Perhaps it’s the summer heat, or that scores of people are on vacation or that Congress (and much of the public) is preoccupied by the debt limit impasse, but no new titles hit the list this week. And, some political bestseller veterans make return engagements, from memoirs by Donald Rumsfeld and Sen. Scott Brown to Henry Kissinger’s reflections on dealing with a burgeoning China (along with David Wise’s examination of a war of spies between the U.S. & China).


Political Bestsellers — July 10, 2011

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1. Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America

(Crown Forum, $28.99). By Ann Coulter

2. Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon

Pedestrians walk in front of the Dow Jones news ticker in Times Square in New York, U.S., on Thursday, June 16, 2011. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index has stalled around its recession average as the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen 85 percent from a 12-year low in March 2009, breaking a tight correlation between the index and Dow that lasted more than two decades. Photographer: Paul Taggart/Bloomberg (Paul Taggart/BLOOMBERG)

3. SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

(St. Martin’s, $26.99). By Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin

4 . On China

(Penguin Press, $36)

By Henry Kissinger

5. The Post-American World: Release 2.0

(Norton, $26.95). By Fareed Zakaria

6. Tiger Trap: America’s Secret Spy War with China

(Houghton Midfflin Harcourt, $28). By David Wise

7. The Miracle of Freedom: 7 Tipping Points That Saved the World

(Shadow Mountain, $28.99). By Chris Stewart & Ted Stewart

8. Known and Unknown: A Memoir

(Sentinel, $36). By Donald Rumsfeld

9. Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

(Little, Brown, $27.99). By Annie Jacobsen

Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., waits for a hearing of the Senate Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security subcommittee hearing at historic Faneuil Hall in Boston, Monday, June 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) (Stephan Savoia/AP)

(Harper, $27.99)

By Scott Brown

11. The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War

(Harper, $29.99)

By Andrew Roberts

Drawn from Book World’s bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending July 3, 2011 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2011