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Political Bookworm: January 16, 2011 - January 22, 2011

BOOK WORLD - January 23, 2011

Yet another brief list this go-round ... As one would expect, former governor Tim Pawlenty's new memoir tops the list (as it does on the general nonfiction list) ... only time will tell whether the strong debut holds up....

By Christopher Schoppa  | January 22, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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BOOK WORLD - January 23, 2011

As we begin the final full week of January (already!), this is what is selling well ... Interesting movement on the lists include --- * Charles Portis's iconic novel, "True Grit," hits the fiction paperback roster, thanks to the wildly...

By Christopher Schoppa  | January 22, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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What they're saying about "O: A Presidential Novel"

The reviews of "O: A Presidential Novel" are rolling in (mostly negative) and the speculation is still swirling over its authorship. Here's what is being said. Is it worth reading? The Washington Post "According to this story, the White House...

By Steven E. Levingston  | January 21, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Book reveals new details on historic OSS

Our colleague Jeff Stein has dipped into Douglas Waller's forthcoming "Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage" and finds it lively and revealing. The OSS, our precursor to the CIA, "was every bit as...

By Steven E. Levingston  | January 20, 2011; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Maria Shriver heartbroken over father's Alzheimer's

Maria Shriver was devastated watching the effects of Alzheimer's consume her father Sargent Shriver, who died Tuesday at age 95. Shriver, a journalist and former first lady of California, writes of the disease's personal toll in a forthcoming book, "Alzheimer's...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 19, 2011; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Bernie Sanders' filibuster to become a book

On Dec. 10 of last year, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (an independent and the only senator who identifies as a socialist) stood up and began speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Eight hours, 35 minutes and 14 seconds...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 19, 2011; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Will Israel strike at Iran's nuclear program?

About this blog: Concerns over Iran’s nuclear program remain despite some reassuring remarks from Meir Dagan, the outgoing head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency. Last week, Dagan said that Iran could not acquire a nuclear weapon before 2015 because of...

By Steven Simon  | January 19, 2011; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Publisher asks journalists not to comment on "O"

Simon & Schuster is asking journalists not to comment on the anonymously written novel about President Obama, “O: A Presidential Novel.” In an email sent this morning, Jonathan Karp, executive vice president and publisher at Simon & Schuster, writes: On...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 18, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Michael Reagan blasts brother Ron's new memoir

On the eve of the centenary of their father’s birth, Ronald Reagan’s sons are arguing over their late father’s mental health -- and the dispute is becoming increasing nasty. Michael Reagan blasted his half brother Ron on Twitter over the...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 18, 2011; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
 
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