The finalists for the National Book Awards have been announced. In nonfiction, they are: Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, John W. Dower's Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq, Patti Smith's Just Kids, Justin Spring's Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, and Megan K. Stack's Every Man in this Village Is a Liar: An Education in War.
Thaddeus Russell gives us a foretaste of his new book, A Renegade History of the United States, in"11 Freedoms That Drunks, Slackers, Prostitutes and Pirates Pioneered And The Founding Fathers Opposed," Huffington Post, 13 October.
Rachel Shteir,"The Call to Service," The Book, 13 October, reviews Yoko Kawaguchi's Butterfly's Sisters: The Geisha in Western Culture.
Jennifer Homans,"Is Ballet Over?" TNR, 13 October, is an excerpt from the epilogue of her new book Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet.
Finally, farewell to La Trobe's and William and Mary's Rhys Isaac, a distinguished historian of colonial America.
Ralph E. Luker - 10/26/2010
Thanks, Andrew. I've corrected the link.
Andrew D. Todd - 10/26/2010
Other New Republic articles by Jennifer Homans:
- T. rex fossils arrive at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
- Quote of the Day -- Time Magazine's Top 100 People
- Investigation: The Resegregation of America's Schools
- 5 Explosive Revelations Leaked from Senate Report Exposing CIA Torture
- In Parts of the South, Glorifying Slavery No Longer Pays the Bills
- UC Berkeley professor emeritus Robert Harlan dies at 84
- She Came All the Way from Melbourne to Attend the OAH
- The 7 Most Popular HNN Videos from the 2014 OAH
- Jesse Lemisch’s up-from-below history is still strikingly original
- U.Va. Historian Alan Taylor Wins 2014 Pulitzer for Book on Slaves and War -- His second Pulitzer!