New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
July 21, 2019
1. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
2. 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.
3. Unfreedom of the Press
Mark R. Levin
The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.
The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
5. Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation
Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw
Pulitzer Prize winner John Meacham and Grammy Award winner Tim McGraw explore how America was shaped by music.
6. Howard Stern Comes Again
The radio interviewer delves into some of his favorite on-air conversations from the past four decades of his career.
7. 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.
8. The Sixth Man: A Memoir
Andre Iguodala with Carvell Wallace
A memoir by the professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors and 2012 N.B.A. All-Star.
9. The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unravelling of the American Story
The MSNBC host gives her analysis of Donald Trump's presidency.
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. Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future
A memoir by the current mayor of South Bend, Ind., and the first openly gay Democratic candidate to run for president of the United States.
13. Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force
Dan Schilling and Lori Chapman Longfritz
An account of the actions taken by Air Force Combat Controller John Chapman in Afghanistan that earned him a posthumous Medal of Honor.
14. Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
William H. McRaven
A memoir by the retired four-star Navy admiral, including the capture of Saddam Hussein and the raid to kill Osama bin Ladin.
15. American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century
How the F.B.I. caught Israel Keyes, a serial killer who, for 14 years, attacked victims across the country and returned to his quiet life in Alaska.
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A version of this list appears in the July 21, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending July 6, 2019.