This Week's Bestsellers - Adult Non-Fiction

The top selling adult non-fiction titles at Belmont Books this week:


Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541730335
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Published: PublicAffairs - August 24th, 2021

From the bestselling author of The Storm Before the Storm and host of the Revolutions podcast comes the thrilling story of the Marquis de Lafayette’s lifelong quest to defend the principles of liberty and equality


Few in history can match the revolu

The State Must Provide: Why America's Colleges Have Always Been Unequal--and How to Set Them Right Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062976482
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Published: Ecco - August 10th, 2021

“A book that both taught me so much and also kept me on the edge of my seat. It is an invaluable text from a supremely talented writer.” —Clint Smith, author of How the Word is Passed

The definitive history of the pervasiveness of racial inequality in American higher education

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062993151
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Published: Harper Wave - June 15th, 2021

The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power.

What makes “cults” so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful?

Here, Right Matters: An American Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063079427
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Published: Harper - August 3rd, 2021

Instant New York Times bestseller

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143127741
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Published: Penguin Books - September 8th, 2015

#1 New York Times bestseller

“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies

An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525565642
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Published: Vintage - August 17th, 2021

A charming and refreshingly frank memoir from "The Queen of Greens." America's leading culinary authority on vegetables gives us a deeply personal look at the rise of vegetarian cooking, and a manifesto for how to eat well.

This Is Your Mind on Plants Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593296905
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Published: Penguin Press - July 6th, 2021

The instant New York Times bestseller

“Expert storytelling . . . [Pollan] masterfully elevates a series of big questions about drugs, plants and humans that are likely to leave readers thinking in new ways.”—New York Times Book Review

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804190114
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Published: Crown - February 28th, 2017

#1 New York Times Bestseller • A historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America's turn towards authoritarianism.

The International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom and the Spanish Civil War Cover Image
ISBN: 9781408853986
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 24th, 2021

A comprehensive and deeply-researched history of the Spanish Civil War through the lens of the men and women who traveled from around the world to fight Franco's fascism.

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631491665
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Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020

WINNER • 2021 PULITZER PRIZE IN BIOGRAPHY • WINNER — 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION • TIME Magazine — 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2020 • A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and Editors' Choice Selection • Best Books of 2020: NPR, Washington Post, Library Journal, Chicago Public Library • Excerpted in The New Yorker • Longlisted — Andrew Ca

Find Your Inner Unicorn: A Journal Celebrating Magical Living Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645175216
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Published: Thunder Bay Press - May 4th, 2021

Discover how unicorns create a magical aura around everything they touch with this illustrated guided journal.

Inside this book are writing prompts, to-do lists, and doodling pages that encourage readers to experience the world as a unicorn does—sometimes all you need to do is show off your horn and let your radiance shine!

The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion--Surprising Observations of a Hidden World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781771648028
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Published: Greystone Books - May 18th, 2021

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees.

The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. This book shows us that animals think, feel and know in much the same way as we do.--Sy Montgomery, bestselling author of The Soul of an Octopus

Acadia: The Complete Guide: Acadia National Park & Mount Desert Island (Color Travel Guide) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940754314
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Destination Press - March 28th, 2018

Acadia National Park is the most beautiful destination in Maine. This gorgeous, full-color travel guidebook reveals the highlights and hidden gems of both Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

The Little Book of Alpaca Philosophy: A Calmer, Wiser, Fuzzier Way of Life (the Little Animal Philosophy Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780008392741
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Published: HarperCollins - October 6th, 2020

The secret to living a better, deeper, more fulfilling life. Or at least, the secret to chilling out just a tiny bit.

Wise, kind, observant and gentle, alpacas are the Dali Llamas of the animal kingdom. Their days consist of quiet contemplation, empathy and sweet-natured interactions with their herd - we have much to learn from them.

The Art of Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062223074
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2016

Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well.

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