On this damp weekend, the political bestseller list is yet again an ideal, round number (the elusive “10”) but, as with its general bestseller lists counterpart, sees very little movement.
In fact, the only new additions are Ronald Kessler’s examination of some of the FBI’s most intriguing case files (based on numerous interviews with agents past and present), which debuts here at #1 (it was a mere #9 on the general nonfiction list), and Jeff Madrick’s “Age of Greed,” in which he fleshes out much of the backstory behind the current economic crisis (not the debt ceiling drama, as we all know who’s responsible there) but the previous forty years of wheeling, dealing and, well, greed that has crippled our country’s fiscal health.
Political Bestsellers — August 14, 2011
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1. The Secrets of the FBI (Crown, $26)
By Ronald Kessler
(Doubleday, $26.95). By Joby Warrick
(St. Martin’s, $26.99)
(Threshold, $25). By Laura Ingraham with Raymond Arroyo
6. Decision Points (Crown, $35)
(Crown Forum, $28.99)
By Ann Coulter
(Crown, $24). By Juan Williams
(Times, $30). By Gretchen Morgenson & Joshua Rosner
10. On China (Penguin Press, $36)
Drawn from Book World’s bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending August 7, 2011 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2011