New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
June 10, 2018
1. The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations
John McCain and Mark Salter
A memoir by the Republican senator from Arizona.
2. The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer contextualizes the present political climate through the lens of difficult moments in American history.
3. Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence
James R. Clapper with Trey Brown
The former director of national intelligence describes events that challenged the intelligence community and considers some ethical questions around its efforts.
4. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
A personal account of how psychedelics might help the mentally ill and people dealing with everyday challenges.
5. Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
Zora Neale Hurston
A previously unpublished, first-person account of Cudjo Lewis, a man who was transported and enslaved 50 years after the slave trade was banned.
6. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
The former F.B.I. director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice, and analyzes the leadership styles of three presidents.
7. Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire
Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney
The Fox News anchor describes Ronald Reagan's 1988 visit to the Soviet capital.
8. I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
The late true-crime journalist's search for the serial murderer and rapist known as "the Golden State Killer."
9. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund
A look at our biases and the argument for why the world is in a better state than we might think.
10. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
The rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup that failed to deliver on its promise to make blood testing more efficient.
11. Educated: A Memoir
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
New York Times
journalist details the career and struggles of the actor and comedian Robin Williams.
13. War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the deterioration of American diplomacy.
14. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
15. Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
How a goal-setting system helped large tech companies succeed.
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A version of this list appears in the June 10, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending May 26, 2018.
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