the other bestsellers
One area of book publishing seems to be alive and well: that dealing with the impending war. This article from the Phoenix suggests that both anti-war and pro-war books are selling very briskly, only the latter are getting reviews in major newspapers. And before someone screams conspiracy, we should remember that the big publishers market and promote their books a lot differently than the small ones. Still, the brisk sales of the left-leaning books should have led to more articles than what we’ve seen so far, another indication as to how “out of touch” the mainstream media can be. Here’s a list of some of the books mentioned:
Noam Chomsky’s 9-11, Power and Terror: Post 9-11 Talks and Interviews, and Pirates & Emperors: International Terrorism in the Real World. William Rivers Pitt’s War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn’t Want You to Know. Arundhati Roy’s War Talk.
Link via MobyLives (who’s back from his week-long vacation, thank goodness.)