Hardcover Non-Fiction

Hardcover Non-Fiction

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Last Updated: March 25, 2015

1. DEAD WAKE

by Erik Larson

The last voyage of the Lusitania, by the author of "The Devil in the White City."


2. 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.


3. EVERY DAY I FIGHT

by Stuart Scott with Larry Platt

A memoir by the ESPN anchor and commentator, who died of cancer in January 2015.


4. 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.


5. YES PLEASE

by Amy Poehler

A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress.


6. H IS FOR HAWK

by Helen Macdonald

A grief-stricken British woman decides to raise a goshawk, a fierce bird that is notoriously difficult to tame.


7. WHAT IF?

by Randall Munroe

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


8. GIRL IN A BAND

by Kim Gordon

A memoir by a founding member of Sonic Youth.


9. BETTYVILLE

by George Hodgman

A New York editor returns to his Missouri hometown to care for his aging mother.


10. OUR KIDS

by Robert D Putnam

A social scientist argues that income inequality is creating an “opportunity gap” for poor children that is destroying the American dream.


11. DATA AND GOLIATH

by Bruce Schneier

A security expert offers tips for protecting your privacy and proposes an alternative to mass surveillance by government and corporations.


12. I AM MALALA

by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

The experience of the young Pakistani advocate for women’s education who was shot by the Taliban and later won the Nobel Peace Prize.


13. NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL

by Lena Dunham

Essays from the creator and star of “Girls.”


14. BELIEVER

by David Axelrod

A memoir by the political consultant who became Barack Obama’s campaign strategist and White House adviser.


15. 17 CARNATIONS

by Andrew Morton

The Duke of Windsor; his wife, Wallis Simpson; and their relations with the Nazis.


16. LIVE RIGHT AND FIND HAPPINESS (ALTHOUGH BEER IS MUCH FASTER)

by Dave Barry

Humorous essays on topics ranging from the World Cup in Brazil to home improvement.


17. COINED

by Kabir Sehgal


18. SAPIENS

by Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.


19. KILLING JESUS

by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" recounts the events leading up to Jesus’ execution.


20. RED NOTICE

by Bill Browder

A successful American hedge fund manager in Russia was expelled by kleptocrats who then seized his property.