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Political Bookworm: August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010

BOOK WORLD - August 8, 2010

Hardcover sales for the week ending August 1 ... Laura Ingraham slips a bit, down to third spot, while the top spot is reclaimed by Justin Halpern's book of off-color humor courtesy of his father (William Shatner set to star...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  August 7, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Best Sellers  
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BOOK WORLD - August 8, 2010

Another short poli-sci list as the quiet (and excessively) hot month of August rolls forward ... Newt Gingrich's prescription for America's ills has popped back on the list (it's been off and on over the past several months) ... perhaps...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  August 6, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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That Palin wit

Beware: Wisdom is coming. And it’s coming in philosophical profundities such as this: “Only dead fish go with the flow.” Or this: “If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?”...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 6, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Brace Yourself  | Tags: palin's wit and wisdom; palin quotations; palin's foot in her mouth;  
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A woman for every occasion

Perhaps Shirley Temple Black said it best: “Nothing crushes freedom as substantially as a tank.” Or maybe Lady Bird Johnson said it best: “The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.” So many women say it so well on...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 5, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Shout Out  
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Ethiopia, 25 years later

The image most of us retain of Ethiopia is one of mass starvation and a glittery rock concert intended to ease the suffering. That famine and concert was 25 years ago, and Ethiopia has tried to move on. But just...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 4, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: ethiopian famine; live aid; 25th anniversary of ethiopian famine and live aid  
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Book battle: Bush vs. Bieber

One is a former president of the United States, a man who served in the nation’s highest office for eight years, saw the country through a devastating terrorist attack, and launched wars that are still with us. The other is...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 3, 2010; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Say What  | Tags: justin bieber book; george bush book;  
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Fractured youthful idealism

Idealistic and motivated, several hundred college students went South in the summer of 1964 to change Mississippi. The students set out to register some blacks to vote and they taught a different kind of black history in Freedom Schools, as...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 2, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: freedom summer; civil rights movement; youthful idealism  
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BOOK WORLD - August 1, 2010

This is the shortest roster of bestselling political titles we've posted since we began compiling a list earlier this year (based on the top 50 nonfiction hardcover titles sold each week). Perhaps it's the time of year -- August is...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  August 1, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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BOOK WORLD - August 1, 2010

Stieg Larsson's finale of the "Millennium Trilogy" is finally wedged out of the #1 spot with the debut of Daniel Silva's latest novel, featuring art restorer / (former?) Israeli agent Gabriel Allon (pre-publication reviews tout it as his best yet...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  August 1, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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