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Political Bookworm: April 18, 2010 - April 24, 2010

Book World: April 25, 2010

1. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis 2. The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama (Knopf, $29.95). By David Remnick 3. 2010 Take Back America: A Battle Plan: The Stakes, the Targets,...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  April 24, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Book World: April 25, 2010

NONFICTION HARDCOVER 1. OPRAH: A BIOGRAPHY (Crown, $30) By Kitty Kelley. The celebrity biographer’s unauthorized look at the life of the media mogul and talk show host. (1) 2. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE (Norton, $27.95). By Michael...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  April 24, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How myths about the Soviet Union's collapse muddle U.S. foreign policy

One might expect Jack F. Matlock, Jr. to espouse the conventional assumptions of U.S. foreign policy, given his 35 years in the American Foreign Service, including a stint as U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union. But in “Superpower Illusions: How...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 23, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: Cold War, Collapse of the Soviet Union, Jack F. Matlock, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nuclear weapon, Soviet Union, United States, United States and Russia  
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Environmental impact of e-books vs. paper books

By Stephen Lowman Earth Day 2010 presents eco-conscious bookworms with a conundrum: What’s the most planet-friendly way to read? E-book sales in 2009 were up an eye popping 176 percent over 2008, according to the Association of American Publishers, and...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 22, 2010; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Tags: Earth Day books vs. e-readers, Environmentally friendly books, print vs. electronic books  
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Cupp skips the facts in arguing against evolution

You can find S.E. Cupp’s commentaries on Tucker Carlson’s new conservative website The Daily Caller. You can read her in the online New York Daily News, and you can see her in her role as TV personality/commentator on Fox and...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 21, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Michelle Obama -- in whose pocket?

By Stephen Lowman You’ve heard the whispering: Whose pocket is the First Lady in now? The answer: It could be your pocket – or your school kid’s. Now you can carry the First Lady about on your pocket iPhone. For...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 20, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: barack obama iTunes app, michelle obama iTunes app  
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How Andrew Gross turns real-life financial fears into a fast-paced fictional thriller

In his latest thriller, “Reckless,”Andrew Gross sends readers hurtling through their worst nightmares of a global financial crisis. The tale combines murder, high finance and the mystery of love to portray the possibility of an international meltdown. How does a...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 20, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: American International Group, Andrew Gross Reckless, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, financial crisis  
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Awakening the Obama zombies

In Jason Mattera’s view, President Obama was elected by a brainwashed mass of young voters who marched to the voting booths, their heads filled with campaign Twitter messages, YouTube videos and Facebook urgings. Mattera has a name for these Obama...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  April 19, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: Jason Mattera, obama campaign, obama zombies, politics and technology  
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