New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2012 Complete List Page 6

There are 211 books in the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2012 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 151 to 180.

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151. Barack Obama

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by: David Maraniss
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
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A deeply researched account of the president’s family background, childhood and coming-of-age shows the forces that shaped him.

152. Unintended Consequences

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by: Edward Conard
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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A former managing director of Bain Capital and a major Romney contributor argues that growing income inequality shows the American economy is working.

153. What Really Happened

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by: Rielle Hunter
Release date: Jun 22, 2012
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John Edwards’s mistress and the mother of his child tells her version of their story.

154. Yes, Chef

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by: Marcus Samuelsson
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The award-winning chef discusses his career and recalls growing up as an Ethiopian child adopted by a Swedish family.

155. The Devil In Pew Number Seven

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by: Rebecca Nichols Alonzo Bob DeMoss
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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When Alonzo was a child, her father, a North Carolina pastor, lost his life in one man’s campaign of terror to drive him from his church.

156. Mick

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by: Christopher Andersen
Release date: Jul 10, 2012
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Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll in the life of Michael Jagger.

157. The Communist

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by: Paul Kengor
Release date: Jul 17, 2012
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A professor at Grove City College argues that Frank Marshall Davis, an elderly black Communist whom Barack Obama met as a teenager in Honolulu, was his secret mentor.

158. Monkey Mind

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by: Daniel Smith
Release date: Jul 03, 2012
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A memoir about living with anxiety.

159. Mobile Wave

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by: Michael Saylor
Release date: Jun 26, 2012
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A high-tech entrepreneur discusses the transformative potential of mobile computing.

160. Bailout

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by: Neil Barofsky
Release date: Jul 24, 2012
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The former official in charge of oversight of the bailout fund argues that the Treasury Department worked with Wall Street firms to increase their profits at the public’s expense.

161. The Devil In The White City

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by: Erik Larson
Release date: Feb 10, 2004
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A story of how an architect and a serial killer were linked by the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. Originally published in 2003.

162. The Corruption Chronicles

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by: Tom Fitton
Release date: Jul 24, 2012
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The president of Judicial Watch makes the case that the federal government is out of control and that the Obama administration is corrupt and duplicitous.

163. Red Ink

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by: David Wessel
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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A journalist reviews the politics behind the federal budget, explores where the money goes and argues that current trends are unsustainable.

164. The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe

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by: J R y Taraborrelli
Release date: Aug 25, 2009
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A biography emphasizes Monroe’s relationships with her family and with the Kennedys.

165. In My Father’s Country

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by: Saima Wahab
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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An Afghan-born woman describes the challenges of her work as an interpreter for U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

166. Solo

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by: Hope Solo Ann Killion
Release date: Jun 19, 2012
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The goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s soccer team chronicles her career and her hardscrabble upbringing.

167. Paris: A Love Story

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by: Kati Marton
Release date: Aug 14, 2012
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Marton recalls her marriages to Peter Jennings and Richard Holbrooke, set against the backdrop of Paris.

168. Bonhoeffer

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by: Eric Metaxas
Release date: Aug 29, 2011
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A biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian who was hanged for his role in an assassination plot against Hitler.

169. Obama’s Last Stand

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by: Glenn Thrush
Release date: Aug 20, 2012
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A reporter chronicles the president’s re-election battle; the third edition of Politico’s “Playbook 2012,” four digital books on the 2012 election.

170. Shadowbosses

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by: Mallory Factor
Release date: Aug 21, 2012
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A Citadel professor claims that public unions, already a threat to elections and the American way of life, are targeting millions of Americans for forced unionization.

171. Fool Me Twice

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by: Aaron Klein Brenda J Elliott
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The authors reveal President Obama’s “radical blueprint” for a “progressive socialist takeover” if he is re-elected.

172. Party Is Over

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by: Mike Lofgren
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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A Republican who spent 28 years working as a Congressional staffer believes that his party’s fiscal policies and political strategies are dangerous.

173. A Father First

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by: Dwyane Wade Mim Eichler Rivas
Release date: Sep 04, 2012
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The all-star guard for the Miami Heat describes his life as a single father.

174. 500 Days

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by: Kurt Eichenwald
Release date: Sep 11, 2012
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A global account of the 18 months after 9/11, with emphasis on the Bush administration’s panicked response.

175. Revenge Of Geography

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by: Robert D Kaplan
Release date: Sep 11, 2012
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Predicting the next cycle of conflict on the basis of temperature and topography.

176. I’d Like To Apologize To Every Teacher I Ever Had

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by: Tony Danza
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The TV star’s experience as a beginning teacher in Philadelphia in 2009.

177. Nowhere But Up

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by: Pattie Mallette A J Gregory
Release date: Sep 18, 2012
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The story of Justin Bieber’s mother, who became pregnant as a teenager and overcame drug and alcohol addiction.

178. One Last Strike

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by: Tony La Russa Rick Hummel
Release date: Sep 25, 2012
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The former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals describes the team’s remarkable 2011 World Series title.

179. Bull By The Horns

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by: Sheila Bair
Release date: Sep 25, 2012
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The former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation offers analysis and advice for moving forward after the financial collapse of 2008.

180. Listening In

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by: selected Ted Widmer
Release date: Sep 25, 2012
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The secret White House recordings of John F. Kennedy; includes a two- and-a-half-hour audio CD.

Last updated on December 18, 2021