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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/26/2011

BOOK WORLD - February 27, 2011

By Christopher Schoppa
Best Sellers

At last, there's been an infusion of fresh titles into the poli/sci list ...

In addition to the usual suspects, we have --

+ economist Dambisa Moyo reflects on the economic turmoil across the globe, and how the emerging world is on the rise, which is sure to deal a blow to America's economic primacy (the result of flawed policy decisions, she argues).

+ Glaeser, a professor of economics at Harvard University, offers a lively take on the rise of the city, and why that is a good thing.

+ and Wendy Kopp, founder and president of Teach For America, tackles the contentious issue of education in America in her new book ... a lightning rod if ever there was one, especially in Washington, D.C. amid the transistion to a new mayorality.

1. Known and Unknown: A Memoir
(Sentinel, $36). By Donald Rumsfeld

2. A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn't in Providing an Excellent Education for All

(PublicAffairs, $25.99). By Wendy Kopp

3. Decision Points (Crown, $35)
By George W. Bush

4. How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead

(FSG, $25). By Dambisa Moyo

5. Courage to Stand: An American Story
(Tyndale House, $26.99)
By Tim Pawlenty

6. The Next Decade: Where We've Been . . . and Where We're Going

(Doubleday, $27.95). By George Friedman

7. Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage

(Free Press, $30). By Douglas Waller

8. Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

(Penguin Press, $29.95). By Edward L. Glaeser

Drawn from Book World's bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending February 20, 2011 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2011 by Nielsen BookScan.

By Christopher Schoppa  | February 26, 2011; 12:00 PM ET
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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