Bestsellers — Paperback Nonfiction
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-12-28, 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 after his plane went down over the Pacific.
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- Wild by Cheryl Strayed
A woman’s account of the life-changing 1,100-mile solo hike she took along the Pacific Crest Trail in 1995.
- The boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown
A group of American rowers pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
- American sniper by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
A memoir about battlefield experiences in Iraq by the Navy SEALs sniper.
- A brief history of time by Stephen W Hawking
The British cosmologist reviews efforts to create a unified theory of the universe.
- Quiet by Susan Cain
Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
- Is everyone hanging out without me? by Mindy Kaling
The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.
- Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.
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- The power of habit by Charles Duhigg
An examination of the science behind habits, how we form them and break them.
- Bossypants by Tina Fey
A memoir from the creator of “30 Rock.”
- Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus and the angels during an emergency appendectomy; the basis of the movie.
- Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman
The winner of a Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices in business and personal life and when we can and cannot trust our intuitions.
- The science of interstellar by Kip Thorne
A physicist explains the science behind the movie.
- Lying in wait by Ann Rule
A collection of true crime stories.
- Paddle your own canoe by Nick Offerman
The “Parks and Recreation” actor combines autobiographical anecdotes and life advice.
- The new jim crow by Michelle Alexander
A law professor takes aim at the “war on drugs” and its impact on black men.
- Alan turing: the enigma by Andrew Hodges
The presiding mathetmatician and decoding force at Bletchley Park, the center that cracked the German Enigma code.
- The heart of everything that is by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
A biography of the influential Sioux leader Red Cloud examines his military prowess and the Plains Indians’ changing way of life.
- George washington's secret six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
The story of the Culper spy ring, which aided the American cause during the Revolution.
- Let's explore diabetes with owls by David Sedaris
A humorist returns with more wry takes on contemporary life.