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Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Alan Furst’s new WWII thriller, Glenn Beck’s latest crusade and Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne all pop up on this week’s bestseller lists ...

Happy Summer to all !! An interesting mash up of titles this weekend ... in new nonfiction, Mark Shriver’s touching memoir of his dad makes a strong move up the chart, while two previous (longtime) bestsellers make a surprise return to the top 10 — Laura Hillenbrand’s World War II chronicle and Bill O’Reilly’s (and Martin Dugard’s) biography of our 16th president.

Over in new fiction, Alan Furst debuts at #1 with an atmospheric mystery of espionage on the eve of world war; Lincoln Child (going solo once more) sees his latest hit the chart, as does Van Lustbader’s new Jason Bourne novel (keeping the franchise alive, apparently). And John Grisham’s slender baseball novel continues to see-saw up and down the rankings, this time pushing all the way to #2.


FILE-- In a Jan. 7, 2003 file photo Sari Feldman, deputy director of the Cleveland Public Library, holds a PDA containing Michael Crichton's book "Prey," at the downtown Cleveland branch, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003. E-book readers have been relatively slow to borrow digital works from the library, frustrated by a limited selection and by not even knowing if their local branch offers e-releases, according to a new study published Friday June 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, file) (MARK DUNCAN - AP)

BOOK WORLD Bestsellers — June 24, 2012

(Numbers in brackets represent weeks on the list)

(Click on the author’s name to be linked to Book World’s review)

NONFICTION HARDCOVER

1. IT WORKED FOR ME: IN LIFE AND LEADERSHIP

(Harper, $27.99). By Colin Powell with Tony Koltz. A memoir from a man of considerable accomplishments. [4]

2. A GOOD MAN REDISCOVERING MY FATHER, SARGENT SHRIVER

(Henry Holt, $24). By Mark K. Shriver. Honoring a legacy. [2]

3. COWARDS: WHAT POLITICIANS, RADICALS, AND THE MEDIA REFUSE TO SAY

By Glenn Beck. The pundit’s rundown of the “truths” most Americans are missing. [1]

4. THE AMATEUR: BARACK OBAMA IN THE WHITE HOUSE

(Regnery, $27.95). By Edward Klein. The journalist takes the president to task for the past three years in office. [5]

5. UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES: WHY EVERYTHING YOU’VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT THE ECONOMY IS WRONG

(Portfolio, $27.95). By Edward Conard [1]

6. KILLING LINCOLN: THE SHOCKING ASSASSINATION THAT CHANGED AMERICA FOREVER

(Henry Holt, $28). By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard [19]

7. AMERICAN GROWN: THE STORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE KITCHEN GARDEN AND GARDENS ACROSS AMERICA

(Crown, $30). By Michelle Obama [3]

8. UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION

(Random House, $27). By Laura Hillenbrand [59]

9. PASSAGE OF POWER: THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON

(Knopf, $35). By Robert A. Caro. Fourth volume (of five), tracing the arc of the president’s life. [6]

10. THE PRESIDENTS CLUB: INSIDE THE WORLD’S MOST EXCLUSIVE FRATERNITY

(Simon & Schuster, $32.50). By Nancy Gibbs & Michael Duffy [5]





FICTION HARDCOVER

1. MISSION TO PARIS

(Random House, $27). By Alan Furst. A Hollywood star is more than just a pretty face while on set in a city overshadowed by war. [1]

2. CALICO JOE

(Doubleday, $24.95). By John Grisham. A tale of father and son, redemption and the great American pastime — baseball. [10]

3. THE INNOCENT

(Grand Central, $27.99). By David Baldacci. A hit gone wrong sets off a dangerous chain of events in this new Will Robie thriller. [9]

4. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple has their marriage crumble when the wife vanishes and the husband is a prime suspect. [2]

5. THE THIRD GATE

(Doubleday, $25.95). By Lincoln Child. An archeological dig in Egypt in search of a pharaoh's crown is beset by eerie occurrences. [1]

6. A BLAZE OF GLORY

(Ballantine, $28). By Jeff Shaara. It’s the Battle of Shiloh — bloody and gory — in this launch of a new Civil War trilogy. [3]

7. THE STORM

(Putnam, $27.95). By Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. A sinister scheme to permanently alter weather patterns comes to the attention of NUMA. [3]

8. CANADA

(Ecco, $27.99). By Richard Ford. A young man’s coming of age above the 49th parallel, after his family falls apart. [2]

9. 11TH HOUR

(Little, Brown, $27.99). By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. Time is running out in the Women’s Murder Club’s efforts to solve two gruesome crimes. [6]

10. ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE BOURNE IMPERATIVE

(Grand Central, $27.99). By Eric Van Lustbader. Jason Bourne is back, coming to the aid of a man plagued with amnesia and stalked by Mossad’s brightest agent. [1]



NONFICTION PAPERBACK

1. IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS: LOVE, TERROR, AND AN AMERICAN FAMILY IN HITLER’S BERLIN

(Broadway, $16). By Erik Larson [7]

2. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. [111]

3. TO HEAVEN AND BACK: THE TRUE STORY OF A DOCTOR’S EXTRAORDINARY WALK WITH GOD

(WaterBrook, $14.99). By Mary C. Neal [2]

4. THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

(Broadway, $16). By Rebecca Skloot. How one woman’s death from cervical cancer in 1951 led to the creation of the prodigious HeLa cell line. [63]

5. EAT TO LIVE: THE AMAZING NUTRIENT-RICH PROGRAM FOR FAST AND SUSTAINED WEIGHT LOSS

(Little, Brown, $15.99). By Joel Fuhrman [5]

6. THE GREATER JOURNEY: AMERICANS IN PARIS

(Simon & Schuster, $20). by David McCullough. The tangible influence of the City of Light. [5]

7. OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS

(Back Bay, $16.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Assumptions about success challenged. [23]

8. RAISING AN EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY CHILD WHEN A PARENT IS SICK

(McGraw-Hill, $16.95). By Paula K. Rauch & Anna C. Muriel [1]

9. THE BOOK OF BURGER

(Atria, $24.99). By Rachel Ray. A wide array of burger recipes, including patties made from un­or­tho­dox proteins. [2]

10. SUMMER BRIDGE ACTIVITIES: 5TH GRADE TO 6TH GRADE

(Rainbow Bridge, $14.95). By Julia Ann Hobbs & Carla Dawn Fisher; designed by Michele D. Van Leeuwen [1]



FICTION PAPERBACK

1. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

(Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. The first of a British e-book erotic trilogy that has become a publishing phenomenon. [12]

2. FIFTY SHADES DARKER

(Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian — and a reconciliation. [9]

3. FIFTY SHADES FREED

(Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. How traditional a couple are Ana and Christian? The trilogy’s conclusion answers all. [8]

4. FIFTY SHADES TRILOGY

(Vintage, $47.85). By E.L. James. The erotically-charged series in a handsome slip-cased format. [1]

5. A GAME OF THRONES

(Bantam, $17; Spectra, $8.99) By George R.R. Martin. The first book of the fantasy epic “A Song of Ice and Fire.”; the HBO miniseries’ second seasons began April 1. [22]

6. BARED TO YOU

(Berkley, $15). By Sylvia Day. A tale billed as “erotic,” part of the author’s “Crossfire” series and sporting a cover style in the vein of E.L. James’s trilogy. [1]

7. THE LAST BOYFRIEND

(Berkley, $16). By Nora Roberts. The Inn BoonsBoro opens to great acclaim after a painstaking renovation — and a romance is rekindled. [7]

8. TICK TOCK

(Vision, $9.99). By James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge. A trio of twisted killers stalk NYC in this Det. Bennett outing. [2]

9. THE DROP

(Grand Central, $14.99). By Michael Connelly. With little more than three years before mandatory retirement, Harry Bosch is eager for cases — and then gets handed two, each bearing serious ramifications. [1]

10. KILL ALEX CROSS

(Grand Central, $14.99). By James Patterson. The president and his daughter are kidnapped as a biological attack on Washington, D.C.’s water supply is unleashed. [4]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended June 17, 2012. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2012 by Nielsen BookScan. (The right-hand column of numbers represents weeks on this list, which premiered in Book World on Jan. 11, 2004. The bestseller lists in print alternate between hardcover and paperback; the complete list can be found online.)

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