Books: 'Palestine Peace Not Apartheid'

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Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006

"Palestine Peace Not Apartheid" by Jimmy Carter

During his time in office, President Jimmy Carter negotiated peace between Israel and Egypt. Even after he left the presidency, he remained deeply involved in the Middle East. In "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid" he examines what must be done to find peace and justice between Israel and Palestine.

Read an excerpt of the book here.

Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006

"Not Enough Indians," by Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer has spent the better part of three decades creating funny characters for both TV and film, but it's his voice you probably know best.

Now, the comedic actor and voice of many "Simpsons" characters has written his first novel, "Not Enough Indians."

He discussed it on The Early Show.

To read an excerpt, click here.

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006

"Lincoln's Assassins: Their Trial and Execution," by James L. Swanson and Daniel Weinberg

Earlier this year, James Swanson's best-seller "Manhunt" took us along on the 12-day search for President Lincoln's assassin. Now, the author brings to life the capture and death of John Wilkes Booth, and the trial of eight (convicted) conspirators, in a book he co-authored with Daniel Weinberg, "Lincoln's Assassins." A ninth conspirator got away.

The book features more than 300 historic documents and photos taking us through the timeline.

"Manhunt: The 12 Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer" became a huge success and spent more than three months on the New York Times bestsellers list. The book was recently purchased to be made into a movie that will star Harrison Ford.

Swanson discussed the books on The Early Show.

"All people seem to know," Swanson told co-anchor Harry Smith, "is that the famous actor, John Wilkes Booth, killed the president, and that he was (captured). But what's been forgotten is, he had a whole gang of conspirators, because Booth just didn't want to kill Abraham Lincoln. He wanted to kill the vice president, the secretary of state, and Gen. Grant. He wanted to topple the whole leadership of the government, and we've forgotten about his gang, and what they did."

He said the trial of Booth's conspirators was "really the trial of the century. We've never had a bigger trial." It resulted in the first federal execution of a female, one of the plotters.

Smith called the photos in the book "stunning." One shows the execution of the conspirators.

Swanson says he's been interested in Lincoln since he was a small boy, and was born on Lincoln's birthday.

To read an excerpt of "Lincoln's Assassins," click here.

To read excerpts of "Manhunt," click here.

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006

"The Nest Newlywed Handbook: An Owner's Manual for Modern Married Life," by Carley Roney

Finding a wife or husband is supposed to be the hardest part of getting married, but once the honeymoon is over, most couples find that staying married is also hard.

Wedding expert Carley Roney's new book, "The Nest Newlywed Handbook," is full of advice for the newly married set.

Roney, who is editor in chief of The Knot magazine, offers lessons from her own life as well as testimonials of others, on newlywed-specific hotspots.

On The Early Show, Carley discussed the book in general, and getting along with the in-laws and each other as we head into the holiday season, in particular.

"These days," she told co-anchor Hannah Storm, "this isn't June Cleaver anymore. The expectations of marriage are very different, and couples kind of go into it and realize, like, 'What? You're not going to take out the garbage? You expect me to do this?' So, there's a lot of debate that goes on early on. There's a lot of, like, rule-making, things that need to be actually discussed very early on in your relationship to kind of set the tone for things moving forward, and this book kind of takes a non-preachy, practical approach to getting in there and making some decisions about how you're going to live life as a couple."

She calls dealing with in-laws, and holidays, "such a hotbed issue."

To see the entire segment, click here.

To read an excerpt, click here.

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006

"Nature Girl"

We've all received those annoying phone calls from telemarketers in the middle of dinner, and who among us hasn't wanted some small revenge for the aggravation they cause? Only Carl Hiaasen could come up with a tale of the ultimate retaliation against the dreaded telemarketer, which he presents in his new novel, "Nature Girl."

It's the 11th novel by the Miami Herald columnist, who's been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize three times.

Hiaasen discussed "Nature Girl" on The Early Show. .

To read an excerpt, click here.

Monday, Nov. 13, 2006

"The Experts' Guide to the Baby Years: 100 Things Every Parent Should Know"

Being a new mom can be overwhelming. From picking a name, to diaper duty, to getting in shape after childbirth, there are a million things to tackle.

But help is on the way. Author Samantha Ettus got advice from 100 leading parenting experts and put it all in one book, "The Experts' Guide to the Baby Years: 100 Things Every Parent Should Know."

In the book, Ettus gathers practical, must-have advice on every aspect of the baby years, from managing teething to packing a diaper bag. It includes chapters about babies, but also chapters on moms, such as tips on getting into shape after giving birth, reducing and eliminating stretch marks, being a stylish new mom, and maintaining a happy marriage.

Ettus didn't write the actual advice for each chapter. Rather, she came up with the topics, then went after parenting experts in each category, who give the advice.

To read an excerpt, click here.

Ettus chatted about the book on The Early Show. To see the segment, click here.

Friday, Nov. 10, 2006

"Female Chauvinist Pigs"

Sexy is selling to a crowd that's getting younger, and more female, by the decade. New York magazine writer Ariel Levy delves into what she calls a new breed of feminism in her book, "Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture."

Only a year after its publication, the book is considered in many circles to be groundbreaking.

Levy coined the term "female chauvinist pigs" and defined them as women who believe that, by imitating strippers, porn stars, and Playboy bunnies they are empowered and in touch with their sexuality. And these women, she observes, aren't on the outskirts of society; many are in the mainstream.

Levy discussed the book on The Early Show Friday with co-anchor Hannah Storm. To see the segment, click here.

To read an excerpt of "Female Chauvinist Pigs, click here.

Thursday, Nov. 9. 2006

"Scambusters: More Than 60 Ways Seniors Get Swindled and How They Can Prevent It"

There are many consumer protection laws safeguarding children, but few watching out for senior citizens, who can be just as vulnerable.

But, in "Scambusters: More Than 60 Ways Seniors Get Swindled and How They Can Prevent It," author Ron Smith says seniors can protect themselves.

The book contains important lessons for senior citizens so they don't get cheated, and tells how they can fight back.

To read an excerpt, click here.

Smith discussed the book on The Early Show with co-anchor Julie Chen. To see the segment, click here.

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006

"A Life in Smoke"

Like a lot of people, Julie Hansen started smoking young, at age 19. She tried to quit dozens of times and failed. She even had herself chained to a radiator for a week.

Hansen writes about it all in her memoir, "A Life in Smoke." The book isn't a "how to" on quitting. Rather, it's a look at the huge impact smoking had on her life, and how she eventually conquered the addiction.

She discussed the book on The Early Show with co-anchor Julie Chen. To watch the segment, click here.

To read an excerpt, click here.

"A Life in Smoke" is published by the Free Press, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, which is owned by CBS.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006

"French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes, and Pleasure"

Mireille Guiliano shook up the publishing world last year when her book "French Women Don't Get Fat" sold more than one million copies.

She says women can apply the lessons in that book to other parts of life, and explains how, in her new book, "French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes, and Pleasure."

Guiliano talked about it on The Early Show with co-anchor Hannah Storm.

To read excerpts
, click here.
  • Polly Leider