BOOK WORLD, February 20, 2011
As February winds down, the tension and anxiety level in Washington is inching up, thanks to the budget showdown in Congress and the ramping up of the 2012 presidential contest. Already.
That might explain the reappearance of "The Blueprint" by Blackwell & Klukowski, taking the president to task for a perceived abuse of power, which published last April.
Along with the return engagements of books by and about President Reagan comes the expected debut of Donald Rumsfeld's new memoir in the No. 1 spot ... a link to Book World's review can be found below.
1. Known and Unknown: A Memoir
(Sentinel, $36). By Donald Rumsfeld
2. Decision Points (Crown, $35)
By George W. Bush
4. An American Life: The Autobiography
(Simon & Schuster, $32). By Ronald Reagan
5. Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage
(Free Press, $30). By Douglas Waller
6. The Next Decade: Where We've Been . . . and Where We're Going
(Doubleday, $27.95). By George Friedman
7. The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda
(Free Press, $28). By Peter Bergen
8. The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency
(Lyons, $22.95). By Ken Blackwell & Ken Klukowski
9. The New Reagan Revolution: How Ronald Reagan's Principles Can Restore America's Greatness
(Thomas Dunne, $25.99). By Michael Reagan with Jim Denney
Drawn from Book World's bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending February 13, 2011 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2011 by Nielsen BookScan.