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 3, 2013.

    1. Lawrence in Arabia
    Scott Anderson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385532921

    2. This Town
    Mark Leibovich, Blue Rider, $27.95, 9780399161308

    3. The Liberty Amendments
    Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $26.99, 9781451606270

    4. Things That Matter
    Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9780385349178

    5. The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
    Robert D. Kaplan, Random House, $16, 9780812982220

    6. Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country
    Andrew J. Bacevich, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805082968

    7. America the Beautiful
    Ben Carson, Zondervan, $14.99, 9780310330912

    8. Aftershock
    Robert B. Reich, Vintage, $14.95, 9780345807229

    9. Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
    Anne Applebaum, Anchor Books, $17.95, 9781400095933

    10. The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
    Stephen Kinzer, Times Books, $30, 9780805094978

    11. Thank You for Your Service
    David Finkel, Sarah Crichton Books, $26, 9780374180669

    12. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
    Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson, Crown Business, $17, 9780307719225

    13. Drift
    Rachel Maddow, Broadway, $15, 9780307460998

    14. Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City
    Russell Shorto, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385534574

    15. Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House
    Peter Baker, Doubleday, $35, 9780385525183

    16. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
    Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307387097

    17. Who Stole the American Dream?
    Hedrick Smith, Random House, $18, 9780812982053

    18. It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism
    Thomas E. Mann, Norman J. Ornstein, Basic Books, $16.99, 9780465074730

    19. The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting
    Alan Greenspan, Penguin Press, $36, 9781594204814

    20. Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield
    Jeremy Scahill, Nation Books, $29.99, 9781568586717

    21. Dallas 1963
    Bill Minutaglio, Steven L. Davis, Twelve, $28, 9781455522095

    22. The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change
    Al Gore, Random House, $18, 9780812982893

    23. JFK’s Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President
    Thurston Clarke, Penguin Press, $29.95, 9781594204258

    24. Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941
    Lynne Olson, Random House, $30, 9781400069743

    25. ObamaCare Survival Guide
    Nick J. Tate, Humanix, $19.95, 9780893348625