Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:
1."Leonardo da Vinci," by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster: $35) A biography detailing the secret lives of history's most creative genius.
2."Grant," by Ron Chernow (Penguin Press: $40) A biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Union general and two-term U.S. president, by the author of "Hamilton."
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3."Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," by Neil Degrasse Tyson (Norton: $18.95) A quick and easy introduction to the cosmos from the astrophysicist.
4."Hillbilly Elegy," by J.D. Vance (Harper: $27.99) The former Marine and Yale Law School graduate's account of growing up poor in a white working-class neighborhood.
5."What Happened," by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster: $18) The former presidential candidate's memoir of losing the 2016 election.
6."Hitler in Los Angeles," by Steven J. Ross (Bloomsbury: $30) The rise of Nazism in Los Angeles and the Jewish leaders and spies who stopped it.
7."The Wisdom of Sundays," by Oprah Winfrey (Flatiron: $27.99) Insightful selections from conversations between the talk-show host and admired leaders and visionaries.
8."We Were Eight Years in Power," by Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World: $28) Eight essays previously published in the Atlantic, from each year of the Obama administration.
9."Hollywood's Spies," by Laura Rosenzweig (NYU Press: $29.95) How Jewish Hollywood moguls established the first anti-Nazi Jewish resistance organization in the 1930s.
10."Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans," by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger (Sentinel: $28) Maj. Gen. Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana during the War of 1812.