Archive for 16 marzo 2009

UK: top ten bestsellers (1-7 marzo 2009)

16 marzo 2009

Top 10 paperbacks – fiction

1. “This Charming Man” by Marian Keyes (Penguin)

2.  “The White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga (Atlantic)

3. “When Will There be Good News?” by Kate Atkinson (Transworld Publishers)

4. “The Reader” by Bernhard Schlink (Orion)

5. “Confessions of a Shopaholic” by Sophie Kinsella (Dell)

6. “Honour Thyself” by Danielle Steel (Transworld Publishers)

7. “The Secret Scripture” by Sebastian Barry (Faber)

8. “Scream for Me” by Karen Rose (Headline Publishing)

9. “Careless in Red” by Elizabeth George (Hodder)

10. “Wedding Season” by Katie Fforde (Arrow)

Top 10 paperbacks – non fiction

1. “Dreams from My Father” by Barack Obama (Canongate)

2. “The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher” by Kate Summerscale (Bloomsbury)

3. “The Bolter” by Frances Osborne (Little, Brown)

4. “Marley and Me” by John Grogan (Hodder)

5. “Jordan” by Katie Price (Arrow)

6. “Shadows of the Workhouse” by Jennifer Worth (Orion)

7. “Apache Dawn” by Damien Lewis (Little Brown)

8. “The Audacity of Hope” by Barack Obama (Canongate)

9. “I Just Wanted to be Loved” by Stuart Howarth (HarperCollins)

10. “Cut” by Cathy Glass (HarperCollins)

Fonte: The Sunday Times Bestseller List, March 15, 2009

La lista è pubblicata da “The Bookseller”, i dati sono forniti da Nielsen BookScan e si riferiscono alla settimana 1-7 marzo 2009.

Best-sellers Books (WSJ) 1-7 marzo 2009

16 marzo 2009

La lista dei libri più venduti in U.S.A. Settimana dall’1 all’7 marzo 2009.

FICTION

1. “Handle with Care” M.J. Rose (Atria)

2. “Eclipse” Stephenie Meyer (Little Brown)

3. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last StrawJeff Kinney (Amulet)

4. “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer (Little Brown)

5. “The Sword ThiefPeter Lerangis ( Scholastic)

6. “The Associate”  John Grisham (Random House)

7. “Promises in DeathJ.D. Robb (Piatkus Books)

8. “Diary of a Wimpy Rodrick RulesJeff Kinney (Penguin)

9. “Run for Your LifeJames Patterson (Little Brown)

10. “The HostStephenie Meyer, (Little Brown)

NONFICTION

1. “ACT Like a Lady, Think Like a ManSteve Harvey (Amistad)

2. “Outliers The Story of Success” Malcolm Gladwell (Little Brown)

3. “The Yankee Years” Joe Torre, Tom Verducci (Random House)

4. “The Power of SoulZhi Gang Sha (Simon & Schuster)

5. “The Sandler RulesDavid Mattson (Pegasus)

6. “Strengthsfinder 2.0Tom Rath (Gallup Press)

7. “Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow (Hyperion)

8. “Out of CaptivityMarc Gonsalves, Tom Howes, Marc Gonsalves, Gary Brozek ( HarperCollins)

9.”The SecretRhonda Byrne (Atria)

10. “Miles to GoMiley Cyrus (Hyperion)

Fonte: Wall Street Journal, March 13, 2009

La lista pubblicata dal Wall Street Journal rappresenta le vendite nazionali di libri durante la settimana dall’1 al 7 marzo 2009 nelle oltre 2.500 librerie Barnes & Noble, B. Dalton, Bookland, Books-a-Million, Books & Co, Bookstar, Bookstop, Borders, Brentano’s, Coles, Coopersmith, Doubleday, Scribners e Waldenbooks oltre alle vendite online di Amazon.com e barnesandnoble.com

La crisi globale

16 marzo 2009

Un saggio per capire la crisi: la teoria di Keynes sull’irrazionalità aggiornata dal premio Nobel George Acherlof e da Robert Shiller.

Animal SpiritsHow Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalis” Akerlof, George A. e Robert J. Shiller, (University Presses of Princeton, 2009)

Fonte: Il Sole 24 ORE – DOMENICA – 8 Marzo 2009

Iraq e dintorni

16 marzo 2009

Due libri fondamentali per comprendere il teatro medio-orientale:

The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One” di David  Kilcullen (Oxford University Press, USA , 2009)

David Kilcullen è professore universitario e colonnello dell’esercito australiano, esperto di difesa e di strategie antiterrorismo.

Le recensione del Wall Street Journal (A Counterinsurgency Primer, Max Boot, March 16, 2009)

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“The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008)” di Thomas E. Ricks (Penguin Press , 2009).

L’autore, corrispondente del Washington Post, pubblica (dopo il successo di Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq) un nuovo libro sulla guerra: la storia degli ultimi due anni di guerra e della strategia del generale David Petraeus, capo del Us Central Command, che ha responsabilità strategica di tutto il teatro medio-orientale, compresa la conduzione delle operazioni militari in Iraq ed Afghanistan.

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