April 14, 2002
(Writers and readers are re-examining themselves, society and government)

  1. STUPID WHITE MEN, by Michael Moore. (ReganBooks/ HarperCollins, $24.95.) The man behind "Roger & Me" takes aim at Republicans and Democrats, corporate America and our "nation of idiots."
  2. KNIGHT: My Story, by Bob Knight with Bob Hammel. (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's, $25.95.) The autobiography of the man who was the basketball coach at Indiana University for decades and is now at Texas Tech.
  3. A MIND AT A TIME, by Mel Levine. (Simon & Schuster, $26.) A professor of pediatrics examines the learning patterns of children and the various ways in which parents and other adults can help them succeed.
  4. REPORT FROM GROUND ZERO, by Dennis Smith. (Viking, $24.95.) The author of "Report From Engine Co. 82" provides accounts of the attack on the World Trade Center and the rescue efforts that followed.
  5. BIAS, by Bernard Goldberg. (Regnery, $27.95.) A television journalist who worked at CBS for many years reports on "how the media distort the news."
  6. SHAKEDOWN, by Kenneth R. Timmerman. (Regnery, $29.95.) A journalist's "investigative biography" of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
  7. BLINDED BY THE RIGHT, by David Brock. (Crown, $25.95.) The author of "The Real Anita Hill" and "The Seduction of Hillary Rodham" recounts his break with the conservative movement.
  8. THE NATURAL, by Joe Klein. (Doubleday, $22.95.) A journalist and novelist explores "the misunderstood presidency of Bill Clinton."
  9. LOVE, GREG & LAUREN, by Greg Manning. (Ban- tam, $24.95.) The journal of a man whose wife, a senior vice president at Cantor Fitzgerald, suffered burns over 82.5 percent of her body on Sept. 11.
  10. DRIVER #8, by Dale Earnhardt Jr. with Jade Gurss. (Warner, $23.95.) The race car driver's account of his rookie year on the Nascar circuit.
  11. ONE NATION, by the editors of Life magazine. (Little, Brown, $29.95.) Photographs and essays dealing with the events of Sept. 11.
  12. NIGGER, by Randall Kennedy. (Pantheon, $22.) A law professor explores "the strange career of a trouble- some word."
  13. JOHN ADAMS, by David McCullough. (Simon & Schuster, $35.) A biography of the country's first vice president and second president.
  14. THE DEATH OF THE WEST, by Patrick J. Buchanan. (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's, $25.95.) The right-wing pundit and former presidential candidate argues that "immigrant invasions" threaten Western culture.
  15. WHAT WENT WRONG? by Bernard Lewis. (Oxford University, $23.) A scholar of Middle Eastern history examines the reaction of the Islamic world to being overshadowed by the West.
  16. PRIMAL LEADERSHIP, by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee. (Harvard Business, $26.95.) Applying the theory of emotional intelligence to business leadership style.
  17. SACRED CONTRACTS, by Caroline Myss. (Harmony, $25.) Reflections on "spiritual energies" and the meaning of life by the author of "Anatomy of the Spirit."
  18. SHADOW WARRIORS, by Tom Clancy with Carl Stiner and Tony Koltz. (Putnam, $29.95.) An inside look at the United States' special-operations forces. 19 GOOD TO GREAT, by Jim Collins. (HarperBusiness, $27.50.) Why some companies thrive and others do not.
  19. THE UNIVERSE IN A NUTSHELL, by Stephen Hawking. (Bantam, $35.) A copiously illustrated book in which the physicist explains breakthroughs that have occurred since he wrote "A Brief History of Time."
  20. THE BUREAU AND THE MOLE, by David A. Vise. (Atlantic Monthly, $25.) The story of Robert Philip Hanssen, the counterintelligence expert for the F.B.I. who was also a spy for Moscow. (+) First Chapter
  21. JACK: Straight From the Gut, by Jack Welch with John A. Byrne. (Warner Business, $29.95.) The recently retired chairman and chief executive of General Electric tells his story as well as G.E.'s.
  22. AN UNFINISHED MARRIAGE, by Joan Anderson. (Broadway, $22.95.) Following up on her memoir, "A Year by the Sea," the author describes returning to her husband after her yearlong adventure.
  23. AMBLING INTO HISTORY, by Frank Bruni. (HarperCollins, $23.95.) A journalist observes the "unlikely odyssey" of President Bush.
  24. AMERICAN JIHAD, by Steven Emerson. (Free Press, $26.) A journalist tracks the spread of Islamic terrorism in the United States. First Chapter
  25. CROSSING OVER, by John Edward. (Jodere, $23.95.) A "psychic television host" discusses his work and recounts conversations with those who crossed the bar.
  26. BREAKING CLEAN, by Judy Blunt. (Knopf, $24.) A memoir recounts the author's hard years as a Montana farm wife and the strength it took to wrench herself away. First Chapter
  27. LAURA, by Antonia Felix. (Adams Media, $19.95.) A profile of Laura Bush, the First Lady.
  28. THEODORE REX, by Edmund Morris. (Random House, $35.) A sequel to "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt," describing Roosevelt's years in the White House (1901-9). First Chapter
  29. THE NO SPIN ZONE, by Bill O'Reilly. (Broadway, $24.95.) More political opinions from the host of the cable news program "The O'Reilly Factor."
  30. MY FORBIDDEN FACE, by Latifa. (Talk Miramax, $21.95.) A memoir of life as a young woman in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban.
  31. BROTHERHOOD, text by Tony Hendra. (American Express, $29.95.) Photographs documenting the New York Fire Department in the aftermath of Sept. 11.
  32. WHAT KIND OF NATION, by James F. Simon. (Simon & Schuster, $27.50.) A study of the struggle between Jefferson and Marshall, who had profound disagreements about the direction their country should take. 34 LAZY B, by Sandra Day O'Connor and H. Alan Day. (Random House, $24.95.) The Supreme Court justice and her brother recall growing up on a cattle ranch in the Southwest.
  33. THE FINAL DAYS, by Barbara Olson. (Regnery, $27.95.) The conservative commentator, who died aboard a hijacked jetliner on Sept. 11, discusses "the last, des- perate abuses of power" in the Clinton White House.