Books & Materials
New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
February 23, 2014
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Robert M. Gates
The former defense secretary recounts his experience serving Presidents Bush and Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Glitter and Glue
A memoir explores the relationships between mothers and daughters.
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of
The Tipping Point
Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
Three decades' worth of essays from the conservative columnist.
Killing Jesus: A History
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The host of
The O'Reilly Factor
the events leading up to Jesus' execution.
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
A journalist examines how parenting has changed over the past half-century.
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell
The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
The Pakistani girl who advocated for women's education and was shot by the Taliban.
The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America
Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld
Why some of America's cultural groups are more likely to succeed.
. George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution
Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
The story of the Culper spy ring, which aided the American cause during the Revolution.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
An Olympic runner's story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
Humans of New York
Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers.
My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
A study of anxiety disorder by the editor of
drawing on research as well as personal experience.
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
Doris Kearns Goodwin
The author of
Team of Rivals
relationships between Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the muckraking press.
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
How digital technologies will change our lives and the economy.
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
An Israeli journalist expresses both solidarity with and criticism of his countrymen in this memoir and history.
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A version of this list appears in the February 23, 2014 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending February 8, 2014.
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