National Indie Bestsellers - Hardcover Nonfiction

    Bestseller List for December 6, 2017
    Based on sales for the week ending December 3, 2017
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      Hardcover Nonfiction Last Week/
    Weeks on List
    1. Leonardo da Vinci
    Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35.00, 9781501139154
    The bestselling author of Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography.
    1/7
    2. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 9780393609394
    What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
    2/31
    3. Grant
    Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, $40.00, 9781594204876
    Pulitzer Prize-winner Chernow's sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.
    4/8
    4. Obama: An Intimate Portrait
    Pete Souza, Little Brown, $50.00, 9780316512589
    White House photographer Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories of the presidency of Barack Obama, some published here for the first time.
    5/4
    5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
    Mark Manson, HarperOne, $24.99, 9780062457714
    Superstar blogger Manson shows us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
    7/35
    6. Promise Me, Dad
    Joe Biden, Flatiron, $27.00, 9781250171672
    Biden's poignant memoir is a story of how family and friendships sustain us and how hope, purpose, and action can guide us through the pain of personal loss into the light of a new future.
    3/3
    7. We Were Eight Years in Power
    Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28.00, 9780399590566
    A vital account of modern America by the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me.
    6/9
    8. Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit
    Chris Matthews, S&S, $28.00, 9781501111860
    Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the public and private worlds of Robert Kennedy.
    8/5
    9. What Unites Us
    Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner, Algonquin, $22.95, 9781616207823
    With this collection of original essays venerated journalist Rather reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded.
    11/4
    10. The Inner Life of Animals
    Peter Wohlleben, Greystone Books, $24.95, 9781771643016
    Wohlleben follows up The Hidden Life of Trees with insightful stories into the emotions, feelings, and intelligence of the animals around us.
    12/3
    11. Endurance
    Scott Kelly, Knopf, $29.95, 9781524731595
    A stunning memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station.
    10/7
    12. Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
    Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $28.00, 9780735213234
    A riveting new history page-turner by the bestselling authors of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.
    13/6
    13. What Happened
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S, $30.00, 9781501175565
    Clinton describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with the loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward.
    9/12
    14. Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)
    David Sedaris, Little Brown, $28.00, 9780316154727
    Theft by Finding proves that Sedaris is one of our great modern observers. It's a potent reminder that when you're as perceptive and curious as Sedaris, there's no such thing as a boring day.
    /16
    15. Smitten Kitchen Every Day
    Deb Perelman, Knopf, $35.00, 9781101874813
    Perelman presents real recipes for real people--people with busy lives who don't want to sacrifice flavor or quality to eat meals they're really excited about.
    15/5

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