Left or right, Obama books are hot

Last Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2008 09:28 hrs

Whether they like him or oppose him, readers want to hear more about Barack Obama.

The Obama Nation, an anti-Obama book written by Jerome V Corsi, will debut at No 1 come Sunday on The New York Times' hardcover nonfiction best-seller list. Corsi was co-author of Unfit for Command, an influential 2004 best-seller that condemned the Vietnam War record of then Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.

Obama, the Democrats' presumptive nominee in 2008, is himself the author of the million-selling Dreams From My Father and The Audacity of Hope.

Interest in him is so strong that even an upcoming policy book, usually the toughest of sells, is catching on. A compilation of speeches and policy statements by Obama and his campaign staff, Change We Can Believe In, had reached the top 75 on Amazon.com by Monday evening, less than a day after The Associated Press reported the book would come out in September.

Change We Can Believe In has an announced first printing of 300,000.