The usual suspects regain the top spots on this week’s poli-sci list, most likley because the others, after initially strong debuts (both on this list and the general nonfiction list), may have already reached their peak.
That’s not true for the spy duo of Robert & Dayna Baer, who share their decidedly unusual romance upon first meeting in Sarajevo while on separate assignments for the CIA (he was the veteran, she a new field agent). An often absorbing account of their covert life together in the agency, and what came after.
And then there is CBS News senior political correspondent Jeff Greenfield’s new book, a “what if?” look at turning points in American history. Our review is still to come, but here’s a link to his appearance on CBS Sunday Morning just last weekend discussing the book — CBS
(Sentinel, $36). By Donald Rumsfeld
(Crown, $26). By Robert Baer & Dayna Baer
(Free Press, $30). By Douglas Waller
(Random House, $28). By Bing West
(Putnam, $26.95). By Jeff Greenfield
(Broadside, $26.99). By Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
(Sentinel, $26.95). By Mike Huckabee
(Doubleday, $27.95). By George Friedman
Drawn from Book World’s bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending March 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.