Hot Political Titles

Thomas Friedman was on NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross last night. His book, Hot, Flat and Crowded (kudos to the person who changed the title from the original, Red, White and Green) continues at #1 in Amazon’s rankings. The unabridged audio is at #360, making it the #1 title in nonfiction audio. Library holds on both versions are mounting quickly.

This has brought renewed attention to Friedman’s earlier title, The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, which is now at #37.

Bob Woodward’s The War Within, now being excerpted in a four-part series in the Washington Post, has broken through the Twilight traffic and is now at #3, after Brsinger.

Library holds at the four large systems I checked are mounting quickly for the Friedman and running at less than half of those for Woodward’s title (774 for the Friedman and 351 for the Woodward).

Meanwhile, the only book to date on Sarah Palin, Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska’s Political Establishment Upside Down by Kaylene Johnson is at #8. According to yesterday’s Shelf Awareness, that book will soon have company. HarperCollins Christian imprint, Zondervan, has announced that it is publishing Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader by Joe Hilley. It’s not listed on Amazon as of today. Zondervan’s Web site shows it as coming out in November, although the announcement gives an Oct. 10 pub date.

Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader

 Joe Hilley   

  • Paperback: $14.99; 208 pages
  • Publisher:  Zondervan, Nov., 2008 (or Oct. 10)
  • ISBN-10: 0310318920
  • ISBN-13: 9780310318927

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