Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of October 15, 2017

  1. KILLING ENGLAND by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. Major events and battles during the Revolutionary War are told from the perspectives of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and others.
  2. WHAT HAPPENED by Hillary Rodham Clinton. The first woman nominated for president by a major political party details her campaign, mistakes she made, outside forces that affected the outcome and how she recovered in its aftermath.
  3. UNBELIEVABLE by Katy Tur. The NBC News correspondent describes her work covering the 2016 campaign of the Republican nominee for president and his behavior toward her.
  4. ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
  5. HIT REFRESH by Satya Nadella with Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols. Microsoft's chief executive discusses changes at the company, advancements in technology and the importance of empathy.
  6. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GUCCI MANE by Gucci Mane with Neil Martinez-Belkin. A memoir by the East Atlanta hip-hop artist, who made a comeback after setbacks that included doing time in a maximum-security federal prison.
  7. THE PARADIGM by Jonathan Cahn. Ancient figures from the Middle East are used to explain the rise and fall of contemporary leaders and events.
  8. HILLBILLY ELEGY, by J. D. Vance. A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America's white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.
  9. THE VIETNAM WAR by Geoffrey C. Ward. A companion to the PBS series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that looks at the events and the legacy of the war.
  10. AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE by Al Franken. A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer.
  11. THE LAST CASTLE by Denise Kiernan. The story of Biltmore House, the largest mansion ever built in the United States, and the Vanderbilt family members who lived there.
  12. FANTASYLAND by Kurt Andersen. The politics and culture of 21st-century America are put in the context of five centuries of historical events and movements, including elements of conspiracy theories, crackpot ideas and hucksterism.
  13. THE SMEAR by Sharyl Attkisson. How political operatives, disinformation and media manipulation influence opinions and how people vote.
  14. THANKS, OBAMA by David Litt. A comic memoir from a young presidential speechwriter, who served in the Obama White House.
  15. BUNNY MELLON by Meryl Gordon. A biography of the style icon, art collector and American aristocrat.

Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists