Hardcover Nonfiction

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#1 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

On the bestsellers list for 13 weeks


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#2 HILLBILLY ELEGY

JD Vance

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

On the bestsellers list for 53 weeks


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#3 AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE

Al Franken

A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer.

On the bestsellers list for 9 weeks

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#4 DEVIL'S BARGAIN

Joshua Green

A deeply reported account of the relationship between Donald Trump and his chief strategist.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#5 REDISCOVERING AMERICANISM

Mark R Levin

The radio host argues that the founding fathers would be shocked by the expansion of modern government.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#6 OPTION B

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

On the bestsellers list for 14 weeks


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#7 DANGEROUS

Milo Yiannopoulos

The alt-right provocateur criticizes political correctness.

On the bestsellers list for 4 weeks


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#8 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 15 weeks

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#9 THE OPERATOR

Robert O'Neill

The 400-mission career of a SEAL Team operator.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks


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#10 UNDERSTANDING TRUMP

Newt Gingrich

The former House speaker explains the president’s philosophy and political agenda.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#11 HUE 1968

Mark Bowden

An account of the battle that changed the American approach to Vietnam.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks

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#12 THE SWAMP

Eric Bolling

The Fox News host suggests how Donald Trump can fight cronyism.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#13 I CAN'T MAKE THIS UP

Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss

The comedian’s personal and professional life.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks


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#14 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 10 weeks


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#15 BORN A CRIME

Trevor Noah

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”

On the bestsellers list for 23 weeks


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