Political Bestsellers

Book World, March 13, 2011

Though the list is a bit shorter this week, it’s refreshing that some new titles have made the cut. Those include:

+ Dick Morris’s latest screed against the Obama administration (from the aptly titled Broadside Books, as he seems to made a career of doing just that).

+ HM King Abdullah’s take on the crisis in the Middle East, specifically the Israeli-Palestinian conundrum. Of course, this was written long before the ongoing strife and protests (both peaceful and violent) that have rocked the Arab world, including Jordan, over past weeks.

1. Known and Unknown: A Memoir

(Sentinel, $36). By Donald Rumsfeld

2. Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage

(Free Press, $30). By Douglas Waller

3. Decision Points (Crown, $35)

By George W. Bush

4. A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion That We Don't!)

(Sentinel, $26.95). By Mike Huckabee

5. Revolt!: How to Defeat Obama and Repeal His Socialist Programs

(Broadside, $26.99). By Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

6. The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan

(Random House, $28). By Bing West

7. Against All Odds: A Life from Hardship to Hope

(Harper, $27.99). By Scott Brown

8. Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril

(Viking, $27.95). King Abdullah II of Jordan

Drawn from Book World’s bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending March 6, 2011 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2011 by Nielsen BookScan.


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