BestsellersLast Updated: September 13, 2014
1. WHAT IF?
Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.
3. ONE NATION
Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems.
Humorous reflections about life, pop culture and celebrities.
An 1879 polar voyage gone terribly wrong.
A defense of America against the view that its power in the world should be diminished; also a documentary film.
A professor draws on research in neuroscience to explain how organization can help us manage nformation in our lives.
A journalist surveys the history of public school teaching and finds that it sheds light on current controversies.
An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
How to solve problems creatively, from the authors of “Freakonomics.”
11. THE WAY FORWARD
The Wisconsin representative and 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee tells his personal story and describes plans to make government “simpler, smaller, smarter.”
How disadvantages can work in our favor.
A French economist predicts worsening inequality and proposes solutions.
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
A former professor denounces anxious, hoop-jumping students on a track from elite universities to Wall Street.
An account of the British Cold War spy Kim Philby focuses on the two close friends whose trust he betrayed.
17. HARD CHOICES
Clinton’s memoir focuses on her years as secretary of state.
18. ELVIS AND GINGER
Elvis Presley’s last love describes their relationship.
19. FLASH BOYS
The world of high-frequency computer-driven trading, from the author of “Liar’s Poker.”
20. I AM MALALA
The experience of the young Pakistani advocate for women’s education shot by the Taliban.