As summer creeps closer (with the temperatures to prove it) the poli-sci list contracts considerably from last week. Unusually, only Kissinger’s ”On China” also finds itself in the general nonfiction top 10 — the other titles here, aside from the tell-all by Sarah Palin’s former aide and NYT reporter Gretchen Morgenson’s examination of malfeasance on Wall Street (written with Joshua Rosner), are all books that have appeared on this list previously.
On to next week ...
Political Bestsellers — June 5, 2011
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1. On China
(Penguin Press, $36). By Henry Kissinger
(Little, Brown, $27.99). By Annie Jacobsen
(St. Martin’s, $26.99). By Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin
(Howard, $26). By Frank Bailey with Ken Morris & Jeanne Devon
(Harper, $25.99). By Ronald Reagan
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28). By Adam Hochschild
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27). By Eric Greitens
(Times, $30). By Gretchen Morgenson & Joshua Rosner
Drawn from Book World’s bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending May 29, 2011 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2011