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BOOK WORLD: MAY 30, 2010

1. Spoken from the Heart (Scribner, $30). By Laura Bush 2. War (Twelve, $26.99). By Sebastian Junger 3. To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine (Regnery, $29.95). By Newt Gingrich 4. The Promise: President Obama, Year One (Simon & Schuster,...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  May 29, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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BOOK WORLD: May 30, 2010

NONFICTION HARDCOVER 1. WOMEN FOOD AND GOD: AN UNEXPECTED PATH TO ALMOST EVERYTHING (Scribner, $24). By Geneen Roth. Tackling compulsive eating. (6) 2. SPOKEN FROM THE HEART (Scribner, $30) By Laura Bush. The former first lady’s reflections on eight years...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  May 29, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Scientists who favor ideology over fact

Scientists, it has long been assumed, are merchandisers of cold hard fact derived from careful reasoning and scrupulous inquiry. In “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming,” Naomi...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  May 28, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: climate change debate, global warming deniers, scientists and global warming  
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Pelosi's sharp elbows

Nancy Pelosi, the first woman speaker of the House, has shown remarkable agility in leading a chamber of belligerent, stubborn, sometimes foul-mouthed, mostly male colleagues. How does she do it? Ronald M. Peters Jr. and Cindy Simon Rosenthal explore this...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  May 27, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Jindal delays book launch amid gulf oil disaster

By Stephen Lowman Many unforgettable images are coming out of the environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has decided to avoid one image that could have spelled political disaster: promoting his forthcoming memoir while...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  May 26, 2010; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Texas Gov. Perry pours criticism of federal government into book aptly called "Fed Up"

By Stephen Lowman Republican governor of Texas, Rick Perry, once told reporters that some of his fellow Texans could get so fed up with the federal government they might want to secede from the union. Perry, who has long championed...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  May 26, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tomorrows Titles Today  | Tags: Texas gov. perry's new book, governors who write books  
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Kagan and the great unknown

In his new book, “The Living Constitution,” published this month by Oxford University press, David A. Strauss argues that the Constitution’s meaning is not fixed, as conservative “originalists” such as Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Robert Bork believe it to...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  May 25, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: constitution originalists, issues of supreme court nominee, kagan nomination  
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Monster mash-up spills into politics

President George W. Bush, reimagined. View the gallery. No one, it seems, is safe from a monster mash-up. This publishing sensation took off with “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” in which ultra-violent zombie mayhem was grafted onto the Jane...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  May 24, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Brace Yourself  | Tags: monster mash-up of republicans, vampire book trend in politics  
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