New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
February 18, 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. 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.
3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
4. 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.
5. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Daniel H. Pink
Research from several fields reveals the ideal time to make small decisions and big life changes.
6. Leonardo Da Vinci
A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines.
7. Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations
A history of Israel's targeted assassination programs, with accounts from current and former members of the Israeli government.
8. It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America
David Cay Johnston
A case for how the scope of the Trump presidency differs from all the others.
The Hollywood actress details growing up in a cult and the traumas of the entertainment industry.
10. The Last Black Unicorn
The comedian recounts growing up in South Central Los Angeles and finding success after a period of homelessness.
11. 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 of the United States.
13. How Democracies Die
Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
The decline of democracies in Europe and Latin America and ways to avoid authoritarianism.
14. The Monk of Mokha
A Yemeni-American doorman travels to a civil war-engulfed Yemen in the hopes of restoring a nearly lost art of coffee cultivation.
15. Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill
J. Randy Taraborrelli
A biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; her mother, Janet Lee Auchincloss; and her sister Lee Radziwill.
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A version of this list appears in the February 18, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending February 3, 2018.