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Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 08/10/2012

The D.C. area’s bestsellers

World War II has quite a showing on this week’s bestsellers list.Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken” continues on the list, and is joined by two other hardbacks, one a narrative of D-Day spies by Ben Macintyre and Antony Beevor’s new history of the war.

BOOK WORLD Bestsellers — Aug. 10, 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.STRENGTHS FINDER 2.0: ... ONLINE TEST FROM GALLUP'S “NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS”

(Gallup, $24.95). By Tom Rath [87]

2. THE CIRCLE MAKER: PRAYING CIRCLES AROUND YOUR BIGGEST DREAMS AND GREATEST FEARS

(Zondervan, $19.99). By Mark Batterson. [8]

3. DOUBLE CROSS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE D-DAY SPIES

(Crown, $26). By Ben Macintyre

4. WILD: FROM LOST TO FOUND ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

(Knopf, $25.95). By Cheryl Strayed, [5]

5. JESUS CALLING: ENJOYING PEACE IN HIS PRESENCE

(Integrity, $15.99). By Sarah Young. A devotional of daily readings [4]

6. A TIME TO BETRAY: THE ASTONISHING DOUBLE LIFE OF A CIA AGENT INSIDE THE REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS OF IRAN

(Threshold, $26). By Reza Kahlili. [1]

7. THE SECOND WORLD WAR

(Little, Brown, $35). By Antony Beevor. [1]

7. SUCCEED: HOW WE CAN REACH OUR GOALS

(Hudson Street, $25.95). By Heidi Grant Halvorson. [1]

9. RED INK: INSIDE THE HIGH-STAKES POLITICS OF THE FEDERAL BUDGET

(Crown Business, $22). By David Wessel. [1]

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

(Random House, $27). By Laura Hillenbrand. [63]

FICTION HARDCOVER

1. WHERE WE BELONG

(St. Martin's, $27.99). By Emily Giffin. A novel of love, family and loyalty. [2]

2. GONE GIRL

(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumble swhen the wife vanishes and the husband is a prime suspect. [8]

3. ODD APOCALYPSE

(Bantam, $28). By Dean Koontz. Odd Thomas finds himself in the home of a reclusive Hollywood mogul. [1]

4. FRIENDS FOREVER

(Delacorte, $28). By Danielle Steel. Two friends grow up together from kindergarten. [2]

5. BLACK LIST

(Atria, $27.99). By Brad Thor. The president maintains a secret list. You’re not off it until you’re dead. [2]

6. FALLEN ANGEL

(Harper, $27.99). By Daniel Silva. A body is found in the Vatican.[3]

7. I, MICHAEL BENNETT

(Little Brown, $27.99). By James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. A jailed Mexican crime lord vows revenge. [4]

8. BROKEN HARBOR

(Viking, $27.95). By Tana French. A psychological whodunit set in modern Ireland. [2]

9. SHADOW OF NIGHT

(Viking, $28.95). By Deborah E. Harkness. Diana Bishop, an Oxford scholar and witch, and Matthew Clairmont, a handsome geneticist and vampire, return. [4]

10. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS

(Bantam, $35). By George R. R. Martin. After almost six years, a new installment in the series “A Song of Ice and Fire.”[10]

NONFICTION PAPERBACK

1.FORKS OVER KNIVES - THE COOKBOOK: OVER 300 RECIPES FOR PLANT-BASED EATING ALL THROUGH THE YEAR

(Experiment, $18.95). By Del Sroufe. [1]

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

(WaterBrook, $14.99). By Mary C. Neal [5]

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

(Broadway, $16). By Erik Larson [13]

4. LAROUSSE STUDENT DICTIONARY FRENCH-ENGLISH/ENGLISH-FRENCH

(Larousse Kingfisher Chambers, $10.95). By Larousse [1]

5. THE OFFICIAL SAT STUDY GUIDE

(College Board, $21.99). This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. [115]

6. 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. [68]

7. THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS

(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. [39]

8. SOCIAL STYLE/MANAGEMENT STYLE: DEVELOPING PRODUCTIVE WORK RELATIONSHIPS

(AMACOM, $17.50). By Robert Bolton [2]

9. 101 WAYS TO MAKE STUDYING EASIER AND FASTER FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS: WHAT EVERY STUDENT NEEDS TO KNOW EXPLAINED SIMPLY

(Atlantic, $21.95). By Susan M. Roubidoux. [1]

10. OUTLIERS: THE STORY OF SUCCESS

(Back Bay, $16.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Assumptions about success challenged. [27]

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. [19]

2. FIFTY SHADES DARKER

(Vintage, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian. [16]

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. [15]

4. 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. [7]

5. DON’T BLINK

(Grand Central, $14.99)By James Patterson and Howard Roughan. It’s all-out war between the Italian and Russian mafias in NYC. [3]

6. THE LITIGATORS

(Dell $9.99; Bantam $16). By John Grisham. A small law firm tries to file a class-action suit against a pharmaceutical company. [5]

7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

(Dell, $7.99). By Danielle Steel. A woman with everything can’t find happiness because she’s turning 60. [2]

8. THE GREAT GATSBY

(Scribner, $15). By F. Scott Fitzgerald. The classic American novel of love lost and fortunes gained amid the Jazz Age. [8]

9. 11/22/63

(Gallery, $19.99). By Stephen King. A modest English professor is offered the chance to change history — by preventing the JFK assassination. [2]

10. Happy Ever After

(Jove, $7.99) By Nora Roberts. Childhood friends become wedding planners, while planning out their own love lives. [1]

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended July 22, 2012. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright 2012 by Nielsen BookScan.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:38 PM ET, 08/10/2012

 
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