New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2012 Complete List Page 2

There are 211 books in the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2012 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 31 to 60.

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31. Catherine The Great

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Robert K Massie
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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The author of “Nicholas and Alexandra” provides a sweeping narrative of the life of the minor 18th-century German princess who became Empress of All the Russias.

32. Ameritopia

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Mark R Levin
Release date: Jan 17, 2012
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A talk-show host and president of Landmark Legal Foundation surveys the history of utopias and warns that Americans must choose between utopianism and liberty.

33. Drift

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Rachel Maddow
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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America’s path to war has become too easy, with excessive power ceded to the executive branch, the MSNBC host argues.

34. Lots Of Candles, Plenty Of Cake

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Anna Quindlen
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The journalist and novelist, now nearly 60, looks back at her experiences and those of her generation.

35. The Passage Of Power

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Robert A Caro
Release date: Jan 01, 1982
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From 1958 through the Kennedy assassination; the fourth volume of “The Years of Lyndon Johnson.”

36. Bringing Up Bébé

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Pamela Druckerman
Release date: Sep 30, 2014
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An American mother discovers the principles of French parenting.

37. Mrs. Kennedy And Me

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Clint Hill
Release date: Apr 03, 2012
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Recollections of the Secret Service agent assigned to guard Jacqueline Kennedy.

38. Cowards

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Glenn Beck Kevin Balfe
Release date: Jun 12, 2012
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The radio host and founder of GBTV discusses 13 lies that politicians, academics and the media perpetuate.

39. How To Be A Woman

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Caitlin Moran
Release date: Jul 17, 2012
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A discussion of feminism based on humorous observations about women’s lives.

40. Double Cross

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Ben Macintyre
Release date: Jul 31, 2012
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How the Allies tricked the Nazis into believing that on D-Day they would attack somewhere other than Normandy.

41. Obama’s America

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Dinesh D’Souza
Release date: Aug 13, 2012
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An argument that President Obama is the architect of American decline.

42. The Price Of Politics

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Bob Woodward
Release date: Sep 17, 2013
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Inside the debt-ceiling negotations of 2011 with the Washington Post journalist.

43. Bruce

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Peter Ames Carlin
Release date: Oct 30, 2012
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A biography of Bruce Springsteen looks at his family, his music and his drive for fame and influence.

44. Last Lion

Weeks on the list: 6

by: William Manchester Paul Reid
Release date: Nov 06, 2012
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This biography of Winston Churchill, reaching from World War II until his death in 1965, stresses his courage, intellect and will to action.

45. Team Of Rivals

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Release date: Sep 26, 2006
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The political genius of Abraham Lincoln, revealed in his relationship with his cabinet; originally published in 2005.

46. Seriously… I’m Kidding

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Ellen DeGeneres
Release date: Oct 04, 2011
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A collection of humor pieces from the stand-up comedian and talk-show host.

47. Why Me?

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Sarah Burleton
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A memoir of a childhood of physical and mental abuse beginning in first grade and continuing for years.

48. Unorthodox

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Deborah Feldman
Release date: Feb 14, 2012
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A woman breaks free of the Satmar Hasidic community in Brooklyn in which she was raised.

49. The Big Miss

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Hank Haney
Release date: Mar 27, 2012
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The golf coach’s memoir describes his six eventful years with Tiger Woods.

50. Escape From Camp 14

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Blaine Harden
Release date: Mar 29, 2012
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A journalist’s account of the life of Shin Dong-hyuk, who escaped the North Korean prison camp where he was born and raised.

51. Most Talkative

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Andy Cohen
Release date: May 08, 2012
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The Bravo executive vice president who oversees “Top Chef” and “The Real Housewives” looks back on his career.

52. It Worked For Me

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Colin Powell Tony Koltz
Release date: May 22, 2012
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Rules for effective leadership from the four-star general and former secretary of state.

53. I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Joan Rivers
Release date: Jun 05, 2012
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The comedian’s humorous reflections.

54. Dream Team

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Jack McCallum
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The story of the 1992 U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team.

55. Into The Fire

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Dakota Meyer Bing West
Release date: Sep 25, 2012
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A Medal of Honor winner’s firsthand account of a crucial battle in the Afghan war.

56. Thomas Jefferson

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Jon Meacham
Release date: Nov 13, 2012
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist celebrates Jefferson’s skills as a practical politician.

57. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Mindy Kaling
Release date: Nov 01, 2011
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Observations from the comedy writer and actress.

58. Full Service

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Scotty Bowers Lionel Friedberg
Release date: Feb 14, 2012
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A gossipy account of the sex lives of the stars during Hollywood’s golden age.

59. My Cross To Bear

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Gregg Allman
Release date: May 01, 2012
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The musician’s memoir.

60. Dearie

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Bob Spitz
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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A biography of Julia Child, published to coincide with what would have been her 100th birthday.

Last updated on December 18, 2021