August 24, 2004 |
Barnes & Noble Inc. said Monday that it had been pinched by strong demand for a new book that questions the Vietnam-era actions of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John F. Kerry. The nation's largest book store chain also said Republican and Democratic critics had lodged thousands of complaints accusing it of favoring and suppressing "Unfit for Command," which accuses the Massachusetts senator of distorting his military record. The book, which went on sale Aug.
June 30, 1996 |
The White House assailed ABC News on Saturday for inviting former FBI agent Gary Aldrich to appear on a TV interview show to talk about his book on working in the Clinton White House. "This guy writes lies," White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry said of Aldrich, who is scheduled to appear today on "This Week With David Brinkley" along with White House senior advisor George Stephanopoulos.
August 6, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- Going negative against Democrat Barack Obama isn't just a campaign strategy for Republican John McCain. It's also a good formula for selling books. Three anti-Obama releases were in the top 20 of Amazon.com's bestseller list on Tuesday, despite little critical attention or mainstream media coverage.
June 29, 1996 |
The White House on Friday dismissed a new book by a retired FBI agent who worked in the Clinton White House as "fiction" and "trash" even as conservative backers of the book planned to promote its allegations. "Unlimited Access," by 30-year FBI veteran Gary Aldrich, alleges various kinds of improper conduct in the White House, including breaches of security.
December 18, 1994 |
Can you shoot your way onto the national bestseller lists? Readers of the New York Times book list may have been surprised two weeks ago to learn that the 11th best-selling nonfiction title in America was "Guns, Crime, and Freedom" by Wayne LaPierre, who heads the National Rifle Assn. Amid the memoirs of Barbara Bush, Dolly Parton and Tim Allen, not to mention the No. 1 book by Pope John Paul II, LaPierre's vigorous critique of gun control might have seemed out of place.
January 25, 1997 |
The letter from Gary Aldrich, retired FBI special agent and best-selling author, was sent to hundreds of thousands of people across the country. It also was printed in a number of publications, including a far-right extremist tabloid, gun magazines and police journals. He was asking for money. "My wife, Nina, and I and our three young children could lose everything," he wrote. "That's right, everything. I can't believe the horror story I've been living."