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New York Times Bestsellers
Week of February 07, 2016
FICTION
#1  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
Nypd Red 4
Book Jacket   James Patterson and Marshall Karp
#2  (Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 2)  
Blue
Book Jacket   Danielle Steel
#3  (Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 3)  
My Name Is Lucy Barton
Book Jacket   Elizabeth Strout
 
#4  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 91)  
All The Light We Cannot See
Book Jacket   Anthony Doerr
#5  (Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 55)  
The Girl On The Train
Book Jacket   Paula Hawkins
#6  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
The Bands Of Mourning
Book Jacket   Brandon Sanderson
 
#7  (Last Week: 5 Weeks on List: 48)  
The Nightingale
Book Jacket   Kristin Hannah
#8  (Last Week: 6 Weeks on List: 4)  
The Force Awakens
Book Jacket   Alan Dean Foster
#9  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
The Swans Of Fifth Avenue
Book Jacket   Melanie Benjamin
 
#10  (Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 15)  
Rogue Lawyer
Book Jacket   John Grisham


NONFICTION
#1  (Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 3)  
When Breath Becomes Air
Book Jacket   Paul Kalanithi
#2  (Last Week: 5 Weeks on List: 2)  
Dark Money
Book Jacket   Jane Mayer
#3  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 29)  
Between The World And Me
Book Jacket   Ta-Nehisi Coates
 
#4  (Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 2)  
The Road To Little Dribbling
Book Jacket   Bill Bryson
#5  (Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 3)  
The Name Of God Is Mercy
Book Jacket   Pope Francis with Andrea Tornielli
#6  (Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 13)  
Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates
Book Jacket   Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
 
#7  (Last Week: 6 Weeks on List: 19)  
Killing Reagan
Book Jacket   Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
#8  (Last Week: 8 Weeks on List: 59)  
Being Mortal
Book Jacket   Atul Gawande
#9  (Last Week: 11 Weeks on List: 34)  
The Wright Brothers
Book Jacket   David McCullough

Library Journal McCullough (John Adams; 1776) effectively blends impeccable writing with historical rigor and strong character definition in his biography of Wright brothers Wilbur, the abstract thinker and introvert; and Orville, the extrovert and hands-on doer. They had limited formal education, with the author instead attributing his subjects' success to industry, imagination, and persistence, as seen in their early enterprises as newspaper publishers, printers, and bicycle salesmen in Dayton, OH. Credit is also accorded to their widowed father, Bishop Milton Wright, as well as their sister Katharine for their support of "Ullam" (Wilbur) and "Bubs" (Orville). Highlights of McCullough's narrative include his discussions of the Wrights' innovative conception of wing-warping as a means of flight control; the brothers' first controlled, powered, and sustained heavier-than-air human flight at Kitty Hawk, NC, on December 17, 1903; the issuance of the Wright flying machine patent #821,393 on May 22, 1906; the Ohioans' ongoing search for markets abroad; and the elder Wright's perfect flying demonstrations at Le Mans, France, even as Orville was nearly killed in a similar performance before army brass at Fort Myer, VA. The author closes with the incorporation of the Wright Company, patent infringement suits filed against competitor Glenn Curtiss, and the deaths of Wilbur (1912), Milton (1917), Katharine (1929), and Orville (1948). VERDICT A signal contribution to Wright historiography. Highly recommended for academicians interested in the history of flight, transportation, or turn-of-the-century America; general readers; and all libraries.-John Carver Edwards, formerly with Univ. of Georgia Libs. Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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#10  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
Cure
Book Jacket   Jo Marchant

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