Just two new titles join a rather short list this week — the latest angst from syndicated talk-show host Mark Levin, and “The Real Romney,” by Boston Globe investigative reporters Michael Kranish & Scott Helman.

Both have the potential to stick around a while ...


(Unofficial) Political Bestsellers — January 29, 2012

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1. Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America

(Threshold, $26.99). By Mark R. Levin

2. The Obamas (Little, Brown, $29.99)

By Jodi Kantor

3. That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back

(FSG, $28). By Thomas L. Friedman & Michael Mandelbaum

4. The Real Romney (Harper, $27.99)

By Michael Kranish & Scott Helman

5. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

(Norton, $25.95). By Michael Lewis

Drawn from Book World’s bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending January 22, 2012 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2012