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August 31, 2007 | Edward Nawotka, Bloomberg News
When Alan Greenspan, Tony Blair and Karl Rove decided it was time to write a memoir, each turned to the same broker: Robert Barnett, one of the most powerful players in book publishing, though he operates well outside the New York publishing clique. Barnett, 61, a partner at the Washington law firm of Williams & Connolly, is a rainmaker for high-profile politicians passing from the public to the private sector.
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August 31, 2007 | Edward Nawotka, Bloomberg News
When Alan Greenspan, Tony Blair and Karl Rove decided it was time to write a memoir, each turned to the same broker: Robert Barnett, one of the most powerful players in book publishing, though he operates well outside the New York publishing clique. Barnett, 61, a partner at the Washington law firm of Williams & Connolly, is a rainmaker for high-profile politicians passing from the public to the private sector.
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October 3, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Isabel Bigley Barnett, who won a Tony Award for her performance as the original Sarah Brown in "Guys and Dolls" and was the last surviving principal of the Broadway classic, has died. She was 80. Barnett, a resident of Los Angeles and Rancho Mirage who was an active supporter of the arts, died Saturday of pulmonary disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, her family said. As Isabel Bigley, the Bronx-born singer-actress had been playing Laurey in the London production of "Oklahoma!"
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October 3, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Isabel Bigley Barnett, who won a Tony Award for her performance as the original Sarah Brown in "Guys and Dolls" and was the last surviving principal of the Broadway classic, has died. She was 80. Barnett, a resident of Los Angeles and Rancho Mirage who was an active supporter of the arts, died Saturday of pulmonary disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, her family said. As Isabel Bigley, the Bronx-born singer-actress had been playing Laurey in the London production of "Oklahoma!"
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August 6, 1989 | DAVID WHARTON
On that first day, a midsummer Friday, 50,000 people jammed into a dusty fairground in the San Fernando Valley. Sheets of burlap were laid across the barren field, but trampling crowds raised clouds of dirt anyway. A few dozen shade trees scattered across the grounds were useless in oppressive heat. The $2,000 worth of rented toilets simply weren't enough. The crowd didn't seem to mind. "Hippies" recalled one person who was there.
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August 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair plans to write a book, a Blair representative said Thursday. The representative, who would not speak on the record because a deal has not yet been made, said that the book, probably a memoir, hasn't been started and is at least a few years from publication. There have been no negotiations or serious discussions with publishers, the representative said.
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December 5, 2008 | associated press
Barack Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe, is writing a book about the historic election victory and has retained Washington attorney Robert Barnett, Obama's literary representative, to shop the proposal to publishers. The book has been tentatively titled "The Audacity to Win," a reference to Obama's million-selling book "The Audacity of Hope." Having helped manage one of the most sophisticated and highly praised campaigns ever, Plouffe plans not only an inside look at the Obama run but also advice for how to manage a large organization.
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October 26, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The memoirs of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the object of an international bidding war that went on for days, have been acquired by imprints of Random House Inc. in the United States and England. "I hope my memoirs will provide a serious and thoughtful, but also entertaining, reflection on my time as a member of Parliament and as prime minister," Blair said in a statement issued Thursday by publishers Hutchinson in England and Alfred A. Knopf in the United States.
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May 13, 2009 | Associated Press
You knew it was coming: Sarah Palin is ready to tell her side, agreeing to publish a memoir with HarperCollins. The book is scheduled to come out in spring 2010 -- the year she is up for reelection. "There's been so much written about and spoken about in the mainstream media and in the anonymous blogosphere world, that this will be a wonderful, refreshing chance for me to get to tell my story, that a lot of people have asked about, unfiltered," the Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate said during a brief telephone interview Tuesday.
BUSINESS
February 14, 2006 | From Reuters
Alan Greenspan is in talks with major publishers about writing a memoir, and bidding for the former central banker's story already has reached $5 million, sources familiar with his proposal said Monday. Greenspan is represented by Washington-based lawyer Robert Barnett, who negotiated an $8-million advance for Sen. Hillary Clinton with Simon & Schuster and a $12-million deal for former President Clinton's memoir, published by Random House imprint Alfred A. Knopf.
BUSINESS
November 19, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
PG&E Corp.'s $12-billion plan to reorganize utility unit Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should be modified before California energy regulators approve it, an administrative law judge ruled Tuesday. The judge, Robert Barnett, recommended that the Public Utilities Commission specify that it retain authority to determine whether the utility's rates are reasonable. Barnett approved other aspects of the plan backed by PG&E and commission President Michael R. Peevey. A majority of the five- member commission must approve the plan next month before it can be implemented.
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October 11, 2006 | From the Associated Press
It takes an anniversary, and a lot of sales, to inspire a new edition. Hillary Rodham Clinton's "It Takes a Village" is being reissued in December, with a new foreword by the senator, to mark the book's 10th year since publication. Released when the senator, (D-N.Y.), was first lady, "It Takes a Village" was a call for community involvement in child-rearing and was widely seen as an attempt to soften her image after her failed effort to change the nation's healthcare system.
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