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