New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2012 Complete List Page 5

There are 211 books in the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2012 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 121 to 150.

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121. Washington’S Crossing

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by: David Hackett Fischer
Release date: Feb 01, 2006
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A historian’s account of the crucial Revolutionary battles at Trenton and Princeton, beginning on Christmas night in 1776; winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in history.

122. Abundance

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by: Peter H Diam is Steven Kotler
Release date: Feb 21, 2012
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An entrepreneur argues that innovations in water, food and energy will solve society’s biggest problems.

123. Becoming China’s Bitch

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by: Peter D Kiernan
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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Solutions to the challenges that threaten America.

124. Free Will

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by: Sam Harris
Release date: Mar 06, 2012
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Free will is an illusion, Harris says, and knowing that it is should change the way we think about life’s important questions.

125. Revelations

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by: Elaine Pagels
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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A history of the Book of Revelation explores its original context and its meaning.

126. The Irish Americans

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by: Jay P Dolan
Release date: Jun 01, 2010
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A history of the Irish experience in America by a Notre Dame professor, from the first arrival in the colonies through the i election of John F. Kennedy.

127. Better Than Normal

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by: Dale Archer
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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A psychiatrist redefines what constitutes mental health.

128. Game Change

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by: John Heilemann Mark Halperin
Release date: Feb 23, 2010
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A behind-the-scenes account of the election of 2008; the inspiration for the recent HBO docudrama.

129. Some Assembly Required

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by: Anne Lamott Sam Lamott
Release date: Mar 20, 2012
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A jointly written journal describes what happened when Lamott’s son, Sam, whose childhood she described in “Operating Instructions,” unexpectedly became a father at 19.

130. Why Nations Fail

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by: Daron Acemoglu James A Robinson
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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How political and economic institutions lead to economic success or failure.

131. Tough Sh*T

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by: Kevin Smith
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The director of 10 movies, including “Clerks,” describes his unconventional path to success.

132. Soldier Dogs

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by: Maria Goodavage
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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Dogs play an increasingly vital role in the country’s military efforts; this account emphasizes the relationship between the animals and their handlers.

133. Bloom

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by: Kelle Hampton
Release date: Apr 03, 2012
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A mother’s account of the first year of life with a baby with Down syndrome.

134. Heaven Is Here

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by: Stephanie Nielson Amy Ferguson
Release date: Apr 03, 2012
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A woman who blogs about her life as a mother, wife and Mormon describes how she and her husband recovered from a terrible plane crash with optimism and faith.

135. Driving Mr. Yogi

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by: Harvey Araton
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The relationship between Yankees pitching great Ron Guidry and the Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra at the team’s spring training in Tampa.

136. A Night To Remember

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by: Walter Lord
Release date: Jan 01, 1997
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This reissue of Lord’s classic 1955 you-are-there account of the Titanic’s sinking includes an introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick.

137. Beyond Outrage

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by: Robert B Reich
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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President Clinton’s secretary of labor, now a professor of public policy, urges Americans to move beyond outrage to mobilize against the increasing concentration of wealth.

138. Insanely Simple

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by: Ken Segall
Release date: Apr 26, 2012
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An advertising agency creative director who worked closely with Steve Jobs describes Apple’s commitment to simplicity.

139. Hard Measures

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by: Jose A Rodriguez Jr Bill Harlow
Release date: Apr 30, 2012
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A retired C.I.A. official claims the agency’s methods saved American lives after 9/11.

140. Manhunt

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by: Peter L Bergen
Release date: May 01, 2012
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The 10-year search for Osama bin Laden.

141. End This Depression Now!

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by: Paul Krugman
Release date: Apr 30, 2012
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The Nobel-winning economist and New York Times columnist argues that government spending is necessary to jump- start the economy.

142. Jeneration X

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by: Jen Lancaster
Release date: May 01, 2012
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A humorous account of coming to terms with adulthood, by the author of “Such a Pretty Fat.”

143. The Tyranny Of Cliches

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by: Jonah Goldberg
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The founding editor of National Review Online and author of “Liberal Fascism” accuses liberals of lazy thinking, deceptiveness and worse.

144. Screwed!

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by: Dick Morris Eileen McGann
Release date: May 08, 2012
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How foreign countries take our jobs and misuse our aid.

145. The Real Crash

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by: Peter D Schiff
Release date: May 22, 2012
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An investment broker and frequent Fox News guest argues that America can avoid disaster by declaring bankruptcy, restructuring its debt and drastically cutting spending.

146. Lone Survivor

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by: Marcus Luttrell Patrick Robinson
Release date: Jun 12, 2007
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A harrowing Navy SEALs operation.

147. Blood Feud

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by: Lisa Alther
Release date: Feb 05, 2013
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A history of the famous 19th-century feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys.

148. Eat And Run

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by: Scott Jurek Steve Friedman
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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An ultramarathon champion describes his career and his vegan diet, and offers motivation and advice to runners.

149. Confront And Conceal

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by: David E Sanger
Release date: Jun 05, 2012
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The New York Times chief Washington correspondent’s account of how President Obama has dealt with the challenges of war.

150. Implosion

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by: Joel C Rosenberg
Release date: Jun 12, 2012
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Examining the challenges facing the United States in the light of biblical prophecy.

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