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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 03:20 PM
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By Edward Epstein, CQ Staff

How about a penny, plus $3.99 for shipping and handling. Thats the lowest price right now on for a used copy of the 2004 autobiography, Speaker: Lessons from Forty Years in Coaching and Politics, by former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill.

That bargain-basement price for an ex-Speakers memoir extends to another Republican as well. Lessons Learned the Hard Way: A Personal Report, the 1998 autobiography by Newt Gingrich of Georgia (1979-99), is going for one cent.

. . .

A former Democratic Speaker from Washington is doing much better, though. Honor in the House: Speaker Tom Foley, which Thomas S. Foley (1965-95) co-wrote with Jeffrey R. Biggs, goes for a whopping $18.88.

And what about Republican leaders who might have wanted to be Speaker? Things are a little slow for their books at the moment.

For example, this years No Retreat, No Surrender: One Americans Fight, by former Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas (1985-2006), starts at 89 cents.

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