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Political Bookworm: August, 2011

Posted at 09:33 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Next political memoirist: Michele Bachmann

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann plans memoir for release in November.

By Steven Levingston  |  09:33 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 08/28/2011

Powell calls Cheney criticism “cheap shots”

Former secretary of state dismisses Cheney’s remarks, calling them “nonsense.”

By Steven Levingston  |  07:48 PM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 08/28/2011

Political Bestsellers — August 28, 2011

BOOK WORLD

By Christopher Schoppa  |  11:34 AM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 08/28/2011

BOOK WORLD Bestsellers — August 28, 2011

By Christopher Schoppa  |  11:27 AM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 08/26/2011

An Army general takes some grief for his books

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the outgoing Army chief of staff, faced some hazing this week for what he included on his official reading list.

By Steven Levingston  |  03:35 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Dueling memoirs: here comes Condi Rice

Former secretary of state prepares for release of her memoir in November as spotlight falls on former vice president Cheney’s forthcoming account of his years in office.

By Steven Levingston  |  03:51 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Cheney says his memoir will rock Washington

Former vice president tells NBC’s Dateline “there are gonna be heads exploding all over Washington.’’

By Steven Levingston  |  04:14 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Perry’s book “Fed Up!” haunts his campaign

Presidential candidate Rick Perry is fending off criticism over hard-line views he published last year in his book, “Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington.”

By Steven Levingston  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 08/21/2011

Political Bestsellers — August 21, 2011

BOOK WORLD

By Christopher Schoppa  |  08:06 AM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 08/20/2011

BOOK WORLD Bestsellers — August 21, 2011

By Christopher Schoppa  |  01:25 PM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Update: White House confirms Obama’s vacation reading

The president visits Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven, Mass., for second year in a row, picking out titles for himself and his daughters.

By Steven Levingston  |  03:32 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Is political mudslinging worse today?

Rosemarie Ostler gives us the barbs and their history in her new book, “Slinging Mud: Rude Nicknames, Scurrilous Slogans, and Insulting Slang from Two Centuries of American Politics.”

By Steven Levingston  |  12:17 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Forbes releases list of highest-paid authors

Topping the list is prolific James Patterson, followed by Danielle Steel and Stephen King but while the names are familiar the amounts are eye-popping.

By Steven Levingston  |  05:58 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Steve Jobs biography on fast track

Publisher pushes publication date up to November from March for Walter Isaacson’s new work ”Steve Jobs: A Biography.”

By Steven Levingston  |  07:42 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Sherlock Holmes book banned from Va. school

“A Study in Scarlet” upsets a Mormon parent by its portrayal of Mormons and gets whacked from the 6th grade required reading list.

By Steven Levingston  |  06:36 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Are the days of paper money numbered?

Detlev Schlichter argues in his new book, “Paper Money Collapse: The Folly of Elastic Money and the Coming Monetary Breakdown,” that the world may be sitting on the edge of epochal change.

By Steven Levingston  |  04:04 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Where’s the next Walter Lippmann?

Authors of a new book on public discourse offer some hope that today’s opinion writers and talking heads aren’t quite as coarse and ill-informed as feared.

By Alexander Heffner  |  05:23 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 08/14/2011

Political Bestsellers — August 14, 2011

BOOK WORLD

By Christopher Schoppa  |  08:47 AM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 08/14/2011

BOOK WORLD Bestsellers — August 14, 2011

By Christopher Schoppa  |  08:36 AM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Reading habits of troops in Afghanistan

Monica Campbell of PRI’s The World was embedded with Marines in Helmand Province earlier this year and reports on what they read to keep the harsh realities of deployment at bay.

By Steven Levingston  |  01:03 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Gearing up for Cheney’s book release

By Steven Levingston  |  10:20 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Publishers, Apple sued over e-book pricing

By Steven Levingston  |  06:00 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 08/07/2011

British author awarded more than $100,000 in libel case prompted by ‘spiteful’ review

By Steven Levingston  |  01:31 PM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 08/06/2011

Political Bestsellers — August 7, 2011

BOOK WORLD

By Christopher Schoppa  |  07:22 PM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 08/06/2011

BOOK WORLD Bestsellers — August 7, 2011

By Christopher Schoppa  |  07:08 PM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 08/05/2011

This week’s news: market tumble, book prices, waterproof paperbacks, 7-year-old author, teen hacker, Charlie Sheen, China healthcare hoaxes

By Steven Levingston  |  09:48 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Glenn Beck launches publishing imprint

By Steven Levingston  |  11:12 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Beware of dangerous politicians

By Steven Levingston  |  03:05 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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