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  • Uncle Sam wants YOU to read ‘popular’ scholarly books

    The Washington Post - 07/29/2015

    Here is a full list of the newly named Public Scholars, their professional affiliations, book titles and grant amounts:

    • Thomas Andrews, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo, “Animals in the History of the United States,” $50,400.
    • Edward Ball, Yale University, New Haven, Conn., “Constant LeCorgne (1832-1886): Biography of a Klansman,” $50,400.
    • Nicholas Basbanes, independent scholar, North Grafton, Mass., “Cross of Snow: The Love Story and Lasting Legacy of American Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882),” $50,400.
    • Timothy Beal, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, “Revelation: A Biography,” $29,400.
    • Kevin Boyle, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., “Bartolomeo Vanzetti (1891-1927) and the Culture of Early 20th-Century Anarchism,” $50,400.
    • Mark Clague, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., “O Say Can You Hear?: A Tuneful Cultural History of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’,” $50,400.
    • Eric Cline, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., “Digging up Armageddon: The Story of Biblical Megiddo from Canaanites to Christians,” $25,200.
    • Aaron Cohen, Truman College, Chicago, Ill., “Move On Up: Chicago Soul Music and the Rise of Black Cultural Power,” $50,400.
    • David Courtwright, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla., “Multinational Industries: Pleasures, Vices, and Addictions,” $50,400.
    • Andrew Curran, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., “French Enlightenment Philosopher and Critic Denis Diderot (1713-1784): The Art of Thinking Freely,” $46,200.
    • Philip Dray, independent scholar, Brooklyn, N.Y., “The Age of Fair Chase: Making A Hunter’s Paradise in America,” $50,400.
    • Sarah Dry, independent scholar, Hove, England, “Water World: How the Sciences of Water Went Global,” $50,400.
    • Judith Dupre, State University of New York, Purchase, N.Y., “One World Trade Center: The Biography of the Building,” $37,800.
    • Michael Gorra, Smith College, Northampton, Mass., “William Faulkner’s Civil War,” $50,400.
    • Christopher Hager, Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., “I Remain Yours: Common Lives in Civil War Letters,” $50,400.
    • Jonathan Hansen, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., “Young Castro: The Making of a Cuban Revolutionary,” $46,200.
    • Craig Harline, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, “Wild Boar: The Monk Martin Luther and the Start of the Reformation,” $50,400.
    • Gregg Hecimovich, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C. “The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of The Bondwoman’s Narrative,” $50,400.
    • Noah Isenberg, New School, New York, N.Y., “Everybody Comes to Rick’s: How ‘Casablanca’ Taught Us to Love Movies,” $42,000.
    • Carla Kaplan, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass., “Queen of the Muckrakers: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford (1917-1996),” $50,400.
    • Wendy Lesser, Threepenny Review, Berkeley, Calif., “American Architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974): A Portrait in Light and Shadow,” $42,000.
    • Malinda Lowery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., “The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle,” $50,400.
    • Kembrew McLeod, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, “The Pop Underground: Downtown New York’s Converging Arts Scenes in the 1960s and 1970s,” $50,400.
    • John McManus, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, Mo., “The U.S. Army in the Pacific/Asia Theater in World War II,” $50,400.
    • Diane McWhorter, independent scholar, Cambridge, Mass., “Moon of Alabama: The Space Race and Civil Rights in Post-WWII Huntsville,” $50,400.
    • M. Lynne Murphy, University of Sussex, Sussex, England, “How America Saved the English Language: The Facts and Fictions of British and American English,” $50,400.
    • Lien-Hang Nguyen, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., “Tet 1968: The Battles that Changed the Vietnam War and the Global Cold War,” $50,400.
    • Phillips O’Brien, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, “The Second Most Powerful Man in the World: Adm. William D. Leahy (1875-1959), Statecraft and the Shaping of the Modern World,” $50,400.
    • Linda Przybyszewski, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., “The Unexpected Origins of Modern Religious Liberty,” $50,400.
    • Anne Rioux, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, La., “Reading Little Women: The History of an American Classic,” $50,400.
    • James Rubin, State University of New York, Stony Brook, N.Y., “Why Monet Matters, or Meanings Among the Lily Pads,” $50,400.
    • Andrew Sandoval-Strausz, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M., “Latino Landscapes: A Transnational History of Urban America since 1950,” $50,400.
    • Jason Sokol, University of New Hampshire, Manchester, N.H., “Shot Rings Out: How Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Death Was Lived,” $50,400.
    • Bette Talvacchia, University of Connecticut, New York, N.Y., “The Two Michelangelos,” $50,400.
    • Christina Thompson, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., “The Wonder Story of the World: How the Islands of Polynesia Were Settled and How We Know,” $46,200.
    • Jennifer Tucker, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., “Caught on Camera: A History of Photographic Detection and Evasion,” $50,400.

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