New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
June 30, 2019
1. Unfreedom of the Press
Mark R. Levin
The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.
2. Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation
Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw
Pulitzer Prize winner John Meacham and Grammy Award winner Tim McGraw explore how America was shaped by music.
3. The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.
4. Howard Stern Comes Again
The radio interviewer delves into some of his favorite on-air conversations from the past four decades of his career.
5. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
7. Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
William H. McRaven
A memoir by the retired four-star Navy admiral, including the capture of Saddam Hussein and the raid to kill Osama bin Ladin.
8. Siege: Trump Under Fire
The author of
Fire and Fury
weaves a story of the second year of the Trump White House.
9. The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist begins his Revolution Trilogy with events from 1775 to 1777.
10. The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America
CNN's chief White House correspondent details his experience covering Donald Trump's presidential campaign and administration.
11. More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)
The journalist explores several themes such as race, power, identity and love.
12. The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
The philanthropist shares stories of empowering women to improve society.
13. Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War
Ray Lambert and Jim DeFelice
A firsthand account of two brothers who served in the Army during D-Day.
14. The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
A New York Times Op-Ed columnist espouses having an outward focus to attain a meaningful life.
15. One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
A behind-the-scenes account of the race to plan and execute the first mission to the moon in the 1960s.
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A version of this list appears in the June 30, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending June 15, 2019.
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