New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
March 22, 2020
1. The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.
2. The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
Various skills and techniques used on the court by the late Los Angeles Lakers player.
3. Unknown Valor: A Story of Family, Courage, and Sacrifice from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima
The Fox News anchor weaves stories of combat veterans who fought during World War II.
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
5. The MAGA Doctrine: The Only Ideas That Will Win the Future
The founder of Turning Point U.S.A. espouses some ideas promulgated by President Trump.
6. Open Book
Jessica Simpson with Kevin Carr O'Leary
The singer, actress and fashion designer discloses times of success, trauma and addiction.
7. The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer delves into the seven last sayings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
9. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know
Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.
10. A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America
Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists use firsthand accounts to chart patterns of behavior within the Trump administration.
11. John Adams Under Fire: The Founding Father's Fight for Justice in the Boston Massacre Murder Trial
Dan Abrams and David Fisher
How the man who became the second president served as the defense lawyer for the British soldiers who stood accused in the Boston Massacre in 1770.
12. Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction
The New York Times finance editor traces the history and illicit dealings of Deutsche Bank.
13. Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe
A physicist gives an overview of how we got here, where we are and directions we might go.
14. Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite
The author of
gives his evaluations of members of the Democratic Party.
15. A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump
The former campaign manager for Barack Obama prescribes conversations average citizens can have to affect the next presidential election.
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A version of this list appears in the March 22, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending March 7, 2020.