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BOOK WORLD - October 17, 2010

Best Sellers

The poli / sci list continues to be long, with several new books (and one old one) popping on the chart ...

New books include those from conservative pundit Michael Savage, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank (on the Glenn Beck phenomenon), liberal blogger Arianna Huffington and another Washington Post columnist, Eugene Robinson, with a look at the African American community.

And in the "old" camp, we have Reinhart & Rogoff's look at financial follies over the past 800 years ... it's a book that has been off and on the list over the past year with a clearly timeless message ...

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

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

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

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

6. Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama's Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security
(Morrow, $26.99). By Michael Savage

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

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

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

10. This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
(Princeton Univ., $35). By Carmen M. Reinhart & Kenneth S. Rogoff

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

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

13. Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America
(Doubleday, $24.95). By Dana Milbank

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

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

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

17. Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream
(Crown, $23.99). By Arianna Huffington

18. Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America
(Doubleday, $24.95). By Eugene Robinson


Drawn from Book World's bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending October 10 (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 15, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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