New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
December 2, 2018
The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
2. Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler's inner circle.
3. Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution
The Fox News anchor argues that America's ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.
4. Fear: Trump in the White House
Debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.
5. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
6. Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording With Wilco, Etc
The founding member of the rock band Wilco discusses his life and artistic process
Doris Kearns Goodwin
The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents.
8. Beastie Boys Book
Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz
The story of the New York band who achieved hip hop stardom.
9. Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
Pictures of former President Obama are juxtaposed with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.
10. Brief Answers to the Big Questions
A collection of essays from the late scientist's personal archive that address 10 imponderables.
11. Almost Everything: Notes on Hope
Brief explorations into finding hope and wisdom in times of despair and uncertainty.
12. The Library Book
The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.
13. The Fifth Risk
The author of "The Big Short" examines how the Trump administration staffs its federal agencies.
14. The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
The former Los Angeles Lakers player describes various skills and techniques he used on the court.
A memoir by the actor and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter.
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A version of this list appears in the December 2, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 17, 2018.
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