Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers For July 21

Compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. This list reflects sales ending July 17.


1. In the Garden of Beasts

Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

By Erik Larson

10 weeks on list

Hardcover, 464pp, $26.00
Crown
Pub Date: May. 10, 2011


2. Go the F**k to Sleep

By Adam Mansbach; Ricardo Cortes

7 weeks on list

Hardcover, 32pp, $14.95
Akashic Books
Pub Date: Oct. 1, 2011


3. A Stolen Life

A Memoir

By Jaycee Dugard

1 week on list

Hardcover, 288pp, $24.99
Simon & Schuster
Pub Date: Jul. 12, 2011


4. The Greater Journey

Americans in Paris

By David McCullough

8 weeks on list

Hardcover, 576pp, $37.50
Simon & Schuster
Pub Date: May. 24, 2011


5. Unbroken

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

By Laura Hillenbrand

35 weeks on list

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


6. Bossypants

By Tina Fey

15 weeks on list

Hardcover, 288pp, $26.99
Reagan Arthur Books
Pub Date: Apr. 5, 2011


7. Reckless Endangerment

How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon

By Gretchen Morgenson; Joshua Rosner

4 weeks on list

Hardcover, 352pp, $30.00
Times Books
Pub Date: May. 24, 2011


8. SEAL Team Six

Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

By Howard E. Wasdin; Stephen Templin

10 weeks on list

Hardcover, 352pp, $26.99
St. Martin's Press
Pub Date: May. 10, 2011


9. Absolute Monarchs

A History of the Papacy

By John Julius Norwich

1 week on list

Hardcover, 528pp, $30.00
Random House
Pub Date: Jul. 12, 2011


10. The Social Animal

The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

By David Brooks

19 weeks on list

Hardcover, 448pp, $27.00
Random House
Pub Date: Mar. 8, 2011


11. Lost in Shangri-La

A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

By Mitchell Zuckoff

7 weeks on list

Hardcover, 400pp, $26.99
Harper
Pub Date: May. 1, 2011


12. Area 51

An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

By Annie Jacobsen

9 weeks on list

Hardcover, 544pp, $27.99
Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: May. 17, 2011


13. The Psychopath Test

A Journey Through the Madness Industry

By Jon Ronson

8 weeks on list

Hardcover, 288pp, $25.95
Riverhead Hardcover
Pub Date: May. 12, 2011


14. Nothing Daunted

The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West

By Dorothy Wickenden

2 weeks on list

Hardcover, 304pp, $26.00
Scribner
Pub Date: Jun. 21, 2011


15. The 4-Hour Body

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

By Timothy Ferriss

7 weeks on list

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

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