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The New York Times Best Sellers - Hardcover Nonfiction
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as published by The New York Times. Updated weekly: April 13, 2015
 
1. Book Jacket for: Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania

DEAD WAKE
By Larson, Erik
The last voyage of the Lusitania, by the author of "The Devil in the White City."

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Book Jacket for: Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

BEING MORTAL
B
y Gawande, Atul
The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

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3. Book Jacket for: Becoming Steve Jobs : the evolution of a reckless upstart into a visionary leader

BECOMING STEVE JOBS
By Schlender, Brent and Tetzeli, Rick
How Jobs, who started out as a brash young genius, developed a more mature management style.

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4. Book Jacket for: H is for Hawk

H IS FOR HAWK
By Macdonald, Helen
Overwhelmed by her father’s death, a British woman decides to raise a goshawk, a bird that is fierce and notoriously difficult to tame.

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Book Jacket for: Killing Patton : the strange death of World War II's most audacious general

KILLING PATTON
B
y O'Reilly, Bill and Dugard, Martin
The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.

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IN DEFENSE OF A LIBERAL EDUCATION
By Zakaria, Fareed
A case for the centrality of the curriculum in the sciences and humanities.

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7.* Book Jacket for: Yes please

YES PLEASE
By Poehler, Amy
A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress, an “S.N.L.” alumna and the star of “Parks and Recreation.”

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8. Book Jacket for: Heretic : why Islam needs a reformation now

HERETIC
By Ali, Ayaan Hirsi
The author of “Infidel” and “Nomad” argues that fundamental doctrines of Islam must change for it to be compatible with democracy.

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Book Jacket for: What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions

WHAT IF?
B
y Munroe, Randall
Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.

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PIONEER GIRL
By Wilder, Laura Ingalls
The writer’s autobiography, the source of her Little House on the Prairie books, completed in 1930 and never published, is annotated by a biographer.

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11. Book Jacket for: Where you go is not who you'll be : an antidote to the college admissions mania

WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE
By Bruni, Frank
The New York Times columnist urges students and their parents to give up the high-stakes competition for Ivy League admission and consider other types of schools and other measures of success.

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12. Book Jacket for: So you've been publicly shamed

SO YOU'VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED
By Ronson, Jon
The Welsh journalist describes the phenomenon of social media denunciation.

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13. Book Jacket for: Between you and me : confessions of a Comma Queen

BETWEEN YOU AND ME
By Norris, Mary
A memoir of a career in the New Yorker's storied copy department, along with grammar advice.

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14. Book Jacket for: Unforgettable : a son, a mother, and the lessons of a lifetime

UNFORGETTABLE
By Simon, Scott
The NPR host recalls his mother’s glamorous life and describes her last days, expanded from his Twitter messages.

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15. Book Jacket for: Killing Jesus : a history

KILLING JESUS
By O'Reilly, Bill and Dugard, Martin
The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" recounts the events leading up to Jesus’ execution.

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16.* Book Jacket for: Every day I fight

EVERY DAY I FIGHT
By Scott, Stuart with Platt, Larry
A memoir by the ESPN anchor and commentator, who died of cancer in January 2015.

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17. Book Jacket for: 17 carnations : The Royals, the Nazis, and the biggest cover-up in history

17 CARNATIONS
By Morton, Andrew
The Duke of Windsor; his wife, Wallis Simpson; and their relations with the Nazis.

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Other list: The New York Times Best Sellers List - Hardcover Fiction

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