Current Top Ten Non-Fiction Books & eBooksAs reported by the New York Times®
1. The Road to Character
by David Brooks
David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways. In The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives. Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our résumé "virtues" and our "eulogy virtues," like kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed.
2. Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West< br> Hardcover
by David Fisher
The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historic series Legends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know.
3. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
by Erik Larson
Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.
4. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown
Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.
5. The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House
by Kate Andersen Brower
A remarkable history with elements of both In the President’s Secret Service and The Butler, The Residence offers an intimate account of the service staff of the White House, from the Kennedys to the Obamas.
6. Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower
by Henry M. Paulson Jr.
The former Treasury secretary and onetime head of Goldman Sachs discusses how American business and political leaders can work with China.
7. American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
Gripping, eye-opening, and powerful, American Sniper is the astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, who is the record-holding sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle has more than 150 officially confirmed kills (the previous American record was 109), though his remarkable career total has not been made public by the Pentagon.
8. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande
In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.
by Laura Hillenbrand
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard.
by Cheryl Strayed
At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone.
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