Hardcover Non-Fiction

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Bestsellers

Last Updated: September 13, 2014

1. WHAT IF?

by Randall Munroe

Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.


2. UNPHILTERED

by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach


3. ONE NATION

by Ben Carson with Candy Carson

Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems.


4. DIARY OF A MAD DIVA

by Joan Rivers

Humorous reflections about life, pop culture and celebrities. 


5. IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE

by Hampton Sides

An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong. 


6. AMERICA

by Dinesh D'Souza

A defense of America against the view that its power in the world should be diminished; also a documentary film. 


7. THE ORGANIZED MIND

by Daniel J Levitin

A professor draws on research in neuroscience to explain how organization can help us manage nformation in our lives.


8. THE TEACHER WARS

by Dana Goldstein

A journalist surveys the history of public school teaching and finds that it sheds light on current controversies.


9. UNBROKEN

by Laura Hillenbrand

An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.


10. THINK LIKE A FREAK

by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner

How to solve problems creatively, from the authors of “Freakonomics.”


11. THE WAY FORWARD

by Paul Ryan

The Wisconsin representative and 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee tells his personal story and describes plans to make government “simpler, smaller, smarter.” 


12. DAVID AND GOLIATH

by Malcolm Gladwell

How disadvantages can work in our favor.


13. CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

by Thomas Piketty

A French economist predicts worsening inequality and proposes solutions.


14. THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL

by Ronald Kessler

A reporter divulges details from Secret Service agents about the lives of presidents, ex-presidents and candidates, as well as about the service’s failings. 


15. EXCELLENT SHEEP

by William Deresiewicz

A former professor denounces anxious, hoop-jumping students on a track from elite universities to Wall Street. 


16. A SPY AMONG FRIENDS

by Ben Macintyre

An account of the British Cold War spy Kim Philby focuses on the two close friends whose trust he betrayed. 


17. HARD CHOICES

by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton’s memoir focuses on her years as secretary of state.


18. ELVIS AND GINGER

by Ginger Alden

Elvis Presley’s last love describes their relationship.


19. FLASH BOYS

by Michael Lewis

The world of high-frequency computer-driven trading, from the author of “Liar’s Poker.”


20. I AM MALALA

by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

The experience of the young Pakistani advocate for women’s education shot by the Taliban.