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New York Times Bestsellers
Week of June 28, 2015
FICTION
#1  (Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 23)  
The Girl On The Train
Click to search this book in our catalog   Paula Hawkins
#2  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 59)  
All The Light We Cannot See
Click to search this book in our catalog   Anthony Doerr
#3  (Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 3)  
Finders Keepers
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#4  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
Tom Clancy Under Fire
 Grant Blackwood
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#5  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
The President's Shadow
 Brad Meltzer
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#6  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
The Rumor
 Elin Hilderbrand
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#7  (Last Week: 5 Weeks on List: 4)  
Radiant Angel
Click to search this book in our catalog   Nelson DeMille
#8  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
Country
Click to search this book in our catalog   Danielle Steel
#9  (Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 3)  
In The Unlikely Event
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#10  (Last Week: 9 Weeks on List: 9)  
Memory Man
 David Baldacci
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NONFICTION
#1  (Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 7)  
The Wright Brothers
 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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Modern Romance
 Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg
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#3  (Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 11)  
Bill O'reilly's Legends And Lies
 David Fisher
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#4  (Last Week: 5 Weeks on List: 15)  
Dead Wake
Click to search this book in our catalog   Erik Larson
#5  (Last Week: 8 Weeks on List: 7)  
It's A Long Story
Click to search this book in our catalog   Willie Nelson with David Ritz
#6  (Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 10)  
The Road To Character
Click to search this book in our catalog   David Brooks
 
#7  (Last Week: - Weeks on List: 1)  
Sick In The Head
 Judd Apatow
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#8  (Last Week: 9 Weeks on List: 37)  
Being Mortal
 Atul Gawande