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Political Bookworm: November 7, 2010 - November 13, 2010

BOOK WORLD - November 14, 2010

The number of in-demand political titles remains at nine for a second week ... the top two titles remain the same, but there's been some shuffling beneath. D'Souza's take on the Obama presidency drops precipitously from #3 to dead last...

By Christopher Schoppa  | November 13, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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BOOK WORLD - November 14, 2010

New nonfiction sales saw a surge of biographies join its ranks, from a historical reflection on the life of Egypt's Cleopatra (by a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer) to memoirs from the wacky producer of the "Howard Stern Show" and an unflinchingly...

By Christopher Schoppa  | November 13, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bush's "Decision Points" in video satire

The reviews of George W. Bush's "Decision Points" are pouring in. Our Jonathan Yardley said, "It's a pity ... that in the process of presenting himself before the bar of history [Bush] didn't make a good book out of it."...

By Steven E. Levingston  | November 12, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags:  bush decision points satire humor; decision points reviews  
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Do politicians move books?

So you become president of the United States and afterward you sit down to write your memoirs. How many copies you think you'll sell? Or, say you haven't slept regularly in the White House but are a politician on a...

By Steven E. Levingston  | November 11, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Veterans’ lingering wounds

About this post: The soldiers were all part of the same unit from Fort Carson, Colo., and when they returned home from some of the worst regions in Iraq after multiple tours of duty, many went on drug-fueled crime sprees...

By David Philipps  | November 11, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags:  post traumatic stress disorder; veterans' at home; veteran violence; veteran suicide  
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Death penalty contradictions

About this post: The gas chamber was first touted as a humane method of execution but its history reveals its sinister links with industry, politics and the military. In “The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas...

By Scott Christianson  | November 10, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags:  death penalty; gas chamber; american innocence on death penalty  
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Palin, working-class hero

Workers in the United States endure some of the most family-hostile policies in the developed world. They also face a range of biases that affect women in the workplace and often blanket the entire working class in a kind of...

By Joan C. Williams  | November 9, 2010; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Jindal on the attack in new book

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal walks with a swagger on the cover of his new book — and comes out swinging on the pages inside. The book was originally set for a July release with the title “Real Hope, Real Change.”...

By Stephen Lowman  | November 8, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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