Archive: August 2, 2009 - August 8, 2009

Lower-Priced Sony E-Book Creates Early Buzz

The early reviews are in - even before the newest Sony E- Reader hits the stores. It's coming later this month at the lowest price yet for an electronic book reader: $199. Sony also said it will cut the price of e-book downloads of best-sellers and new releases to $9.99...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 7, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Innovative E-Book Hits Hard Times

Please tell me it isn't dead. In the search for the perfect e-book (and I am always on the hunt), the Readius was an intriguing contender. But several recent reports say the company developing it, Netherlands-based Polymer Vision, has run into financing difficulties and put the device on hold. That...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 6, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Conservative Pundits and the Liberal Manifesto

It was published in 1971 and its iconoclastic author died the following year, but now "Rules for Radicals" is riding a revival. The book, written by community organizer Saul Alinsky, is a battleplan for transferring power from the haves to the have-nots. It sits at No. 25 on the Amazon...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 5, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

The Final Word -- Right at the Beginning

With the release of Michelle Malkin's book on the Obama administration - a seminal moment we noted in a posting last week - the political book wars have begun in earnest. Malkin's conservative tome carries the unambiguous title: "Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 4, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (12)

Forgotten African-American Novel Back in Print

The book came out 70 years ago as the world was sliding into war and, amid the spreading bloodshed and chaos, "Drums at Dusk," an impassioned work by African American writer Arna Bontemps, was soon forgotten. Bontemps was a noted novelist, poet and academic who immersed himself in the Harlem...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 3, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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