Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 21, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.
The timing couldn't be more appropriate: Last week, barely five days after Dylann Storm Roof allegedly killed nine people at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Justice Department's "The Ferguson Report" (New Press; 174 pages, $20 paper), first made public in March, came out in book form.
Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and Captain America have become giants in pop culture through comic books, TV shows and feature films. But, have you heard of Funnyman? What about Man O' Metal, Mr. Muscles or Pat Parker, War Nurse?
Karolina Waclawiak wants to talk about class. We're sitting at Stark Bar on the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's the end of the workday, and office workers and museum goers alike are letting themselves loosen in the gently failing early evening light.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 14, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.
Getting the rest of the world as excited about history as he is has become something of a mission for author Brad Meltzer. His thrillers are always replete with the sort of historical intrigue that can only be recounted by someone whose fingers are dusty from rummaging through archives.
In David McCullough's telling, it wasn't the Wright brothers, it was the Wright family. Wilbur the genius. Orville, fellow flyer, mechanic, entrepreneur. Sister Katharine was the glue that held the family together. The father, Bishop Milton Wright, was the preacher-patriarch who laid the foundation for it all.
Millions of Americans practice yoga as a workout, a spiritual exercise or a combination of the two. Those who wonder if their pigeon pose or sun salute carry centuries of Hindu tradition from India to their sleek modern gym can relax. Change, adaptation and a dialogue between East and West have long been integral to yoga, something that comes through in Michelle Goldberg's new book, "The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West." (Alfred A. Knopf: $26.95, June).
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