'The Price of Politics' by Watergate journalist Bob Woodward is No. 11 this week.Simon & Schuster
'The Price of Politics' by Watergate journalist Bob Woodward is No. 11 this week.The current presidential campaign has focused more on the economy than foreign affairs. But war trumps economics when it comes to the popularity of non-fiction books, at least insider accounts by Bob Woodward. He lands on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list at No. 11 with The Price of Politics, about President Obama's struggles to fix the economy since his election in 2008. Woodward's previous books about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan landed higher, including Bush at War, No. 2 in 2002; State of Denial, No. 1 in 2006; and Obama's Wars, No. 3 in 2010.â??Cloud' cover: The holiday movie season is drawing near, and that means movie tie-in paperback season is also upon us. Case in point: David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas at No. 40. Sales may have been spurred by the standing ovation and rave reviews the film, starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry in multiple roles, received at the Toronto Film Festival last week. The movie arrives in theaters on Oct. 26. Other films based on books in the fall pipeline: Wuthering Heights (Oct. 5); Anna Karenina (Nov. 16); Les MisÃ©rables (Dec. 14); The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Dec. 14); and On the Road (Dec. 21).â??Tale,' resold: When it was published in 1983, Mark Helprin's Winter's Tale received rave reviews. This week, the e-book edition (discounted for as little as $2.99) zooms to No. 20, putting Helprin back in the hands of readers. Excellent timing, since on Oct. 2, he will publish In Sunlight and In Shadow. His first novel in seven years, it's set in 1940s New York City. An elite paratrooper returns from the war and falls in love with an actress. (Winter's Tale will appear on the big screen in 2013 starring Will Smith and Russell Crowe.)For more information about reprints & permissions, visit our FAQ's. To report corrections and clarifications, contact Standards Editor Brent Jones. For publication consideration in the newspaper, send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include name, phone number, city and state for verification. To view our corrections, go to corrections.usatoday.com.