New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
August 4, 2019
1. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
2. American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump
Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent narrates a decade-long civil war inside the GOP and Donald Trump's concurrent ascension.
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.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
5. Three Women
The inequality of female desire is explored through the sex lives of a homemaker; a high school student and a restaurant owner.
6. Unfreedom of the Press
Mark R. Levin
The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.
7. Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court
Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino
The conservative authors give their take on the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
8. America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
Steven M. Gillon
A historian describes John F. Kennedy, Jr. through the lens of their decades-long friendship.
9. Howard Stern Comes Again
The radio interviewer delves into some of his favorite on-air conversations from the past four decades of his career.
10. The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
The philanthropist shares stories of empowering women to improve society.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist's patient.
14. The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unravelling of the American Story
The MSNBC host gives her analysis of Donald Trump's presidency.
15. Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem
Daniel R. Day and Mikael Awake
A memoir by the creator of 1980s high-end streetwear and owner of an eponymous boutique.
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A version of this list appears in the August 4, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending July 20, 2019.
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