As we head into mid-January (with another key Republican primary looming), the list continues to reflect a preoccupation with th economy and the manner in which it has (or hasn’t) been handled well, not just for the current administration, but in American society overall.
We also have the debut of “The Operators,” a much anticipated new book my freelance journalist Michael Hastings, best known for his controversial and game-changing profile of General Stanley McChrystal in Rolling Stone magazine. This book very much picks up where that article ended. It’s also likely to climb a bit higher on the charts ...
(Unofficial) Political Bestsellers — January 15, 2012
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(Metropolitan, $25). By Thomas Frank
(Norton, $25.95). By Michael Lewis
3. Decision Points (Crown, $35)
(Blue Rider, $27.95). By Michael Hastings
5. Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy (Knopf, $23.95). By Bill Clinton
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26). By Peter Schweizer
Drawn from Book World’s bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending January 8, 2012 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2012