New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
November 4, 2018
1. Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
The former White House photographer juxtaposes pictures of former President Obama with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Brief Answers to the Big Questions
A collection of essays from the late scientist's personal archive that address 10 imponderables.
5. Fear: Trump in the White House
Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.
6. This Will Only Hurt a Little
A memoir by the actress and host of the late-night talk show "Busy Tonight."
7. Presidents of War
How American presents waged wars and expanded the power of the executive branch.
8. The Fifth Risk
The author of "The Big Short" examines how the Trump administration staffs its federal agencies.
9. Almost Everything: Notes on Hope
Brief explorations into finding hope and wisdom in times of despair and uncertainty.
10. In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown
Important battles that led to the end of the American Revolution.
11. Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin
The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.
12. In Pieces
A memoir by the two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winner.
13. 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.
14. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
15. Them: Why We Hate Each Other--And How to Heal
The Republican senator from Nebraska prescribes human interaction to counteract elevated levels of modern isolation and division.
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A version of this list appears in the November 4, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending October 20, 2018.
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