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Political Bookworm: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

BOOK WORLD - August 22, 2010

Very little new on the (very) short list of political top-sellers ... Only political analyst and former congressman Harold Ford Jr.'s new memoir. August seems such an odd time to release what they surely hope will be a popular title....

By Christopher Schoppa  |  August 21, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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BOOK WORLD - August 22, 2010

Coasting to summer's unofficial end ... Some newbies in the hardcover sales -- Roseanne Cash's soul-searching memoir. Read Jonathan Yardley's review here And the suprise return of Rebecca Skloot's insightful look at a disturbing incident of medical ethics gone awry...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  August 21, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wanted: leaders in anti-poverty battle

During his 1968 campaign for the presidency, Robert Kennedy pounded away at the need to tackle poverty in America. When he faced indifference about the issue on the stump, he was unfazed. “If they don’t care,” he told an aide,...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 20, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: anti-poverty battle; robert kennedy and poverty;  
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Blair's book profit donation called "blood money"

Tony Blair’s announcement that he will donate the proceeds from his forthcoming memoir to wounded British soldiers has received a withering response in the U.K. press. Many of Tuesday’s newspapers excoriate the former British prime minister for his decision to...

By Stephen Lowman  |  August 17, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Whip It Up  | Tags: tony blair memoir; blair donations from book; british press attack on blair  
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Oil spill politics

John Hofmeister has an insider’s view on our nation’s energy travails. In his book “Why We Hate the Oil Companies,” recently released by Palgrave Macmillan, the former president of Shell Oil lays out his concerns. He dresses down energy companies...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 16, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: gulf oil spill; obama reaction to spill; offshore drilling;  
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