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Tue, November 16th, 2010
IC-SPAN: Why Stop There?
Posted by: Ilene Cooper

President Obama’s brand-new children’s book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, illustrated by Loren Long, is an ode to the creativity, generosity, and pluck of 13 famous Americans as well as an inclusionary invitation to children to feel part of the American family. Among the profiled are Helen Keller, George Washington, Martin Luther […]


Mon, November 15th, 2010
IC-SPAN: iPad Versus Kindle
Posted by: Ilene Cooper

In my first outing with e-books, I read Bob Woodward’s Obama’s Wars on an iPad. When it came time download George Bush’s Decision Points, I assumed the iPad and I would continue our nodding acquaintance. So you can imagine my surprise when the iTunes store  had never heard of Decision Points. It was like going […]


Wed, September 29th, 2010
IC-SPAN: Reading Obama’s Wars on the iPad
Posted by: Ilene Cooper

In reviewing Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars, I made my first foray into the world of e-books. First times are never all that pleasurable, are they? Getting the book online was a no-brainer. Obama’s Wars was embargoed and it would be faster to get it Monday morning first thing than wait for the stores to […]


Tue, March 16th, 2010
IC-SPAN: As Davy Crockett would say, “Be sure you’re right, then go ahead.”
Posted by: Ilene Cooper

When reviewing a book like Karl Rove’s Courage and Consequences, it is difficult when in some cases you, the reviewer, disagree with the facts as presented. So with some of what I considered to be Rove’s more contentious claims, including the startup to the Iraq War, I did some fact checking of my own. Although there’s always room for […]


Tue, February 9th, 2010
IC-SPAN: Jenny Sanford’s Dirty Dogs
Posted by: Ilene Cooper

Jenny Sanford has been making the rounds hawking her book, Staying True. Her visit to The Daily Show last night can be described in one word — awkward! Jon Stewart, for once, seemed at a loss for words (although he did notice, as I pointed out in my review, Sanford is adept at complimenting her […]


Wed, February 3rd, 2010
IC-SPAN: Is that John Edwards on your lap?
Posted by: Ilene Cooper

It’s been a long time since I’ve worried what my fellow public transportation riders think of my reading material. There have been too many picture books, middle-grade novels, and tawdry celebrity biographies (Hello, Zsa, Zsa!) for that. But I must admit on recent commutes, I kept my copy The Politician by Andrew Young firmly in my […]


Wed, January 13th, 2010
IC-SPAN: Game Change
Posted by: Ilene Cooper

When it comes to embargoed books, we Booklisters can’t always wait until we get our copies by snail mail – sometimes we have to buy the book to get our take to you ASAP. So, Monday morning, I stepped off the train and hurried into the first open bookstore I could find to pick up a copy of Game Change by […]





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