No big surprises here, but both of Barack Obama's books ("The Audacity of Hope," Obama's writings on politics published in 2006, and "Dreams From My Father," his 1995 memoir) are in the top 25 of Amazon.com's bestseller list this morning. Sales of both books (now in the millions) have been strong throughout the campaign season.
They have far outsold any of the books attacking Obama, including Jerome Corsi's "Obama Nation." (Corsi is also the co-author of "Unfit for Command," the book believed to have been a factor in defeating 2004 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.)
Both Obama's books have met with generally positive reviews all along and some pundits credit them with helping Americans to gain favorable views of him as both a person and a politician. "Dreams from My Father" was published before Obama began his political career and tells his life story up to his entry in Harvard Law School. One Monitor reader said of the book, "He tells his story so earnestly and movingly that a person learns about himself/herself through this book and about the society she/he lives in."