Skip to comments.New York Times Non-Fiction Best-sellers list (9-26-04)
Posted on 09/20/2004 5:16:55 AM PDT by tdadams
|1||UNFIT FOR COMMAND, by John E. O'Neill and Jerome R. Corsi. (Regnery, $27.95.) A negative appraisal of John Kerry's conduct in Vietnam.||1||5|
|2||AMERICAN SOLDIER, by Tommy Franks with Malcolm McConnell. (ReganBooks/HarperCollins, $27.95.) A memoir by the former head of the United States Central Command.||2||6|
|3||MY LIFE, by Bill Clinton. (Knopf, $35.) From Hope, Ark., to the White House: the autobiography of the 42nd president. First Chapter||3||12|
|4||SKYWRITING, by Jane Pauley. (Random House, $25.95.) A memoir by the television personality chronicles her career, family life and recent struggle with bipolar disorder.||5||3|
|5||EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES, by Lynne Truss. (Gotham, $17.50.) An Englishwoman expounds on the use and misuse of punctuation marks.||6||23|
|6||BUSHWORLD, by Maureen Dowd. (Putnam, $25.95.) A journalist's assessment of President Bush, based on her columns and articles in The New York Times.||4||6|
|7||CONFESSIONS OF AN HEIRESS, by Paris Hilton with Merle Ginsberg. (Fireside/Simon & Schuster, $22.) The celebrity jet-setter and star of "The Simple Life" tells what it's like to be young, rich and beautiful.||1|
|8||BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, by Aron Ralston. (Atria, $26.) A mountaineer describes a nightmarish experience in Utah and the extreme measure he took in order to save his life.||1|
|9||TREACHERY, by Bill Gertz. (Crown Forum, $25.95.) A defense and national security reporter for The Washington Times maintains that "America's friends and foes are secretly arming our enemies." (+)||1|
|10||HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE A PORN STAR, by Jenna Jameson with Neil Strauss. (ReganBooks/HarperCollins, $27.95.) A leading lady of adult movies describes her unusual life and work.||7||4|
|11||WHERE THE RIGHT WENT WRONG, by Patrick J. Buchanan. (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's, $24.95.) The former presidential candidate takes on members of the Bush administration and other conservatives. (+)||14||2|
|12||DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown, $24.95.) The humorist's latest collection of essays.||8||15|
|13||SHADOW DIVERS, by Robert Kurson. (Random House, $26.95.) The story of a group of divers who in 1991, 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey, discovered the wreckage of a World War II-era German U-boat.||9||11|
|14||IN THE SHADOW OF NO TOWERS, by Art Spiegelman. (Pantheon, $19.95.) A graphic memoir about the attack on the World Trade Center.||1|
|15||RUNNING ON EMPTY, by Peter G. Peterson. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $24.) The author, who was secretary of commerce under President Nixon, says that Democrats and Republicans "are bankrupting our future."||6|
|16||IMPERIAL HUBRIS, by Anonymous. (Brassey's, $27.50.)|
|17||INTELLIGENCE MATTERS, by Bob Graham with Jeff Nussbaum. (Random House, $24.95.)|
|18||WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS? by Thomas Frank. (Metropolitan/Holt, $24.)|
|19||HOMEGROWN DEMOCRAT, by Garrison Keillor. (Viking, $19.95.)|
|20||NAMATH, by Mark Kriegel. (Viking, $27.95.)|
|21||THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT: With Index. (Norton, $19.95.)|
|22||TO BE THE MAN, by Ric Flair with Keith Elliot Greenberg. Edited by Mark Madden. (World Wrestling Entertainment/ Pocket Books, $26.)|
|23||WHO LET THE DOGS IN? by Molly Ivins. (Random House, $22.95.)|
|24||SECRETS OF THE CODE, edited by Dan Burstein. (CDS Books/Squibnocket, $21.95.)|
|25||GOOD TO GREAT, by Jim Collins. (HarperBusiness, $27.50.)|
|26||HIPPIE, by Barry Miles. (Sterling, $24.95.)|
|27||THE END OF FAITH, by Sam Harris. (Norton, $24.95.)|
|28||ROME WASN'T BURNT IN A DAY, by Joe Scarborough. (HarperCollins, $24.95.)|
|29||INSIDE THE KINGDOM, by Carmen bin Ladin. (Warner, $23.95.)|
|30||SEASON OF LIFE, by Jeffrey Marx. (Simon & Schuster, $18.)|
|31||OBLIVIOUSLY ON HE SAILS, by Calvin Trillin. (Random House, $12.95.)|
|32||ALL I DID WAS ASK, by Terry Gross. (Hyperion, $24.95.)|
|33||ON THE DOWN LOW, by J. L. King with Karen Hunter. (Broadway, $21.95.)|
|34||FATHER JOE, by Tony Hendra. (Random House, $24.95.) Excerpt|
|35||A MATTER OF CHARACTER, by Ronald Kessler. (Sentinel, $24.95.)|
Unfit for Command sits at #1 for the fourth week in a row.
This has got to be killing the Olde York Times to print...Kitty's book deserves to be buried in the "Litter box".
UNFIT FOR COMMAND, by John E. O'Neill and Jerome R. Corsi. (Regnery, $27.95.) A negative appraisal of John Kerry's conduct in Vietnam.
The word "negative" just had to be thrown in there.... didn't it.
As opposed to "accurate", "truthful", "eyewitness account"...etc. etc.
1 UNFIT FOR COMMAND, by John E. O'Neill and Jerome R. Corsi. (Regnery, $27.95.) A negative appraisal of John Kerry's conduct in Vietnam.
6 BUSHWORLD, by Maureen Dowd. (Putnam, $25.95.) A journalist's assessment of President Bush, based on her columns and articles in The New York Times.
Why is UNFIT described as "a negative appraisal" and A journalist's assessment of President Bush, based on her columns and articles in The New York Times.
BUSHWORLD is described as "A journalist's assessment"?
Looking at #6, #1 should say:
1 UNFIT FOR COMMAND, by John E. O'Neill and Jerome R. Corsi. (Regnery, $27.95.) 64 swift boat sailors' assessment of John Kerry's conduct in Vietnam, based on their eye-witness accounts while serving along side him.
Has the Times gotten around to printing a review yet?
I noticed the same thing...but, if you'll scroll back to the top, you'll see that this is the "Non-Fiction" list, not the fiction list.
And they say the country is split.
The success of "Unfit for command" and the abject failure of selacious Kitty Kelly exposes is a testament that Americans ar not as stupid as liberals think they are.
I was in Walden Books recently, and accidnentally moved several stacks of books by Moore, Franken and Kelly into th front row of the fiction section. Don't know what came over me.
#35: "A Matter of Character: Inside the Whitehouse of George W Bush" -- an EXCELLENT book!
[This book is worth double the list price just for its insightful interviews with the Secret Service/WhiteHouse staff . . . learn what Bill and Hil Clinton, as well as Jimmy Carter, are REALLY like as opposed to our current (and much respected/loved) First Couple!!]
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