NYT Bestselling Non-Fiction

This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 PORTRAITS OF COURAGE PORTRAITS OF COURAGE, by George W Bush.

Sixty-six color paintings and a four-panel mural, accompanied by brief biographies, show members of the military who have served since 9/11. By the former president.

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2 HILLBILLY ELEGY HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J D Vance.

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

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3 HIDDEN FIGURES HIDDEN FIGURES, by Margot Lee Shetterly.

The story of the black women mathematicians at then-segregated NASA and its precursor. The basis of the movie.

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4 KILLING THE RISING SUN KILLING THE RISING SUN, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.

The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the final years of World War II.

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5 THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE, by Diane Ackerman.

How a Warsaw couple sheltered Jews and members of the Resistance during World War II. Originally published in 2007.

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6 THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD, by Douglas Preston.

A frightening search for a lost civilization in the Honduran rain forest.

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7 WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR, by Paul Kalanithi.

A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

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8 ON TYRANNY ON TYRANNY, by Timothy Snyder.

Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.

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9 BIG AGENDA BIG AGENDA, by David Horowitz.

A battle plan for the Trump White House.

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10 DEAR IJEAWELE DEAR IJEAWELE, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

A feminist manifesto in 15 suggestions for empowering a daughter to become a strong, independent woman.

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11 THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS, by Michael Finkel.

The story of a hermit who lived by stealing food in the Maine woods for 27 years until caught in 2013.

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12 BLITZED BLITZED, by Norman Ohler Translated Shaun Whiteside.

An account of the Third Reich’s widespread use of drugs, particularly methamphetamines.

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13 THE MAGNOLIA STORY THE MAGNOLIA STORY, by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino.

The couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”

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14 THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE, by Thomas L Friedman.

How globalization, climate change and the accelerating pace of technology are reshaping the world.

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15 BORN A CRIME BORN A CRIME, by Trevor Noah.

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”

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