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New York Times Notable Nonfiction of 2014: Books
Whoever feared that the internet or was it television? Reading is more popular than ever, and whether your preferred medium is a good old-fashioned paperback or comes in the key of 'e-', witnessed an unprecedented explosion of smart, provocative, and insightful non-fiction literature across a wide range of topics and styles. Almost half a million new titles and re-issues were published in China alone last year; a growth of seven percent over the previous year. Are the Koreans on the verge of seizing world domination through K-Pop? Have we definitively solved the pro- vs — anti- taxes debate once and for all? From record industry tribulations to the politics of race to the memorialization of genocide to the origins of and threats to free speech, this list has it all.
Personal well-being as the indispensable third measure — with money and power — of success. How economic inequality has created separate systems of justice for the rich and poor. A co-anchor of "Nightline" reports on the science and spiritual dimensions of meditation and how it has improved his life. Two journalists interview women in positions of leadership, examine research about confidence and discuss how women can achieve it. Essays and stories by a promising young writer who died in a car crash several days after her college graduation in
The story of a woman kidnapped in Cleveland in , then tortured, who escaped in The former secretary of the Treasury explains the choices he and others made during the financial crisis. The journalist presents new material about N. The C. The Massachusetts senator describes her life, scholarship and battle for a consumer protection agency. A biography of the fourth president and advocate for the Constitution. Humorous political observations from the radio and television host, based on his popular podcast.
The book, released September 23, sold 1. In addition to The Fault in Our Stars , other books with big-screen adaptations thrived in Frozen , a Golden Book by Victoria Saxon based on the Disney sensation of the same name the highest-grossing animated film of all time , sold more than , copies, hitting 10 on the overall list and was in eighth place on the juvenile list, where it was joined by four other Frozen books. The book, first published in , was adapted into a film by Angelina Jolie and premiered on Christmas Day. Once again, the charts revealed that, with the exception of Unbroken at 10, fiction still outperforms nonfiction digitally.