New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2018 Complete List Page 1

There are 190 books in the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2018 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. Educated

Weeks on the list: 43

by: Tara Westover
Release date: Jan 01, 2018
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The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

2. Killers Of The Flower Moon

Weeks on the list: 36

by: David Grann
Release date: Apr 18, 2017
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The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

3. Sapiens

Weeks on the list: 34

by: Yuval Noah Harari
Release date: May 15, 2018
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How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

4. Astrophysics For People In A Hurry

Weeks on the list: 34

by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Release date: Jan 01, 2017
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A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.

5. Bad Blood

Weeks on the list: 19

by: John Carreyrou
Release date: May 21, 2018
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The rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup that failed to deliver on its promise to make blood testing more efficient.

6. Hillbilly Elegy

Weeks on the list: 18

by: J.D. Vance
Release date: Jun 28, 2016
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A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

7. The Soul Of America

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Jon Meacham
Release date: May 08, 2018
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer contextualizes the present political climate through the lens of difficult moments in American history.

8. Fire And Fury

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Michael Wolff
Release date: Jan 05, 2018
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A journalist offers an inside account of the first year of the Trump White House.

9. I’ll Be Gone In The Dark

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Michelle McNamara
Release date: Feb 27, 2018
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The late true-crime journalist’s search for the serial murderer and rapist known as “the Golden State Killer.”

10. The Last Black Unicorn

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Tiffany Haddish
Release date: Dec 05, 2017
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The comedian recounts growing up in South Central Los Angeles, exacting revenge on an ex-boyfriend and finding success after a period of homelessness.

11. Fear

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Bob Woodward
Release date: Sep 11, 2018
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Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.

12. Leadership

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Release date: Sep 18, 2018
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The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.

13. Leonardo Da Vinci

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Walter Isaacson
Release date: Oct 17, 2017
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A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines.

14. Factfulness

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Hans Rosling Ola Rosling Anna Rosling Ronnlund
Release date: Apr 03, 2018
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A look at our biases and the argument for why the world is in a better state than we might think.

15. How To Change Your Mind

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Michael Pollan
Release date: Jan 01, 2018
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A personal account of how psychedelics might help the mentally ill and people dealing with everyday challenges.

16. Calypso

Weeks on the list: 12

by: David Sedaris
Release date: May 29, 2018
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A collection of comedic stories on mortality, middle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Section.

17. Kitchen Confidential

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Anthony Bourdain
Release date: Dec 10, 2008
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A memoir-exposé of the restaurant world.

18. Ship Of Fools

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Tucker Carlson
Release date: Oct 02, 2018
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The Fox News anchor argues that America’s ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.

19. Obama

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Pete Souza
Release date: Nov 07, 2017
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More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.

20. Horse Soldiers

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Doug Stanton
Release date: Dec 19, 2017
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A small group of Special Forces operatives fought the Taliban on horseback shortly after Sept. 11.

21. The Russia Hoax

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Gregg Jarrett
Release date: Jul 24, 2018
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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.

22. Killing The Ss

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Bill O’Reilly Martin Dugard
Release date: Oct 09, 2018
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A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.

23. Brief Answers To The Big Questions

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Stephen Hawking
Release date: Oct 16, 2018
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A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.

24. Liars, Leakers And Liberals

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Jeanine Pirro
Release date: Jul 17, 2018
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The legal analyst and Fox News host argues in favor of President Trump.

25. In Pieces

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Sally Field
Release date: Sep 18, 2018
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A memoir by the two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winner.

26. The Fifth Risk

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Michael Lewis
Release date: Oct 02, 2018
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The author of “The Big Short” examines how the Trump administration staffs its federal agencies.

27. Shade

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Pete Souza
Release date: Oct 16, 2018
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The former White House photographer juxtaposes pictures of former President Obama with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.

28. Beastie Boys Book

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Michael Diamond Adam Horovitz
Release date: Oct 30, 2018
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The story of the New York band who went from performing hardcore punk music to hip hop stardom.

29. Things That Matter

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Charles Krauthammer
Release date: Oct 22, 2013
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Three decades’ worth of essays from the conservative columnist.

30. Grant

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Ron Chernow
Release date: Oct 10, 2017
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A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States.

Last updated on December 18, 2021