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#1 HORSE SOLDIERS

Doug Stanton

Special Forces operatives fought the Taliban on horseback shortly after Sept. 11. The basis of the movie "12 Strong."

On the bestsellers list for 9 weeks


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#2 BEING MORTAL

Atul Gawande

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

On the bestsellers list for 23 weeks

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#3 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 352 weeks

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#4 THE NEW JIM CROW

Michelle Alexander

A law professor takes aim at the “war on drugs,” mass incarceration and their impact on black men.

On the bestsellers list for 165 weeks


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#5 THE GLASS CASTLE

Jeannette Walls

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

On the bestsellers list for 411 weeks


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#6 THE POWER OF HABIT

Charles Duhigg

An examination of the science behind habits — how we form them and break them.

On the bestsellers list for 103 weeks


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#7 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 90 weeks


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#8 EVICTED

Matthew Desmond

How poor people repeatedly lose their homes while landlords profit.

On the bestsellers list for 22 weeks

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#9 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW

Daniel Kahneman

The winner of the Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices.

On the bestsellers list for 158 weeks

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#10 ELON MUSK

Ashlee Vance

A technology writer follows Musk’s life from his difficult South African childhood to his involvement in Internet start-ups like the rocket company SpaceX, the electric-car company Tesla and the solar power installation company Solar City.

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