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BOOK WORLD - October 10, 2010

There was a surge in the number of titles on the politcal list this weekend, based on sales from the past week ... which only makes sense as the publishing calendar for most houses picks up dramatically in the Fall...

By Christopher Schoppa  | October 9, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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BOOK WORLD - October 10, 2010

Lots of changes in the general bestseller lists this week, with a slew of new titles joining the ranks ... Nonfiction saw the arrival of Bob Woodward's investigation of President Obama's warfooting ... an ominous, Christian interpretation of the new...

By Christopher Schoppa  | October 9, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Schwarzenegger’s presidential ambitions

Any eyes on the Oval Office, Governor? (Paul Sakuma / AP) Is there anybody out there with muscle-man Republican-populist appeal who is bigger, meaner, tougher than the indestructible Sarah Palin? Anyone who could take her on – and take...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 8, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Tags:  Schwarzenegger president; Schwarzenegger politics; Schwarzenegger after governorship;  
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"Perfect" offers echo of Halladay no-hitter

In publishing, as in most things, timing is everything, and Roy Halladay's no-hitter Wednesday night in the Phillies-Reds first post-season game couldn't have come at a better time for Lew Paper. Someone no doubt will write Halladay's story one day...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 7, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Why Iran won’t bow to foreign pressure

Hooman Majd has special insight into the impulses that drive his native Iran, and he has delivered them in two books, “The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran,” and his latest, “The Ayatollahs’ Democracy: An Iranian Challenge,”...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 7, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags:  iran nuclear program; iran resistance to foreign pressure; iran history and foreigners;  
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Arab lobby’s unseen influence

To Mitchell Bard, the U.S. government and U.S. corporations are engaged in a long-standing toxic relationship with the Arab lobby that corrupts American domestic and foreign policy, education and national security. He documents his allegations in his new book, “The...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 6, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags:  arab lobby and oil; arab lobby and foreign policy; us government and arab lobby; corporations and arab lobby; arab spending us influence;  
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Sarah Palin spoofed in Alzheimer's book promo

Author Jean Carper has taken a very serious subject -- Alzheimer's disease -- for the subject of her new book and turned to satire to promote it. A promotional video for Carper's "100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 5, 2010; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Tags:  sarah palin alzheimer's; sarah palin book; sarah palin spoofed;  
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Public misperceptions of Congress

Congress often falls so low in poll numbers that it seems easy to dismiss it as a credible, serious branch of government. But Louis Fisher believes there are major problems with this attitude. One is the failure to understand the...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 5, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags:  congress misperceptions; media abuse of congress; congress virtues  
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