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Amazon's Political Book Club: New Year, New Rankings

W. not on top, but still a winner as best-seller; Pawlenty and 'O' upcoming


Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is the next entrant in the political book club.(Win McNamee/Getty Images)

George W. Bush's Decision Points is no longer the top-selling book on the best-selling books list. Bush's memoir led the list from its early November debut through the new year, and has already sold more than 2 million copies, surpassing the total sales in six years of President Clinton's My Life.

Bush's reign at the top stands in contrast to other White House aspirants and the current president. President Obama's children's book, Of Thee I Sing, dropped again to No. 157, and Sarah Palin’s America By Heart fell to No. 255.


Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s Revolutionary War fiction Valley Forge sits at No. 1,619. Gingrich has confirmed he will speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in early February. He will share the stage with Minnesota’s former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, whose own book, Courage to Stand, comes out next Tuesday. Pawlenty’s book tour lands him in early-primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire in the next few weeks.

Another upcoming presidential book generating some buzz is O: A Presidential Novel. The work, with an anonymous author and rumors of insider information on the current White House, has piqued the curiosity of some beltway insiders.

This might make jealous some other would-be national Republican figures. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Leadership and Crisis slipped to No. 16,467, while Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Fed Up! dropped to No. 19,507.


Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has been doing well in early presidential polls. But his children’s book, Can’t Wait Till Christmas!, dropped on the list after the holiday the book celebrated had passed. Huckabee's book now sits at No. 73,776.

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