The Next Conservative - Progressive Battleground

You heard it here first. Via The Book Standard:

The New York Times' legendary bestseller lists, whose influence in the book community is unmatched, have expanded once again to a new category: politics. But as with many political-related newspaper offerings these days, this list is strictly Web-only.

You won’t find the new politics bestseller tally in the print edition of Sunday's New York Times Book Review. The line-up is only being posted on the Web site's book section, along with the paper's other bestseller lists.

The political bestseller list was created along with the Times' new political blog, "The Caucus," which launched earlier this month, according to Kate Phillips, who oversees the blog. The bestseller choices are based on the same formula as the paper's other book lists, and compiled by Times Bestseller List Editor Deborah Hofman.
"Our book is ranked higher than your book" trolling is sure to be the next growth industry in partisan bickering.

The first list?
1. State of Emergency, Patrick J. Buchanan (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Press)

2. Fiasco, by Thomas E. Ricks. (The Penguin Press)

3. The World Is Flat, by Thomas L. Friedman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

4. The Looming Tower, by Lawrence Wright. (Knopf)

5. Dispatches From The Edge, by Anderson Cooper. (HarperCollins)

6. Godless, by Ann Coulter. (Crown Forum)

7. A Heckuva Job, by Calvin Trillin. (Random House)

8. The One Percent Doctrine, by Ron Suskind. (Simon & Schuster)

9. Conservatives without Conscience, by John W. Dean. (Viking)

10. The Shia Revival, by Vali Nasr. (Norton)

11. Without Precedent: The Inside Story of The 9/11 Commission, by Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton.

12 Take This Job And Ship It, by Byron L Dorgan. (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Press)
Hell, all they need is a Red vs. Blue box score at the end to keep track of who's winning...

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