Bestsellers — E-Book Nonfiction
New York Times Bestsellers for the week of 2014-03-16, linked to Canton Public Library's Catalog.
- Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup
The narrative, first published in 1853, of a freeman who was sold into slavery and spent 12 years in bondage before escaping. The basis of the movie.
- 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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- Philomena by Martin Sixsmith
Fifty years after nuns sent her baby to America to be adopted, an Irish woman attempts to track him down with a journalist’s help. The basis of the movie.
- The monuments men by Robert M Edsel with Bret Witter
The attempt to preserve, and later to locate, art works stolen by the Nazis during World War II. The basis of the movie.
- The story of the trapp family singers by Maria Augusta Trapp
The story that inspired "The Sound of Music." First published in 1949.
- The future of the mind by Michio Kaku
A theoretical physicist examines research at the intersection of neuroscience and physics that points to the day when science has a complete map of the brain, making telepathy, mind-controlled robots and uploading memories possible.
- 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.
- Killing jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Jesus’ life and times, and the events leading up to his execution.
- Dear cary by Dyan Cannon
Cannon’s memoir discusses her romance with the actor Cary Grant, their glamorous careers and stormy marriage, and his dark family secrets.
- 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.
- Quiet by Susan Cain
Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
- Duty by Robert M Gates
A memoir by the former secretary of defense, who served in both the Bush and Obama administrations.
- David and goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”
- _____ my dad says by Justin Halpern
A coming-of-age memoir organized around the musings, purveyed on Twitter, of the author's father. 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.
- 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.
- Lean in by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell
The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.
- 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.
- Benjamin franklin by Thomas Fleming
This reappraisal of the founding father concentrates on the mature Franklin.
- The witness wore red by Rebecca Musser with Bridget Cook
A memoir by a woman who helped expose crimes within a polygamous sect that she fled.