Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of November 12, 2017

  1. LEONARDO DA VINCI by Walter Isaacson. A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines. 
  2. SISTERS FIRST by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. The twin daughters of former president George W. Bush offer their account of growing up in the public eye.

  3. ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. Major General Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana.

  4. KILLING ENGLAND by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. Major events and battles during the Revolutionary War are told from the perspectives of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and others.

  5. GRANT by Ron Chernow. A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States. 

  6. WHAT HAPPENED by Hillary Rodham Clinton. The first woman nominated for president by a major political party details her campaign, mistakes she made, outside forces that affected the outcome and how she recovered in its aftermath.

  7. WE'RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE by Gabrielle Union. Essays by the actress and activist on love, step-parenting and living beyond personal tragedy.

  8. THE STORM BEFORE THE STORM by Mike Duncan. How corruption, economic inequality and ethnic prejudices were early factors in the fall of the Roman Republic.

  9. ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

  10. AMERICAN RADICAL by Tamer Elnoury with Kevin Maurer. The memoir of a Muslim-American undercover agent for the F.B.I.’s counterterrorism unit.

  11. ENDURANCE by Scott Kelly. A memoir by the retired astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station.

  12. THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP edited by Bandy X. Lee. 27 psychiatrists and mental health experts give their assessments of the president.

  13. WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A series of essays that cover each year of the Obama administration, the writer's own journey and the echoes of American history in modern times.

  14. PRINCE : A PRIVATE VIEW by Afshin Shahidi. The musician’s cinematographer shares exclusive photographs and stories.

  15. HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J. D. Vance. A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America's white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

     Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists