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BOOK WORLD - March 6, 2011

Poli-sci fans can rejoice (or scowl) that several new titles have hit the list this week. One former governor (Pawlenty) is out, while another (Huckabee) tops the list with his new book of prescriptions for America's ills. Now, if he...

By Christopher Schoppa  | March 5, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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BOOK WORLD - March 6, 2011

A slew of new paperbacks have hit both the ficiton and nonfiction lists this weekend, bumping myriad long-time bestsellers below the magic cut-off point of ranking #10. In fiction, it’s caused by a debut of a handful of paperback original...

By Christopher Schoppa  | March 5, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gaddafi, the author

Libyan protesters furious at strongman Moammar Gaddafi have vented their rage on his writings, burning his political manifesto in the streets. The dictator’s odd social, political and economic thoughts are contained in “The Green Book,” which he wrote in the...

By Steven E. Levingston  | March 4, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rumsfeld responds to Woodward's charges

(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) Donald Rumsfeld’s chief of staff says Bob Woodward is promoting “a one-sided narrative of events” about the Iraq War and accuses him of putting “his storyline ahead of the facts.” It’s the latest volley in the back-and-forth between...

By Stephen Lowman  | March 2, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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President Obama's sister to publish children's book

Following in the footsteps of her elder brother, the president of the United States, Maya Soetoro-Ng will release a children’s book this spring. Unlike President Obama’s “Of Thee I Sing,” which was released last fall and focused on iconic figures...

By Stephen Lowman  | March 1, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Woodward calls Rumsfeld's memoir "a travesty"

The Washington Post's Bob Woodward (Brad Barket/Getty Images) Bob Woodward is “flat-out disgusted” with Donald Rumsfeld’s memoir. “Rumsfeld's memoir is one big clean-up job, a brazen effort to shift blame to others -- including President Bush -- distort history,...

By Stephen Lowman  | March 1, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Remembering Rep. Millicent Fenwick and thinking of Sen. Scott Brown

Watching the recent 60 Minutes interview of “The resilient Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)” I was reminded of a profile Morley Safer did 30 years earlier of Rep. Millicent Fenwick (R-NJ). “Fenwick is an elegant, literate dead-honest legislator whose somewhat...

By Amy Schapiro  | March 1, 2011; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Bristol Palin memoir to be published this summer

It’s been rumored for weeks but now there’s confirmation: Bristol Palin, 20, has signed a book deal for her memoir titled “Not Afraid of Life.” It’s set to be published this summer. In a press release, her publisher William Morrow...

By Stephen Lowman  | March 1, 2011; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Finalists named for early American book prize

Three books that explore chapters in early American history — the ratification of the constitution, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812 — have been named finalists for the 2011 George Washington Book Prize. Administered by Washington College, the...

By Stephen Lowman  | February 28, 2011; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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