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Political Bookworm: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

BOOK WORLD - October 24, 2010

The list of top-selling political titles tightens up a bit this week, with no new entries to speak of, just a reshuffling of the their order (Clarke's "Cyber War," though back on the list this past week, has popped on...

By Christopher Schoppa  | October 23, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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BOOK WORLD - October 24, 2010

New title sales this past week saw ... -- the debut of former secretary of state Condoleeza Rice's new memoir about her close relationship with her amazing parents -- Nelson Mandela, Nobel Prize winner, dynamic leader, extraordinary surivor, finally releases...

By Christopher Schoppa  | October 23, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Best Sellers  
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Humorist Glenn Beck in video for new book

Hey, crank up the publicity machine -- Glenn Beck's got another book to sell. Hey, didn't he just publish a book -- some exquisite novel -- in the summer? Hey, he's got something new to say. Hey, what is it?...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 22, 2010; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags:  glenn beck's "Broke"; glenn beck new book; glenn beck book video  
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Bush releases video on his memoir

Former President George W. Bush, a k a The Decider, has released a video about his forthcoming memoir, "Decision Points" in which he describes his "untraditional" approach to the writing. "Rather than provide an exhaustive chronological account of my life...

By Stephen Lowman  | October 21, 2010; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The art of mortgage duplicity

The mortgage mess just won’t go away. After its shady tactics helped take down the economy, the mortgage industry is again in the crosshairs for its shenanigans in the aftermath. Michael Hudson, a staff writer with a nonprofit journalism organization,...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 21, 2010; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags:  mortgage fraud; mortgage crisis; foreclosure fraud; financial meltdown;  
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Managing campaign crises

Imagine your candidate inadvertently reveals she doesn’t really know what the Constitution says about church and state, or one of the advisors of your male candidate calls his female opponent a whore. A campaign crisis? Well, duh. Crises on the...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 20, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags:  campaign crises; managing political fallout;  
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Is war good for democracy?

You’d have to have a very short memory to forget that many Americans hollered loudly that the Bush administration’s march into Afghanistan and Iraq – and its execution of the war on terror – posed a serious threat to our...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 19, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags:  war and democracy; war civil liberties; effects of war  
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