Foreign Affairs magazine has released its latest rankings of the top-selling books on American foreign policy and international affairs compiled in cooperation with Barnes & Noble. For the second month in a row, Thomas L. Friedman’s The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century tops the list. Among the books appearing on the list for the first time: Secrets of the Kingdom: The Inside Story of the Secret Saudi-U.S.Connection by Gerald L. Posner and Three Billion New Capitalists: The End of Western Dominance and the Rise of Parity by Clyde V. Prestowitz.
The Foreign Affairs bestseller list reports the rankings of the 15 top-selling hardcover books on American foreign policy and international affairs. The magazine’s rankings are based on sales in all 647 Barnes & Noble stores and on Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com).
Foreign Affairs, with a circulation of over 134,000, is the leading publication on international affairs and reviews 300 new books each year.
The full list of Foreign Affairs bestsellers follows.
Foreign Affairs Bestsellers
June 1, 2005
- The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.50.)
- Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, by Jared Diamond (Viking, $29.95.)
- China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World, by Ted C. Fishman. (Scribner, $26.00.)
- Secrets of the Kingdom: The Inside Story of the Secret Saudi-U.S. Connection, by Gerald L. Posner (Random House, $24.95.)
- The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics Without God by George Weigel (Basic Books, $23.00.)
- The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror by Natan Sharansky (PublicAffairs, $26.95.)
- The Flight of the Creative Class: Why America Is Losing the Global Competition for Talent . . . and What We Can Do to Win Prosperity Back by Richard Florida (HarperCollins, $25.95.)
- Three Billion New Capitalists: The End of Western Dominance and the Rise of Parity by Clyde V. Prestowitz (Basic Books, $26.95.)
- The New American Militarism by Andrew Bacevich (Oxford University Press, $28.00.)
- 9/11 Commission Report by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks (Norton, $19.95 and Barnes & Noble Books, $9.95.)
- The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America, by Kenneth M. Pollack. (Random House, $26.95.)
- Inheriting Syria: Bashar’s Trial by Fire by Flynt Leverett (Brookings Institution Press, $27.95.)
- Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism by Timothy Naftali (Basic Books, $26.00.)
- John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics by Richard Parker (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $35.00.)
- The United States of Europe by T. R. Reid (Penguin Press, $25.95.)
The bestseller list is published monthly by Foreign Affairs magazine.
Rankings are based on national sales at Barnes & Noble stores
and Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com) in May 2005.
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