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Book Review: 'Barack Obama in Hawai'I and Indonesia -- the Making of a Global President'

Dinesh Sharma's book is a fascinating analysis of the formative years which made the man

Barack Obama's historic run for the presidency spawned a cottage industry of books about him and the First Lady, with several even being published well before the inauguration. Most of the early offerings were merely take-the-money-and-run rip-offs, which is why this critic suggested that those impatient for a keepsake consider waiting for someone to come up with a worthwhile biography likely to stand the test of time.


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Book Review: This Changes Everything

Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement

This book features contributions from Occupy activists who were there from the beginning. It offers insights for those actively protesting or expressing support for the movement, and for the millions more who sympathize with the goal of a more equitable and democratic future.


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Author of 'Things Fall Apart' Turns Down Nigeria Honor—again

Chinua Achebe rejects recognition, saying nation's issues "have not been addressed" by leaders

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- The author of internationally acclaimed novel "Things Fall Apart" and other works examining the political failures and corruption of oil-rich Nigeria has again turned down a national honor over the failings of the nation.


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