Archive: February 21, 2010 - February 27, 2010

Reagan's blend of stagecraft and statecraft

The presidential election of 1980 inaugurated the conservative revolution. It also demonstrated the dazzling skill of Ronald Reagan in blending stagecraft with statecraft. Craig Shirley chronicles the 1980 campaign in "Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America." Reagan wasn't alone, however, in understanding the role of...

By Steven E. Levingston | February 25, 2010; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

To our readers

As many of you may have noticed, Short Stack has contained considerable coverage of political books in recent months. We at Book World believe strongly in the importance of book-length political writing to inform and educate the public on serious issues of the day. Political books cover an astonishing array...

By Steven E. Levingston | February 24, 2010; 12:27 PM ET | Comments (2)

Eulogy for Robert B. Parker by his son, David

Eulogy for Robert B. Parker by his son, David

By Ron Charles | February 24, 2010; 12:11 PM ET | Comments (1)

Dangers of over-zealous intellectual property cops

Worries about the poaching of intellectual property certainly didn't start with illegal downloads of Lady Gaga. Tensions between producers of art and ideas and those who wish to steal them have existed through history. At the same time, attempts to crack down on intellectual piracy have had their own unintended...

By Steven E. Levingston | February 24, 2010; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Poet's Choice by Linda Pastan

Though my poems are often a reflection of my so called "real life" (the woods outside my window, my family, what I read about in the newspapers), they are usually more disguised, less specific in their details, than this poem. Maybe that's because I lead such a quiet life that...

By Ron Charles | February 23, 2010; 10:04 PM ET | Comments (1)

Author admits he was duped by a source while researching book on the Hiroshima bombing

By Steven Levingston Author Charles Pellegrino confirmed Monday that he was duped by a source while researching his book on the bombing of Hiroshima and will remove the impostor entirely from the pages of future editions. "The Last Train From Hiroshima," published last month by Henry Holt to favorable reviews,...

By Steven E. Levingston | February 22, 2010; 6:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

New Yorker's Remnick to write Obama biography

Knopf announced Monday that it will publish a biography of Barack Obama by New Yorker editor David Remnick that charts the president's evolution from a confused, biracial young man to an icon of hope. "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama" will be released April 6. Remnick is...

By Steven E. Levingston | February 22, 2010; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (4)

 

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