Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of January 14, 2018

  1. LEONARDO DA VINCI by Walter Isaacson. A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines. 
  2. GRANT by Ron Chernow. A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States. 
  3. ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
  4. ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. Major General Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana.
  5. OBAMA by Pete Souza. More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.
  6. 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.
  7. PROMISE ME, DAD by Joe Biden. The former vice president recalls his toughest year in office, as his son battled brain cancer.
  8. LET TRUMP BE TRUMP by Corey R. Lewandowski and David N. Bossie. Insider accounts of the Republican presidential campaign and its outcome by two of its advisers.
  9. BOBBY KENNEDY by Chris Matthews. The New York senator's journey from his formative years to his tragic run for president.
  10. KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON by David Grann. The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians.
  11. THE LAST BLACK UNICORN by Tiffany Haddish. The comedian recounts growing up in South Central Los Angeles, exacting revenge on an ex-boyfriend and finding success after a period of homelessness.

  12. 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.

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

  14. HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance. A Yale Law School graduate examines white working class struggles.

  15. 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.


  Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists