Vt. Sen. Sanders to publish book on filibuster

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1/20/2011 8:49:02 AM - AP News

Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is publishing a book of a Senate filibuster he gave opposing the tax cut deal made by the White House and Congress.

On Dec. 10, Sanders, an independent, took the floor of the Senate and didn't relinquish it for 8 1/2 hours.

His words are being assembled into a book entitled "The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class."

The book's publisher, Nation Books, says millions followed the speech online, crashing the Senate server.

A print book is due out next month. An electronic book will be published Jan. 28.