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Political Bookworm: February 6, 2011 - February 12, 2011

BOOK WORLD - February 13, 2011

Mid-February brings little new to the top poli/sci titles this week --- in fact, save for one that dropped off, it's a reshuffling of last week's list. It's interesting that President Reagan's autobiography, re-issued for the centennial of his birth,...

By Christopher Schoppa  | February 12, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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BOOK WORLD - February 13, 2011

As we approach the halfway point of the month of February, here are the sales for the week just past ... + Paperback saw the release of Michael Lewis's "The Big Short" (on the financial meltdown) debut at #1 in...

By Christopher Schoppa  | February 12, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In quietly rewritten memoir, Romney veers right

As things stand, it’s unclear if Mitt Romney can garner enough support to launch a credible bid for the presidency in 2012. But this week he can claim to have succeeded where so many other politicians have failed: getting people...

By Stephen Lowman  | February 11, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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"Matterhorn" and "The Fiery Trial" win awards

Two authors of political works — one a novel that takes place during the Vietnam War, the other a study of President Lincoln’s evolving ideas about slavery — have won prominent book awards. Karl Marlantes, a Vietnam veteran who spent...

By Stephen Lowman  | February 10, 2011; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fortuitous timing for new books on Egypt

The author of a new book that warned of conflict within Egypt says the eruption now playing out there was "inescapable." Tarek Osman, author of Egypt on the Brink,” released by Yale University Press in January, said in an...

By Stephen Lowman  | February 9, 2011; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Trove of McKinley's books donated to library

Books from William McKinley’s White House library are seeing the light of day more than a century after the 25th president’s death. The William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, Ohio, has received 46 books from a descendant of...

By Stephen Lowman  | February 8, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Why are today’s rebels Republicans?

About this blog: We used to think of rebels as liberals: student activists of the 1960s, hippies, Dylan, Springsteen. These were the outsiders – the rebels and radicals –who identified our nation’s ills and sought to change the system....

By Grace Elizabeth Hale  | February 8, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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