A surge /revival of right-leaning (and then some) books joins the list this week — following the lead of President Bush’s memoir a few weeks back, here comes Glenn Beck’s Constitution-driven prescription for America’s ills, “Broke”; pundit Bill O’Reilly slamming the Obama administration in “Pinheads and Patriots” (folks, the book publishes in paperback Sept. 6, so waiting a week or so might have been prudent); and the official commemorative book celebrating the centennial of President Reagan’s birth.

Wishing everyone a terrific Labor Day weekend ...


Political Bestsellers — September 4, 2011

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1. Decision Points (Crown, $35)

Former president George W. Bush speaks at Arizona Christian University's 50th anniversary dinner at the Phoenix Convention Center. (Jack Kurtz/AP)

2. After America: Get Ready for Armageddon

(Regnery, $29.95). By Mark Steyn

3. On China (Penguin Press, $36)

By Henry Kissinger

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

By Ronald Kessler

5. Obama’s Wars

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

President Barack Obama salutes as he steps off of Marine One at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. The President will meet privately with families of thirty Americans killed in an International Security Assistance Force helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

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

(St. Martin’s, $26.99)

By Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin

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

(Doubleday, $26.95)

By Joby Warrick

8. Of Thee I Zing: America’s Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots

(Threshold, $25). By Laura Ingraham with Raymond Arroyo

9. Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools

(Simon & Schuster, $28). By Steven Brill

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

(Threshold, $29.99). By Glenn Beck

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

(Morrow, $27.99). by Bill O’Reilly

12. Ronald Reagan: 100 Years

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

Drawn from Book World’s bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending August 28, 2011 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2011