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October 22, 1999 | From the Washington Post
The credibility of the author who accused Texas Gov. George W. Bush of having once been arrested on cocaine charges came under fire Thursday, and his publisher halted sales and promotion of the book. The author, James H. Hatfield, is a felon who was convicted 11 years ago in an attempt to kill his ex-boss with a car bomb, according to an Arkansas parole officer. The news stunned his publisher, St. Martin's Press, which Thursday halted publication of the Bush biography "Fortunate Son."
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December 22, 2009
When Giants Walked the Earth A Biography of Led Zeppelin Mick Wall St. Martin's Press: 504 pp., $27.99
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October 23, 1999 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under fire for publishing a George W. Bush biography that contains damaging but unproved allegations of drug use, St. Martin's Press on Friday finally pulled the plug on the book, recalling all copies. The publisher said it took that highly unusual step after learning of the author's "questionable past." According to the Dallas Morning News, James Hatfield--who wrote "Fortunate Son: George W.
NEWS
October 23, 1999 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under fire for publishing a George W. Bush biography that contains damaging but unproved allegations of drug use, St. Martin's Press on Friday finally pulled the plug on the book, recalling all copies. The publisher said it took that highly unusual step after learning of the author's "questionable past." According to the Dallas Morning News, James Hatfield--who wrote "Fortunate Son: George W.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2009
When Giants Walked the Earth A Biography of Led Zeppelin Mick Wall St. Martin's Press: 504 pp., $27.99
BUSINESS
October 8, 2012 | By David Lazarus
Think of all the stupid things you did in high school. Now be glad you didn't become famous enough to merit a book by your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend. Steve Jobs, on the other hand, isn't so lucky. Chrisann Brennan, Jobs' high school sweetheart - and the mother of his first child - is looking to cash in on her brush with someone else's fame by penning a memoir of her time with the Apple co-founder. According to publisher St. Martin's Press, Brennan's book will cover a wide range of subjects, including "Jobs' enormous appeal, energy and drive, as well as his developing ambition and ruthlessness in business and personal dealings.
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December 11, 2013 | By Jasmine Elist
Imagine if a woman such as the Dowager Countess from “Downton Abbey” was one of your grandmothers. And if the other -- the Hon. Olive, Lady Baillie -- owned the incredibly posh Leeds Castle, where Anthony Russell grew up. “I seldom saw her because she was always traveling or fox hunting or both,” Russell writes in his memoir, “Outrageous Fortune” (St. Martin's Press, $26.99). Russell came of age listening to the Rolling Stones and learned to play guitar; when he moved to New York at age 24, he immediately fell in with Andy Warhol's crowd as he pursued his dreams of becoming a rock star.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
PEN American Center announced the finalists for its 2013 awards Thursday. The organization will present 16 prizes, giving away nearly $150,000 to writers, editors and translators. At $25,000, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for debut fiction is the largest single award. Michigan-based independent publisher Dzanc Books made the shortlist with Jac Jemc's "My Only Wife. " The University of Chicago Press' rare foray into original fiction paid off, with "A Naked Singularity" by Sergio de la Pava -- a 688-page novel -- landing on the shortlist as well.
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January 27, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn . The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive" by Brian Floca, and the Michael L. Printz Award for young adult literature went to Marcus Sedgwick's "Midwinterblood. " The annual prizes were announced at the library association's midwinter meeting, held this year in Philadelphia.
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October 22, 1999 | From the Washington Post
The credibility of the author who accused Texas Gov. George W. Bush of having once been arrested on cocaine charges came under fire Thursday, and his publisher halted sales and promotion of the book. The author, James H. Hatfield, is a felon who was convicted 11 years ago in an attempt to kill his ex-boss with a car bomb, according to an Arkansas parole officer. The news stunned his publisher, St. Martin's Press, which Thursday halted publication of the Bush biography "Fortunate Son."
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