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New York Times Bestsellers
Week of July 26, 2015
FICTION
#1  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
Go Set A Watchman
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Harper Lee
#2  (Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 27)  
The Girl On The Train
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Paula Hawkins
#3  (Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 63)  
All The Light We Cannot See
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Anthony Doerr
 
#4  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
Armada
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Ernest Cline
#5  (Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 3)  
The English Spy
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Daniel Silva
#6  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 2)  
Code Of Conduct
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Brad Thor
 
#7  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
Naked Greed
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Stuart Woods
#8  (Last Week: 10 Weeks on List: 24)  
The Nightingale
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Kristin Hannah
#9  (Last Week: 9 Weeks on List: 5)  
The Rumor
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Elin Hilderbrand
 
#10  (Last Week: 5 Weeks on List: 2)  
Nemesis
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Catherine Coulter


NONFICTION
#1  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
Between The World And Me
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Ta-Nehisi Coates
#2  (Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 11)  
The Wright Brothers
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   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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#3  (Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 5)  
Modern Romance
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg
 
#4  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 4)  
Down The Rabbit Hole
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Holly Madison
#5  (Last Week: 8 Weeks on List: 41)  
Being Mortal
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Atul Gawande
#6  (Last Week: 5 Weeks on List: 19)  
Dead Wake
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Erik Larson
 
#7  (Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 2)  
A Full Life
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Jimmy Carter
#8  (Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 2)  
A Time For Truth
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Ted Cruz
#9  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
The Conservative Heart
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Arthur C Brooks
 
#10  (Last Week: 11 Weeks on List: 5)  
Sick In The Head
Book JacketImage by: Amazon   Judd Apatow

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