Astonishing but true — another actual “top 10” on the poli-sci list. Again. The biggest news here is the addition of onetime CEO and current Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s new memoir. With that title! Most definitely an exercise in wish-fulfillment.
Also joining the ranks this weekend is the new book from Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University (and a trusted advisor to many, including the UN) in which he focuses on America’s economic malaise and aims to address its symptoms. Those, alas, are far larger than simple mathematical errors, but a breakdown of the nation’s moral fiber, from the halls of government to (you knew it was coming) Wall Street. And the average American, consumer-driven in a frenzied quest for wealth and all its trapping, is to share in the blame, as well.
(Unofficial) Political Bestsellers — October 16, 2011
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(Threshold, $25). By Herman Cain
(Norton, $25.95). By Michael Lewis
(FSG, $28). By Thomas L. Friedman & Michael Mandelbaum
(Harper, $29.99). By Ron Suskind
(Penguin Press, $37.95). By Daniel Yergin
(Little, Brown, $24.99). By John Paul Stevens
(Threshold Editions, $35). By Dick Cheney with Liz Cheney
(Random House, $27). by Jeffrey D. Sachs
(Norton, $26.95). By Ali H. Soufan with Daniel Freedman
(Little, Brown, $27.99). By Dana Priest & William Arkin
Drawn from Book World’s bestseller data supplied by Nielsen BookScan for the week ending October 9, 2011 (culled from the top 50 titles sold). The chart may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2011