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BOOK WORLD ~ June 27, 2010

1. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis 2. War (Twelve, $26.99). By Sebastian Junger 3. Spoken from the Heart (Scribner, $30). By Laura Bush 4. The Promise: President Obama, Year One (Simon & Schuster,...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  June 26, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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BOOK WORLD ~ June 27, 2010

NONFICTION HARDCOVER 1. SH*T MY DAD SAYS (It, $15.99) By Justin Halpern. A son gleans wisdom from his 73-year old dad; the inspiration for a forthcoming sitcom. (3) 2. MEDIUM RAW: A BLOODY VALENTINE TO THE WORLD OF FOOD AND...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  June 26, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Best Sellers  
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Simon & Schuster moves swiftly to release "Truman Fires MacArthur" ebook

Throughout the showdown between President Obama and Gen. Stanley McChrystal, pundits raced to point out that Obama is no Truman and McChrystal is no Gen. Douglas MacArthur. True enough. But the parallels were compelling enough to get the collective mind...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 25, 2010; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: obama and mcchrystal; truman and macarthur; digital books;  
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Obama as punch line

At first President Obama seemed immune to mockery – not so anymore. Now that he has demonstrated his aptitude for folly and failure, he has won his own place in the long history of presidential satire. Peter M. Robinson explores...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 25, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: presidential comedy; presidential satire; jay leno's obama jokes;  
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5 damaging myths about beauty

Looks matter. Far too much, argues Deborah L. Rhode in her book “The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law,” recently released by Oxford University Press. Those considered unattractive don’t get the job – and if they...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 24, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: beauty biases; biases in workplace; importance of appearance  
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Tea Party Bookshop changes name

By Stephen Lowman The Tea Party Bookshop in Salem, Ore., is dumping its name and all the political baggage that comes with it. Owner JoAnne Kohler, 47, opened the independent bookstore in August 2008. She named her store Tea Party...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 23, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Tags: tea party influence; tea party bookshop name change;  
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BP and a global ethic

Bruce Rich looks far from our own world for solutions to the great problems facing civilization. His quest takes him back to ancient times where he finds virtue in an ethical system developed by an Indian emperor called Ashoka in...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 22, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: global ethic; environmentalism and BP;  
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Conservative must-reads -- your picks

Benjamin Wiker has a knack for picking books – the ones you should and the ones you shouldn’t read. In his 2008 book -- one he would probably say you should read -- he came up with a list of...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 21, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: books for conservatives;  
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