Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of October 14, 2018

  1.  FEAR by Bob Woodward. Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.

  2. IN PIECES by Sally Field. A memoir by the two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winner.

  3. THE DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. Using combat and training experiences, former Navy SEALs explain some opposing forces in leading others.

  4. 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.

  5. THESE TRUTHS by Jill Lepore. An investigation of truth in America traced through its intertwining histories of politics, law, technology and journalism. 

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

  7. 21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY by Yuval Noah Harari. Technological, political and social issues in the modern era, and the choices individuals might consider in facing them.

  8. ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

  9. HOW TO BE A GOOD CREATURE by Sy Montgomery. The naturalist’s memoir covering lessons of empathy, gratitude and loss she learned while studying 13 animals.

  10. BELICHICK by Ian O'Connor. A biography of the head coach of the New England Patriots who led the team to five Super Bowl championship victories.

  11. THE DEEP STATE by Jason Chaffetz. The former Republican congressman alleges that parts of the federal bureaucracy try to undermine President Trump.

  12. THE RUSSIA HOAX by Gregg Jarrett. The Fox News analyst makes his case for why the F.B.I. investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is without legal merit.

  13. LIARS, LEAKERS AND LIBERALS by Jeanine Pirro. The legal analyst and Fox News host argues in favor of President Trump.

  14. ACCESSORY TO WAR by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang. Observations of the two-way relationship between science and military power.

  15.  AMERICAN LIKE ME edited by America Ferrera with E. Cayce Dumont. Stories of citizens from different walks of life who have connections to more than one culture.

        Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists