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Ben Carson’s ‘One Nation’ Overtakes Hillary Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’ In Total Sales

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

Ben Carson’s latest book has just overtaken Hillary Clinton’s new memoir in total book sales.

According to Nielsen BookScan numbers provided to The Daily Caller, as of Aug. 10, Carson’s “One Nation” has sold 225,000 copies, compared to 223,000 copies for Clinton’s “Hard Choices.”

Nielsen BookScan’s survey “currently covers approximately 85 percent of the print book market,” according to the company.

Clinton was reportedly paid a whopping $14 million for her tome, the second highest advance in history. Carson’s advance has not been disclosed, but it is likely a fraction of Clinton’s astronomical fee.

The former neurosurgeon has in recent years become a superstar among conservatives and is even considered a potential 2016 Republican presidential contender. Clinton, of course, will be the frontrunner the Democratic presidential nomination should she enter the 2016 race.

Slate’s Dave Weigel was the first to report that Carson had overtaken Clinton in the book battle.

“The two of them have been bested only by Bill O’Reilly, whose ’Killing Jesus’ has sold 228,811 copies,” he noted.

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