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 Bestselling Nonfiction from a variety of sources including the New York Times.

The Wright brothers Cover
David G. McCullough
David McCullough once again tells a dramatic story of people and technology, this time about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly, Wilbur and Orville Wright.
920 McC
May 18, 2015
Modern romance Cover
Aziz Ansari
Eric Klinenberg
The standup comedian teams up with a New York University sociologist to explore the nature of modern relationships, evaluating how technology is shaping contemporary relationships and considering the differences between courtships of the past and present
646.77 Ans
Jun 29, 2015
Bill O'Reilly's Legends & lies : the real West Cover
David Fisher
Bill O'Reilly
How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life--only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman--and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the 'gentleman bandit' and one of the West's most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America? Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies, and books about these Western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West?
978 Fis
May 4, 2015
Dead wake Cover
Erik Larson
The last crossing of the Lusitania.
940.4514 Lar
Mar 23, 2015
It's a long story : my life Cover
Willie Nelson
David Ritz
Willie Nelson, the iconic Country Music Hall of Fame artist and 10-time Grammy winner, shares the story of his personal life and career, from his early ambitions and indelible relationships through his bankruptcy and founding of Farm Aid.
B Nel
May 26, 2015
The road to character Cover
David Brooks
David Brooks focuses on the values that should inform our lives. Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, he challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our "resume virtues"-- achieving wealth, fame, and status-- and our "eulogy virtues," those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed. Looking to some of the world's greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, the author explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character--labor activist Frances Perkins, Dwight Eisenhower, Dorothy Day, civil rights pioneers A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Blending psychology, politics, spirituality, and confessional, this book provides an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth.
170.44 Bro
Apr 28, 2015
Sick in the head : conversations about life and comedy Cover
Judd Apatow
Before his name became synonymous with a new style of comedy; before he had written, directed, or produced his first movie or TV show; before he and his roommate Adam Sandler were performing stand up at dive bars in LA; before all that, Judd Apatow was a kid in Syosset, Long Island who was utterly obsessed with comedy. At 16, he started hosting a radio show for his local high school station, and he would call up the biggest comics of the day--comics like Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Steve Allen, Sandra Bernhard; none of whom, by the way, had any idea they were talking to a kid in his parents' garage--and talk to them about what got them into comedy, and what made them stay in. Thirty years later, Apatow is still that comedy nerd, and still interviewing comics about what drives them and why they do what they do. That obsession has made him one of the most recognizable and influential comedic filmmakers working today. This book is a collection of 30 years worth of conversations--always funny, often poignant, and incredibly intimate--that not only span Apatow's career, but his adult life. Featuring interviews with luminaries like Mel Brooks and Chris Rock and modern icons like Louis CK and Amy Schumer, this is a book for fans of comedy, from the nerdiest fan of all.
792.76 Apa
Jun 29, 2015
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end Cover
Atul Gawande
Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.
362.175 Gaw
Oct 20, 2014
¡Adios, America! : the left's plan to turn our country into a third world hellhole Cover
Ann H. Coulter
Argues that the most important issue facing America is immigration, examining both political parties and the media to provide insights and revelations
325.73 Cou
Jun 15, 2015
And the good news is... : lessons and advice from the bright side Cover
Dana Perino
From her years as a presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News' The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons she's learned that have guided her through life, including stories from behind the scenes at the White House with President George W. Bush that the cameras never captured. Thoughtful, inspiring and often surprising, AND THE GOOD NEWS IS... traces Dana's unlikely journey through politics, the White House, and television. She has an uncanny ability for knowing what to say and how best to say it. A recurring theme throughout is that planning has never worked for Dana; every time she has made a plan, something unexpected--and often better--has happened. Dana blends a candid self-portrait with advice for allowing one's very best personality traits to shine through, emphasizing that dignity and civility are choices we make for ourselves.
973.931 Per
May 4, 2015
The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789 Cover
Joseph J Ellis
Joseph Ellis gives us the unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. The triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor political guarantee that the colonies would relinquish their independence and accept the creation of a federal government with power over their individual autonomy. The Quartet is the story of this second American founding and of the men responsible--such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison, Robert Morris and Governeur Morris. It was these men who shaped the contours of American history by diagnosing the systemic dysfunctions created by the Articles of Confederation, manipulating the political process to force a calling of the Constitutional Convention, conspiring to set the agenda in Philadelphia, orchestrating the debate in the state ratifying conventions, and, finally, drafting the Bill of Rights to assure state compliance with the constitutional settlement.
342.73 Ell
Jun 1, 2015
A lucky life interrupted : a memoir of hope Cover
Tom Brokaw
After a career in journalism culminating in his twenty-two years as anchor of the NBC Nightly News and as bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, comes a powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change--a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life.
B Bro
Jun 1, 2015
Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir Cover
Wednesday Martin
Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a ... memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world through that lens, and suddenly things fell into place.
974.71 Mar
Jun 15, 2015
Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future Cover
Ashlee Vance
A technology writer follows Musk’s life from his difficult South African childhood to his involvement in Internet start-ups like the rocket company SpaceX, the electric-car company Tesla and the solar power installation company Solar City.
ordered 043015
Jun 8, 2015
Gumption : relighting the torch of freedom with America's gutsiest troublemakers Cover
Nick Offerman
The star of Parks and Recreation and pays tribute to inspiring mischief makers, from George Washington to Willie Nelson, while expounding on such topics as religion, handcrafting and meat.
973 Off
Jun 8, 2015
Killing Patton : the strange death of World War II's most audacious general Cover
Bill O'Reilly
Martin Dugard
Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced
355.0092 ORe
Jun 22, 2015
Pirate hunters : treasure, obsession, and the search for a legendary pirate ship Cover
Robert Kurson
A new true adventure of deep-sea diving and danger, historic mystery and suspense. Two men, John Chatterton and John Mattera, are determined to find the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister, even though finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history; it will be the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified
910.9163 Kur
Jun 29, 2015
Happily Ali after : and other fairly true tales Cover
Alexandra Wentworth
The actress, comedian, media darling, and New York Times bestselling author picks up where she left off in Ali in Wonderland, dissecting modern life--and this time, on a mission of self-improvement--in a series of comic vignettes
B Wen
Jun 22, 2015
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