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Howard Fineman

Hillary's Bio Is A Hard Slog, But These Political Memoirs Are Well Worth Your Time | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton launched her book tour here amid the screeching of partisan spin and the collective yawn of would-be literary critics in t...

Here Are The Top Ten Political Memoirs Nobody Remembers Anymore

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Some critics have panned Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton's new book recounting her time at the State Department, as too dull and unimaginative. "Clin...

WATCH: Mark Leibovich, 'This Town' Author, Dishes On How He Gets The D.C. Scoop

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books

An inside look at what really goes on in D.C. never gets old for political junkies and haters alike. And "This Town" author Mark Leibovich, whose resu...

9 Reasons A Cat Should Be President

Rita Mae Brown | Posted 12.11.2012 | Books
Rita Mae Brown

Politicians can learn a great deal from animals. Just ask me, Sneaky Pie, a cat, who is running for president. Having canvassed other cats, dogs, horses, domestic animals and some wild ones, she offers this advice.

Literary Tastes Of Democrats vs Republicans

Posted 10.08.2012 | Books

Popular book-rating website Goodreads has created an infographic about their users' preferences related to political parties. The site asked their rea...

Michael Calderone

Rant or Rave: The Polarization Of Political Books By The Media | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media

On a long flight to Los Angeles in early August, Rupert Murdoch cracked open Edward Klein's The Amateur, a scathing indictment of President Barack Oba...

10 Things You NEED To Read Before 2012 Election

Stephen Prothero | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
Stephen Prothero

Some have argued that America is held together by a common creed or an American idea. But there is no such creed and no such idea. What we share is an informal canon of texts I refer to as "The American Bible," and a practice of arguing about them.

7 Pivotal Moments In Incumbent Campaigns

Samuel L. Popkin | Posted 08.01.2012 | Books
Samuel L. Popkin

While a challenger's presidential campaign can quickly adjust and adapt to shifting seas like a speedboat, an incumbent's campaign behaves more like a battleship, maneuvering slowly and making very large waves.

Why Obama Is Not A True Liberal

Eric Alterman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Eric Alterman

Is Barack Obama a Liberal? Well, maybe once upon a time, but today, no way. Just take a look at the history (and don't feel bad if you're surprised and disappointed. Your author sure was and he should have known better).

Shapiro's The Last Great Senate a Must-Read

Lanny Davis | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

For anyone interested in understanding why one of the great institutions of democratic government in the world -- the United States Senate -- has beco...

The 10 Stupidest Things Said On Fox News

David Brock | Posted 04.24.2012 | Books
David Brock

Fox broadcasted and laundered these lies and others like them until they became gospel for a segment of the population. Once, this role was reserved for talk radio or small-circulation ideological publications. Now the highest-rated cable news network in America broadcasts them.

7 Things Novels Can Teach Us About Political Campaigns

| Posted 02.17.2012 | Books

By Sara Benincasa for Bookish: Campaign novels always make for dishy reading, but in a presidential election year, they really get us into the spir...

10 Books To Get Your Dad

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.06.2011 | Books

You've got your mom's reading material covered, but you're still lost on smart gifts for your dad. Steve Jobs's biography may be tempting, but we say ...

25 Overlooked Political Books Of 2011

Anis Shivani | Posted 08.08.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Can Detroit be saved? What are the myths of green energy? What can we learn from the boggled reconstruction of Iraq? Are we going to share a future of biometric surveillance? Just how did white middle-class Americans start identifying themselves as outsiders?

Which GOP Presidential Hopefuls Released Books This Year? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It will be months before their faces, voices, gaffes and heroic back-stories overtake the national consciousness. But with an eye toward 2012, several...

Jindal Refutes Ulterior Motive In Book

Daily World | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In an interview Monday, he said he wrote it because "I'm worried, both as governor and a husband and a father about the direction of our country" and ...

Oops, Book Titles Gone Wrong

Michael Gerson | Michael Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the history of badly timed book titles, Los Angeles Times reporters Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten hold a distinguished place. The publication of...

Woodward's Obama Book On Sale Today

Political Bookworm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The book only lands in stores today but it already feels like it's been around a while. The Washington Post and the New York Times have bashed out new...

Dust Jacket Sketchbook: A Cartoonist's Take On The Literary World (PHOTOS)

Jeffrey Koterba | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Koterba

2010-09-24-cartoonist.gif As an editorial cartoonist who is also a writer and lover of books, I'm continually on the lookout for opportunities to draw literary-themed cartoons.

Embargoed Jimmy Carter Book Appears Briefly On Google Books

Political Bookworm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jimmy Carter's "White House Diary," embargoed by its publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux until its release on Monday, had a brief ride on Google books...

'The Overton Window': The 10 WORST Moments From Glenn Beck's New Book

Media Matters for America | Ben Dimiero and Simon Maloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a quirk of convenience, [the opening] line also describes the best way to deconstruct The Overton Window, a copy of which Media Matters obtained an...

Political Bestsellers Are Largely Polemical: Have We Entered An Age Of Name-Calling?

The Los Angeles Times | Scott Martelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The contents of these books are just as confrontational as their titles, and while President Obama might have lamented the "coarsening of our politica...

Rick Perry, Texas Governor, To Write Book, 'Fed Up,' On Expansion Of Federal Government

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

May 25, 2010, NEW YORK - Michael Pietsch, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today that Rick Perry, Governor ...

Why Ghostwriting Isn't The Problem With Political Books

Los Angeles Times | Craig Fehrman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

even politicians who write their own books don't write them alone, and we'd be better off looking past ghostwriting to the real problems behind politi...

Mitt Romney's 'No Apology' Tops Political Books Best Sellers List

The New York Times | Orville Buddo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just a few weeks after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney began ramping up his profile with a speaking/promotional tour, his book, "No Apology," de...