New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
February 25, 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. Obama: An Intimate Portrait
More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
6. Leonardo Da Vinci
A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines.
7. 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.
8. Everything Happens for a Reason : And Other Lies I've Loved
A divinity school professor examines her tacit beliefs when she learns she has late-stage colon cancer.
9. The Last Black Unicorn
The comedian recounts growing up in South Central Los Angeles and finding success after a period of homelessness.
10. Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
The former vice president recalls his toughest year in office, as his son battled brain cancer.
11. How Democracies Die
Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
The decline of democracies in Europe and Latin America and ways to avoid authoritarianism.
12. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Daniel H. Pink
Research reveals the ideal time to make small decisions and big life changes.
13. Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic
A former speechwriter for George W. Bush argues how America might become an illiberal democracy.
A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president.
15. The Line Becomes a River
A memoir by a former U.S. Board Patrol agent who is the grandson of a Mexican immigrant.
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A version of this list appears in the February 25, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending February 10, 2018.