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John Kerry? In 2016?

Unfit For Command
Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry
O’Neill and Corsi
2004

When Holly and I do a road show, this book remains one of our examples of a weeding candidate. Politics can do strange things to a collection. I remember when we bought this book and it was a hot item for about 15 minutes. By the time the election was over, no one cared and this book languished on the shelf, never to move again. We could have weeded right after the election, but we waited to see if there were any takers. As we head into an election year, it is time to keep an eye on those political books that are merely a flash in the pan.

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Janet Reno

Janet Reno
Simon
1994

This one came out of my library.This book has had exactly zero checkouts and has been in the collection since the mid 1990s. Of course, Janet Reno is a good subject for a youth biography. I wonder if she is just not on the kids’ radar as an important person. Regardless, Janet could use an upgrade since this book barely covers her tenure with the Clinton administration.