The Indie Politics & Current Events Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending November 8, 2011.

    1. That Used to Be Us
    Thomas L. Friedman, Michael Mandelbaum, FSG, $28, 9780374288907

    2. Confidence Men
    Ron Suskind, Harper, $29.99, 9780061429255

    3. Here Comes Trouble
    Michael Moore, Grand Central, $26.99, 9780446532242

    4. The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda
    Ali H. Soufan, Norton, $26.95, 9780393079425

    5. Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History
    Matt Taibbi, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780385529969

    6. Time for Outrage: Indignez-vous!
    Stephane Hessel, Twelve, $10, 9781455509720

    7. Half the Sky
    Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387097

    8. Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State
    Dana Priest, William M. Arkin, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316182218

    9. A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness
    Nassir Ghaemi, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594202957

    10. The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy,
    and the World

    Jeremy Rifkin, Palgrave MacMillan, $27, 9780230115217

    11. No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington
    Condoleezza Rice, Crown, $35, 9780307587862

    12. Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
    Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $9.95, 9780307948762

    13. Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future
    Robert B. Reich, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307476333

    14. Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?
    Patrick J. Buchanan, Thomas Dunne, $27.99, 9780312579975

    15. After America: Get Ready for Armageddon
    Mark Steyn, Regnery, $29.95, 9781596981003

    16. Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress — and a Plan to Stop It
    Lawrence Lessig, Twelve, $26.99, 9780446576437

    17. Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View
    Stephen Breyer, Vintage, $16, 9780307390837

    18. Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, From Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain
    Jim Lehrer, Random House, $26, 9781400069170

    19. With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful
    Glenn Greenwald, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805092059

    20. The Secrets of the FBI
    Ronald Kessler, Crown, $26, 9780307719690

    21. The Post-American World: Release 2.0
    Fareed Zakaria, Norton, $26.95, 9780393081800

    22. The 48 Laws of Power
    Robert Greene, Penguin, $22, 9780140280197

    23. On China
    Henry Kissinger, Penguin Press, $36, 9781594202711

    24. Don’t Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards
    P.J. O’Rourke, Grove Press, $14.95, 9780802145437

    25. Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama
    Bill O’Reilly, Harper, $14.99, 9780061950735