New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2016 Complete List Page 6

There are 257 books in the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2016 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 151 to 180.

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151. The Vatican Pimpernel

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by: Brian Fleming
Release date: Aug 01, 2012
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A monsignor who saved Allied war prisoners and civilians, including Jews, during the
German occupation of Rome. Originally published in 2008.

152. Love, Ellen

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by: Betty DeGeneres
Release date: May 28, 2013
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The mother of the comedian and actress describes how she came to accept her daughter’s sexuality. Originally published in 2013.

153. Dear Cary

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by: Dyan Cannon
Release date: Sep 20, 2011
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Cannon’s memoir discusses her romance with the actor Cary Grant, their glamorous careers and stormy marriage, and his dark family secrets. Originally published in 2011.

154. The Industries Of The Future

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by: Alec Ross
Release date: Feb 02, 2016
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Ross predicts that the near future will see amazing inventions, and identifies industries that are likely to be key
 drivers of change.

155. Leonard

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by: William Shatner David Fisher
Release date: Feb 16, 2016
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A memoir of the complicated 50-year friendship between the leading actors of “Star Trek.”

156. The Kennedy Brothers

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by: Richard D Mahoney
Release date: May 01, 2011
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The relationship between Jack and Bobby. Originally published in 1999.

157. The Wilderness Warrior

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by: Douglas Brinkley
Release date: Jul 28, 2009
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Theodore Roosevelt’s crusade for conservation. Originally published in 2009.

158. The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

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by: as told to Alex Haley
Release date: Aug 25, 2015
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The life story of a leader in the Black Muslim movement and his views on racism in American society. Read by Laurence Fishburne. 16 hours, 52 minutes unabridged.

159. The Man Who Broke Napoleon’s Codes

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by: Mark Urban
Release date: Nov 23, 2010
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The story of George Scovell, whose decoding of enemy communications was pivotal in the British victory over Napoleon. Originally published in 2002.

160. A Man Called Intrepid

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by: William Stevenson
Release date: Dec 17, 2013
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The story of the World War II British spymaster who became Churchill’s secret intelligence ambassador to Roosevelt.

161. American Girls

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by: Nancy Jo Sales
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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How social media has changed the way girls grow up.

162. White Dresses

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by: Mary Pflum Peterson
Release date: Sep 15, 2015
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A television producer’s memoir of growing up with a troubled mother.

163. The Informant

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by: Kurt Eichenwald
Release date: Oct 15, 2001
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The government’s case in the Archer Daniels Midland price-fixing scandal of the mid-1990s was based on the testimony of an executive who was an informant, but he turned out to be untrustworthy. Originally published in 2000; a 2009 movie.

164. All The Single Ladies

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by: Rebecca Traister
Release date: Mar 01, 2016
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An investigation into the lives of unmarried women, both their modern experiences and concerns and their role in American history and culture.

165. Clapton

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by: Eric Clapton
Release date: Oct 09, 2007
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The renowned rock guitarist looks back on his life and his music; first published in 2007.

166. A Detail Of History

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by: Arek Hersh
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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A memoir of surviving the Holocaust as a boy.

167. The Water Is Wide

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by: Pat Conroy
Release date: Aug 31, 2010
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The author describes a year he spent teaching in a two-room schoolhouse on a remote island off South Carolina.

168. The Taliban Shuffle

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by: Kim Barker
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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A darkly comic account of an American journalist’s years in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The basis of the movie “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.”

169. Neither Here Nor There

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by: Bill Bryson
Release date: Jun 02, 2015
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Bryson, with his sidekick “Stephen Katz,” retraces a youthful trip he made through Europe in the early ’70s; first published in 1992.

170. The Legends Club

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by: John Feinstein
Release date: Mar 01, 2016
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A sportswriter’s account of three famous basketball coaches and their rivalry.

171. The Sleepwalkers

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by: Christopher Clark
Release date: Mar 19, 2013
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A Cambridge professor’s evenhanded account of the polarization of Europe, leading up to World War I. One of the Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2013.

172. George Washington’s Secret Six

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by: Brian Kilmeade Don Yaeger
Release date: Nov 05, 2013
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The story of the Culper spy ring, which aided the American cause during the Revolution.

173. The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

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by: William Kamkwamba Bryan Mealer
Release date: Sep 29, 2009
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The story of an African teenager who built a windmill from scraps, bringing electricity to his community. Originally published in 2009.

174. Such Good Girls

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by: R D Rosen
Release date: Sep 09, 2014
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The stories of three women hidden as children during the Holocaust who survived to lead adult lives in the United States.

175. Spain In Our Hearts

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by: Adam Hochschild
Release date: Mar 29, 2016
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Americans who fought in and wrote about the Spanish Civil War.

176. Elle And Coach

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by: Stefany Shaheen Mark Dagostino
Release date: Mar 29, 2016
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The mother of a young daughter with Type 1 diabetes tells how their lives changed with the arrival of a dog that detects low blood-sugar levels.

177. Heart Matters

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by: Kathy E Magliato
Release date: Jan 11, 2011
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A woman heart surgeon’s memoir. Originally published in 2010.

178. Book Of Ages

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by: Jill Lepore
Release date: Oct 01, 2013
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Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister, Jane Franklin Mecom (1712-94), married at 15, bore 12 children and led a life of hardship. But she was also a shrewd political commentator, and her correspondence with her brother stretched across more than 60 years. Originally published in 2013.

179. Mother, Can You Not?

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by: Kate Siegel
Release date: Apr 05, 2016
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Essays about life with an over-involved parent, based on the Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom.

180. Where The Light Gets In

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by: Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Release date: Apr 05, 2016
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The actress shares the continuing story of her mother’s rare form of dementia, “primary progressive aphasia,” from early-onset diagnosis at age 62 through the present.

Last updated on December 18, 2021