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Flame-throwing political books from the right and the left
By Pamela Geller with Robert Spencer
Threshold (forthcoming in July)
The gist: President Obama is corrupting the office of the presidency, scorning capitalism and trashing the belief in American exceptionalism.
In its own words: "What drives him is not American. He said it himself: 'I was a little Jakarta street kid' who found the Islamic call to prayer to be 'one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.' For the most part, Barack Obama has carefully distanced himself from any sign of patriotism or national pride throughout his political career and his presidency."
TO SAVE AMERICA
Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine
By Newt Gingrich
Regnery. 356 pp. $29.95
The gist: Secular socialists have taken over America and are imposing their will across the board on health care, business, state and federal governments and are destroying the vision of the Founding Fathers.
In its own words: "America as we know it is now facing a mortal threat. The Left have expanded their power through their control of academia, the elite news media, union leaders, trial lawyers, the bureaucracy, the courts, and lobbyists at the state and federal levels. They share a vision of a secular, socialist America run for the interests of the members of the political machine that keeps them in power. . . . They want to use government power to change who we are and how we think. . . . With brave citizen leaders, the movement to save America will succeed. . . . We must speak out, organize, and never forget what's at stake: our livelihood, our freedom, and our precious country."
THE MANCHURIAN PRESIDENT
Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists
By Aaron Klein with Brenda J. Elliott
WND. 339 pp. $25.95
The gist: President Obama is suffering his own form of Manchurian Candidate syndrome -- remember poor Sgt. Raymond Shaw, brainwashed by the Korean communists to become an assassin? Like Shaw, the president is hiding his shadowy past and is now an instrument of anti-American thugs bent on taking over the United States and transforming it into a radical, communist, socialist -- did I mention extreme-left? -- state.
In its own words: "The more we try to learn about Obama's Columbia [University] years, the less we actually know. From 1981 to 1983, the president of the United States was essentially an Invisible Man."
Steve Levingston is the nonfiction editor of Book World and editor of the blog Political Bookworm.