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New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers November 18, 2012
1. Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot - by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/02/2012
Share <span class=number>1. </span>Killing Kennedy%3a The End of Camelot ISBN-13: 9780805096668
ISBN-10: 0805096663
The host of The O'Reilly Factor recounts the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
2. No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden: The Autobiography of a Navy SEAL - by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer
Publisher: Dutton
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/16/2012
Share <span class=number>2. </span>No Easy Day%3a The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden%3a The Autobiography of a Navy SEAL ISBN-13: 9780525953722
ISBN-10: 0525953728
An account by a former member of the Navy SEALs, written pseudonymously, of the mission that killed bin Laden.
3. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever - by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Publisher: Henry Holt
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/27/2011
Share <span class=number>3. </span> Killing Lincoln%3a The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever ISBN-13: 9780805093070
ISBN-10: 0805093079
The host of The O'Reilly Factor recounts the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
4. Bruce: The Innocence, the Darkness, the Rising - by Peter Ames Carlin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/30/2012
Share <span class=number>4. </span>Bruce%3a The Innocence, the Darkness, the Rising ISBN-13: 9781439191828
ISBN-10: 1439191824
A biography of Bruce Springsteen looks at his family, his music, and his drive for fame and influence.
5. Rod: The Autobiography - by Rod Stewart
Publisher: Random House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/23/2012
Share <span class=number>5. </span>Rod%3a The Autobiography ISBN-13: 9780449011270
ISBN-10: 0449011275
The pop singer reminisces on his long career.
6. The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today - by Thomas E. Ricks
Publisher: Penguin Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/30/2012
Share <span class=number>6. </span>The Generals%3a American Military Command from World War II to Today ISBN-13: 9781594204043
ISBN-10: 1594204047
A history of American military command from World War II to the present.
7. A Gift of Hope: Helping the Homeless - by Danielle Steel
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/30/2012
Share <span class=number>7. </span>A Gift of Hope%3a Helping the Homeless ISBN-13: 9780345531360
ISBN-10: 0345531361
In this memoir, the novelist describes how she transformed the pain of the loss of her son into an enriching campaign of service.
8. America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't - by Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello, Barry Julien, Tom Purcell et al.
Publisher: Grand Central
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/02/2012
Share <span class=number>8. </span>America Again%3a Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren ISBN-13: 9780446583978
ISBN-10: 0446583979
The mock pundit of Comedy Central's Colbert Report tells how to bring America back from the brink.
9. Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream - by Neil Young
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/25/2012
Share <span class=number>9. </span>Waging Heavy Peace%3a A Hippie Dream ISBN-13: 9780399159466
ISBN-10: 0399159460
The rocker's memoir ranges over his personal life and his music, including his days with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
10. Who I Am: A Memoir - by Pete Townshend
Publisher: Harper
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/08/2012
Share <span class=number>10. </span>Who I Am%3a  A Memoir ISBN-13: 9780062127242
ISBN-10: 0062127241
The rocker's memoir.
11. The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail -- but Some Don't - by Nate Silver
Publisher: Penguin Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/27/2012
Share <span class=number>11. </span>The Signal and the Noise%3a Why Most Predictions Fail -- but Some Don ISBN-13: 9781594204111
ISBN-10: 159420411X
An examination of predictions, the ones that come true and the ones that don't.
12. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption - by Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Random House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/16/2010
Share <span class=number>12.</span> Unbroken%3a A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption ISBN-13: 9781400064168
ISBN-10: 1400064163
An Olympic runner's story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
13. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - by Cheryl Strayed
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/20/2012
Share <span class=number>13. </span>Wild%3a From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail ISBN-13: 9780307592736
ISBN-10: 0307592731
A woman's account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
14. Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries - by Jon Ronson
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/30/2012
Share <span class=number>14. </span>Lost at Sea%3a The Jon Ronson Mysteries ISBN-13: 9781594631375
ISBN-10: 1594631379
An investigation of the strange things human beings are willing to believe in.
15. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 - by William Manchester and Paul Reid
Publisher: Little, Brown
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/06/2012
Share <span class=number>15. </span>The Last Lion%3a Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 ISBN-13: 9780316547703
ISBN-10: 0316547700
This biography of Winston Churchill, reaching from World War II until his death in 1965, stresses his courage, intellect, and will to action.
16. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character - by Paul Tough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/04/2012
Share <span class=number>16. </span>How Children Succeed%3a Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character ISBN-13: 9780547564654
ISBN-10: 0547564651
The author argues that the qualities that matter most have to do with character, not intelligence.

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A version of this list appears in the November 18, 2012 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 3, 2012.

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