Top 10 non-fiction books of 2012
Here is a ranking of best-selling non-fiction books of the outgoing year
From the list of best-selling non-fiction books of 2012 formed an excellent program of self-improvement. Steve Jobs biography and Pavel Durov inspire action and made to believe in the success.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky teaches us not only to win but also lose with dignity, and Vladimir Pozner - extract from happening lessons and time to part with illusions. Parisian Ines de la Fressange imparts good taste and sense of style, and Japanese Masaru Ibuka explains how with the birth of a child to develop talent, and assures that the genius - it's easy. Dmitry Bykov forms a circle reading in the near future, and infects the love of literature, Nikolai Starikov calls for careful and thoughtful attitude to history. A British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking reasoned and at the same time, just answer the main questions of life.
In general, all selected by readers of the book set the correct motion vector, as it should be good literature. Rating the best-selling non-fiction books of the outgoing year is based on data on sales of the largest Russian publishers.
Walter Isaacson. "Steve Jobs"
Release Date: November 30, 2011
Sold 105 000 copies
Rating: number 4 in the final ranking of non-fiction magazine "Biblio-Globus" books; Number 9 in the summary (fiction + non-fiction) Pro-Books.ru ranking for the year
Journalist Walter Isaacson, the famous documentary book about Franklin and Einstein, his biography of Steve Jobs himself has chosen. Work on the book began in 2009, when Jobs was already seriously ill. At the heart of the biography - about 40 interviews with "guru of Silicon Valley" and more than a hundred conversations with his relatives, colleagues, rivals and even enemies. This is the story of victories and human blunders, which in 1983 enthusiastically talked about what everyone can easily use the computer and manage it with the help of other devices. The book is about how to start-up in his parents' garage turned to Apple, Jobs has the looks and the censorship in the network, and to protect intellectual property. Before going to press, "Steve Jobs" has broken all records on the number of pre-sales on Amazon.com and then became superbestsellera and film rights to the more than $ 1 million has already purchased Sony Pictures.
Vladimir Pozner. "Farewell to illusions"
Release Date: February 3, 2012
It sold 86 500 copies + 10 000 to print out
Rating: number 2 in the ranking of the store "Moscow" and "Biblio-Globus", №3 Ozon.ru in the final ranking; Number 6 in the consolidated (fiction + non-fiction) Pro-Books.ru ranking for the year
"Farewell to illusions" Vladimir Posner wrote in English 21 years ago. In the US, this autobiography is almost 20 weeks has been on the bestseller list "The New York Times" and brought the author a madman, by Soviet standards, the fee - $ 100 000. In the Russian Posner translated the book only in 2008 and three years pondering how to reflect the past 18 years in the manuscript. "Farewell to illusions" - person memoir with incredible for a Soviet journalist fate: born in Paris, in five years, was walking with his mother at Nice, seven went to school in New York City in 17 years completed his studies in Berlin and only a year later for the first time I arrived in Moscow. Reading "Farewell to illusions," it is important to remember that it was written is not the master of Russian journalism, and a young man who, having received European education, I was in the Soviet reality and then sincerely believed the Soviet Union is the best model of government. And the modern part of the book - it is also a farewell to the illusions.
Misaru Ibuka. "After three too late"
Release Date: November 30, 2011
Sold 47 000 copies
Rating: №2 in "Child Psychology", "Moscow" magazine rankings, №4 in the final rating Pro-Books.ru in "Children's Books"
This amazing book written by SONY founder: very few people know that in the Japanese Association of Early Childhood Development, he has made no less successful than in the business. For the first time, "After three already late," it was published in Russian in 1991, reprinted in 2011, and a month after the release won the Runet Book Award in the categories "Select users Runet" and "Bestseller on Amazon." Masaru Ibuka said that young children have the ability to effortlessly learn anything: the author claims that during the first three years of life the child the highest potential for learning. According to Ibuka, learning foreign languages, playing the violin or the piano is difficult for an adult, and for children it is almost an unconscious effort. The author offers a plain and simple techniques that promote early childhood development. December 8, 2012 specifically for dads came abridged edition, which can be read in an hour.
, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Natalia Gevorkyan. "Prison and Freedom"
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Sold 43 000 copies
Rating: №3 in the final rating of the non-fiction book store, "Biblio-Globus"; Number 3 in the section "Political memoirs, journalistic investigations" store "Moscow"; №6 in the synthesis (fiction + non-fiction) rating for half Pro-Books.ru
The former head of Yukos, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was one of the richest men in Russia, and became the most famous of its inmates, wrote the book of Revelation about how Bank Menatep has grown from a youth center, and then - as the Yukos and then everything collapsed. The book is 15 chapters with the telling name: "I wanted to be the best", "Politics", "Golden Age bankers amateurs", "Big Business," "After Yeltsin," etc. The last chapter - "The future of Russia".. - the country's development program. "Still I continue to give unsolicited advice," - the author writes ironically. Co-author of Khodorkovsky, journalist Natalia Gevorkyan complements his story of his point of view on the events connected with the Yukos case and the recent history of Russia, and noted that the book was written hard and difficult - more than two years. The first print run - 20,000 copies - publishing "Howard Roark," sold just a week and a half and has already printed and put on the shelves of extra thirty thousand.
Nikolai Starikov. "Stalin. Remember together "
Release Date: August 3, 2012
Sold 20 000 copies + 8000 overprint
Rating: № 1 in the ranking of non-fiction magazine "Biblio-Globus"; Number 2 in the "History of Russia" rating shopping "Moscow"; № 16 in a consolidated (fiction + non-fiction) rating for half Pro-Books.ru
42-year-old Nikolai Starikov graduated from the St. Petersburg Engineering-Economic Institute and an economist. By his own admission, "seeing patterns of political and historical development of Russia, the hidden springs of catastrophes and disasters which have happened to the country, he decided to start writing a book" - now they are in the account 11. In his book "Stalin. Remember together, "Nikolai Starikov trying to understand the complex personality of the leader and through his biography in the context of real historical events give insight into the motives of his actions. The reader's interest in the book says an expert on public relations magazine "Biblio-Globus" Elena Nikolyuk: "The rankings ourselves surprised winner of the first place - the book" Stalin. Remembering Together ", which is on sale for only about four months. Although there is an explanation: the book of Nikolai Starikov always arouse interest among readers, and in recent years we note the increasing demand for books about the history of Russia. "
Dmitry Bykov. "Soviet literature. Short Course "
Release Date: November 12, 2012
It sold 10 000 copies to print out 5000
Rating: №1 in "Literature. Criticism of Moscow "," the final rankings store "; №3 in store rating "Book Club 36, 6 'for the year
Dmitry Bykov collected under one cover his lectures on literature for students of MGIMO and materials for classes with high school students. In the brief course of the literature of the Bulls more than thirty essays on the Soviet writers of the Maxim Gorky and Mikhail Sholokhov to Bella Akhmadulina and Boris Strugatsky. Bulls offers not dry study and live the stories of key figures of Soviet literature and does it masterfully, making us think and argue, and most importantly - to remember or read the works in question. And when the Bulls with his usual journalistic fervor, with personal involvement and knowledge of the material writes about the idol of the 1960s Edward Asadov or undeservedly forgotten Leonid Leonov, an almost unknown to modern readers Yuri Olesha and Valentin Kataev, you realize that the teaching of literature should be like this: not dry a choice of three options for the test exam, and controversy, fascinating lectures, motivation to read, discuss and think about.
Ines de la Fressange. "Parisienne and her style"
Release Date: April 19, 2012
Sold 11 000 copies
Rating: № 1 in the "fashion" of the final rankings store "Moscow"; Number 19 in the final ranking of non-fiction Pro-Books.ru year
At the heart of Parisian style - magnificent seven most ordinary things: men's jacket, the classic trench coat, dark blue sweater, a vest, a little black dress, jeans and a leather jacket. But how to wear them, creating a very special way? What to avoid and how it does not look boring? The famous French model Ines de la Fressange offers detailed instructions in the style of "made in Paris". Ines, behind which more than a decade in the fashion industry, shares personal secrets of style and teach any woman to combine things and supplement them with the right accessories. "Guide to Style" from Fressange illustrated by excellent photographs and ironic drawings of the author, the "French thing" is presented in a kind caricature and stylish. In the role of Parisian - Ning, the daughter of Ines de la Fressange. "Parisienne not get down wages on some" must-have "of the latest collections. She believes that the talent she is not less than that of all sorts of stylists. "
Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking. "George and the Big Bang"
Release Date: September 17, 2012
Sold: 7,000 copies (total sales of the trilogy of George - 51 000 copies)
Rating: number 5 in the "developing and informative literature for schoolchildren"
How do you explain the curious little boy, where did the universe that is a black hole, and nothing to compare the speed of light? Fortunately for curious children and their parents have a scientific adventure epic astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy: "George's Secret Key to the Universe," "George and the treasures of the universe" and "George and the big bang." Sending a boy, George, Annie girl and physicist Eric in space travel, pushing them to the mysteries of the universe, and exposing grave danger, Hawking explains the origin and structure of the universe and other complicated things. Trilogy about George Lucy Hawking has conceived when the birthday party of her son's young guests came to Stephen Hawking and asked him questions about astrophysics. In the third book, the Hawking sent George in the Large Hadron Collider, where he had to stop a plot by evil scientists, but at the same time find out how did the universe that connects the vacuum and vacuum cleaners, whether there is a space other solar systems, that is the laws of Newton and the theory of relativity and much more.
Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow. "The Grand Design"
Release Date: March 19, 2012
Sold 6 500 copies
Rating: number 6 in the "natural sciences", "Moscow" magazine rankings; Number 11 in the ranking of non-fiction Pro-Books.ru year
"The Grand Design" - a book by Stephen Hawking, written in collaboration with a specialist in quantum theory and chaos theory Leonard Mlodinovym - answer the main question of the universe: whether to participate in the creation of the universe supreme intelligence? A new book by Stephen Hawking has never categorical and direct answer questions about the universe and life forms, yes, universes appear and is described by the laws of physics, God has nothing to do with life, probably, it has not only on Earth, although it is unlikely such a reasonable . In response to criticism of Hawking said that "it is impossible to prove the non-existence of God, but science makes it unnecessary." 70-year-old Stephen Hawking to 1960 suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and is almost completely paralyzed. He says with a special speech synthesizer, involved in the buccal muscle. But in January this year and it has atrophied, and therefore, it is possible that "The Grand Design" - the last sentence of the great scientist.
Nikolay Kononov. "Durov code"
Release Date: November 23, 2012
Sold: 5,000 + 5,000 overprint
Rating: number 10 in the ranking of non-fiction site Pro-Books.ru for the quarter, №2 in rating non-fiction Pro-Books.ru site in the past month; №3 in "Business" magazine ranking "Moscow"
"Code Durov" - biography of the creator of the site "VKontakte", "Zuckerberg of Petersburg" Pavel Durov. Durov staunchly defends their own ideas about the content, considering the freedom of information dissemination organic feature of the Internet, and won lawsuits against web. By the way, a pirated copy of the book of Nicholas Kononov appeared "VKontakte" in the public domain on the day of release, and the author could only report on his page that he does not mind. "Code Durov" is written with meticulous thoroughness: the author has met with many people, took hundreds of hours of interviews, chronologically arrayed story: clear, as there is "VKontakte" the conditions under which friends turn into partners and much more. Curiously, the list of the most widely read books of the year starts and ends biography computer genius, written personally familiar with the hero a journalist. Perhaps someday genius Pavel Durov will be comparable to the level of Steve Jobs, and writing talent Nikolai Kononov readers will appreciate higher than the not yet surpassed the skill Isaacson.