National Indie Bestsellers

    Bestseller List for June 14, 2017
    Based on sales for the week ending June 11, 2017
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      Trade Paperback Nonfiction Last Week/
    Weeks on List
    1. On Tyranny
    Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, $7.99, 9780804190114
    Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the 20th century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.
    1/13
    2. Hero of the Empire
    Candice Millard, Anchor, $17.00, 9780307948786
    Millard's thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War.
    8/2
    3. The Zookeeper's Wife
    Diane Ackerman, Norton, $15.95, 9780393354256
    The true story of zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who hid hundreds of Polish Jews during WWII, based on Antonina's diaries.
    4/18
    4. You Are a Badass
    Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16.00, 9780762447695
    Sincero helps you understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.
    3/99
    5. White Trash
    Nancy Isenberg, Penguin, $17.00, 9780143129677
    We acknowledge racial injustice as an ugly stain on our nation's history. With Isenberg's book, we will have to face the truth about the enduring, malevolent nature of class as well.
    2/10
    6. Hidden Figures
    Margot Lee Shetterly, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062363602
    The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Now a major motion picture.
    5/27
    7. Originals
    Adam Grant, Penguin, $17.00, 9780143128854
    Grant examines how people can champion new ideas--and how leaders can encourage originality in their organizations.
    6/18
    8. Evicted
    Matthew Desmond, Broadway, $17.00, 9780553447453
    Desmond transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem.
    9/15
    9. The Genius of Birds
    Jennifer Ackerman, Penguin, $17.00, 9780399563126
    Ackerman delivers an extraordinary story that will give readers a new appreciation for the exceptional talents of birds and let them discover what birds can reveal about our changing world.
    11/9
    10. Think Skinny, Feel Fit: 7 Steps to Transform Your Emotional Weight and Have an Awesome Life- Debut
    Alejandro Chabaan, Atria, $16.00, 9781501130038
    Chabaan's methods--grounded in positive-thinking techniques, meditation, and self-acceptance and commitment--will help you lead a happier, healthier life.
    /1
    11. The Gene
    Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $20.00, 9781476733524
    Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.
    7/6
    12. HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
    Harvard Business School Press, $24.95, 9781422157992
    A collection of Harvard Business Review articles to help you maximize yourself.
    10/23
    13. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life
    Samantha Irby, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101912195
    With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, blogger and comedian Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form.
    14/2
    14. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War- Debut
    Mary Roach, Norton, $15.95, 9780393354379
    Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries--panic, exhaustion, heat, and noise--and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them.
    /1
    15. The View From the Cheap Seats
    Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $17.99, 9780062262271
    Gaiman's enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics--from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories.
    13/3

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