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Paul Krugman examines Republican values with 'The Conscience Of A Liberal'
The star of stage and screen, and ever-inquisitive bestselling author Alan Alda (Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself; Random House, September, 2007) played leading man to an author panel that included Valerie Plame Wilson and Russell Simmons, introducing bestselling author and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman to an enthusiastic audience of booksellers at BookExpo America 2007. One of the leading voices for liberal values, Krugman contrasted his philosophy, described in his new book The Conscience Of A Liberal (W.W. Norton; October, 2007), with the speech that made Ronald Reagan famous. After tracking the roots of the Republican backlash against liberalism of the 1950's and 1960's, Krugman closed his remarks with hopes for the future of liberalism in America. Later, Krugman autographed The Conscience Of A Liberal at his publisher's convention floor booth and gave us a book report.

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Joseph Finder makes his 'Power Play' on national bestseller lists: Joseph Finder visits the Jabberwocky Bookstore in Newburyport, Massachusetts, tells the story of his life--from the CIA to the top 10 on the New York Times bestseller list

Ken Burns brings 'The War' home: Ken Burns offers an intimate look at the lives of 40 citizens of four U.S. towns whose lives were changed forever by World War II

Alan Alda overhears himself talking about the meaning of life: The star of screen, stage, and television ('M*A*S*H'), bestselling author Alan Alda picks up where his last book ('Never Have Your Dog Stuffed') left off--recovering from intestinal surgery after a near-death experience on a Chilean mountaintop.

Charles Rangel hasn't had a bad day in over fifty years: Charles Rangel describes his role as one of the most powerful politicians in the U.S. and the lessons he learned in his journey to the top

Victoria Rowell offers her inspirational journey from Foster care to soap opera diva: Soap opera diva Victoria Rowell talks about her journey from Foster care child to super mom and celebrity

Ian McEwan's latest novel is no ordinary day at the beach: Ian McEwan extolls the virtues of brevity and ponders the implications of his latest novel, 'On Chesil Beach'

Nancy Horan and James Patterson sizzle all summer; stay tuned for some cool fall books: Nancy Horan, James Patterson, Dan Silva and Douglas Preston keep the heat on all summer along with Pete Hamill and Jeffery Deaver; Paul Krugman, Walter Mosely, and Tom Perrotta look very cool in the line-up of books this fall

Elliot Tiber remembers Woodstock thirty-eight years after the event that rocked America: Elliot Tiber hawks his latest Woodstock memoir at BookExpo America 2007 thirty-eight years after the event that rocked America

Russell Simmons offers 'secrets' to happiness and success in new book called 'Do You!': Hip-hop entrepreneur and community activist Russell Simmons brings his inspiring motivational recipe for happiness and success in his new book 'Do You!' to BookExpo America 2007

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