Washington bestsellers: Hardcover nonfiction

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August 11, 2019
August 11
How are these calculated?
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.
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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By Michelle Obama
The former first lady's memoir recounts her life from her Chicago childhood to her time in the White House. (Crown, $32.5)
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Tiny But Mighty
By Hannah Shaw
Known on the internet as Kitten Lady, Hannah Shaw provides a guide to caring for newborn kittens. (Plume, $25)
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The Source of Self
By Toni Morrison
A collection of essays, speeches and other writings by the late Toni Morrison. (Knopf, $28.95)
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Justice on Trial
By Mollie Hemingway, Carrie Severino
A deep dive into Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. (Regnery, $28.99)
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Three Women
By Lisa Taddeo
A frank account of female desire. (Simon & Schuster, $27)
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Atomic Habits
By James Clear
A guide on how to make small changes that have a big impact. (Avery, $27)
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The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet
By Mark Hyman M.D.
A diet plan. (Little, Brown Spark, $28)
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Unfreedom of the Press
By Mark R. Levin
A Fox News and radio host ruminates on the history of the free press. (Threshold Editions, $28)
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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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Dare to Lead
By Brené Brown
Brené Brown uses her research with executives to show the most important qualities for good leaders. (Random House, $28)
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It's Our Ship
By Captain D. Michael Abrashoff
The man in charge of the USS Benfold outlines how to be an effective leader. (Grand Central, $28)
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The Spy in Moscow Station
By Eric Haseltine
An account of an American who helped prove the depth of Russian intelligence. (Thomas Dunne, $29.99)
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This Is Marketing
By Seth Godin
A compact guide on how to succeed in marketing, sales and advertising. (Portfolio, $24)
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The Pioneers
By David McCullough
A look at the prominent figures who helped settle the American West. (Simon & Schuster, $30)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended August 11, 2019.
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