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#1 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 37 weeks


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#2 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 19 weeks


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#3 THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Rebecca Skloot

A woman's cancer cells were cultured without her permission in 1951. Originally published in 2010.

On the bestsellers list for 188 weeks

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#4 ON TYRANNY

Timothy Snyder

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

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#5 WHITE TRASH

Nancy Isenberg

The role of the white poor in American history.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks

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#6 THE LOST CITY OF Z

David Grann

A New Yorker writer searches for a British explorer who went missing in the Amazon in 1925.

On the bestsellers list for 20 weeks

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#7 THE GENIUS OF BIRDS

Jennifer Ackerman

Research reveals that many birds rival primates and even humans in their complex forms of intelligence.

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#8 KILLING JESUS

Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" recounts the events leading up to Jesus’ execution.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#9 EVICTED

Matthew Desmond

How poor people repeatedly lose their homes while landlords profit.

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#10 ORIGINALS

Adam Grant

A Wharton School professor argues that innovators are made, not born, and offers suggestions
 for how to become one.

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