New York Times Bestsellers – Nonfiction

This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 BECOMING BECOMING, by Michelle Obama.

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.

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2 EDUCATED EDUCATED, by Tara Westover.

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

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3 THE FIRST CONSPIRACY THE FIRST CONSPIRACY, by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch.

The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.

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4 THE TRUTHS WE HOLD THE TRUTHS WE HOLD, by Kamala Harris.

A memoir by a daughter of immigrants who was raised in Oakland, Calif., and became the second black woman ever elected to the United States Senate.

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5 SAPIENS SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari.

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

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6 THE LIBRARY BOOK THE LIBRARY BOOK, by Susan Orlean.

The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

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7 THE POINT OF IT ALL THE POINT OF IT ALL, by Charles Krauthammer,.

A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.

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8 BAD BLOOD BAD BLOOD, by John Carreyrou.

The rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup that failed to deliver on its promise to make blood testing more efficient.

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9 BEING MORTAL BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande.

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

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10 THE SOPRANOS SESSIONS THE SOPRANOS SESSIONS, by Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall.

Essays and interviews by former TV critics from New Jersey’s Star-Ledger to mark the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut.

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11 KILLING THE SS KILLING THE SS, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.

A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.

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12 BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, by Stephen Hawking.

A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.

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13 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, by David Grann.

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

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14 LEADERSHIP LEADERSHIP, by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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15 WHITE FRAGILITY WHITE FRAGILITY, by Robin DiAngelo.

Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.

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