Did you miss these bestselling nonfiction books from 2015? They are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
Widely considered the most beautiful ship of the day, in May 1915, the Lusitania was returning from New York to its home port of Liverpool when it fell victim to a German submarine attack during WWI.
The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower
Daily life in the White House is described through the voices of maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers and others who tend to the needs of the President and first family.
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus
Two victims of an infamous Cleveland kidnapper share the stories of the abductions, their decade in captivity and their dramatic escape.
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
In 1903, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history by making the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled sustained flight with a pilot on board.
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The author takes readers through a series of moments that allowed him to discover the truth about the tangled history of race.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
After living abroad, the author decided to reacquaint himself with America by walking the famed trail which traverses 14 states and stretches 2,100 miles.
Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming
The actor enthusiastically agreed to appear on a popular celebrity genealogy show in 2010, but the revelations about his maternal grandfather and his father, who the author had not seen or spoken to for more than a decade, set into motion a journey that would change is life.
The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
Correspondence between the journalist and his mother following a brief and serious illness offers an honest look into their lives.
Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
The complete libretto and photographs present an account of the creation of the Broadway musical from the composition of the first song in 2009 to the opening night in 2015.
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Yale graduate shares the story of his family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan while navigating the demands of middle class life and demons of the past.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
Japanese cleaning consultant advocates a revolutionary category-by-category organization system for lasting results and a calm, motivated mindset.
Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime by Ree Drummond
Blogger and Food Network personality provides more than 125 simple, step-by-step recipes for delicious dinners.
Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life by Eric Metaxas
Compelling case studies support theories about the plausibility of miracles, discussing what they are, why they happen, and how they can be understood.
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
Webcomic author provides well-researched answers to his fan’s strangest questions.
Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder
American financier in Russia exposed corrupt oligarchs who were robbing the companies that were part of his investment fund, leading to the discovery of a sprawling criminal enterprise.
Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying) by Bill Gifford
Journalist offers a broad examination of longevity, looking at the current scientific understanding of aging, common myths, scams and the simple things people can do to promote longevity.
October 7, 2016