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New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers

Week of May 12th (list limited to titles available at the library)

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The Soul Of America

by Jon Meacham

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer contextualizes the present political climate through the lens of difficult moments in American history.


by Zora Neale Hurston

A previously unpublished, first-person account of Cudjo Lewis, a man who was transported and enslaved 50 years after the slave trade was banned.

A Higher Loyalty

by James Comey

The former F.B.I. director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice, and analyzes the leadership styles of three presidents.

I'll Be Gone In The Dark

by Michelle McNamara

The late true-crime journalist's search for the serial murderer and rapist known as "the Golden State Killer."


by Tara Westover

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

War On Peace

by Ronan Farrow

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the deterioration of American diplomacy.

Measure What Matters

by John Doerr

How a goal-setting system helped large tech companies succeed.

The Light Within Me

by Ainsley Earhardt

A memoir by one of the hosts of "Fox & Friends."

Fascism: A Warning

by Madeleine Albright

The former secretary of state examines the legacy of fascism in the 20th century and its potential revival.


by Pete Souza

More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.

The Best Cook In The World

by Rick Bragg

A tribute to the author's mother and the recipes she used that were handed down over generations.

The Assault On Intelligence

by Michael V Hayden

A former director of the N.S.A. and the C.I.A. identifies domestic and international threats to the American intelligence community.

Astrophysics For People In A Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

5k For Karen

This family-friendly spring road run held in honor of Karen Coaldrake is administered by the Johnston Public Library Foundation with proceeds benefiting the Johnston Public Library and the Dragon Scholarship Fund Committee.

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