Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

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#1 LEONARDO DA VINCI

Walter Isaacson

A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks

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#2 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.

On the bestsellers list for 30 weeks


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#3 GRANT

Ron Chernow

A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks

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#4 OBAMA

Pete Souza

More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.

On the bestsellers list for 4 weeks


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#5 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 17 weeks


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#6 HILLBILLY ELEGY

JD Vance

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.

On the bestsellers list for 68 weeks


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#7 PROMISE ME, DAD

Joe Biden

The former vice president recalls his toughest year in office, as his son battled brain cancer.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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#8 ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS

Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Major General Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana.

On the bestsellers list for 6 weeks


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#9 KILLING ENGLAND

Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Major events and battles during the Revolutionary War are told from several perspectives.

On the bestsellers list for 11 weeks


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#10 BOBBY KENNEDY

Chris Matthews

The New York senator's journey from his formative years to his tragic run for president.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#11 SISTERS FIRST

Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

How the twin daughters of former president George W. Bush grew up in the public eye.

On the bestsellers list for 6 weeks


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#12 WHAT HAPPENED

Hillary Rodham Clinton

An inside look at her campaign and how she recovered in its aftermath.

On the bestsellers list for 12 weeks


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#13 COLLUSION

Luke Harding

The British journalist recounts his meeting with the former MI6 officer Christopher Steele and makes his case for a connection between Moscow and Donald Trump.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#14 ENDURANCE

Scott Kelly

A memoir by the retired astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#15 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

David Grann

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

On the bestsellers list for 25 weeks

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