Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 6, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.

"Forever" by Nora Roberts; Silhouette (480 pages, $7.99)

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Pat Buchanan's new book about Richard Nixon's 1968 comeback is replete with St. Louis references, including the revelation that Nixon was told of former Sen. Thomas Eagleton's mental health treatments five years before their disclosure forced Eagleton off the 1972 Democratic ticket.

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Friday, July 4:

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Facebook Inc. confronted more criticism Thursday as the editor of a scientific journal issued a statement suggesting the company failed to obtain "informed consent" for a controversial study of users' emotions.

800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best sellers for June 2014, plus descriptions of the Top 10.

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 29, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.

The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Wednesday, July 2:

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg offered an apology Wednesday for what she characterized as poor communication about a controversial experiment that tested users' emotional reactions, although she did not concede any problems with the study itself.

"The Escape" by Mary Balogh; Dell (2014, $7.99 paperback)

"Secret Service Rescue," Elle James; Harlequin (2014, $4.99 paperback)

Fueling more debate over a controversial experiment, Facebook acknowledged Tuesday that its official data-use policy didn't specifically list "research" among the ways that members' information might be used at the time it was conducting a study to see how some users' emotions were affected by subtle manipulation of their Facebook news feeds.

Facebook has been playing with its users' emotions, and now a lot of people are upset.

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, July 1:

"West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776" by Claudio Saunt; W.W. Norton (284 pages, $26.95)

"The Quick: A Novel" by Lauren Owen; Random House (544 pages, $27)

"The Farm" by Tom Rob Smith; Grand Central (368 pages, $26)

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Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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