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Current Top Ten Non-Fiction Books & eBooks

As reported by the New York Times®


1. The Glass Castle: A Memoir
Hardcover
by Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive.

 
2. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
Hardcover
by Al Franken

From Senator Al Franken - #1 bestselling author and beloved SNL alum - comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.

 
3. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Hardcover
by J. D. Vance

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class

 
4. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Hardcover
by Neil deGrasse Tyson

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

 
5. Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle
Hardcover
by Jeff Flake

In a bold act of conscience, Republican Senator Jeff Flake takes his party to task for embracing nationalism, populism, xenophobia, and the anomalous Trump presidency.

 
6. The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation Dynamo
Hardcover
by Walter Lord

In May 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler’s blitzkrieg, retreated to Dunkirk. Hemmed in by overwhelming Nazi strength, the 338,000 men gathered on the beach were all that stood between Hitler and Western Europe. Crush them, and the path to Paris and London was clear.

 
7. The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left
Hardcover
by Dinesh D'Souza

Focuses on what the author calls "the big lie" of the Democratic Party? That conservatives and President Donald Trump, in particular, are fascists. His conclusions are both extraordinary and outlandish.

 
8. Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency
Hardcover
by Joshua Green

From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump—the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and the hidden forces that drove the greatest upset in American political history.

 
9. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Hardcover
by David Grann

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

 
10. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
Hardcover
by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

A powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.

 


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