New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
October 7, 2018
1. Fear: Trump in the White House
Base on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.
2. In Pieces
A memoir by the two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winner.
3. Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin
The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidnets: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevielt and Lyndon B. Johnson.
4. These Truths: A History of the United States
An investigation of truth in America traced through its intertwining histories of politics, law, technology and journalism.
5. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.
6. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari
Technological, political and social issues in the modern era, and the choices individuals might consider in facing them.
7. The Deep State: How an Army of Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and Is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda
The former Republican congressman alleges that parts of the federal bureaucracy try to undermine President Trump.
8. The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump
The Fox News analyst makes his case against the F.B.I. investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
9. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
10. Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
Observations of the two-way relationship between science and military power.
11. Addicted to Outrage: How Thinking Like a Recovering Addict Can Heal the Country
The conservative commentator encourages self-reflection and personal responsibility by Americans across the political spectrum.
12. Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy
The legal analyst and Fox News host argues in favor of President Trump.
13. The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
An investigation of cultural trends that the authors argue are failing the next generation.
14. Every Day is Extra
A memoir by the former Massachusetts senator, secretary of state and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee.
15. The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
The story of Oleg Gordievsky, a K.G.B. spy who secretly worked for the British intelligence service, and Aldrich Ames, a C.I.A. officer who was a K.G.B. double agent.
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A version of this list appears in the October 7, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 22, 2018.
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