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Cheney Find Bookstore Full of Barbs
Bookstores can be such unfriendly places for a vice president.
Cheney spent about 30 minutes browsing, focusing on the tables of new fiction and nonfiction and on the chain’s 3 for the price of 2 tables.
At the nonfiction tables, he had to search to find a friendly read. He reached past Helen Thomas’s new tome, excoriating the Bush team, and picked up David Remnick’s Reporting instead. And to focus on Larry McMurtry’s new Western, Telegraph Days, he had to snake among three different books on the administration’s failed response to Hurricane Katrina.
Despite the heavy security, many patrons remained unaware of the famous browser. Just two people introduced themselves—one worked for USA Today, and the other asked the Vice President to sign a copy of Newsweek.
What did Cheney walk out of the store with? Five books, including Collapse by Jared Diamond, Intelligence in War by John Keegan, In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick, and One Square Mile of Hell by John Wukovits, about World War II’s Battle of Tarawa.