Hardcover Non-Fiction

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Bestsellers

Last Updated: August 28, 2014

1. ONE NATION

by Ben Carson with Candy Carson

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


2. THE ORGANIZED MIND

by Daniel J Levitin

A professor draws on research in neuroscience to explain how organization can help us manage the overwhelming flood of information in our lives.


3. 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. 


4. IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE

by Hampton Sides

An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong. 


5. THE WAY FORWARD

by Paul Ryan

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


6. HARD CHOICES

by Hillary Rodham Clinton

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


7. EXCELLENT SHEEP

by William Deresiewicz

A former professor argues that college should be a time for self-discovery and denounces anxious, hoop-jumping students on a track from elite universities to Wall Street. 


8. 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. 


9. UNBROKEN

by Laura Hillenbrand

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


10. 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. 


11. FLASH BOYS

by Michael Lewis

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


12. I AM MALALA

by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

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


13. DAVID AND GOLIATH

by Malcolm Gladwell

How disadvantages can work in our favor.


14. BLOOD FEUD

by Edward Klein

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


15. CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

by Thomas Piketty

A French economist’s analysis of centuries of economic history predicts worsening inequality and proposes solutions.


16. THINK LIKE A FREAK

by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner

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


17. LEAN IN

by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell

The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.


18. DOCTORED

by Sandeep Jauhar


19. THE MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR

by Marja Mills

The author’s experience as Harper Lee’s neighbor.


20. HUMANS OF NEW YORK

by Brandon Stanton

Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers.