New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
December 23, 2018
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.
2. The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors
Charles Krauthammer, edited by Daniel Krauthammer
A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.
3. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
4. Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler's inner circle.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents.
6. Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
Pictures of former President Obama are juxtaposed with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.
7. Beastie Boys Book
Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz
The story of the New York band who achieved hip hop stardom.
8. Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution
The Fox News anchor argues that America's ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.
9. Brief Answers to the Big Questions
A collection of essays from the late scientist's personal archive that address 10 imponderables.
10. Fear: Trump in the White House
Debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.
11. The Library Book
The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.
12. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.
13. Presidents of War
How American presidents waged wars and expanded the power of the executive branch.
14. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
15. Churchill: Walking With Destiny
A biography focusing on what motivated the war leader and how he learned from his mistakes.
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A version of this list appears in the December 23, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending December 8, 2018.