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#1 THE GLASS CASTLE

Jeannette Walls

The author recalls a bizarre childhood. Originally published in 2005 and the basis of a forthcoming movie.

On the bestsellers list for 382 weeks


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#2 ON TYRANNY

Timothy Snyder

Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.

On the bestsellers list for 20 weeks


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#3 DUNKIRK

Joshua Levine

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#4 THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE

Diane Ackerman

How a Warsaw couple sheltered Jews and members of the Resistance during World War II. Originally published in 2007; now the basis of a movie.

On the bestsellers list for 50 weeks


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#5 THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY

Erik Larson

A story of how an architect and a serial killer were linked by the World's Fair of 1893.

On the bestsellers list for 344 weeks

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#6 ALEXANDER HAMILTON

Ron Chernow

A biography of the first Treasury secretary. Originally published in 2004 and the basis of the Broadway musical.

On the bestsellers list for 83 weeks

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#7 HIDDEN FIGURES

Margot Lee Shetterly

The story of the black women mathematicians at then-segregated NASA and its precursor. The basis of the movie.

On the bestsellers list for 32 weeks


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#8 JUST MERCY

Bryan Stevenson

A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

On the bestsellers list for 69 weeks


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#9 NO IS NOT ENOUGH

Naomi Klein

Klein describes Trump's "corporate coup" and offers suggestions for how to oppose him.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#10 OUTLIERS

Malcolm Gladwell

Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.

On the bestsellers list for 236 weeks

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