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BOOK WORLD - October 3, 2010

Best Sellers

Political book sales saw nothing this past week as momentous as the departure of Rahm Emanuel from the West Wing staff, but there were some interesting additions ...

Oh, first, the deletions --- Armey & Kibbe's "Tea Party Manifesto" vanishes from the bestseller lists this week, after being #1 in both the political and general rankings last week ...

New entries on the list this week include President Jimmy Carter's annotated diaries from his four years in the White House (expected), former Clinton staffer Robert Reich's look at the "new normal" in our post-recession economy (somewhat expected ... he's making the interview rounds a lot lately) and Salon senior writer Rebecca Traister's analysis of the groundbreaking 2008 presidential election with an emphasis on the shift for women (a pleasant surprise).

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

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

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

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

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

6. Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America's Airwaves
(Thomas Dunne, $26.99). By Bill Press

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

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

9. Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women
(Free Press, $26). By Rebecca Traister

Drawn from Book World's bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending September 26 (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 2, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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