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Political Bookworm: January 23, 2011 - January 29, 2011

BOOK WORLD - January 30, 2011

Aside from being a rather short list, one of the suprises this week is that just one of these titles (President Bush's memoir) also appears on the general nonfiction bestseller list. There is often an overlap between the two rankings,...

By Christopher Schoppa  | January 29, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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BOOK WORLD - January 30, 2011

For this last Sunday in January, here are the top-selling books for the greater metropolitan area -- Highlights include: -- the return of "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen (it sold much better than her most recent novel, "Ape House,"...

By Christopher Schoppa  | January 29, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Health care propaganda wars

About this blog: For years, Wendell Potter helped craft the message that health care companies wanted delivered to the public. But since leaving his job as head of corporate communications for the health insurance giant Cigna in 2008, Potter has...

By Wendell Potter  | January 28, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Novel imagines Princess Diana's life had she lived

A forthcoming novel imagines what might have happened to Princess Diana if she hadn’t died in a Paris tunnel in 1997. “Untold Story” is written by Monica Ali and will be published this June in the United States. But it...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 27, 2011; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Did Obama take a page out of Gingrich's book?

Has President Obama been studying Newt Gingrich? According to The White House, the theme of this year’s State of the Union address was “Winning the Future.” "We need to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world,” Obama told...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 26, 2011; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Tim Pawlenty!

Tim Pawlenty’s book trailer lasts only 75 seconds but its imagery spans the course of American history: the West is settled, marines battle at Iwo Jima, Martin Luther King Jr. rallies for civil rights, the Cold War crumbles along...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 25, 2011; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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"Borat" star making film based on Saddam Hussein's romance novel

No joke: A romance novel Saddam Hussein is believed to have written about a decade ago is being turned into a film by “Borat” star Sacha Baron Cohen. Hussein’s novel is titled “Zabibah and the King.” It tells the tale...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 25, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Madeline says "Bonjour!" to the White House

Springtime in Paris sparkles, of course, but Washington during that season can seem nearly as idyllic. So it is that Madeline, the young Parisian girl who has starred in the eponymous children’s books for 70 years, joins the droves of...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 24, 2011; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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