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March 16, 2006

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"Getting America Right" Gives Heritage Two Best Sellers on N.Y. Times List

Washington, March 16, 2006-The conservative Heritage Foundation now boasts two authors on the prestigious New York Times list of best-selling books.

Heritage President Ed Feulner debuts at No. 20 on the Times' March 26 list of nonfiction best sellers with his latest book, "Getting America Right." Co-written with Doug Wilson, chairman of, the book maps out a strategy for getting federal policy-and politicians-back in synch with the conservative principles held by most Americans.

Feulner joins his Heritage colleague, legal scholar James Swanson, who remains on the list for a fifth straight week with "Manhunt," a history of the 12-day search for John Wilkes Booth following Lincoln's assassination. "Manhunt" ranks No. 6 for the week.

This is the first time in the think tank's 33-year history that two Heritage authors have appeared on the Times' list. Previously, Heritage's best-selling book was Mandate for Leadership, a 1980 policy guidebook for the Reagan administration.

"This is a great honor for Heritage," Feulner said. "Traveling around the country, I have found that many people wonder what has happened to conservatism in the past decade or so. There is a hunger in America for common-sense ideas and principled leadership. I'm gratified that 'Getting America Right' seems to be striking a chord with so many."

Less than two weeks after its release, "Getting America Right" is already in its third printing. The book outlines just how far Washington has strayed from the bedrock principles that made America great: free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional values, a strong national defense and rule of law. It then offers a six-point plan to get America back on course.

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