Friday, September 5, 2008

Books that are In The News from David Strang

Something new at The Poisoned Pen: I'm putting together is a table of books on subjects you are reading about in the news.

We'll be featuring various books on topics that are relevant, especially in this campaign season. For instance:

The Way of the World by Ron Suskind. The Pulitzer Prize winners story of truth and hope in an age of extremism ($28)

Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman. Why we need a green revolution and how it can renew America. $28)

Dreaming Up America
by Russell Banks. This acclaimed novelist (The Sweet Hereafter) contemplates the questions of our origins, values, heroes, conflicts, and contradictions. Banks shows how the differing motives of the firsts colonists, the influence of slavery and African-American culture, and the intermingling of destructive forces and creative forces have changed us. ($22)

The Dark Side
by Jane Mayer. Highly reviewed inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals. ($28)

We also have a trade paper back of Barack Obama's early speeches, and we've ordered the only known biography of Sarah Palin as well as John McCain's Character is Destiny. Senator McCain signed the book at Poisoned Pen Central earlier before a crowd of over 200 people. Incidentally, we have one SIGNED first edition of that book -- if he becomes President, it will be even more valuable than it is now ($175).

And if you hear about a book you are interested in, let us know and we'll order it.

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