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Political Bookworm: January 30, 2011 - February 5, 2011

BOOK WORLD - February 6, 2011

Not quite a top 10 this week, alas, but here's what's selling well nevertheless ... New debuts are George Friedman (he's the founder and CEO of the firm Stratfor, which complies and publishes geopolitical data) and his new book that...

By Christopher Schoppa  | February 5, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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BOOK WORLD - February 6, 2011

Happy February all !! Here's hoping that Punxsutawney Phil's prediction of an early spring comes to pass, weary as most likely are of the bitter cold and dreaded snow and (more dreaded) ice ... Book sales for the past week...

By Christopher Schoppa  | February 5, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Best Sellers  
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Iraq special ops member chronicles terrorist chase

In his book, "Kill or Capture:How a Special Operations Task Force Took Down a Notorious al Qaeda Terrorist," senior military interrogator Matthew Alexander recounts the pursuit of a Syrian mass murderer named Zafar, the leader of al Qaeda in northern...

By Steven E. Levingston  | February 4, 2011; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Lawyer in lawsuit against Pres. Carter responds

David Schoen, one of the lawyers who filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday against former president Jimmy Carter and the publisher Simon & Schuster, responded to an item about the complaint posted on Political Bookworm. The suit alleges that...

By Stephen Lowman  | February 4, 2011; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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"O" no! Anonymous novel flops in first week sales.

An anonymously written novel about the Obama administration and the 2012 campaign apparently holds little appeal for Beltway readers. “O: A Presidential Novel” makes its feeble debut at number 23 on our hardcover fiction list for Washington area sales. (James...

By Stephen Lowman  | February 3, 2011; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Tags:  O, anonymous, bestsellers, mark salter  
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President Carter named in $5 million lawsuit over his "Palestine" book

More than four years after its publication, five disgruntled readers have filed a class-action lawsuit against President Jimmy Carter and his publisher, Simon & Schuster, alleging that his 2006 book “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid” contained “numerous false and knowingly misleading...

By Stephen Lowman  | February 2, 2011; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
 
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Publisher rushes release of ElBaradei book

Events in Egypt are moving too quickly for the publishing schedule of Metropolitan Books. The publisher announced today that it is moving up the release of “The Age of Deception: Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times” by Mohamed ElBaradei, a key...

By Stephen Lowman  | February 1, 2011; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A history of lampooning the mighty

Mike Keefe, Denver Post, March 8, 2007 From Washington declaring neutrality in the war between England and France to President Bush (both of them) declaring war on Iraq, American political cartoons have critiqued, criticized and lampooned the government and...

By Stephen Lowman  | January 31, 2011; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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