New York Times Best Sellers
December 17, 2017

Adult Nonfiction


1

LEONARDO DA VINCI by Walter Isaacson
A biography of the Italian Renaissance polymath which connects his work in various disciplines.

2

GRANT by Ron Chernow
A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States.

3

OBAMA by Pete Souza
More than 300 pictures of the former president by his White House photographer, with behind-the-scenes stories.

4

PROMISE ME, DAD by Joe Biden
The former vice president recalls his toughest year in office, as his son battled brain cancer.

5

ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Major General Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana.

6

ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil deGrasse Tyson
A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

7

KILLING ENGLAND by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Major events and battles during the Revolutionary War are told from several perspectives.

8

BOBBY KENNEDY by Chris Matthews
The New York senator's journey from his formative years to his tragic run for president.

9

SISTERS FIRST by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush
How the twin daughters of former president George W. Bush grew up in the public eye.

10

WHAT HAPPENED by Hillary Rodham Clinton
An inside look at her campaign and how she recovered in its aftermath.

11

ENDURANCE by Scott Kelly
A memoir by the retired astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station.

12

WHAT UNITES US by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner
A collection of essays that define the historical changes and essential institutions of America to suggest ways to overcome divisions within the country.

13

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON by David Grann
The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians.

14

WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER by Ta-Nehisi Coates
A series of essays that cover each year of the Obama administration and the writer's own journey.

15

HILLBILLY ELEGY by JD Vance
A Yale Law School graduate examines white working class struggles.