New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
August 11, 2019
1. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
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.
3. 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.
4. Three Women
The inequality of female desire is explored through the sex lives of a homemaker, a high school student and a restaurant owner.
5. Unfreedom of the Press
Mark R. Levin
The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.
6. Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court
Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino
The conservative authors give their take on the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
7. American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump
Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent narrates a decade-long civil war inside the GOP and Donald Trump's concurrent ascension.
8. America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
Steven M. Gillon
A historian describes John F. Kennedy, Jr. through the lens of their decades-long friendship.
9. Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
The digital world's influence on the English language.
10. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
An argument for how generalists excel more than specialists, especially in complex and unpredictable fields.
11. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist's patient.
12. The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
The philanthropist shares stories of empowering women to improve society.
13. Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come
An account of the 2013-14 Ebola epidemic and the potential of more severe outbreaks in the future.
14. 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.
15. 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.
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A version of this list appears in the August 11, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending July 27, 2019.
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