New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2018 Complete List Page 2

There are 190 books in the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers 2018 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 31 to 60.

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31. A Higher Loyalty

Weeks on the list: 7

by: James Comey
Release date: Apr 17, 2018
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The former F.B.I. director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice, and analyzes the leadership styles of three presidents.

32. The Restless Wave

Weeks on the list: 7

by: John McCain Mark Salter
Release date: May 22, 2018
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A memoir by the Republican senator from Arizona.

33. The Library Book

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Susan Orlean
Release date: Oct 16, 2018
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The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

34. When

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Daniel H Pink
Release date: Jan 09, 2018
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Research from several fields reveals the ideal time to make small decisions and big life changes.

35. All-American Murder

Weeks on the list: 6

by: James Patterson Alex Abramovich Mike Harvkey
Release date: Jan 22, 2018
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The story of Aaron Hernandez, the New England Patriots tight end convicted of first-degree murder.

36. Enlightenment Now

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Steven Pinker
Release date: Feb 13, 2018
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A case for using reason, science and humanism to counter pessimistic views of Western civilization.

37. Russian Roulette

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Michael Isikoff David Corn
Release date: Mar 13, 2018
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Details of the 2016 presidential election, with an emphasis on Russia’s possible involvement.

38. Lincoln’s Last Trial

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Dan Abrams David Fisher
Release date: Jun 05, 2018
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The 1859 courtroom battle in which Abraham Lincoln defended the murderer of his protégé.

39. Born A Crime

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Trevor Noah
Release date: Nov 15, 2016
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A memoir about growing up in South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show,” whose birth was the result of an illegal (under apartheid) relationship between a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother.

40. Becoming

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Michelle Obama
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The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

41. A Brief History Of Time

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Stephen Hawking
Release date: Jan 01, 1998
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The British cosmologist reviews efforts to create a unified theory of the universe; first published in 1988.

42. Promise Me, Dad

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Joe Biden
Release date: Nov 14, 2017
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The former vice president recalls his toughest year in office, as his son battled brain cancer.

43. Everything Happens For A Reason

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Kate Bowler
Release date: Feb 06, 2018
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A divinity school professor examines her tacit beliefs when she learns she has late-stage colon cancer.

44. Fascism: A Warning

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Madeleine Albright Bill Woodward
Release date: Apr 10, 2018
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The former secretary of state examines the legacy of fascism in the 20th century and its potential revival.

45. Barracoon

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Zora Neale Hurston
Release date: May 08, 2018
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A previously unpublished, first-person account of Cudjo Lewis, a man who was transported and enslaved 50 years after the slave trade was banned.

46. Indianapolis

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Lynn Vincent Sara Vladic
Release date: Jul 10, 2018
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A newly researched look into the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the story of the survivors and the fight to exonerate the court-martialed skipper.

47. Unhinged

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Omarosa Manigault Newman
Release date: Aug 14, 2018
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The reality TV star and former White House staffer describes her time and relationship with Donald Trump.

48. 21 Lessons For The 21St Century

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Yuval Noah Harari
Release date: Aug 20, 2019
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Technological, political and social issues in the modern era, and the choices individuals might consider in facing them.

49. Andrew Jackson And The Miracle Of New Orleans

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Brian Kilmeade Don Yaeger
Release date: Oct 24, 2017
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Major General Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana.

50. Grit

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Angela Duckworth
Release date: May 03, 2016
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A psychologist argues that passion and perseverance are the keys to success.

51. Trumpocracy

Weeks on the list: 4

by: David Frum
Release date: Jan 16, 2018
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A former speechwriter for George W. Bush argues how the current president might push America to become an illiberal democracy.

52. How Democracies Die

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Steven Levitsky Daniel Ziblatt
Release date: Jan 01, 2018
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The Harvard professors examine the erosion of democracies in Europe and Latin America and recommend ways to avoid authoritarianism.

53. Secret Empires

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Peter Schweizer
Release date: Mar 20, 2018
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The author of “Clinton Cash” describes what some politicians might do to enrich themselves while in office.

54. This Is Me

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Chrissy Metz
Release date: Mar 27, 2018
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A star of “This Is Us” describes her journey toward self-acceptance.

55. Tiger Woods

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Jeff Benedict Armen Keteyian
Release date: Mar 27, 2018
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A deeper look at the personal and professional triumphs and disasters of the champion golfer.

56. Killing The Deep State

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Jerome R Corsi
Release date: Mar 13, 2018
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The conservative commentator describes a secret conspiracy to undermine the Trump presidency. From the author of “The Obama Nation.”

57. War On Peace

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Ronan Farrow
Release date: Jan 01, 2018
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the deterioration of American diplomacy.

58. The Plot To Destroy Democracy

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Malcolm Nance
Release date: Jun 26, 2018
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The former U.S. intelligence officer describes the tools and techniques used by Vladimir Putin to affect the 2016 election.

59. Dopesick

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Beth Macy
Release date: Aug 07, 2018
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An in-depth look at how opioid addiction affects Americans across geographic and class lines.

60. Almost Everything

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Anne Lamott
Release date: Oct 16, 2018
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Brief explorations into finding hope and wisdom in times of despair and uncertainty.

Last updated on December 18, 2021