New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
March 4, 2018
1. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
A journalist offers an inside account of the first year of the Trump White House.
2. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
A case for using reason, science and humanism to counter pessimistic views of Western civilization.
3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
4. All-American Murder
James Patterson and Alex Abramovich with Mike Harvkey
The story of Aaron Hernandez, the New England Patriots tight end convicted of first-degree murder.
5. Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
The former vice president recalls his toughest year in office.
6. All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire
An oral history of the creation and development of the series "The Wire."
7. Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved
A divinity school professor examines her tacit beliefs when she learns she has colon cancer.
8. Obama: An Intimate Portrait
More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.
9. Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
How the United States failed to understand a secret wing of a Pakistani intelligence agency and doomed two wars.
10. The Last Black Unicorn
The comedian recounts growing up in South Central Los Angeles and finding success after a period of homelessness.
11. Leonardo Da Vinci
A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines.
12. Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression -- and the Unexpected Solutions
The journalist describes nine causes of depression and anxiety, and offers potential solutions.
13. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Daniel H. Pink
Research reveals the ideal time to make small decisions and big life changes.
14. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians.
15. How Democracies Die
Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
The decline of democracies in Europe and Latin America and ways to avoid authoritarianism.
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A version of this list appears in the March 4, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending February 17, 2018.
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