Washington bestsellers: Hardcover nonfiction

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May 13, 2018
May 13
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The Post compiles its bestsellers lists by combining hard cover, paperback and ebook sales data from Nielsen Bookscan 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.
3 weeks on list
#2 last week
Magnolia Table
By Joanna Gaines
A cookbook from Joanna Gaines of HGTV's "Fixer Upper." (William Morrow Cookbooks, $29.99)
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By Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston's recovered masterpiece about one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade. (Amistad, $24.99)
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The Soul of America
By Jon Meacham
A Pulitzer Prize–winning author looks at America's past to examine today's partisan polarization. (Random House, $30)
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4 weeks on list
#1 last week
A Higher Loyalty
By James Comey
A former FBI director recounts his experience in government, including investigations into Clinton's e-mail and ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. (Flatiron, $29.99)
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2 weeks on list
#4 last week
The Assault on Intelligence
By Michael V. Hayden
A critique on the state of U.S. intelligence and the Trump presidency. (Penguin Press, $28)
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Born to Build
By Jim Clifton, Sangeeta Badal
A how-to book about venture building. (Gallup Press, $29.99)
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The Great Revolt
By Salena Zito, Brad Todd
A comprehensive look at the 2016 election. (Crown Forum, $28)
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15 weeks on list
#6 last week
12 Rules for Life
By Jordan B. Peterson
A psychologist shares tips on how to transform your life. (Random House Canada, $25.95)
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3 weeks on list
#3 last week
War on Peace
By Ronan Farrow
A look at the collapse of American diplomacy by a 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner. (W. W. Norton, $27.95)
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5 weeks on list
#7 last week
By Madeleine Albright
The former U.S. secretary of state warns against the revival of fascism. (Harper, $27.99)
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Our Towns
By James Fallows, Deborah Fallows
The Fallows' report on their five-year journey across small-town America in a single-engine prop airplane. (Pantheon, $28.95)
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22 weeks on list
#8 last week
By Pete Souza
A collection of photographs from the Obama White House photographer. (Little, Brown, $50)
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4 weeks on list
#5 last week
I'll Be Gone in the Dark
By Michelle McNamara
Michelle McNamara's posthumously published account of a serial rapist-turned-murderer who wreaked havoc across California for more than 10 years. (Harper, $27.99)
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58 weeks on list
#10 last week
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
By Mark Manson
A blogger counters the positive attitude of self-help books. (HarperOne, $24.99)
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Enough As She Is
By Rachel Simmons
A how-to book for adults on how to help their daughters navigate high school. (Harper, $27.99)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended May 13, 2018.
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How are these calculated?
Amazon Most Read lists rank titles by the average number of daily Kindle readers and Audible listeners each week. Categories not ranked on Most Read charts include dictionaries, encyclopedias, religious texts, daily devotionals and calendars. All data is supplied by Amazon Charts and not edited by The Washington Post. The Post has no editorial influence on these lists.
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