The list of top-selling books is rather paltry this time around, as we hit the middle of May. It’s comprised of a mix of older books still showing a bit of stamina (Rumsfeld & Bush memoirs) and newbies from strong, respected writers sure to forge a track record of their own (Fukuyama & Wilber).
And then, bringing up the rear, is a book drawn from the contributions of two highly regarded economists and professors at a recent public policy symposium. The topic is an overhaul of the U.S. financial markets — Krosnzer focuses on regulatory issues while Shiller tackles the more human side of the equation. Both are sure to be authoritative voices in the ongoing debate on financial reform now engrossing Washington.
Political Bestsellers — May 15, 2011
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(FSG, $35). By Francis Fukuyama
(Sentinel, $36). By Donald Rumsfeld
3. Decision Points (Crown, $35)
(Henry Holt, $27). By Del Quentin Wilber
(MIT, $19.95). By Randall S. Kroszner & Robert J. Shiller
Drawn from Book World’s bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending May 8, 2011 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2011