Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of December 10, 2017

  1. OBAMA by Pete Souza. More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.
  2. LEONARDO DA VINCI by Walter Isaacson. A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines. 
  3. PROMISE ME, DAD by Joe Biden. The former vice president recalls his toughest year in office, as his son battled brain cancer.
  4. GRANT by Ron Chernow. A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States. 
  5. ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. Major General Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana.
  6. BOBBY KENNEDY by Chris Matthews. The New York senator's journey from his formative years to his tragic run for president.
  7. 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.
  8. SISTERS FIRST by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. The twin daughters of former president George W. Bush offer their account of growing up in the public eye.
  9. ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.
  10. ENDURANCE by Scott Kelly. A memoir by the retired astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station.
  11. 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.
  12. HACKS by Donna Brazile. An account of the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the fights within the party during the 2016 campaign.
  13. WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A series of essays that cover each year of the Obama administration, the writer's own journey and the echoes of American history in modern times.
  14. GOLD DUST WOMAN by Stephen Davis. A biography of the Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks.

  15. HILLBILLY ELEGY by J. D. Vance. A Yale Law School graduate examines white working class struggles.

        Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists