Monday 4 August 2014

New York Times Non-Fiction Bestsellers 2014

1.  America (Dinesh D'Souza)

A defense of America and its power in the world.

2.  Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand)

The story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympian who was shot down over the Pacific in World War II and captured as a POW by the Japanese.  .

3.  Blood Feud (Edward Klein)

A journalist describes the animosity behind the alliance between the Clinton's and the Obama's.

4.  One Nation (Dr. Ben Carson)

A retired neurosurgeon, Carson suggests answers to America's problems in health and education.

5.  Hard Choices (Hillary Clinton)

Hillary Clinton describes her years as U.S. Secretary of State.

6.  The Mockingbird Next Door (Marja Mills)

What it was like living beside Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird.

7.  David and Goliath (Malcolm Gladwell)

Gladwell describes how disadvantages can work to our advantage.

8.  Think Like a Freak (Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner)

How to solve problems creatively from the authors of "Freakonomics".

9.  Capital in the Twentieth Century (Thomas Piketty)

A French economist analyzes our economic history and predicts worsening inequality and proposes solutions.

10.  Clinton Inc.

How the Clinton's gained, lost and then regained political power in America.

11.  I am Malala

How a young girl stood up for the education of females in Pakistan and was shot by the Taliban.

12.  Flash Boys (Michael Lewis)

The world of high frequency computer driven training from the author of Liar's Poker.

13.  Factory Man (Beth Macy)

A Virginia factory worker's resistance to offshoring shows the effects of globalization on American workers.

14.  Elephant Company (Vicki Constantine Croke)

"Elephant Bill" supervised and protected elephants employed by a teak company in Burma; later he trained the elephants to help serve in World War II.

15.  Lean In (Cheryl Sandberg)

The CEO of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.


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