New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
January 13, 2019
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
2. The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors
Charles Krauthammer, edited by Daniel Krauthammer
A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.
3. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
4. 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.
5. Brief Answers to the Big Questions
A collection of essays from the late scientist's personal archive that address 10 imponderables.
6. Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
Pictures of former President Obama are juxtaposed with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents.
8. Churchill: Walking With Destiny
A biography focusing on what motivated the war leader and how he learned from his mistakes.
9. Fear: Trump in the White House
Debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.
10. Beastie Boys Book
Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz
The story of the New York band who achieved hip hop stardom.
11. The Fifth Risk
How the Trump administration staffs its federal agencies.
12. 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.
13. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari
Technological, political and social issues in the modern era, and the choices individuals might consider in facing them.
14. Obama: An Intimate Portrait
More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.
15. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
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A version of this list appears in the January 13, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending December 29, 2018.
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