Thursday, February 28, 2013

Who's On Top 2/25 - 3/2/13: Nonfiction

Time to see who is the best selling nonfiction books this week.

In the spotlight.
Hardcover - A biography of the thirteenth president of the United States of America.

Paperback - A look at the Lincoln Presidency.

E-Book - Some drivel about some lady who is only famous cause Americans have taste in their entertainment choices today and will raise to stardom some talentless hack. What is a matter with you America? Wake up and seek out some truly talented people!

Spotlight
Hardcover Nonfiction
Coolidge
By: Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes, author of The Forgotten Man, delivers a brilliant and provocative reexamination of America's thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership. In this riveting biography, Shlaes traces Coolidge's improbable rise from a tiny town in New England to a youth so unpopular he was shut out of college fraternities at Amherst College up through Massachusetts politics. After a divisive period of government excess and corruption, Coolidge restored national trust in Washington and achieved what few other peacetime presidents have: He left office with a federal budget smaller than the one he inherited. A man of calm discipline, he lived by example, renting half of a two-family house for his entire political career rather than compromise his political work by taking on debt. Renowned as a throwback, Coolidge was in fact strikingly modern--an advocate of women's suffrage and a radio pioneer. At once a revision of man and economics, Coolidge gestures to the country we once were and reminds us of qualities we had forgotten and can use today 

Paperback Trade Nonfiction
Teams Of Rivals
By: Doris Goodwin

This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.
 





E-Book Nonfiction
Drinking And Tweeting
By: Brandi Glanville With Leslie Bruce

She’s the brutally honest breath of fresh air on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, known for her dramatic divorce, her barely-there clothing, and her inability to keep her mouth shut. So why should she change now? Brandi Glanville tells all in this hilarious, no-holds-barred memoir. Fans have been waiting for Brandi’s scoop on one of the biggest divorces of the decade, since her husband of eight years abandoned her and their two sons to marry country singer LeAnn Rimes. Not only does Brandi spill the beans about her side of the split, the lovable housewife shares the incredible wild ride that took her from a life in the ghetto to Hollywood’s most elite circles. For the first time, Brandi talks about how she escaped a rough neighborhood on the outskirts of Sacramento and stumbled into a successful modeling career that swept her into a world of Paris Fashion Weeks, private jets, and uncircumcised penises. Before she knew it, Brandi was the perfect Hollywood trophy wife—at least until her marriage exploded.

Today, the refreshingly filter-free housewife and unapologetic mom is the newest full-time cast member of Bravo’s juggernaut franchise, where she often elicits raised eyebrows and gossip from her costars for her refusal to be the scorned ex-wife, to be bullied, to change her sarcastic sense of humor, or—on most occasions—to wear a bra. Sassy, raunchy, and compulsively readable, Drinking and Tweeting perfectly captures Brandi’s open-book attitude, as she dishes about everything from her DUI, her cheating ex, her one-night stands, and the secret plastic surgery that made her “seventeen” again. You’re sure to enjoy every page of this funny, upbeat, honest tale. Clear your schedule for an afternoon and grab your favorite cocktail, a comfy seat . . . and maybe a Xanax. But that’s for later.
 
 
Top 5 List
Hardcover NonFiction:
1. American Sniper – By: Chris Kyle With Scott McEwen And Jim DeFelice
2. My Beloved World – By: Sonia Sotomayor
3. Coolidge – By: Amity Shlaes
4. The Future – By: Al Gore
5. Killing Kennedy - By: Bill O'Reilly And Martin Dugard

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. American Sniper – By: Chris Kyle With Scott McEwen And Jim DeFelice
2. Proof Of Heaven – By: Eben Alexander
3. QuietI – By: Susan Cain
4. In The Garden Of Beasts – By: Erik Larson
5. Team Of Rivals – By: Doris Goodwin

E-Books NonFiction:
1. Drinking And Tweeting – By: Brandi Glanville With Leslie Bruce
2. American Sniper – By: Chris Kyle With Scott McEwen And Jim DeFelice
3. America The Beautiful – By: Ben C. Carson And Candy Carson
4. Proof Of Heaven – Eben Alexander
5. Killing Kennedy - By: Bill O'Reilly And Martin Dugard


Disclaimer: All Blurbs come from Goodreads.com, all list com from NYTimes.com

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