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2 new books about 2 familiar candidates -- Clinton and Obama

March 6, 2008 |  7:02 am

In the early part of this ongoing, now prolonged, presidential race, we had a flurry of books by and about the candidates, many of them since departed -- the candidates as well as their tomes.

But The Times' online Book Review page takes a look this week at two new books about two of the three candidates remaining in the race -- Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

"A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win" is by Shelby Steele, an African American whose father, like Obama's, married a white woman and abandoned his child at an early age.

The other book is "Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary: Reflections by Women Writers," edited by Susan Morrison.

For loyal Ticket readers interested in pursuing the review by Paula Woods, it's available here.

-- Andrew Malcolm