New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
July 28, 2019
1. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
2. Three Women
The inequality of female desire is explored through the sex lives of a homemaker; a high school student and a restaurant owner.
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.
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.
5. Unfreedom of the Press
Mark R. Levin
The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.
6. Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court
Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino
The conservative authors give their take on the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
7. America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
Steven M. Gillon
A historian describes John F. Kennedy, Jr. through the lens of their decades-long friendship.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Howard Stern Comes Again
The radio interviewer delves into some of his favorite on-air conversations from the past four decades of his career.
12. The Sixth Man: A Memoir
Andre Iguodala with Carvell Wallace
A memoir by the professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors and 2012 N.B.A. All-Star.
13. Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem
Daniel R. Day and Mikael Awake
A memoir by the creator of 1980s high-end streetwear and owner of an eponymous boutique.
14. Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force
Dan Schilling and Lori Chapman Longfritz
An account of the actions taken by Air Force Combat Controller John Chapman in Afghanistan that earned him a posthumous Medal of Honor.
15. The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unravelling of the American Story
The MSNBC host gives her analysis of Donald Trump's presidency.
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A version of this list appears in the July 28, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending July 13, 2019.
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