Bibliofuture Author Spotlight: Bruce Catton

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Mon, 05/12/2008 - 23:22

I have a reference work called "World Authors 1900-1950". Each week I am going to spotlight one author from this work. Serendipity is working well so far. I opened volume one and selected the first author I saw.

Author: Bruce Catton

Bruce was one of the four founders of "American Heritage" magazine and was a notable civil war historian.

The Bush's "Read All About It" Panned by the New York Times

Submitted by birdie on Mon, 05/12/2008 - 15:16

"The belief that books aren’t “real” is exactly what keeps many kids from preferring to read, but while the first lady, Laura Bush, and daughter Jenna Bush are on target with their diagnosis in “Read All About It!” their course of recommended treatment is hard to follow, let alone swallow" says NYT reviewer Roger Sutton about this new title.

Ayn Rand Studies on Campus, Courtesy of BB&T

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Tue, 05/06/2008 - 10:32

This topic has been discussed on LISNEWS before but Morning Edition had a piece today about the topic.

John Allison, CEO of banking giant BB&T, calls Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged "the best defense of capitalism ever written." He says that Rand changed his life, and he's working to ensure that the deceased author isn't left out of the nation's college curricula.

UF professor Twitchell admits he plagiarized in several of his books

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 04/30/2008 - 10:00

A University of Florida English professor has admitted to plagiarizing in several of his books, triggering an internal ethics inquiry and potentially jeopardizing his reputation in academia and beyond. Potentially??!! I'm no legal/English language/academic expert, but I'd say plagiarizing several of your books would no doubt jeopardize your reputation in academia and beyond...

50 Minutes With Librarian/Author Scott Douglas

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 04/29/2008 - 06:54

Scott Douglas appeared on Think, The Dallas NPR Station. His new book, Quiet Please, is all about his life working in the public library. "This is hardly a job for the faint of heart..." Those of you who don't want to go through the hassle of iTunes or don't have iTunes, here's a direct link to the 50 minute NPR interview...