Oscar-nominated adaptations (5 books)

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Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup

#1 Bestseller

Now a major motion picture directed by Steve McQueen and starring Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Paul Giamatti

12 Years a Slave is a riveting true account...


A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea

by Richard Phillips & Stephan Talty

"I share the country's admiration for the bravery of Captain Phillips and his selfless concern for his crew. His courage is a model for all Americans."

--President Barack Obama It was just another day on the...


Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search (Movie Tie-in)

by Martin Sixsmith & Judi Dench

New York Times Bestseller

Now a major motion picture starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and nominated for four Academy Awards: the heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 years...


The Wolf of Wall Street

by Jordan Belfort

Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

 

By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs,...


The Sting Man: Inside Abscam

by Robert W. Greene

The true story behind the film AMERICAN HUSTLE

The Sting Man is the amazing inside story of Mel Weinberg, one of the most fascinating fast-buck operators to ever live, and the incredible scandals he masterminded....


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