Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers For Feb. 24

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending Feb. 20.


1. Unbroken

A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

By Laura Hillenbrand

14 weeks on list

Hardcover, 496pp, $27.00
Random House
Pub Date: Nov. 16, 2010


2. Cleopatra

A Life

By Stacy Schiff

16 weeks on list

Hardcover, 384pp, $29.99
Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: Nov. 1, 2010


3. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

By Amy Chua

6 weeks on list

Hardcover, 256pp, $25.95
Penguin Press HC, The
Pub Date: Jan. 11, 2011


4. Life

By Keith Richards; James Fox

17 weeks on list

Hardcover, 576pp, $29.99
Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: Oct. 26, 2010


5. Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

By Mark Twain; Harriet Elinor Smith; Benjamin Griffin

18 weeks on list

Hardcover, 736pp, $34.95
University of California Press
Pub Date: Nov. 1, 2010


6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

40 weeks on list

Hardcover, 384pp, $26.00
Crown
Pub Date: Feb. 2, 2010


7. The Hidden Reality

Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

By Brian Greene

4 weeks on list

Hardcover, 384pp, $29.95
Knopf
Pub Date: Jan. 25, 2011


8. Known and Unknown

A Memoir

By Donald Rumsfeld

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 832pp, $36.00
Sentinel HC
Pub Date: Feb. 8, 2011


9. A Widow's Story

A Memoir

By Joyce Carol Oates

1 week on list

Hardcover, 432pp, $27.99
Ecco
Pub Date: Mar. 1, 2011


10. The 4-Hour Body

An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

By Timothy Ferriss

4 weeks on list

Hardcover, 592pp, $27.00
Crown Archetype
Pub Date: Dec. 14, 2010


11. Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

By Karen Armstrong

7 weeks on list

Hardcover, 240pp, $22.95
Knopf
Pub Date: Dec. 28, 2010


12. Sh*t My Dad Says

By Justin Halpern

35 weeks on list

Hardcover, 176pp, $15.99
It Books
Pub Date: May. 1, 2010


13. And Furthermore

By Judi Dench; Samantha Bond

1 week on list

Hardcover, 288pp, $26.99
Macmillan Audio
Pub Date: Feb. 15, 2011


14. At Home

A Short History of Private Life

By Bill Bryson

20 weeks on list

Hardcover, 512pp, $28.95
Doubleday
Pub Date: Oct. 5, 2010


15. Poser

My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses

By Claire Dederer

5 weeks on list

Hardcover, 352pp, $26.00
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pub Date: Dec. 21, 2010

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