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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
Book
Dec 23, 2013
The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Cover
Daniel Brown
Daniel James Brown's book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.
797.123 Bro
Book
Sep 8, 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
Orange is the new black : my year in a woman's prison Cover
Piper Kerman
A compelling, often hilarious, and unfailingly compassionate portrait of life inside a woman's prison.
365.43 Ker
Book
Sep 8, 2014
Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest trail Cover
Cheryl Strayed
A powerful, honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.
B Str
Book
Sep 8, 2014
In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette Cover
Hampton Sides
A dramatic account of the ill-fated 19th-century naval expedition to the North Pole cites the contributions of German cartographer August Peterman, New York Herald owner James Gordon Bennett and famed naval officer George Washington De Long in the team's efforts to survive brutal environmental conditions.
910.452 Sid
Book
Aug 18, 2014
A friend like Henry : the remarkable true story of an autistic boy and the dog that unlocked his world Cover
Nuala Gardner
618.928 Gar
Book
Sep 8, 2014
Outliers : the story of success Cover
Malcolm Gladwell
The best-selling author of Blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance, and why the Beatles earned their fame.
302 Gla
Book
Sep 8, 2014
The path between the seas : the creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 Cover
David G McCullough
After Panama's tropical diseases and torrential rains kill thousands and stifle progress, the French and their Suez Canal champion Ferdinand de Lesseps flee the isthmus in defeat. Soon John Stevens--tenacious Great Northern Railroad builder--jumpstarts U.S. efforts. Making the conquest of malaria and yellow fever his first priority, Stevens helps Dr. William Gorgas eradicate disease-carrying mosquitoes. To remove dirt faster than mudslides can refill the excavation, Stephens strengthens and redesigns Panama's railroad system. But how can Yankee ingenuity and dogged determination possibly move mountains?
972.87504 McC
Book
Sep 8, 2014
Heaven is for real : a little boy's astounding story of his trip to heaven and back Cover
Todd Burpo
Lynn Vincent
Presents the story of the four-year old son of a Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven.
133.9013 Bur
Book
Sep 8, 2014
Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking Cover
Susan Cain
Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.
155.232 Cai
Book
Sep 8, 2014
The way forward : renewing the American idea Cover
Paul Ryan
THE WAY FORWARD challenges conventional thinking, outlines Paul Ryan's political vision for 2014 and beyond, and shows how essential conservatism is for the future of our nation. Beginning with a careful analysis of the 2012 election--including a look at the challenge the GOP had in reaching a majority of voters and the prevalence of identity politics--Ryan examines the state of the Republican party and dissects its challenges going forward. THE WAY FORWARD also offers a detailed critique of not only President Obama but of the progressive movement as a whole--its genesis, its underlying beliefs and philosophies, and how its policies are steering the country to certain ruin. Culminating in a plan for the future, THE WAY FORWARD argues that the Republican Party is and must remain a conservative party, emphasizing conservatism in a way that demonstrates how it can modernize and appeal to both our deepest concerns and highest ideals.
320.973 Rya
Book
Sep 2, 2014
I dared to call him Father : the miraculous story of a Muslim woman's encounter with God Cover
Bilquis Sheikh
Dick Schneider
B She
Book
Sep 8, 2014
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
Jesus > religion : why He is so much better than trying harder, doing more, and being good enough Cover
Jefferson Bethke
Most people are Christians by default. Bethke highlights the difference between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. He begins with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior. Crying out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled, Bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion.
248.4 Bet
Book
Sep 8, 2014
Waking up in heaven : a true story of brokenness, heaven, and life again Cover
Crystal McVea
Alex Tresniowski
Recounts the story of a young mother who underwent an intense near-death experience after she became unresponsive during a medical emergency, as she discusses the hardships of her past and the impact of the experience on her life.
236.24 McV
Book
Sep 8, 2014
The organized mind : thinking straight in the age of information overload Cover
Daniel J Levitin
Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how people with "organized" minds excel--and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and lives.
153.42 Lev
Book
Sep 2, 2014
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal Cover
Ben Macintyre
Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War--while he was secretly working for the enemy. Macintyre presents a portrait of this notorious 20th-century spy that discusses his rise in MI6, high-profile intelligence friendships and 20-year espionage operation that culminated in his 1963 defection to Moscow.
327.12 Mac
Book
Aug 11, 2014
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier Cover
Ishmael Beah
B Bea
Book
Sep 8, 2014
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Laura Hillenbrand
B Zam
Susan Cain
155.232 Cai
Daniel Brown
797.123 Bro
Paul Ryan
320.973 Rya
Ben Carson
Candy Carson
973 Car
Bilquis Sheikh
Dick Schneider
B She
Piper Kerman
365.43 Ker
Dinesh D'Souza
973 DSo
Cheryl Strayed
B Str
Jefferson Bethke
248.4 Bet
Hampton Sides
910.452 Sid
Crystal McVea
Alex Tresniowski
236.24 McV
Nuala Gardner
618.928 Gar
Daniel J Levitin
153.42 Lev
Malcolm Gladwell
302 Gla
Ben Macintyre
327.12 Mac
David G McCullough
972.87504 McC
Ishmael Beah
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Todd Burpo
Lynn Vincent
133.9013 Bur