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Recent Nifty Boooks
- Scandalmonger, by William Safire
I've just started this book. It is a fascinating treatment of dirty U.S. politics circa 1790. Safire presents a new (to me) form of historical novel. Rather than made-up characters going about their lives in an historical context, he gives us real historical characters going about the affairs of the country in a painstakingly researched historical narrative. I'll write more about this book after I have finished it, but I might move it to my Wonderful Books page.
- Purple Dots, by PBS's Jim Lehrer
The cauldron: Washington,D.C. - The ingredients: cynical politicians, ambitious aides, a commune of retired CIA spooks - The result: enjoyable reading for those who like intrigue and are familiar with the center of the universe - "DC".
Nominated by Friends of BOOKPOODAH for THE Must-Read-to-be-Considered-Educated category.
Starr, Clinton and Lewinsky - The Official Poodah!
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