National Indie Bestsellers - Hardcover Nonfiction

Bestseller List for November 15, 2017
Based on sales for the week ending November 12, 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.
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.
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. Obama: An Intimate Portrait- Debut
Pete Souza, Little Brown, $50.00, 9780316512589
White House photographer Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories of the presidency of Barack Obama, including some published here for the first time.
5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
10. Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House- Debut
Donna Brazile, Hachette, $28.00, 9780316478519
Former DNC chair Brazile's explosive and revealing look at the 2016 presidential election.
11. What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism- Debut
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.
12. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546
By a former Marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Get Your Sh*t Together
Sarah Knight, Little Brown, $18.99, 9780316505079
Knight's no-holds-barred guide to cutting through the cycle of self-sabotage to get happy and stay that way.

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