05/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama's Recommended Bedtime Reading: Iranian-Israeli History

Last night, after he had made a grocery-store run, helped put his two kids to bed, and answered reporters' phone calls about Washington's decision to join international talks with Iran, Trita Parsi, a protégé of Francis Fukuyama and Zbigniew Brzezinski and a former Hill aide, was surfing the web when he noticed a spike in Amazon sales of his 2007 book, Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States.

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