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


Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption Cover
Laura Hillenbrand
Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being captured by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.
B Zam
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Dec 23, 2013
America : imagine the world without her Cover
Dinesh D'Souza
Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world? D'Souza offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America, knocking down every important accusation made by Progressives against our country.
973 DSo
Book
Jul 21, 2014
Blood feud Cover
Edward Klein
The Clintons vs. the Obamas.
973.932 Kle
Book
Jul 7, 2014
Hard choices Cover
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Clinton's candid reflections about the key moments during her time as Secretary of State, as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.
B Cli
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Jun 23, 2014
One nation : what we can all do to save America's future Cover
Ben Carson
Candy Carson
At the National Prayer Breakfast in February 2013, standing just a few feet from President Obama, Dr. Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon, offered a common sense critique of liberal government, calling for a return to our historic culture of personal responsibility, free markets, and upward mobility. Now, in this sequel to America the Beautiful, Dr. and Mrs. Carson offer a bold plan to stop the country's slide into fiscal and moral decay. Avoiding the political correctness of politicians and the animosity of Washington lawyers, Dr. Carson calls for respectful discussion and disagreement, with no subjects off limits. Applying the problem-solving skills he honed as a surgeon, he takes on tough issues such as education, health care, family values, race relations, taxes, charity, and the role of faith in public life. In his journey from poverty to the top of his field, Dr. Carson has lived the American dream. He shows how we can save that dream for our future generations, by restoring a moral, informed citizenry that will support "one nation, under God, indivisible.
973 Car
Book
Jun 2, 2014
Capital in the twenty-first century Cover
Thomas Piketty
Arthur Goldhammer
Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns and shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities. He argues, however, that the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth will generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values if political action is not taken.
332.041 Pik
Book
Apr 28, 2014
David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants Cover
Malcolm Gladwell
Drawing upon examples from the world of business, sports, culture, cutting-edge psychology and an array of unforgettable characters around the world, Malcolm Gladwell looks at the complex and surprising ways in which the weak can defeat the strong, how the small can match up against the giant, and how our goals (often culturally determined) can make a huge difference in our ultimate sense of success.
155.24 Gla
Book
May 12, 2014
Think like a freak : the authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain Cover
Steven D. Levitt
Stephen J. Dubner
The authors take us inside their thought process and offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems.
153.43 Lev
Book
Jul 21, 2014
I am Malala : the story of the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban Cover
Malala Yousafzai
Christina Lamb
Archie Panjabi
Describes the life of the young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Balley, survived an assassination attempt, and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
303.625 You
Book
Oct 21, 2013
Diary of a mad diva Cover
Joan Rivers
A no-holds-barred look at the everyday life of the ultimate diva. Follow Joan on a family vacation in Mexico and on trips between New York and Los Angeles where she mingles with the stars, never missing a beat as she delivers blistering critiques on current events, and excoriating insights about life, pop culture, and celebrities (from A to D list), all in her signature style.
817 Riv
Book
Jul 14, 2014
Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt Cover
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
A small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and is controlled by the big Wall Street banks, expose this institutionalized injustice and go to war to fix it.
332.62 Lew
Book
Apr 14, 2014
Lean in : women, work, and the will to lead Cover
Sheryl Sandberg
Nell Scovell
In "Lean In", Sheryl Sandberg -- Facebook COO and one of "Fortune" magazine's powerful women in business -- looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale. She draws on her own experiences working in some of the world's most successful businesses, as well as academic research, to find practical answers to the problems facing women in the workplace.
658.4092 San
Book
Jun 30, 2014
Killing Jesus : a history Cover
Bill O'Reilly
Martin Dugard
The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly, and historian Martin Dugard detail the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. Killing Jesus will take readers inside Jesus's life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable--and changed the world.
232.96 ORe
Book
Oct 7, 2013
Thrive : the third metric to redefining success and creating a life of well-being, wisdom, and wonder Cover
Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
Following the success of her acclaimed Third Metric conference, Arianna Huffington, president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post, is writing a book that offers women (and men) a new definition of success, one that focuses not only on career advancement, but on the equally important goals of health and wellbeing, personal fulfillment, giving back and living a life of purpose and meaning.
650.1 Huf
Book
Apr 7, 2014
The opposite of loneliness : essays and stories Cover
Marina Keegan
An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation. Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her deeply affecting last essay for The Yale Daily News, "The Opposite of Loneliness," went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. Even though she was just twenty-two years old when she died, Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, capture the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story, "Cold Pastoral," was published in NewYorker.com just months after her death. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assemblage of Marina's essays and stories, which, like The Last Lecture, articulate the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be, and how we harness our talents to impact the world.
818.609 Kee
Book
Jul 21, 2014
How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking Cover
Jordan Ellenberg
Jordan Ellenberg shows us that math isn't confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It's a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted. How Not to Be Wrong presents surprising revelations about daily life, using the mathematician's method of analyzing life and exposing the insights of the academic community to the layman--minus the jargon.
510 Ell
Book
Jun 30, 2014
Things that matter : three decades of passions, pastimes and politics Cover
Charles Krauthammer
The author presents his reflections on everything from embryo research to entitlement reform, from Halley's Comet to border collies, from Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther King, from drone warfare to American decline.
973.93 Kra
Book
Jul 14, 2014
The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra Cover
Helen Rappaport
They were the Princess Dianas of their day--perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them. Through the diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution.
920 Rap
Book
Jul 7, 2014
The closer : [my story] Cover
Mariano Rivera
Wayne R. Coffey
Mariano Rivera tells his story for the first time: the championships, the bosses (including the Boss), the rivalries, the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States, and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics. The twelve-time All-Star will discuss what it's like to run up to that mound with the game, or the season squarely on his shoulders.
B Riv
Book
May 27, 2014
Humans of New York Cover
Brandon Stanton
In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in his attempt to capture ordinary New Yorkers in the most extraordinary of moments.
974.71 Sta
Book
Jul 7, 2014
I didn't come here to make friends : confessions of a reality show villain Cover
Courtney Robertson
Deb Baer
Revealing the love, heartbreak, and reality behind reality television, a former "Bachelor" contestant who quickly became the biggest villain in the history of the show, dishes on her fellow contestants and what really happened on and off the cameras.
791.45 Rob
Book
Jul 21, 2014
Finding me : a decade of darkness, a life reclaimed : a memoir of the Cleveland kidnappings Cover
Michelle Knight
Michelle Burford
Describes the details of the abduction and decade-long captivity of one of the three survivors of notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, and how she found the courage to endure unimaginable circumstances and never lose hope for the future.
364.154 Kni
Book
Jul 14, 2014
Fierce patriot : the tangled lives of William Tecumseh Sherman Cover
Robert L O'Connell
A profile of the iconic Civil War general explores the paradoxes attributed to his character to discuss such topics as his achievements as a military strategist, his contributions to the Transcontinental Railroad, and his tempestuous family relationships.
B She
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Jul 14, 2014
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Laura Hillenbrand
B Zam
Bill O'Reilly
Martin Dugard
232.96 ORe
Dinesh D'Souza
973 DSo
Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
650.1 Huf
Edward Klein
973.932 Kle
Marina Keegan
818.609 Kee
Hillary Rodham Clinton
B Cli
Jordan Ellenberg
510 Ell
Ben Carson
Candy Carson
973 Car
Charles Krauthammer
973.93 Kra
Thomas Piketty
Arthur Goldhammer
332.041 Pik
Helen Rappaport
920 Rap
Malcolm Gladwell
155.24 Gla
Mariano Rivera
Wayne R. Coffey
B Riv
Steven D. Levitt
Stephen J. Dubner
153.43 Lev
Brandon Stanton
974.71 Sta
Malala Yousafzai
Christina Lamb
Archie Panjabi
303.625 You
Courtney Robertson
Deb Baer
791.45 Rob
Joan Rivers
817 Riv
Michelle Knight
Michelle Burford
364.154 Kni
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
332.62 Lew
Robert L O'Connell
B She
Sheryl Sandberg
Nell Scovell
658.4092 San