New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2012 Complete List Page 3

There are 211 books in the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2012 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 61 to 90.

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61. Mortality

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Christopher Hitchens
Release date: Aug 28, 2012
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Reports and reflections on his illness and impending death by the writer, who died in December 2011.

62. Mugged

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Ann Coulter
Release date: Sep 25, 2012
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The political commentator traces racial demagoguery from the 1970s to the present.

63. The End Of Your Life Book Club

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Will Schwalbe
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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Conversations between the author and his mother as she was dying of cancer often focused on books.

64. The Master Of Disguise

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Antonio J Mendez Malcolm McConnell
Release date: Oct 13, 2009
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Recollections, first published in 1999, by the C.I.A. officer played by Ben Affleck in the movie “Argo,” who helped six Americans escape from Tehran.

65. Joy Of Hate

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Greg Gutfeld
Release date: Nov 13, 2012
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The Fox News Channel host denounces liberal double standards and intolerance masquerading as tolerance.

66. Far From The Tree

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Andrew Solomon
Release date: Nov 13, 2012
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The difficulties and triumphs of families dealing with exceptional children.

67. Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Willie Nelson
Release date: Nov 13, 2012
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The musician muses on family, friends, Texas and life on the road.

68. Boomerang

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Michael Lewis
Release date: Oct 03, 2011
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A look at some of the places — Greece, Ireland, Iceland — hardest hit by the financial collapse of 2008, and at how it happened.

69. Jack Kennedy

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Chris Matthews
Release date: Nov 01, 2011
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An admiring portrait.

70. Being George Washington

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Glenn Beck Kevin Balfe
Release date: Nov 22, 2011
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How Washington turned himself into the indispensable (if imperfect) man.

71. Elizabeth The Queen

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Sally Bedell Smith
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The public and private lives of Queen Elizabeth II as she approaches her Diamond Jubilee.

72. Coming Apart

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Charles Murray
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The author of “The Bell Curve” explores the state of white America, 1960-2010.

73. Once Upon A Secret

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Mimi Alford
Release date: Feb 08, 2012
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A former White House intern recounts her affair with John F. Kennedy.

74. Lifeboat No. 8

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Elizabeth Kaye
Release date: Mar 16, 2012
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Stories of the passengers in the Titanic’s lifeboat No. 8, one of the first to leave the sinking ship.

75. Prague Winter

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Madeleine Albright Bill Woodward
Release date: Apr 24, 2012
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The former secretary of state describes her family’s life in Czechoslovakia, where she was born; their exile in London during World War II; their return to their homeland after the war and their final move to the United States in 1948.

76. Cronkite

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Douglas Brinkley
Release date: May 29, 2012
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A biography of the newsman and longtime anchor of the “CBS Evening News.”

77. The Great Destroyer

Weeks on the list: 3

by: David Limbaugh
Release date: Jun 04, 2012
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The talk show host’s brother, a lawyer and columnist, describes the president’s “war on the Republic.”

78. American Son

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Marco Rubio
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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A memoir by the Florida senator, the Miami-born child of Cuban exiles.

79. Becoming Sister Wives

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Kody Meri Janelle Christine Ron Brown
Release date: May 01, 2012
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The stars of the TLC reality show describe their polygamous marriage.

80. Paterno

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Joe Posnanski
Release date: Aug 21, 2012
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A biography of the legendary Penn State football coach.

81. The Secret Race

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Tyler Hamilton Daniel Coyle
Release date: Sep 05, 2012
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An account of the world of professional cycling and its doping issues, focused on the Tour de France, by an Olympic gold medalist.

82. Joseph Anton

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Salman Rushdie
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The novelist’s life for nearly 10 years under the Ayatollah Khomeini’s death sentence for writing “The Satanic Verses.”

83. Oath

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Jeffrey Toobin
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The ideological battles between President Obama and the Supreme Court.

84. Who I Am

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Pete Townshend
Release date: Oct 08, 2012
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The rocker’s memoir.

85. Rod

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Rod Stewart
Release date: Oct 23, 2012
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The pop singer reminisces on his long career.

86. Damaged

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Cathy Glass
Release date: Jan 19, 2009
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An account, first published in 2007, of a foster mother who tries to save a violent and aggressive 8-year-old girl whose parents were involved in a pedophile ring.

87. The Outpost

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Jake Tapper
Release date: Nov 13, 2012
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The story of a deadly Taliban attack on a remote American outpost in Afghanistan in 2009 sheds light on the war.

88. The Obamas

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Jodi Kantor
Release date: Jan 10, 2012
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The ups and downs of building a life in the White House.

89. Hilarity Ensues

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Tucker Max
Release date: Feb 07, 2012
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More stories from a life of serial debauchery.

90. Indivisible

Weeks on the list: 2

by: James Robison Jay W Richards
Release date: Feb 20, 2012
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An examination of politics, faith and culture from a Christian perspective.

Last updated on December 18, 2021