New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
February 28, 2021
1.Walk in My Combat Boots: True Stories from America's Bravest Warriors
James Patterson and Matt Eversmann with Chris Mooney
A collection of interviews with troops who fought overseas.
2. Just As I Am
Cicely Tyson with Michelle Burford
The late iconic actress describes how she worked to change perceptions of Black women through her career choices.
3. A Promised Land
In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers personal reflections on his formative years and pivotal moments through his first term.
4. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
An examination of the cognitive skills of rethinking and unlearning that could be used to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
5. Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019
Ibram X. Kendi (editor) and Keisha N. Blain (editor)
A compendium featuring 90 writers covering 400 years of African-American history.
The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.
7. Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy
A former writer for the online magazine
gives his perspective on the activist movement antifa.
8. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
10. Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted
The writer of the
New York Times
column, "Life, Interrupted", chronicles her fight with cancer and an impactful road trip.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
12. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.
13. This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyber-Weapons Arms Race
New York Times
cybersecurity reporter describes a malicious and undetectable software bug that is in the hands of hostile nations and mercenaries.
14. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
A re-examination of a basic biological function and a look at the science behind ancient breathing practices.
15. Unfinished: A Memoir
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
The actor and producer describes her childhood in India, winning international beauty competitions and contending with loss.
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A version of this list appears in the February 28, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending February 13, 2021.
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