Hardcover Non-Fiction

Hardcover Non-Fiction

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Last Updated: October 30, 2014

1. KILLING PATTON

by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.


2. NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL

by Lena Dunham

Essays from the creator and star of “Girls.”


3. FOOD

by Jim Gaffigan

The comedian, author of “Dad Is Fat,” describes his relationship with food.


4. BEING MORTAL

by Atul Gawande

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.


5. AS YOU WISH

by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden

The making of the movie “The Princess Bride,” 25 years ago.


6. NEIL PATRICK HARRIS: CHOOSE YOUR OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

by Neil Patrick Harris with David Javerbaum

The actor’s life story is structured as a Choose Your Own Adventure book.


7. THE INNOVATORS

by Walter Isaacson

Studies of the people who created computers and the Internet, beginning in the 1840s.


8. STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR

by Michael Savage

The radio host urges true patriots to save the country from the machinations of the left.


9. WHAT IF?

by Randall Munroe

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


10. JUST MERCY

by Bryan Stevenson

The executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Alabama describes his work in defense of poor people and the unjustly accused.


11. WORTHY FIGHTS

by Leon Panetta with Jim Newton

The writer's experience in the Obama administration as director of the C.I.A. and secretary of defense.


12. HOW WE GOT TO NOW

by Steven Johnson

A history of innovation focused on the development of six key technologies of modern life; the companion volume to a PBS series.


13. REBEL YELL

by S C Gwynne

The life and career of the Confederate general Stonewall Jackson.


14. I AM MALALA

by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

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


15. YOU ARE HERE

by Chris Hadfield

Photographs from the International Space Station by a former astronaut.


16. NOT MY FATHER'S SON

by Alan Cumming

The actor’s memoir describes growing up with his abusive father and his exploration of family mysteries.


17. 13 HOURS

by Mitchell Zuckoff with members of the Annex Security Team

Six C.I.A. contract employees discuss 
their experience during the attack on the State Department compound and the nearby C.I.A. station called the “annex” in
 Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.


18. PAY ANY PRICE

by James Risen


19. THE SENSE OF STYLE

by Steven Pinker

The Harvard psychologist and linguist updates the rules of writing with a more relaxed approach to grammar.


20. REVOLUTION

by Russell Brand

A satirical handbook for a world in perpetual political disillusionment.