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Title: Hardcover bestsellers/nonfiction Author(s): Dick Donahue Source: Publishers Weekly. 258.44 (Oct. 31, 2011): p13. Document Type: Article
"Our Intellectual and cultural elites reject the God our parents believed In," asserts Buchanan. The bestselling author of such books as The Death of the West. How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization has been on a media blitzkrieg tour touting his latest: consecutive nights last week on Sean Hannity, and stops with Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, Imus, Dobbs, Liddy, and many more. He's getting the word out and finding his audience as the political season heats up. Copies in print: 85,000.
So Van Gogh didn't kill himself? That's the shocking theory proposed by Naifeh and Smith, who won a Pulitzer for their bio of Jackson Pollock. They argue that the great and tortured impressionist ran afoul of a couple of bizarre teenage boys on a long walk home, ending in his accidental shooting death. The book is selling well based on reviews only, as the author tour doesn't begin till this week--mostly at museums: the Met in New York, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the High in Atlanta, Dallas Museum of Art, LACMA in L.A., the Art Institute of Chicago, along with Politics & Prose in D.C. and Tattered Cover in Denver.
Jerry West is one of the NBA greats--both for his performance on the court with the takers and his spectacular career as a front office executive. He is the very image of the National Basketball Association--literally, his driving-to-the-basket silhouette is the NBA logo. Publically known as intense yet reticent, West, along with Jonathan Coleman, has written a story hailed for its candor and its remarkably measured notion of happiness. As he told the New York Times, "I'm hoping the book will be inspirational because you can overcome a lot of things in life and do something that makes you feel good--for a moment." What West did overcome, or come to terms with--a death in Korea of a beloved brother, an abusive father, unremitting self-criticism, not to mention six losses to the Celtics in the NBA finals--has resonated with reviewers and audiences, reports Little, Brown. "He's been tremendous and tireless," said a publicist. And that will surely resonate with those who remember no. 44 on the hardwood. 70,000 in print.
October 31, 2011 Last Weeks
week on list
(1) Killing Lincoln. Bill O'Reilly & 1 4
Martin Dugard. Holt, $28
(2) Boomerang. Michael Lewis. 2 3
(3) Suicide of a Superpower. -- 1
Patrick J. Buchanan.
Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's, $27.99
(4) Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible. 3 2
Paula Deen with Melissa Clark.
Simon & Schuster, $29.99
(5) Nearing Home: Life, Faith and. -- 1
Finishing Well. Billy Graham Thomas
(6) Unbroken. Laura Hillenbrand. 9 49
Random House, $27
(7) Seriously... I'm Kidding. 5 3
Ellen DeGeneres. Grand Central, $26.99
(8) Jacqueline Kennedy. Caroline Kennedy. 7 6
(9) That Used to Be Us. Thomas L. Friedman 8 7
& Michael Mandelbaum.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28
(10) West by West. Jerry West and, -- 1
Jonathan Coleman Little, Brown, $27.99
(11) Van Gogh: A Life. Steven Naifeh and -- 1
Gregory White Smith. Random House, $40
(12) I Never Thought I'd See the Day! 6 3
David Jeremiah. FaithWords, $24.99
(13) Every Day a Friday. Joel Osteen. 11 6
(14) Great by Choice. Jim Collins & 10 2
Morton T. Hansen. Harper, $29.99
(15) In the Garden of Beasts. 20 24
Erik Larson. Crown, $26
Donahue, Dick. "Hardcover bestsellers/nonfiction." Publishers Weekly 31 Oct. 2011: 13. Fine Arts and Music Collection. Web. 20 Apr. 2012.
Gale Document Number: GALE|A271595904