Saturday, April 25, 2015

NY Times Bestseller List (Non-Fiction) 04/26/2015

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non-Fiction
Top Ten
Week Ending April 26th 2015

10 - Yes Please - Amy Poehler
(24 weeks on list)

9  -  What If? - Randall Munroe
(32 weeks on list)

8  -  H is for Hawk - Helen MacDonald
(8 weeks on list)

7  -  A Curious Mind - Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman
(Debut)
The Oscar winning producer describes the importance of curiosity in his life, and how others can harness its power.

6  -  Between You and Me - Mary Norris
(2 weeks on list)

5  -  A Fine Romance - Candice Bergen
(Debut)
The actress' memoir discusses her marriage to Louis Malle, her work on "Murphy Brown" and the birth of her daughter at 39

4  - Being Mortal - Atul Gawande
(27 weeks on list)

3  -  The Residence - Kate Andersen
(Debut)
Fifty years of White House lore, based on interviews with butlers, maids, chefs and other staff members.

2  -  Dead Wake - Erik Larson
(5 weeks on list) (last week's #1) (4 consecutive weeks at #1)

1  -  Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies - David Fisher
(Debut)
Stories of the American West; a companion volume to the Fox News series.




NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) 04/26/2015

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top Ten
Week Ending April 26th 2015

10 - Miracle At Augusta - James Patterson and Peter DeJonge
(Debut)
A troubled famous golfer finds redemption in mentoring a talented teenager.

9 -  Blood On Snow - Jo Nesbo
(Debut)
A job goes wrong for an Oslo contract killer.

8  -  The Patriot Threat - Steve Berry
(2 weeks on list)

7  -  At The Water's Edge - Sara Gruen
(2 weeks on list)

6  -  The Nightengale - Kristin Hannah
(10 weeks on list)

5  -  Falling In Love - Donna Leon
(Debut)
Commissario Guido Brunetti becomes involved when an obsessive fan stalks a diva.

4  -  Hot Pursuit - Stuart Woods
(Debut)
In the 33rd Stone Barrington novel, the New York lawyer pursues an attractive pilot and must deal with her stalker ex-boyfriend as well as intrigue in the Middle East

3  -  The Stranger - Harlan Coben
(3 weeks on list)

2  -  Al The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
(49 weeks on list)

1  -  The Girl On The Train - Paula Hawkins
(13 weeks on list) (12 consecutive weeks at #1)
A psychological thriller set in London.


1975 NBA MVP


Bob Mcadoo of the Buffalo Braves (now LA Clippers) led an undermanned Braves team to the playoffs with 49 wins and led the league with 34.5 points per game to win his 2nd of 3 consecutive scoring titles and his only NBA MVP trophy.
The Braves were ousted in the first round by the Washington Bullets after a tough 7 game series.  
This would be McAdoo's and the Braves finest season with the Braves moving to California in 1978 and did not get 50 wins until 2012-13 season.
McAdoo would eventually win 2 NBA titles, as a player, with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1982 and 1985.  He has 3 NBA titles as an assistant coach with the Miami Heat winning in 2006, 2012 and 2013.
He still holds the Braves/Clippers records for most minutes play per game (40.1), field goals made per game (11.1)  and field goal attempts per game (22.1).


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Classic Movie Poster of the Week

1940
Rebecca

The winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1940 and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, first american project and earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director.



Rebecca from 1948 Screen Guild Theater Radio production

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Today in History (April 19th) Douglas MacArthur

April 19th 1951
US Army General Douglas MacArthur address' the United States Congress in a farewell speech, as he was ending a 52 years of military service.
He would, during this speech, gives his famous statement 
"Old soldiers never die, they just fade away"





NY Times Bestseller List (Non-Fiction) 04/19/2015

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non-Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending April 19th 2015


10 - Pioneer Girl - Laura Ingalls Wilder
(4 weeks on list)

9  -  What If? - Randall Munroe 

(31 weeks on list)

8  -  Heretic - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

(2 weeks on list)
The author of "Infidel" and "Nomad" argues that fundamental doctrines of Islam must change for it to be compatible with democracy.

7  -  Yes Please - Amy Poehler

(23 weeks on list)

6  -  In Defense of a Liberal Education - Fareed Zakaria

(Debut)
A case for the centrality of the curriculum in the sciences and humanities.

5  -  Killing Patton - Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

(28 weeks on list)

4  -  H is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald

(7 weeks on list)

3  -  Becoming Steve Jobs - Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzli

(2 weeks on list)
Jobs, who started out as a brash young genius, developed a more mature management style.

2  -  Being Mortal - Atul Gawande

(26 weeks on list)

1  -  Dead Wake - Erik Larson
(4 weeks on list and 4 weeks at #1)
The last voyage of the Lusitania,


NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) April 19th 2015

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending April 19th 2015


10 - NYPD Red 3 - James Patterson
(3 weeks on list)

9  -  The Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro
(5 weeks on list)

8  -  The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
(9 weeks on list)

7  -  A Spool of Blue Thread - Anne Tyler
(8 weeks on list)


6 -  At The Water's Edge - Sara Gruen
(Debut)
A Philadelphia socialite travels to the Scottish Highlands with her husband and his friend, who are searching for the Loch Ness Monster;  she falls in love with the countryside and its people and uncovers secrets about husband and family.

5  -  The Patriot Thread - Steve Berry
(Debut)
The former government operative Cotton Malone searches for a North Korean who may have aquired Treasury Department files.

4  -  All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
(48 weeks on list)

3  -  The Stranger - Harlan Coben
(2 weeks on list)
Characters' lives begin to fall apart as a mysterious stranger discloses secrets to them; a stand alone thriller.

2  -  The Shadows - J.R. Ward
(Debut)
Book 13 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series

1  -  The Girl on the Train
(12 Weeks on list) (11 weeks at #1)
A psychological thriller set in London.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Today in History April 12th (The Death of FDR)

April 12th 1945
(70 Years Ago today)



America is stunned with the news that President Franklin Roosevelt has died suddenly from a cerebral hemorrhage.  
He was on a vacation trip to Warm Springs GA. when he succumb suddenly.





Thursday, April 9, 2015