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Political Bookworm: September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010

BOOK WORLD - October 3, 2010

Political book sales saw nothing this past week as momentous as the departure of Rahm Emanuel from the West Wing staff, but there were some interesting additions ... Oh, first, the deletions --- Armey & Kibbe's "Tea Party Manifesto" vanishes...

By Christopher Schoppa  | October 2, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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BOOK WORLD - October 3, 2010

Bestseller sales for the past week saw the (unsurprising) debut of Jon Stewart's new "mockumentary" - style look at the planet and the human species. With lots of help from the Daily Show writers, naturally. Look for it to stick...

By Christopher Schoppa  | October 2, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Best Sellers  
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Death threats for Tea Party coloring book publisher

Wayne Bell is publisher of Really Big Coloring Books in St. Louis, Mo. and produces, well, what else? really big coloring books -- giant ones two feet tall and a foot and half wide on a range of kid-friendly topics...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 1, 2010; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Tags:  tea party coloring book; kids and tea party; obama activity book; children and tea party;  
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Dangers of a politicized military

Bruce Ackerman worries that American presidents have grown too powerful. Watergate, Iran-Contra, the War on Terror -- they all reflect a presidency increasingly used for political extremism and lawlessness. In his new book, “The Decline and Fall of the American...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 1, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags:  military-white house relationship; power of the presidency; politics and the military  
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Bush's heavy reading

Former President George W. Bush is engaged in some heavy autumn reading, according to his wife Laura. During her appearance at the National Book Festival over the weekend, the former first lady let it drop in response to a question...

By Steven E. Levingston  | September 29, 2010; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Tags:  Martyr, Prophet, Spy; books and george w. bush, george w. bush's reading; laura bush and george w. bush; laura bush at national book festival; Bonhoeffer: Pastor  
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Carter cancels DC book appearances

Former President Jimmy Carter, who fell ill while on his book tour Tuesday, has canceled his DC book signings scheduled for Wednesday....

By Steven E. Levingston  | September 29, 2010; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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“Obama’s Wars” – how big a best seller?

Who wouldn’t want to sell books the way Bob Woodward does? He’s been doing it for years, and if history is any indication his latest -- “Obama’s Wars” -- will rack up huge numbers. A third and final excerpt appears...

By Steven E. Levingston  | September 29, 2010; 6:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Carter cancels book appearances due to illness

Former President Jimmy Carter had to cancel two book-signing appearances Tuesday after he fell ill aboard a flight to Cleveland and was taken to a hospital, the Associated Press reported. Carter, who is in the midst of a tour for...

By Steven E. Levingston  | September 28, 2010; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Woodward's "Obama's Wars," excerpt No. 2

In the second of three articles adapted from Bob Woodward's "Obama's Wars" Vice President Joe Biden advises the president against a dramatic escalation of the war in Afghanistan, warning that the United States could find itself "locked into Vietnam."...

By Steven E. Levingston  | September 28, 2010; 6:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Woodward's Obama book hits shelves today

The book only lands in stores today but it already feels like it's been around a while. The Washington Post and the New York Times have bashed out news stories revealing the meatier bits of its revelations, and the New...

By Steven E. Levingston  | September 27, 2010; 12:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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