Washington bestsellers: Hardcover nonfiction

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September 15, 2019
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The Post compiles its bestsellers lists by combining hard cover, paperback and ebook sales data from NPD Book and Amazon.com — including qualified borrows of books read through Amazon's digital subscription program. The Post excludes non-narrative books at its sole discretion. Amazon founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Post.
Talking to Strangers
By Malcolm Gladwell
An in-depth look at why humans are terrible at recognizing liars and lies. (Little, Brown, $30)
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Call Sign Chaos
By Jim Mattis, Bing West
The former Secretary of Defense recounts his career in the military and discusses leadership skills. (Random House, $28)
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The Education of an Idealist
By Samantha Power
The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations reflects on her upbringing and what we can do to make the world a better place. (Dey Street, $29.99)
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Tools and Weapons
By Brad Smith, Carol Ann Browne
Microsoft's president reflects on the risk of rapid digitization. (Penguin Press, $30)
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Antoni in the Kitchen
By Antoni Porowski, Mindy Fox
Queer Eye's wine and food guru shares his favorite recipes. (Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30)
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She Said
By Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey
An account of how the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse story unraveled and brought the #MeToo movement to the forefront. (Penguin Press, $28)
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By Tara Westover
A memoir by a woman from a survivalist family who earned a PhD at Cambridge. (Random House, $28)
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To Build a Better World
By Philip Zelikow, Condoleezza Rice
A look back at how the end of the Cold War shaped the world today. (Twelve, $35)
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The Only Plane in the Sky
By Garrett M. Graff
An oral history of 9/11 from first responders, survivors, witnesses and the family members of victims. (Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster, $30)
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Everything Is Figureoutable
By Marie Forleo
The host of The Marie Forleo Podcast offers advice on how to take control of your life. (Portfolio, $25)
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A Republic, If You Can Keep It
By Neil Gorsuch
The Supreme Court justice looks back at his career. (Crown Forum, $30)
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Smart Collaboration
By Heidi K. Gardner
A Harvard Law professor delves into how collaborating across boundaries results in success. (Harvard Business Review Press, $32)
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The Price We Pay
By Marty Makary
An look at how the American health care system hurts more than it helps in the long run. (Bloomsbury, $28)
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How to Be an Antiracist
By Ibram X. Kendi
A mix of social commentary and memoir that aims to reshape our understanding of racism and inequality. (One World, $27)
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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?
By Caitlin Doughty, Dianné Ruz
A funeral director answers questions about death. (Norton, $25.95)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended September 15, 2019.
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