Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of June 16, 2019

  1. UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS by Mark R. Levin. The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.

  2. HOWARD STERN COMES AGAIN by Howard Stern. The radio interviewer delves into some of his favorite on-air conversations from the past four decades of his career.

  3. THE PIONEERS by David McCullough. The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.

  4. EDUCATED by Tara Westover. The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

  5. 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.

  6. SEA STORIES by William H. McRaven. A memoir by the retired four-star Navy admiral, including the capture of Saddam Hussein and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.

  7. RANGE by David Epstein. An argument for how generalists excel more than specialists, especially in complex and unpredictable fields.

  8. THE SECOND MOUNTAIN by David Brooks. A New York Times Op-Ed columnist espouses having an outward focus to attain a meaningful life.

  9. THE BRITISH ARE COMING by Rick Atkinson. The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist begins his Revolution Trilogy with events from 1775 to 1777.

  10. ANTHONY BOURDAIN REMEMBERED by CNN. A collection of photographs and remembrances by some who were impacted by the chef and television host.

  11. THE MOMENT OF LIFT by Melinda Gates. The philanthropist shares stories of empowering women to improve society.

  12. SPYING ON THE SOUTH by Tony Horwitz. A retracing of Frederick Law Olmsted's time as an undercover correspondent during the 1850s in the South for The New York Times and one of the designers of Central Park.

  13. FURIOUS HOURS by Casey Cep. Harper Lee’s work on the true-crime story about a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members in the 1970s.

  14. SACRED DUTY by Tom Cotton. The veteran and Republican senator from Arkansas describes the services enacted by the Army unit known as the Old Guard.

  15. THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOR THE DEFENSE by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. The 1915 courtroom fight between William Barnes and the former president who had accused him of political corruption.

  16.   Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists