Bestsellers — Hardcover Nonfiction
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-09-21, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
- What if? by Randall Munroe
Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.
- Unphiltered by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach
What the Duck Commander (from the A&E show “Duck Dynasty”) really thinks about various topics.
- One nation by Ben Carson with Candy Carson
Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems.
- Diary of a mad diva by Joan Rivers
Humorous reflections about life, pop culture and celebrities.
- In the kingdom of ice by Hampton Sides
An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong.
- 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.
- The organized mind by Daniel J Levitin
A professor draws on research in neuroscience to explain how organization can help us manage nformation in our lives.
- The teacher wars by Dana Goldstein
A journalist surveys the history of public school teaching and finds that it sheds light on current controversies.
- 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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- Think like a freak by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner
How to solve problems creatively, from the authors of “Freakonomics.”
- The way forward by Paul Ryan
The Wisconsin representative and 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee tells his personal story and describes plans to make government “simpler, smaller, smarter.”
- David and goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
How disadvantages can work in our favor.
- Capital in the twenty-first century by Thomas Piketty
A French economist predicts worsening inequality and proposes solutions.
- 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.
- Excellent sheep by William Deresiewicz
A former professor denounces anxious, hoop-jumping students on a track from elite universities to Wall Street.
- 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.
- Hard choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Clinton’s memoir focuses on her years as secretary of state.
- Elvis and ginger by Ginger Alden
Elvis Presley’s last love describes their relationship.
- Flash boys by Michael Lewis
The world of high-frequency computer-driven trading, from the author of “Liar’s Poker.”
- I am malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
The experience of the young Pakistani advocate for women’s education shot by the Taliban.