Best Sellers, May 1, 2012 | Political Biography


Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero. [HC] Chris Matthews. S. & S. 2011. ISBN 9781451635089. $27.50.


Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope. [HC] Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly. Scribner. 2011. ISBN 9781451661064. $26.99.


The Obamas. [HC] Jodi Kantor. Little, Brown. 2012.
ISBN 9780316098755. $29.99.


This Is Herman Cain! My Journey to the White House. [HC] Herman Cain. Threshold Editions. 2011. ISBN 9781451666137. $25.


The Real Romney. [HC] Michael Kranish & Scott Helman. Harper: HarperCollins. 2012. ISBN 9780062123275. $27.99.


Eisenhower in War and Peace. [HC] Jean Edward Smith. Random. 2012. ISBN 9781400066933. $40.


Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China. [HC] Ezra F. Vogel. Belknap: Harvard Univ. 2011. ISBN 9780674055445. $39.95.


Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex
Changed a Nation at War.
[HC] Leymah Gbowee with Carol Mithers. Beast Bks. 2011. ISBN 9780984295159. $25.99.


The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. [HC] Masha Gessen. Riverhead: Penguin Group (USA). 2012.
ISBN 9781594488429. $27.95.


James Madison. [HC] Richard Brookhiser. Basic Bks: Perseus. 2011. ISBN 9780465019830. $26.99.


Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption from America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist. [HC] Jack Abramoff.
WND Bks. 2011. ISBN 9781936488445. $25.95.


Eisenhower: The White House Years. [HC] Jim Newton. Doubleday. 2011. ISBN 9780385523530. $29.95.


Buckley: William F. Buckley Jr. and the Rise of American Conservatism. [HC] Carl T. Bogus. Bloomsbury, dist. by Macmillan. 2011. ISBN 9781596915800. $30.


In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir. [HC] Dick Cheney with Liz Cheney. Threshold Editions. 2011. ISBN 9781439176191. $35.


William Henry Harrison: The American Presidents Series. [HC] Gail Collins. Times Bks: Holt. 2012. ISBN 9780805091182. $23.


The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban
the Bomb.
[HC] Philip Taubman. Harper: HarperCollins. 2012.
ISBN 9780061744006. $29.99.


Sharon: The Life of a Leader. [HC] Gilad Sharon. Harper: HarperCollins. 2011. ISBN 9780061721502. $29.99.


Decision Points. [PB] George W. Bush. Broadway. 2010.
ISBN 9780307590633. $18.


The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin. [HC]
Joe McGinniss. Crown. 2011. ISBN 9780307718921. $25.


The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer’s Daughter to Prime Minister. [PB] John Campbell. Penguin Group (USA). 2011. ISBN 9780143120872. $16.

This list includes titles most in demand by libraries and bookstores nationwide from Baker & Taylor six months prior to the week ending April 14, 2012.(c) Copyright 2012 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.

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