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Political Bookworm: January 9, 2011 - January 15, 2011

BOOK WORLD - January 16, 2011

Another short list this time around ... What's interesting is who fell off --- Sarah Palin, Bill O'Reilly, Bob Woodward ... some rather big books. But then again, what many would consider some rather partisan titles, they too have a...

By Christopher Schoppa  | January 15, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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BOOK WORLD - January 16, 2011

It's mid-January (already!), and here's what's selling well ... Actually, not too many surprises ... in hardcover sales, Jack Higgin's latest thriller debuts at the #10 spot, the only new fiction addition. "The Help" makes a surprising surge up the...

By Christopher Schoppa  | January 15, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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President Reagan suffered from Alzheimer's while in office, according to son

Ronald Reagan was showing signs of Alzheimer’s while still in office, according to his son Ron Reagan. In his memoir “My Father at 100,” Reagan writes: “Today we are aware that the psychological and neurological changes associated with Alzheimer’s can...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 14, 2011; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (170)
 
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JFK Library unveils large digital archive

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation has unveiled “the nation’s largest online digitized presidential archive,” providing access to a treasure trove of materials related to the 35th president’s time in office. Photographs, official documents, records and recordings, amongst other items,...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 14, 2011; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Book featuring 9-year-old shooting victim sees dramatic rise in sales

Christina Taylor Green, the 9-year-old girl who was killed in the Tucson shootings last weekend, was a major subject of President Obama’s speech at the memorial service held on Wednesday night. Now the book that she was featured in eight...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 13, 2011; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Lessons from our immigrant past

About this blog: As a country of immigrants, our history is inescapably entwined with the issue of immigration. In “A Nation of Immigrants,” recently released by Cambridge University Press, Susan F. Martin, a professor at Georgetown, probes the different models...

By Susan F. Martin  | January 12, 2011; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Time to agree on media standards?

About this blog: The shootings in Arizona have focused attention on the nature of our political discourse. Susan Herbst, a professor of public policy at Georgia Tech, has taken an in-depth look at the subject in her book “Rude Democracy:...

By Susan Herbst  | January 11, 2011; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New details about anonymous Obama novel

A few new details have emerged about “O: A Presidential Novel.” The fictional work is written by an anonymous author and will be released later this month. Simon & Schuster, the book’s publisher, has kept tight-lipped about the plot and...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 10, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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