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It is a new book with a monumental title from Newt Gingrich, and it arrives Monday. "Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America's Fate" singles out enemies and rallies the troops, grass-roots and otherwise.
A more appropriate title for this book, one of the first released to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, might have come from the last line of Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises": "Isn't It Pretty to Think So?"
Don Draper ("Mad Men"), Tony Soprano ("The Sopranos") and Walter White ("Breaking Bad") are indeed difficult men. They are emotionally tormented, brooding and moody. Yet, they wield significant influence. These dark characters, brought to life by equally unhappy men, have ushered in a new era of storytelling.
Niall Ferguson is an acclaimed economic historian. He has authored a number of well-received books. One, "The Ascent of Money," became the basis for an award-winning PBS series. Mr. Ferguson is also a professor at Harvard and a senior research fellow at Oxford's Jesus College and Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
George Orwell once remarked that we have less sympathy for the 7 million victims of Stalin's famine in Ukraine and the Caucasus than we do for the dog that we just hit on the road. The dog is an audible yelp and visible carnage: flesh, blood, bone and fur scattered over the highway. The 7,000,000 dead Ukrainians, on the other hand, are just a number.
Former Defense Secretary and Central Intelligence Agency director Leon Panetta scored a book deal to write a personal account of his public and private life, his publisher, Penguin Press, announced on Thursday.
One of President Obama's top advisers and strategists during his first term has a book deal.