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BOOK WORLD - October 10, 2010

Best Sellers

There was a surge in the number of titles on the politcal list this weekend, based on sales from the past week ... which only makes sense as the publishing calendar for most houses picks up dramatically in the Fall months. For political junkies, lots more is on the horizon.

A smattering of titles from last week's list make a return engagement, along with a host of newbies vying for readers' attention ...

"Obama's Wars" -- Whether you love or loathe him (Obama and/or Woodward), this take on the president as commander-in-chief is must-read for lots of folks, and will likley be around on bestseller lists for weeks to come.

The primer on the "tea party" movement returns yet again ... an ominous, Christian interpretation of the new economy from the aptly named David Jeremiah ... and Jeff Sharlet's examination of a townhome on Capitol Hill, its residents and what that means for the country.

We also have pundit Dinesh D'Souza's rationale for Obama's thought process, roundly criticized by scores of journalists and politicos alike, yet still selling ... the {redacted} version of Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer's memoir of war ... and more. Take a look below ...

1. Obama's Wars
(Simon & Schuster, $30). By Bob Woodward

2. The Coming Economic Armageddon: What Bible Prophecy Warns about the New Global Economy
(FaithWords, $23.99). By David Jeremiah

3. Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto
(Morrow, $19.99). By Dick Armey & Matt Kibbe

4. Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan -- and the Path to Victory
(Thomas Dunne, $25.99). By Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer

5. The Roots of Obama's Rage
(Regnery, $27.95). By Dinesh D'Souza

6. Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama
(Morrow, $27.99). By Bill O'Reilly

7. White House Diary
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $30). By Jimmy Carter

8. The Secret History of MI6: 1909-1949
(Penguin Press, $39.95). By Keith Jeffery

9. A Journey: My Political Life
(Knopf, $35). By Tony Blair

10. Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle
(Penguin Press, $29.95). By Ingrid Betancourt

11. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
(Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis

12. Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama
(Regnery, $29.95). By David Limbaugh

13. Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future
(Knopf, $25). By Robert B. Reich

14. The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America
(Harper, $24.99). By Daniel Hannan

15. Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View
(Knopf, $26.95). By Stephen Breyer

16. Megacommunities: How Leaders of Government, Business and Non-Profits Can Tackle Today's Global Challenges Together
(Palgrave Macmillan, $27.99). By Mark Gerencser, Reginald Van Lee, Fernando Napolitano, Christopher Kelly & Walter Isaacson

17. C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy
(Little, Brown, $26.99). By Jeff Sharlet


Drawn from Book World's bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending October 3 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2010 by Nielsen BookScan.

By Christopher Schoppa  | October 9, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
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Posted by: susan166 | October 9, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Re:Woodward's Obama's Wars, The Miami Herald's Cuban Colada blog said Monday that Fidel Castro has had it translated, condensed and published in Granma, Cuba's Communist Party newspaper, in installments. Aren't there international copyright issues involved? Does Cuba honor them? Can Woodward collect royalties from Castro?

Posted by: tremas | October 11, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

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