New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
November 11, 2018
1. Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler's inner circle.
2. The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
The former Los Angeles Lakers player describes various skills and techniques he used on the court.
3. Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution
The Fox News anchor argues that America's ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.
4. Brief Answers to the Big Questions
A collection of essays from the late scientist's personal archive that address 10 imponderables.
5. Fear: Trump in the White House
Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.
6. Presidents of War
How American presidents waged wars and expanded the power of the executive branch.
7. Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
The former White House photographer juxtaposes pictures of former President Obama with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.
8. The Fifth Risk
The author of "The Big Short" examines how the Trump administration staffs its federal agencies.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.
10. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
11. Almost Everything: Notes on Hope
Brief explorations into finding hope and wisdom in times of despair and uncertainty.
12. The Library Book
The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.
13. In Pieces
A memoir by the two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winner.
14. My Love Story
Tina Turner with Deborah Davis and Dominik Wichmann
The 12-time Grammy Award-winner describes her road to fame and reflects on difficult personal experiences.
15. The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created
A biography of the baseball legend Babe Ruth.
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A version of this list appears in the November 11, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending October 27, 2018.
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