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New York Times Best Seller
Number Ones Listing
Non Fiction By Date

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This page is a listing of adult non fiction books which have made number one on the New York Times Best Seller List along with the date that they first reached number one, in date order. Clicking on the date will take you to that week's list, if available. Currently, this listing starts at August 9, 1942. You may also view the fiction number ones listing.

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1942

The Last Time I Saw Paris by Paul Elliot (Random House) - August 9, 1942

They Were Expendable by W. L. White (Harcourt) - August 11, 1942

Victory Through Air Power by Alexander de Seversky (Simon & Schuster) - August 16, 1942

See Here, Private Hargrove by Marion Hargrove (Holt) - August 18, 1942

The Coming Battle of Germany by William B. Ziff (Duell) - September 13, 1942

1943

Our Hearts Were Young and Gay by Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough (Dodd, Mead) - January 17, 1943

Guadalcanal Diary by Richard Tregaskis (Random House) - March 7, 1943

On Being a Real Person by Harry Emerson Fosdick (Harper) - April 25, 1943

One World by Wendell Willkie (Simon & Schuster) - May 9, 1943

U. S. Foreign Policy by Walter Lippmann (Little, Brown) - August 29, 1943

Under Cover by John Roy Carlson (Dutton) - September 12, 1943

1944

Good Night, Sweet Prince by Gene Fowler (Viking) - March 26, 1944

Yankee From Olympus by Catherine Drinker Bowen (Little, Brown) - June 18, 1944

I Never Left Home by Bob Hope (Simon & Schuster) - July 30, 1944

The Time For Decision by Sumner Welles (Harper) - August 28, 1944

Brave Men by Ernie Pyle (Holt) - December 17, 1944

1945

Black Boy by Richard Wright (Harper) - April 29, 1945

Up Front by Bill Mauldin (Holt) - August 5, 1945

The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald (Lippincott) - December 23, 1945

1946

Peace of Mind by Joshua L. Leibman (Simon & Schuster) - October 27, 1946

1947

Inside U. S. A. by John Gunther (Harper) - June 29, 1947

Speaking Frankly by James F. Byrnes (Harper) - November 16, 1947

1948

Sexual Behavior In the Human Male by A. C. Kinsey, Wardell Pomeroy and Clyde E. Martin (Saunders) - May 23, 1948

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie (Simon & Schuster) - August 2, 1948

The Gathering Storm by Winston Churchill (Houghton Mifflin) - August 9, 1948

Roosevelt and Hopkins by Robert E. Sherwood (Harper) - December 19, 1948

Crusade In Europe by Dwight D. Eisenhower (Doubleday) - December 26, 1948

1949

Cheaper By the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (Crowell) - March 13, 1949

The Greatest Story Ever Told by Fulton Oursler (Doubleday) - May 1, 1949

White Collar Zoo by Clare Barnes (Doubleday) - September 4, 1949

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1950's

1950

This I Remember by Eleanor Roosevelt (Harper) - January 15, 1950

The Mature Mind by Harry Overstreet (Norton) - March 5, 1950

Worlds In Collision by Immanuel Velikovsky (Doubleday) - May 7, 1950

Roosevelt In Retrospect by John Gunther (Harper) - July 9, 1950

Courtroom by Quentin Reynolds (Farrar, Straus) - August 27, 1950

The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford (Harcourt) - September 3, 1950

Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl (Rand McNally) - October 8, 1950

Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser (Farrar, Straus) - October 15, 1950

1951

Washington Confidential by Jack Lait and Mortimer Lee (Crown) - April 1, 1951

The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson (Oxford University Press) - September 9, 1951

1952

Mr. President by William Hillman (Farrar, Straus) - April 20, 1952

U. S. A. Confidential by Jack Lait and Mortimer Lee (Crown) - April 27, 1952

Witness by Whittaker Chambers (Random House) - June 22, 1952

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall (McGraw-Hill) - September 21, 1952

Tallulah by Tallulah Bankhead (Harper) - October 26, 1952

1953

Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version (Nelson) - February 15, 1953

Annapurna by Maurice Herzog (Dutton) - February 22, 1953

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale (Prentice Hall) - May 17, 1953

1954

But We Were Born Free by Elmer Davis (Bobbs) - April 18, 1954

1955

Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Pantheon Books) - April 17, 1955

1956

The Search For Bridey Murphy by Morey Bernstein (Doubleday) - March 4, 1956

The Birth of Britain by Winston Churchill (Dodd) - May 27, 1956

Arthritis and Common Sense by Dale Alexander (Witkower Press) - July 15, 1956

Eisenhower: The Inside Story by Robert J. Donovan (Harper) - August 5, 1956

The Nun's Story by Kathryn Hulme (Little, Brown) - October 21, 1956

1957

The F. B. I. Story by Donald Whitehead (Random House) - February 3, 1957

Day of Infamy by Walter Lord (Holt) - May 26, 1957

The Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop (Harper) - June 23, 1957

The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard (McKay) - August 4, 1957

Baruch: My Own Story by Bernard Baruch (Holt) - September 22, 1957

1958

Please Don't Eat the Daisies by Jean Kerr (Doubleday) - February 2, 1958

Masters of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover (Holt) - May 4, 1958

Inside Russia Today by John Gunther (Harper) - July 6, 1958

Only in America by Harry Golden (World) - September 21, 1958

Aku-Aku by Thor Heyerdahl (Rand McNally) - October 19, 1958

1959

Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King (Simon & Schuster) - April 12, 1959

The Status Seekers by Vance Packard (McKay) - June 14, 1959

For 2¢ Plain by Harry Golden (World) - September 13, 1959

Act One by Moss Hart (Random House) - November 1, 1959

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1960's

1960

May This House Be Safe from Tigers by Alexander King (Simon & Schuster) - March 13, 1960

Born Free by Joy Adamson (Pantheon) - August 7, 1960

The Waste Makers by Vance Packard (McKay) - November 6, 1960

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer (Simon & Schuster) - December 4, 1960

1961

The New English Bible (Oxford University Press) - May 28, 1961

The Making of the President - 1960 by Theodore H. White (Atheneum) - September 10, 1961

1962

Calories Don't Count by Herman Taller (Simon & Schuster) - March 25, 1962

The Rothchilds by Frederic Morton (Atheneum) - June 24, 1962

Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck (Viking) - October 21, 1962

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (Houghton Mifflin) - October 28, 1962

1963

The Whole Truth and Nothing But by Hedda Hopper (Doubleday) - May 19, 1963

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (Dial Press) - July 7, 1963

I Owe Russia $1200 by Bob Hope (Doubleday) - July 21, 1963

JFK: The Man and the Myth by Victor Lasky (MacMillan) - October 6, 1963

The American Way of Death by Jessica Mitford (Simon & Schuster) - December 8, 1963

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy (Harper) - December 29, 1963

1964

Four Days by UPI/American Heritage (American Heritage) - March 22, 1964

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (Scribner's) - June 14, 1964

Reminiscences by Douglas MacArthur (McGraw) - October 25, 1964

Markings by Dag Hammarskjold (Knopf) - December 20, 1964

1965

The Making of the President - 1964 by Theodore H. White (Atheneum) - August 1, 1965

Kennedy by Theodore Sorensen (Harper) - October 31, 1965

1966

A Thousand Days by Arthur Schlesinger (Houghton Mifflin) - January 9, 1966

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (Random House) - February 6, 1966

The Last Battle by Ryan Cornelius (Simon & Schuster) - May 8, 1966

How to Avoid Probate by Norman Dacey (Crown) - July 17, 1966

Rush to Judgment by Mark Lane (Holt) - November 13, 1966

1967

Everything But Money by Sam Levenson (Simon & Schuster) - January 8, 1967

Madame Sarah by Cornelia Otis Skinner (Houghton Mifflin) - March 12, 1967

The Death of a President by William Manchester (Harper Collins) - April 23, 1967

The New Industrial State by John K. Galbraith (Houghton Mifflin) - July 23, 1967

Our Crowd: The Great Jewish Families of New York by Stephen Birmingham (Harper) - September 10, 1967

1968

Between Parent and Child by Hiam Ginott (MacMillan) - February 25, 1968

The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris (McGraw) - March 3, 1968

The Money Game by Adam Smith (Random House) - July 7, 1968

1969

The 900 Days by Harrison Salisbury (Harper) - May 4, 1969

Jennie by Ralph Martin (Signet) - May 11, 1969

The Peter Principle by Laurence Peter and Raymond Hull (Morrow) - July 20, 1969

The Selling of the President - 1968 by Joe McGinnis (Trident) - November 30, 1969

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1970

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) by David Reuben (McKay) - March 1, 1970

Up the Organization by Robert Townsend (Knopf) - May 3, 1970

The Sensuous Woman by "J" (Joan Terry Garrity) (Lyle Stuart/Carroll Publishing) - September 20, 1970

The Greening of America by Charles Reich (Random House) - December 27, 1970

1971

Civilisation by Kenneth Clark (Harper) - January 10, 1971

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown (Holt) - May 30, 1971

The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer (McGraw) - July 25, 1971

Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese (World) - November 28, 1971

Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph Lash (Norton) - December 5, 1971

1972

The Game of the Foxes by Ladislas Farago (McKay) - March 19, 1972

The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn (Harper) - May 28, 1972

I'm OK, You're OK by Thomas Harris (Harper) - June 25, 1972

O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique LaPierre (Simon & Schuster) - July 23, 1972

1973

Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman (Morrow) - January 14, 1973

The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam (Random House) - January 21, 1973

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins (McKay) - February 18, 1973

The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort (Crown) - August 5, 1973

How to Be Your Own Best Friend by Mildred Newman, Bernard Berkowitz and Jean Owen (Random House) - October 14, 1973

Alistair Cooke's America by Alistair Cooke (Knopf) - December 9, 1973

1974

Plain Speaking by Merle Miller (Putnam) - February 24, 1974

You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis by Harry Browne (MacMillan) - April 28, 1974

Times to Remember by Rose Kennedy (Doubleday) - May 19, 1974

All the President's Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein (Simon & Schuster) - June 30, 1974

All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot (St. Martin's) - November 17, 1974

1975

The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz (Doubleday) - February 2, 1975

The Palace Guard by Dan Rather and Gary Paul Gates (Harper) - February 16, 1975

Breach of Faith by Theodore H. White (Atheneum) - June 15, 1975

Sylvia Porter's Money Book by Sylvia Porter (Doubleday) - September 7, 1975

Power! by Michael Korda (Random House) - November 23, 1975

Bring On the Empty Horses by David Niven (Putnam) - November 30, 1975

The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson (Morrow) - December 21, 1975

1976

Doris Day: Her Own Story by A. E. Hotchner (Morrow) - March 14, 1976

World of Our Fathers by Irving Howe with Kenneth Libo (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) - April 18, 1976

The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein (Simon & Schuster) - April 25, 1976

Passages by Gail Sheehy (Dutton) - August 29, 1976

Roots by Alex Haley (Doubleday) - November 21, 1976

1977

Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dwyer (Funk & Wagnalls) - May 8, 1977

The Book of Lists by David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace and Amy Wallace (Morrow) - July 24, 1977

Looking Out for Number One by Robert J. Ringer (Funk & Wagnalls) - August 21, 1977

All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot (St. Martin's) - September 11, 1977

1978

The Complete Book of Running by James Fixx (Random House) - February 26, 1978

The Ends of Power by H. R. Haldeman and Joseph DiMona (Times) - March 26, 1978

If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? by Erma Bombeck (McGraw-Hill) - May 28, 1978

Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford (Morrow) - November 26, 1978

1979

Gnomes by Wil Huygen and Rien Poortvliet (Abrams) - January 14, 1979

Lauren Bacall by Myself by Lauren Bacall (Knopf) - February 11, 1979

The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet by Herman Tarnower and Samm Sinclair Baker (Rawson Wade) - April 1, 1979

Aunt Erma's Cope Book by Erma Bombeck (McGraw-Hill) - October 28, 1979

The Brethern by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong (Simon & Schuster) - December 30, 1979

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1980's

1980

Donahue by Phil Donahue (Simon & Schuster) - March 23, 1980

Free to Choose by Milton and Rose Friedman (Harcourt) - April 6, 1980

Men in Love by Nancy Friday (Delacorte) - May 18, 1980

Thy Neighbor's Wife by Gay Talese (Doubleday) - May 25, 1980

Shelley: Also Known as Shirley by Shelley Winters (Morrow) - August 3, 1980

Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey (Harper) - September 21, 1980

Cosmos by Carl Sagan (Random House) - November 9, 1980

1981

Never Say Diet by Richard Simmons (Warner) - March 8, 1981

The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot (St. Martin's) - May 17, 1981

The Beverly Hills Diet by Judy Mazel (MacMillan) - July 12, 1981

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (Harper) - November 29, 1981

1982

A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney by Andy A. Rooney (Atheneum) - March 7, 1982

Jane Fonda's Workout Book by Jane Fonda (Simon & Schuster) - March 14, 1982

Life Extension by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw (Warner) - August 8, 1982

And More by Andy Rooney by Andy A. Rooney (Atheneum) - November 21, 1982

1983

Megatrends by John Naisbitt (Warner) - February 27, 1983

In Search of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr. (Harper) - April 24, 1983

Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession by Erma Bombeck (McGraw-Hill) - October 23, 1983

1984

Mayor by Edward Koch and W. William Raven (Simon & Schuster) - February 26, 1984

Wired by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster) - June 24, 1984

The Kennedys: An American Drama by Peter Collier and David Horowitz (Summit) - July 22, 1984

Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia (Holt) - September 16, 1984

Iacocca by Lee Iacocca and William Novak (Bantam) - November 4, 1984

1985

A Passion for Excellence by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin (Random House) - June 9, 1985

Yeager by Chuck Yeager, Cy Janos and Leo Janos (Bantam) - July 21, 1985

Elvis and Me by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley with Sandra Harmon (Putnam) - September 29, 1985

1986

Bus 9 to Paradise by Leo Buscaglia (Morrow) - February 23, 1986

You're Only Old Once by Dr. Seuss (Random House) - March 30, 1986

The Triumph of Politics by David Stockman (Harper) - May 11, 1986

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby (Doubleday) - May 25, 1986

His Way by Kitty Kelley (Bantam) - October 12, 1986

A Day in the Life of America by Collins (Collins) - November 30, 1986

1987

A Season on the Brink by John Feinstein (MacMillan) - February 1, 1987

Communion by Whitley Strieber (Morrow) - May 10, 1987

Love, Medicine and Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel (Harper) - May 17, 1987

The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom (Simon & Schuster) - June 7, 1987

Spycatcher by Peter Wright (Viking) - August 16, 1987

Veil by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster) - October 18, 1987

The Great Depression of 1990 by Ravi Batra (Simon & Schuster) - November 15, 1987

Time Flies by Bill Cosby (Doubleday) - December 6, 1987

1988

Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump and Tony Schwartz (Random House) - January 17, 1988

Moonwalk by Michael Jackson (Doubleday) - May 15, 1988

For the Record by Donald T. Regan (Harcourt) - May 29, 1988

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (Bantam) - June 26, 1988

Talking Straight by Lee Iacocca and Sonny Kleinfeld (Bantam) - July 3, 1988

The Last Lion by William Manchester (Little, Brown) - November 20, 1988

Gracie by George Burns (Putnam) - December 4, 1988

1989

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum (Villard) - January 1, 1989

Blind Faith by Joe McGinnis (Putnam) - February 12, 1989

A Woman Named Jackie by C. David Heymann (Lyle Stuart/Carroll Publishing) - May 21, 1989

Summer of '49 by David Halberstam (Morrow) - July 2, 1989

It's Always Something by Gilda Radner (Simon & Schuster) - July 16, 1989

My Turn by Nancy Reagan and William Novak (Random House) - November 26, 1989

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1990

It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum (Villard) - January 7, 1990

Megatrends 2000 by John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene (Morrow) - February 4, 1990

Barbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burrough and John Helyer (Harper) - March 11, 1990

Means of Ascent by Robert A. Caro (Knopf) - April 8, 1990

Men at Work by George Will (MacMillan) - April 29, 1990

Trump: Surviving at the Top by Donald Trump and Charles Leerhsen (Random House) - September 9, 1990

Darkness Visible by William Styron (Random House) - September 16, 1990

Millie's Book by Millie as told to Barbara Bush (Morrow) - September 30, 1990

By Way of Deception by Victor Ostrovsky and Claire Hoy (St. Martin's) - October 7, 1990

The Civil War by Geoffrey Ward with Ric and Ken Burns (Knopf) - November 11, 1990

A Life on the Road by Charles Kuralt (Putnam) - December 2, 1990

1991

Iron John by Robert Bly (Addison-Wesley) - January 27, 1991

The Prize by Daniel Yergin (Simon & Schuster) - February 10, 1991

And the Sea Will Tell by Vincent Bugliosi and Bruce Henderson (Norton) - March 17, 1991

You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again by Julia Phillips (Random House) - April 7, 1991

Nancy Reagan by Kitty Kelley (Simon & Schuster) - April 28, 1991

The Commanders by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster) - June 2, 1991

Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz (Little, Brown) - July 21, 1991

Parliament of Whores by P. J. O'Rourke (Entrekin) - August 25, 1991

When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It's Time to Go Home by Erma Bombeck (Harper) - September 1, 1991

Uh-Oh by Robert Fulghum (Villard) - September 8, 1991

Me: Stories of My Life by Katherine Hepburn (Knopf) - September 22, 1991

Den of Thieves by James B. Stewart (Simon & Schuster) - November 3, 1991

Under Fire by Oliver North and William Novak (Harper) - December 1, 1991

1992

Revolution from Within by Gloria Steinem (Little, Brown) - February 9, 1992

Give War a Chance by P. J. O'Rourke (Atlantic Monthly) - May 10, 1992

The Silent Passage by Gail Sheehy (Random House) - June 7, 1992

Diana: Her True Story by Andrew Morton (Simon & Schuster) - July 5, 1992

Every Living Thing by James Herriot (St. Martin's) - September 13, 1992

The Way Things Ought to Be by Rush H. Limbaugh (Pocket) - September 27, 1992

Sex by Madonna (Warner) - November 8, 1992

1993

Healing and the Mind by Bill Moyers (Doubleday) - March 14, 1993

Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés (Ballantine) - April 25, 1993

Days of Grace by Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad (Knopf) - July 18, 1993

Embraced by the Light by Betty J. Eadie with Curtis Taylor (Gold Leaf Press) - September 5, 1993

Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld (Bantam) - September 19, 1993

Private Parts by Howard Stern (Simon & Schuster) - October 24, 1993

See, I Told You So by Rush H. Limbaugh (Pocket) - November 21, 1993

1994

The Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett (Simon & Schuster) - January 16, 1994

The Agenda by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster) - June 26, 1994

Couplehood by Paul Reiser (Bantam) - September 25, 1994

Barbara Bush: A Memoir by Barbara Bush (Drew/Scribners) - October 2, 1994

Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man by Tim Allen (Hyperion) - October 30, 1994

Nicole Brown Simpson by Faye D. Resnick with Mike Walker (Dove Books) - November 6, 1994

Crossing the Threshold of Hope by John Paul II (Knopf) - November 13, 1994

1995

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston (Random House) - February 5, 1995

I Want to Tell You by O. J. Simpson (Little, Brown) - February 12, 1995

Breaking the Surface by Greg Louganis with Eric Marcus (Random House) - March 19, 1995

In Retrospect by Robert S. McNamara with Brian VanDeMark (Times Books/Random House) - April 30, 1995

A Good Walk Spoiled by John Feinstein (Little, Brown) - July 2, 1995

New Passages by Gail Sheehy (Random House) - July 16, 1995

To Renew America by Newt Gingrich (HarperCollins) - July 23, 1995

My Point...And I Do Have One by Ellen DeGeneres (Bantam) - September 10, 1995

My American Journey by Colin L. Powell with Joseph E. Persico (Random House) - October 1, 1995

Miss America by Howard Stern (Regan Books) - November 26, 1995

The Road Ahead by Bill Gates with Nathan Myhrvold and Peter Rinearson (Viking) - December 17, 1995

1996

It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster) - February 4, 1996

Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot by Al Franken (Delacorte) - February 25, 1996

Blood Sport by James B. Stewart (Simon & Schuster) - March 31, 1996

In Contempt by Christopher A. Darden with Jess Walter (ReganBooks/HarperCollins) - April 7, 1996

Bad As I Wanna Be by Dennis Rodman with Tom Keown (Delacorte) - May 19, 1996

Outrage by Vincent Bugliosi (Norton) - July 14, 1996

The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams (HarperBusiness) - July 28, 1996

Unlimited Access by Gary Aldrich (Regnery) - August 4, 1996

American Tragedy by Lawrence Schiller and James Willwerth (Random House) - November 10, 1996

The Soul's Code by James Hillman (Random House) - November 17, 1996

My Sergei by Ekaterina Gordeeva E. M. with Swift (Warner) - November 24, 1996

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt (Scribner) - December 15, 1996

A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite (Knopf) - December 29, 1996

1997

Personal History by Katharine Graham (Knopf) - February 23, 1997

Murder in Brentwood by Mark Fuhrman (Regnery) - March 16, 1997

Underboss by Peter Maas (HarperCollins) - May 11, 1997

Mothers & Daughters by Carol Saline and Sharon J. Wohlmuth (Doubleday) - May 25, 1997

Without a Doubt by Marcia Clark with Teresa Carpenter (Viking) - June 1, 1997

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (Villard) - June 8, 1997

Just As I Am by Billy Graham (HarperSanFrancisco/Zondervan) - June 29, 1997

The Royals by Kitty Kelley (Warner) - October 5, 1997

Diana: Her True Story - In Her Own Words (updated version) by Andrew Morton (Simon & Schuster) - November 2, 1997

Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (Random House) - November 30, 1997

1998

Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh (Dutton) - February 8, 1998

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom (Doubleday) - April 26, 1998

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko (Longstreet) - May 3, 1998

We Are Our Mother's Daughters by Cokie Roberts (Morrow) - May 24, 1998

A Pirate Looks At Fifty by Jimmy Buffett (Random House) - June 28, 1998

The Day Diana Died by Christopher Andersen (Morrow) - September 13, 1998

The Death of Outrage by William J. Bennett (Free Press) - October 4, 1998

The Century by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster (Doubleday) - December 20, 1998

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw (Random House) - December 27, 1998

1999

Monica's Story by Andrew Morton (St. Martin's) - March 21, 1999

All Too Human by George Stephanopoulos (Little, Brown) - March 28, 1999

Every Man a Tiger by Tom Clancy with Chuck Horner (Putnam) - June 6, 1999

Shadow by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster) - July 11, 1999

'Tis by Frank McCourt (Scribner) - October 10, 1999

Have a Nice Day! by Mick Foley (ReganBooks/HarperCollins) - December 5, 1999

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2000

The Rock Says... by the Rock with Joe Layden (ReganBooks/HarperCollins) - January 30, 2000

Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley with Ron Powers (Bantam) - June 11, 2000

The Day John Died by Christopher Andersen (Morrow) - July 30, 2000

Life On the Other Side by Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison (Dutton) - August 6, 2000

It's Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins (Putnam) - August 13, 2000

Nothing Like It In the World by Stephen E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster) - September 17, 2000

The Beatles Anthology by the Beatles (Chronicle) - October 22, 2000

The O'Reilly Factor by Bill O'Reilly (Broadway) - November 12, 2000

2001

An Hour Before Daylight by Jimmy Carter (Simon & Schuster) - January 28, 2001

Ice Bound by Jerri Nielseni with Maryanne Vollers (Talk Miramax/ Hyperion) - February 18, 2001

Longaberger by Dave Longaberger (HarperBusiness) - March 25, 2001

Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House) - April 8, 2001

Napalm and Silly Putty by George Carlin (Hyperion) - May 20, 2001

Foley Is Good by Mick Foley (ReganBooks/HarperCollins) - May 27, 2001

John Adams by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster) - June 10, 2001

The Wild Blue by Stephen E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster) - September 9, 2001

Jack: Straight From the Gut by Jack Welch with John A.Byrne (Warner Business) - September 30, 2001

Germs by Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg and William Broad (Simon & Schuster) - October 28, 2001

The No Spin Zone by BIll O'Reilly (Broadway) - November 11, 2001

One Nation by the editors of Life Magazine (Little, Brown) - December 16, 2001

2002

Bias by Bernard Goldberg (Regnery) - January 20, 2002

Shadow Warriors by Tom Clancy with Carl Stiner and Tony Koltz (Putnam) - February 24, 2002

Stupid White Men by Michael Moore (ReganBooks/HarperCollins) - March 24, 2002

Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox (Hyperion) - April 21, 2002

Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro (Knopf) - May 19, 2002

American Son by Richard Blow (Holt) - June 2, 2002

A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine (Simon & Schuster) - June 9, 2002

The Right Words at the Right Time edited by Marlo Thomas (Atria) - June 16, 2002

You Cannot Be Serious by John McEnroe with James Kaplan (Putnam) - June 30, 2002

Slander by Ann Coulter (Crown) - July 14, 2002

Let's Roll! by Lisa Beamer with Ken Abraham (Tyndale) - September 8, 2002

Leadership by Rudolph W. Giuliani with Ken Kurson (Miramax/Hyperion) - October 20, 2002

Journals by Kurt Cobain (Riverhead) - November 24, 2002

Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) - December 1, 2002

Bush At War by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster) - December 15, 2002

2003

The Savage Nation by Michael Savage (WND/Thomas Nelson) - February 2, 2003

What Should I Do With My Life? by Po Bronson (Random House) - February 16, 2003

The Devil In the White City by Erik Larson (Crown) - March 23, 2003

Leap of Faith by Queen Noor (Miramax) - April 13, 2003

An Unfinished Life by Robert Dallek (Little, Brown) - June 1, 2003

Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster) - June 29, 2003

Kate Remembered by Scott A. Berg (Putnam) - August 3, 2003

Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them) by Al Franken (Dutton) - September 7, 2003

Who's Looking Out For You? by Bill O'Reilly (Broadway) - October 12, 2003

Dude, Where's My Country? by Michael Moore (Warner) - October 26, 2003

A Royal Duty by Paul Burrell (Putnam) - November 16, 2003

I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story by Rick Bragg (Knopf) - November 30, 2003

2004

My Prison Without Bars by Pete Rose with Rick Hill (Rodale) - January 25, 2004

The Price of Loyalty by Ron Suskind (Simon & Schuster) - February 1, 2004

Deliver Us From Evil by Sean Hannity (ReganBooks/HarperCollins) - March 7, 2004

Against All Enemies by Richard A. Clarke (Free Press) - April 11, 2004

Plan of Attack by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster) - May 9, 2004

Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss (Gotham) - May 30, 2004

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris (Little, Brown) - June 20, 2004

Big Russ and Me by Tim Russert (Miramax) - July 4, 2004

My Life by Bill Clinton (Knopf) - July 11, 2004

American Soldier by Tommy Franks with Malcolm McConnell (ReganBooks/HarperCollins) - August 22, 2004

Unfit for Command by John E. O'Neill and Jerome R. Corsi (Regnery) - September 5, 2004

The Family by Kitty Kelley (Doubleday) - October 3, 2004

America (The Book) by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin and David Javerbaum (Warner) - October 10, 2004

2005

Witness by Amber Frey (Regan Books/Harper Collins) - January 23, 2005

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown) - February 6, 2005

Juiced by Jose Canseco (Regan Books/Harper Collins) - March 6, 2005

Blood Brother by Anne Bird (Regan Books/Harper Collins) - March 20, 2005

A Deadly Game by Catherine Crier with Cole Thompson (Regan Books/Harper Collins) - April 3, 2005

My Life So Far by Jane Fonda (Random House) - April 24, 2005

The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) - May 15, 2005

On Bull---- by Harry G. Frankfurt (Princeton University) - June 5, 2005

1776 by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster) - June 12, 2005

The Fairtax Book by Neal Boortz and John Linder (Regan Books/ Harper Collins) - August 21, 2005

The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt (Penguin) - October 16, 2005

The Truth (With Jokes) by Al Franken (Dutton) - November 13, 2005

Our Endangered Values by Jimmy Carter (Simon & Schuster) - November 20, 2005

Teacher Man by Frank McCourt (Scribner) - December 4, 2005

2006

My Friend Leonard by James Frey (Riverhead) - January 22, 2006

For Laci by Sharon Rocha (Crown) - January 29, 2006

Marley & Me by John Grogan (Morrow) - February 12, 2006

Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings by Tyler Perry (Riverhead) - April 30, 2006

Dispatches From the Edge by Anderson Cooper (HarperCollins) - June 18, 2006

Godless by Ann Coulter (Crown Forum) - June 25, 2006

Wisdom of Our Fathers by Tim Russert (Random House) - July 2, 2006

Fiasco by Thomas E. Ricks (The Penguin Press) - August 13, 2006

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron (Knopf) - September 10, 2006

Culture Warrior by Bill O'Reilly (Broadway) - October 15, 2006

State of Denial by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster) - October 22, 2006

The Innocent Man by John Grisham (Doubleday) - October 29, 2006

The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama (Crown) - November 12, 2006

2007

In An Instant by Lee and Bob Woodruff (Random House) - March 18, 2007

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah (Sarah Crichton/Farrar, Straus & Giroux) - April 15, 2007

Einstein by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster) - April 29, 2007

At the Center of the Storm by George Tenet (Harper Collins) - May 20, 2007

God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens (Twelve) - June 3, 2007

The Reagan Diaries by Ronald Reagan (Harper Collins) - June 24, 2007

The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown (Doubleday) - July 8, 2007

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson (Little, Brown) - July 22, 2007

Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker (Tyndale) - August 5, 2007

It's All About Him by Denise Jackson with Ellen Vaughn (Thomas Nelson) - August 19, 2007

You Can Run But You Can't Hide by Duane Chapman with Laura Morton (Hyperion) - August 26, 2007

Wonderful Tonight by Pattie Boyd with Penny Juror (Harmony) - September 16, 2007

Giving by Bill Clinton (Knopf) - September 23, 2007

Power to the People by Laura Ingraham (Regnery) - September 30, 2007

The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan (Penguin Press) - October 7, 2007

My Grandfather's Son by Clarence Thomas (Harper) - October 21, 2007

I Am America (And So Can You) by Stephen Colbert (Grand Central) - October 28, 2007

An Inconvenient Book by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe (Threshold Editions) - December 9, 2007

2008

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan (Penguin Press) - January 20, 2008

Tom Cruise by Andrew Morton (St. Martin's) - February 3, 2008

Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg (Doubleday) - March 9, 2008

Losing It by Valerie Bertinelli (Free Press) - March 16, 2008

Beautiful Boy by David Sheff (Houghton Mifflin) - April 6, 2008

Mistaken Identity by Don and Susie Van Ryn and Newell, Colleen and Whitney Cerak, with Mark Tabb (Howard) - April 13, 2008

Home by Julie Andrews (Hyperion) - April 27, 2008

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler (Simon Spotlight Entertainment) - May 11, 2008

The Revolution by Ron Paul (Grand Central) - May 18, 2008

Audition by Barbara Walters (Knopf) - May 25, 2008

What Happened by Scott McClellan (PublicAffairs) - June 15, 2008

When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris (Little, Brown) - June 22, 2008

The Obama Nation by Jerome R. Corsi (Threshold) - August 17, 2008

Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) - September 28, 2008

The Snowball by Alice Schroeder (Bantam) - October 19, 2008

Against Medical Advice by James Patterson and Hal Friedman (Little, Brown) - November 9, 2008

Dewey by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter (Grand Central) - November 16, 2008

Too Fat to Fish by Artie Lange with Anthony Bozza (Spiegel & Grau) - November 30, 2008

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown) - December 7, 2008

2009

The Yankee Years by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci - February 22, 2009

Liberty and Tyranny by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions) - April 12, 2009

Resilience by Elizabeth Edwards (Broadway) - May 31, 2009

Catastrophe by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann (Harper/Harper Collins) - July 12, 2009

Unmasked by Ian Halperin (Simon Spotlight Entertainment) - August 2, 2009

Culture of Corruption by Michelle Malkin (Regnery) - August 16, 2009

Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin (Ballantine) - September 27, 2009

True Compass by Edward M. Kennedy (Twelve) - October 4, 2009

Arguing With Idiots by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe (Mercury Radio Arts/Threshold Editions) - October 11, 2009

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom (Hyperion) - October 18, 2009

The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons (Ballantine) - November 15, 2009

Open by Andre Agassi (Knopf) - November 29, 2009

Going Rogue by Sarah Palin (Harper/HarperCollins) - December 6, 2009

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2010

Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert (Viking) - January 24, 2010

Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin (Harper/HarperCollins) - January 31, 2010

No Apology by Mitt Romney (St. Martin's) - March 21, 2010

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler (Grand Central) - March 28, 2010

The Big Short by Michael Lewis (Norton) - April 4, 2010

Oprah by Kitty Kelley (Crown) - May 2, 2010

Spoken From the Heart by Laura Bush (Scribner) - May 23, 2010

Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern (It Books/Harper Collins) - June 20, 2010

The Obama Diaries by Laura Ingraham (Threshold Editions) - August 1, 2010

Crimes Against Liberty by David Limbaugh (Regnery) - September 12, 2010

The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow (Bantam) - September 26, 2010

Earth (The Book) by Jon Stewart, David Javerbaum, Rory Albanese, Steve Bodow and Josh Lieb (Grand Central) - October 10, 2010

Obama's Wars by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster) - October 17, 2010

Life by Keith Richards with James Fox (Little, Brown) - November 14, 2010

Decision Points by George W. Bush (Crown) - November 28, 2010

2011

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House) - January 16, 2011

Known and Unknown by Donald Rumsfeld (Sentinel) - February 27, 2011

The Social Animal by David Brooks (Random House) - March 27, 2011

Red by Sammy Hagar (It Books/Harper Collins) - April 3, 2011

Onward by Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon (Rodale) - April 17, 2011

Bossypants by Tina Fey (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown) - April 24, 2011

Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me by Chelsea Handler, Glen Handler, Roy Handler and others (Grand Central) - May 29, 2011

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson (Crown) - June 5, 2011

Those Guys Have All the Fun by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales (Little, Brown) - June 12, 2011

The Greater Journey by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster) - June 19, 2011

A Stolen Life by Jayce Dugard (Simon & Schuster) - July 31, 2011

In My Time by Dick Cheney with Liz Cheney (Threshold Editions) - September 18, 2011

Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations On Life With John F. Kennedy (Hyperion) - October 2, 2011

Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Holt) - October 16, 2011

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster) - November 13, 2011

2012

American Sniper by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice (Morrow/HarperCollins) - January 29, 2012

Ameritopia by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions) - February 5, 2012

Imagine by Jonah Lehrer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) - April 8, 2012

Drift by Rachel Maddow (Crown) - April 15, 2012

The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro (Knopf) - May 20, 2012

The Amateur by Edward Klein (Regnery) - June 3, 2012

Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf) - July 15, 2012

Paterno by Joe Posnanski (Simon & Schuster) - September 9, 2012

Obama's America by Dinesh D'Souza (Regnery) - September 16, 2012

No Easy Day by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer (Dutton) - September 23, 2012

Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Holt) - October 21, 2012

Thomas Jefferson by Jon Meacham (Random House) - December 9, 2012

2013

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor (Knopf) - February 3, 2013

Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss (Random House) - March 17, 2013

Sum It Up by Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins (Crown Archetype) - March 24, 2013

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg with Neil Scovell (Knopf) - March 31, 2013

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (Little, Brown) - May 12, 2013

Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach (Howard Books) - May 26, 2013

The Guns at Last Light by Rick Atkinson (Holt) - June 2, 2013

Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty (Penguin Press) - June 9, 2013

Zealot by Reza Aslan (Random House) - August 11, 2013

The Liberty Amendments by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions) - September 1, 2013

Si-Cology 1 by Si Robertson with Mark Schlabach (Howard Books) - September 22, 2013

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Holt) - October 13, 2013

Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton (St. Martin's) - November 3, 2013

Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer (Crown Forum) - November 24, 2013

2014

Duty by Robert M. Gates (Knopf) - February 2, 2014

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown) - March 9, 2014

The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku (Doubleday) - March 16, 2014

Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler (Grand Central) - March 23, 2014

10% Happier by Dan Harris (It Books) - April 6, 2014

Thrive by Arianna Huffington (Harmony) - April 13, 2014

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis (Norton) - April 20, 2014

Capital In the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty (Belknap/Harvard University) - May 18, 2014

One Nation by Ben Carson with Candy Carson (Sentinel) - June 8, 2014

Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster) - June 29, 2014

Blood Feud by Edward Klein (Regnery) - July 20, 2014

America by Dinesh D'Souza (Regnery) - August 10, 2014

What If? by Randall Munroe (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) - September 21, 2014

13 Hours by Michael Zuckoff (Twelve) - October 5, 2014

Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Holt) - October 12, 2014

Yes Please by Amy Poehler (Dey St./Morrow) - November 16, 2014

41 by George W. Bush (Crown) - November 30, 2014

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