Klein
A journalist describes animosity behind the alliance between the Clinton and Obama families.
- The mockingbird next door by Marja Mills
The author’s experience as Harper Lee’s neighbor.
- Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman
A memoir by a Brooklyn woman whose relationship with a drug runner gets her sentenced to a year in prison. The basis for the Netflix series, originally published in 2010.
- 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.
- Business adventures by John Brooks
Accounts of 12 Wall Street episodes that illuminate corporate and financial life in America.
- 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.
- Hard choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Clinton’s memoir focuses on her years as secretary of state and her views on America’s role in the world.
- 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.
- 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.
- Quiet by Susan Cain
Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
- The glass castle by Jeannette Walls
The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she and her siblings were constantly moved from one bleak place to another.
First Chapter | Sunday Review
- David and goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of "The Tipping Point" and "Outliers."
- Think like a freak by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner
How to solve problems creatively, from the authors of “Freakonomics.”
- Lone survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson
The only survivor of a Navy SEALs operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle, his comrades and his courageous escape. The basis of the movie.
- It doesn't take a hero by Norman Schwarzkopf with Peter Petre
The autobiography of the general who commanded the allied forces in the Persian Gulf war of 1991; first published in 1992.
- Is everyone hanging out without me? by Mindy Kaling
The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.
- Crazy by Rob Dobrenski
The founder of ShrinkTalk.net explains how he deals with his own personal problems and those of the people he treats.