Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers For March 3

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending Feb. 27.


1. Unbroken

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

By Laura Hillenbrand

15 weeks on list

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


2. Cleopatra

A Life

By Stacy Schiff

17 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

7 weeks on list

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


4. A Widow's Story

A Memoir

By Joyce Carol Oates

2 weeks on list

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


5. Life

By Keith Richards; James Fox

18 weeks on list

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


6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

41 weeks on list

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


7. Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

By Mark Twain; Harriet Elinor Smith; Benjamin Griffin

19 weeks on list

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


8. Townie

A Memoir

By Andre Dubus III

1 week on list

Hardcover, 400pp, $25.95
W. W. Norton & Company
Pub Date: Feb. 1, 2011


9. The Hidden Reality

Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

By Brian Greene

5 weeks on list

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


10. Known and Unknown

A Memoir

By Donald Rumsfeld

3 weeks on list

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


11. The 4-Hour Body

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

By Timothy Ferriss

5 weeks on list

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


12. And Furthermore

By Judi Dench; Samantha Bond

2 weeks on list

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


13. Poser

My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses

By Claire Dederer

6 weeks on list

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


14. Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

By Karen Armstrong

8 weeks on list

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


15. Against All Odds

My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks, and Second Chances

By Scott Brown

1 week on list

Hardcover, 336pp, $27.99
Harper
Pub Date: Feb. 21, 2011

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