Sunday, July 11, 2010

Links & Reviews

- The deadline for the Bibliographical Society of America's New Scholars Program is approaching - get your materials in by 31 July!

- With the necessary caveat that it's in The Sun, there's a long writeup of Raymond Scott today, in which he describes his last-ditch maneuver as a chess move designed to "confuse his opponents." The author, Mike Kelly, has been following Scott for the last 18 months, having been engaged by published Tonto Books to write a book about the case.

- Waterstone's founder Tim Waterstone has written a novel, In For a Penny, In For a Pound, described as "a searing treatment of the world of books that contains recognisable caricatures of several figures in publishing, newspapers and high finance." It's due for release in September.

- David's Grann's New Yorker piece on art investigator Steve Biro is well worth a read.

- Beverly Jensen's husband Jay Silverman writes in the Huffington Post about bringing his late wife's stories to publication as The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay, which I reviewed this week.

- The July Common-place is out, and includes an essay on using the "More Product, Less Process" method at the Connecticut Historical Society, among other features (it's an excellent production, as usual).

- In Slate, Jan Swafford writes about print vs. e-books, and why the latter won't be supplanted.

- Jim Lindgren has some new concerns about a recent Michael Bellesiles essay in the Chronicle of Higher Ed.

- From the Simmons GSLIS gang, a podcast on the history of the Boston Athenaeum.

- Writing in Slate, Paul Collins covers the fascinating German project Lost Films, a wiki-attempt to identify unknown early films.


- Michael Jarvis' In the Eye of All Trade; review by Charles Foy in Common-place.

- Andrew Graham-Dixon's Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane; review by Michael Prodger in the Telegraph.

- James Shapiro's Contested Will; review by Sophia Lear in TNR.

- G.W. Bernard's Anne Boleyn; review by Philippa Gregory in the LATimes.

- Daisy Hay's Young Romantics; review by Ben Dowing in the NYTimes.

- Robert Wittman's Priceless; review by Sarah Halzack in the WaPo.

- Nick Bunker's Making Haste to Babylon; review by David Wallace-Wells in TNR.

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