New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
June 16, 2019
1. Unfreedom of the Press
Mark R. Levin
The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.
2. Howard Stern Comes Again
The radio interviewer delves into some of his favorite on-air conversations from the past four decades of his career.
3. The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.
4. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
6. Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
William H. McRaven
A memoir by the retired four-star Navy admiral, including the capture of Saddam Hussein and the raid to kill Osama bin Ladin.
7. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
An argument for how generalists excel more than specialists, especially in complex and unpredictable fields.
8. The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
A New York Times Op-Ed columnist espouses having an outward focus to attain a meaningful life.
9. The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist begins his Revolution Trilogy with events from 1775 to 1777.
10. Anthony Bourdain Remembered
A collection of photographs and remembrances by some who were impacted by the chef and television host.
11. The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
The philanthropist shares stories of empowering women to improve society.
12. Spying on the South: An Odyssey across the American Divide
A retracing of Frederick Law Olmsted's time as an undercover correspondent during the 1850s in the South for
The New York Times
and one of the designers of Central Park.
13. Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
Harper Lee's work on the true-crime story about a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members in the 1970s.
14. Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery
The veteran and Republican senator from Arkansas describes the services enacted by the Army unit know as the Old Guard.
15. Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy
Dan Abrams and David Fisher
The 1915 courtroom fight between William Barnes and the former president who had accused him of political corruption.
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A version of this list appears in the June 16, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending June 1, 2019.