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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/ 5/2011

BOOK WORLD - March 6, 2011

By Christopher Schoppa
Best Sellers

Poli-sci fans can rejoice (or scowl) that several new titles have hit the list this week.

One former governor (Pawlenty) is out, while another (Huckabee) tops the list with his new book of prescriptions for America's ills. Now, if he could only stop putting his foot in his mouth ...

Also joining the list is Senator Scott Brown's much-talked about, and incredibly emotional, new memoir, as well as the return of Peter Bergen's book on the war against al-Qaeda and the debut of "The Wrong War" by Bing West, a former Marine combat veteran (and assistant secretary of defense under Reagan) on the Afganistan quagmire.

1. A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion That We Don't!)

(Sentinel, $26.95). By Mike Huckabee

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

3. Against All Odds: A Life from Hardship to Hope

(Harper, $27.99). By Scott Brown

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

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

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

9. The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan

(Random House, $28). By Bing West

10. Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

(Spiegel & Grau, $26). By Matt Taibbi

11. Inherently Unequal: The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903

(Walker, $26). By Lawrence Goldstone

Drawn from Book World's bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending February 27, 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  | March 5, 2011; 12:00 PM ET
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