The New York Times Best Sellers - Hardcover Nonfiction
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as published by The New York Times. Updated weekly: August 31, 2015
 
1. Book Jacket for: Plunder and deceit : big government's exploitation of young people and the future

PLUNDER AND DECEIT
By Levin, Mark R.
The talk-radio host urges young Americans to resist the statist masterminds who, he says, are burdening them with debt and inferior education. (†)

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2. Book Jacket for: Between the world and me

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
By Coates, Ta-Nehisi
A meditation on race in America as well as a personal story by the national correspondent of The Atlantic, framed as a letter to his teenage soney.

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3. Book Jacket for: The Wright brothers

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS
By McCullough, David
The story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight; by the author of “1776” and “The Greater Journey.”

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4. 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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5. Book Jacket for: You're never weird on the Internet (almost) : a memoir

YOU'RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)
By Day, Felicia
A memoir of rising to stardom in the web video world.

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6.* Book Jacket for: Modern romance

MODERN ROMANCE
By Ansari, Aziz with Klinenberg, Eric
The comedian enlists a sociologist to help him understand today’s dating scene.

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7. 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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8. Book Jacket for: A full life : reflections at ninety

A FULL LIFE
By Carter, Jimmy
At 90, the 39th president (and Nobel Prize winner) reflects on his private and public life.

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9. Book Jacket for: My fight / your fight [electronic resource].

MY FIGHT/YOUR FIGHT
By Rousey, Ronda with Ortiz, Maria Burns
The U.F.C. women's bantamweight champion and Olympic judo medalist describes her struggles to succeed.

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10.* Book Jacket for: The road to character

THE ROAD TO CHARACTER
By Brooks, David
The Times columnist extols personal virtues like kindness and honesty in a materialistic age.

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11. Book Jacket for: Down the rabbit hole : curious adventures and cautionary tales of a former Playboy Bunny

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
By Madison, Holly
Life inside the Playboy Mansion, by a former bunny and girlfriend of Hugh Hefner.

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12. Book Jacket for: Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future

ELON MUSK
By Vance, Ashlee
Musk’s life from his difficult South African childhood to his involvement in Internet start-ups like SpaceX.

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13. Book Jacket for: Barbarian days : a surfing life

BARBARIAN DAYS
By Finnegan, William
This surfing chronicle and memoir by a New Yorker writer celebrates a lifelong obsession.

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14.* Book Jacket for: The Oregon Trail : a new American journey

THE OREGON TRAIL
By Buck, Rinker
The author and his brother travel 2,000 miles by mule and wagon from Missouri to Oregon.

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15. Book Jacket for: Sick in the head : conversations about life and comedy

SICK IN THE HEAD
By Apatow, Judd
Thirty years’ worth of the filmmaker’s interviews with comedians.

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