NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of August 27, 2015In Just Mercy, attorney Bryan Stevenson recounts his efforts to defend the poor, the wrongly condemned and women and children trapped in the criminal justice system. It appears at No. 5.
Daniel James Brown traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower.
Working with your hands is one of the best ways to soothe anxiety and eliminate stress. This pocket-sized coloring book offers a practical exercise in mindfulness that draws on your creativity and hones your focus.
Jeff Hobbs traces a young man's effort to escape the dangers of the streets and his own nature after graduating from Yale. It describes his youth in violent 1980s Newark and his struggle to navigate two fiercely insular worlds.
I Am Malala describes the life of the young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley, survived an assassination attempt and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.
After her mother's death and the end of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed impulsively decided to hike more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington state — alone.
An account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 relates the stories of two men who shaped the history of the event — architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and serial killer Herman Mudgett.
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