The list swells to 15 this week, a mix of new titles, such as Dick Cheney’s new memoir and “Afghanistan” by Thomas Barfield (crossovers from the general nonfiction list) and older ones, as Sarah Palin’s most recent title mixes it up with Jon Stewart’s (and the Daily Show’s) humorous take on the planet Earth and its denizens.


Political Bestsellers — September 11, 2011

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1. In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir

(Threshold Editions, $35). By Dick Cheney with Liz Cheney

2. Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History

(Princeton Univ., $29.95). By Thomas Barfield

The American Flag blows in the wind off the back of the Ellis Island/Liberty Island Ferry with the Statue of Liberty in the background following the Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum at the Great Hall on Ellis Island April 13, 2011 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

3. Decision Points (Crown, $35)

By George W. Bush

4. Obama’s Wars

(Simon & Schuster, $30). By Bob Woodward

5. Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama

(Morrow, $27.99). by Bill O’Reilly

6. Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure

(Threshold, $29.99). By Glenn Beck

7. After America: Get Ready for Armageddon

(Regnery, $29.95). By Mark Steyn

8. Pakistan: A Hard Country

(PublicAffairs, $35). By Anatol Lieven

9. The Secrets of the FBI (Crown, $26)

By Ronald Kessler

10. Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race

(Grand Central, $27.99). By Jon Stewart and the Daily Show

11. America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag

(Harper, $25.99). By Sarah Palin

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

(St. Martin’s, $26.99)

By Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin

13. Ronald Reagan: 100 Years

(Harper, $35). By the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

14. The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA

(Doubleday, $26.95)

By Joby Warrick

15. Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington

(Little, Brown, $21.99). By Rick Perry

Drawn from Book World’s bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending September 4, 2011 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2011