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NYTimes Best Sellers: Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

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1

3 weeks on the list

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

Crown

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.

2

41 weeks on the list

Educated

by Tara Westover

Random House

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

3

8 weeks on the list

Killing the Ss

by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Holt

A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.

4

5 weeks on the list

Shade

by Pete Souza

Little, Brown

The former White House photographer juxtaposes pictures of former President Obama with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.

5

86 weeks on the list

Hillbilly Elegy

by JD Vance

HarperCollins

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

6

49 weeks on the list

Sapiens

by Yuval Noah Harari

Harper

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

7

9 weeks on the list

Ship of Fools

by Tucker Carlson

Free Press

The Fox News anchor argues that America’s ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.

8

5 weeks on the list

Beastie Boys Book

by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz

Spiegel & Grau

The story of the New York band who went from performing hardcore punk music to hip hop stardom.

9

11 weeks on the list

Leadership

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Simon & Schuster

The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.

10

12 weeks on the list

Fear

by Bob Woodward

Simon & Schuster

Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.

11

New this week

Trump's Enemies

by Corey R Lewandowski and David N Bossie

Center Street

The authors of “Let Trump Be Trump” give their perspectives on the president’s foes.

12

65 weeks on the list

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Norton

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

13

7 weeks on the list

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

by Stephen Hawking

Bantam

A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.

14

5 weeks on the list

The Library Book

by Susan Orlean

Simon & Schuster

The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

15

11 weeks on the list

Just Mercy

by Bryan Stevenson

Spiegel & Grau

A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.