More Noted Things
Finalists for the LA Times Book Prize for 2009 in History are:
Jeffrey R. Young,"Yo, Ho, Ho, and a Digital Scrum," CHE, 21 February, features Adrian Johns's work in Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars From Gutenberg to Gates.
Sanford Levinson,"So Many Origins," The Book, 23 February, reviews Seth Lipsky's The Citizen's Constitution and Jack Rakove'sThe Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
Jonathan Yardley reviews James McGrath Morris's Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power for the Washington Post, 21 February.
Jacopo della Quercia,"The 5 Most Widely Believed WWII Facts (That Are Bullshit)," Cracked.com, 11 February, takes up the bad history challenge. Andrew Nagorski reviews S. M. Plokhy's Yalta: The Price of Peace for the Washington Post, 21 February.
- Arizona Historical Society soon could be history
- Yale's Donald Kagan says students need to study Western civilization
- Ken Burns on Colbert to promote his new documentary, "The Address"
- UC Santa Barbara History Department featuring a series on the Great Society at 50
- Historians are trying to recover censored texts from World War I poets