Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Bellesiles Book Coming

Michael Bellesiles' new book, 1877: America's Year of Living Violently, will be published by The New Press in August. There's a HNN piece on the book, which focuses on the (somewhat surprising) publicity campaign that's been launched by the publisher. And the news has garnered some attention over at The Volokh Conspiracy, with essays by Volokh and Jim Lindgren.

Here's betting that 1877 will be among the most closely-read and most-reviewed books this year ...