New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
November 19, 2017
1. Leonardo Da Vinci
A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines.
2. Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit
The New York senator's journey from his formative years to his tragic run for president.
3. Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny
Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Major General Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana.
4. Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life
Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush
How the twin daughters of former president George W. Bush grew up in the public eye.
A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States.
6. Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Major events and battles during the Revolutionary War are told from several perspectives.
7. What Happened
Hillary Rodham Clinton
An inside look at her campaign and how she recovered in its aftermath.
8. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
A series of essays that cover each year of the Obama administration and the writer's own journey.
9. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
10. What Does This Button Do? An Autobiography
The lead singer of Iron Maiden discusses his time as a competitive fencer,. airline pilot and cancer survivor.
11. Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
A memoir by the retired astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station.
12. We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
Essays by the actress and activist on love, step-parenting and living beyond personal tragedy.
13. Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World
A biography of the monk whose writings sparked the Protestant Reformation.
14. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
A Yale Law School graduate examines white working class struggles.
15. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
A neuroscientist uses recent scientific discoveries to explain the functions of sleeping and dreaming.
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A version of this list appears in the November 19, 2017 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 4, 2017.