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Monday, January 23, 2006

Osama 'plug' boosts book's sales

Osama Bin Laden has seemingly propelled a book by an obscure historian into the US bestseller list, by endorsing it in an audio message aired on Thursday. Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower had reached number 21 on the Amazon list by Sunday, leaping from below the 200,000 mark. Author William Blum, 72, said he had no regrets about the endorsement. The 320-page book is highly critical of US foreign policy, and says the War on Terror is doomed to failure - BBC

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