Another short list this sunny weekend — former secretary of state Condoleeza Rice’s new memoir tops the ranking (it debuts at #6 on the general nonfiction list), while former veep Dick Cheney’s memoir bounces back on the list after some weeks out of the top 50. Perhaps folks want to get both sides of a rather embattled Bush presidency.


(Unofficial) Political Bestsellers — November 13, 2011

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1. No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington

(Crown, $35). By Condoleeza Rice

2. The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

(Penguin Press, $37.95). By Daniel Yergin

3. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

(Norton, $25.95). By Michael Lewis

4. Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?

(Thomas Dunne, $27.99). By Patrick J. Buchanan

5. In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir

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

Drawn from Book World’s bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending November 6, 2011 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2011