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Bestsellers — Hardcover Nonfiction

Data Provided by the New York Times
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-09-21, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
  1. What if? by Randall Munroe
    Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.
  2. Unphiltered by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach
    What the Duck Commander (from the A&E show “Duck Dynasty”) really thinks about various topics. 
  3. One nation by Ben Carson with Candy Carson
    Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems.
  4. Diary of a mad diva by Joan Rivers
    Humorous reflections about life, pop culture and celebrities. 
  5. In the kingdom of ice by Hampton Sides
    An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong. 
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.
  8. The teacher wars by Dana Goldstein
    A journalist surveys the history of public school teaching and finds that it sheds light on current controversies.
  9. 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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  10. Think like a freak by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner
    How to solve problems creatively, from the authors of “Freakonomics.”
  11. 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.” 
  12. David and goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
    How disadvantages can work in our favor.
  13. Capital in the twenty-first century by Thomas Piketty
    A French economist predicts worsening inequality and proposes solutions.
  14. 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. 
  15. Excellent sheep by William Deresiewicz
    A former professor denounces anxious, hoop-jumping students on a track from elite universities to Wall Street. 
  16. 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. 
  17. Hard choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Clinton’s memoir focuses on her years as secretary of state.
  18. Elvis and ginger by Ginger Alden
    Elvis Presley’s last love describes their relationship.
  19. Flash boys by Michael Lewis
    The world of high-frequency computer-driven trading, from the author of “Liar’s Poker.”
  20. I am malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
    The experience of the young Pakistani advocate for women’s education shot by the Taliban.