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Political Bookworm: January 2, 2011 - January 8, 2011

BOOK WORLD - January 9, 2011

Here are the poli-sci titles that dominated sales for the week between Christmas and New Year's. No real surprises here ... though it is curious to see the Johnson/Kwak title surface on the list once more, especially as, in hardcover...

By Christopher Schoppa  | January 8, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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BOOK WORLD - January 9, 2011

The sales figures for the days leading up to, and including, New Year's weekend are in -- * in fiction, a slew of new thrillers (paranormal and otherwise) join the ranks, including the sixth "Presidential Agent" novel from the team...

By Christopher Schoppa  | January 8, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Best Sellers  
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Rumsfeld satirized in dark novel from McSweeney's

He’s been out of office for four years but, as a caustic new novel shows, Donald Rumsfeld still has the power to raise the ire of those on the political left. “Donald,” a work of fiction, lampoons the former defense...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 7, 2011; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Rumsfeld book tour to begin with Diane Sawyer

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will sit down with Diane Sawyer for his first broadcast interview about his forthcoming book, "Known and Unknown" on Feb. 7, the day before the book's official launch. Our colleague Ed O'Keefe has other details...

By Steven E. Levingston  | January 6, 2011; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Will evangelicals turn the 2012 election?

About this blog: The impact of evangelicals in American politics is undeniable. Their greatest victory came with Ronald Reagan’s rise to the White House. Before that, they were instrumental in Barry Goldwater’s successes. In “From Bible to Sun Belt: Plain-folk...

By Darren Dochuk  | January 6, 2011; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Anonymous novel on Obama stirs Beltway buzz

Its publisher is remaining tight-lipped, but the buzz is building around a forthcoming novel about the Obama administration. Other than its Jan. 25 publication date, little is known about “O: A Presidential Novel” — including who wrote it. The anonymously...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 5, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Tags:  obama anonymous novel; white house novel;  
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10 political books to watch in early 2011

From memoirs by possible presidential candidates to a weighty analysis of U.S.-China relations, a slew of books will be competing early this year to capture the political conversation. Here are ten that we have our eye on: Known and Unknown:...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 4, 2011; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Politics or impartiality in the courtroom?

About this blog: Many Americans aren’t sure if our courts – most importantly, the Supreme Court – operate on unbiased legal principle or political interest. Keith J. Bybee, a law professor at Syracuse University, ponders the implications of this tension...

By Keith J. Bybee  | January 3, 2011; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags:  politics and courts; supreme court politics;  
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