In this quintessential Washington vacation season, here’s hoping many of you are reading this from a comfortable, relaxing spot far from the muggy D.C. streets ...
This time around, a batch of new titles hit the list — all of which ponder the state of American influence both today and projected into the near future. Professor Nye’s book has been on and off the list in the past, while the newbies (Mark Steyn and Gideon Rachman) examine the issue from somewhat different perspectives. All, though, make the case that conflict, be it political or economic, seems to lay ahead ... and what to to about it.
Political Bestsellers — August 21, 2011
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(Simon & Schuster, $27)
By Gideon Rachman
3. The Future of Power
By Joseph S. Nye Jr.
4. The Secrets of the FBI (Crown, $26)
By Ronald Kessler
By Laura Ingraham with Raymond Arroyo
(St. Martin’s, $26.99)
(CQ, $94.95). By Robert M. Clark
9. Decision Points (Crown, $35)
(Times, $30). By Gretchen Morgenson & Joshua Rosner
11. On China (Penguin Press, $36)
Drawn from Book World’s bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending August 14, 2011 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2011