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Posts Tagged ‘David Nasaw’

Lawsuit Filed To Stop NYPL Renovation Plans

Writer Edmund Morris, historian David Nasaw, social science expert Joan W. Scott and Princeton professor Stanley N. Katz have sued the New York Public Library.

They hope to thwart the institution’s plan to move the inaccessible book stacks out of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building site and replace these stacks with circulating books. The New York Times had a statement from the library:

The renovation of the 42nd Street library will improve service for scholars, preserve the library’s collections for future generations and provide a state-of-the art circulating and business library. The library is working with all relevant state and city agencies, and we will let the outcome of this legal action — which we have not yet reviewed — speak for itself.

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Free Samples of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists

The finalists for the 33rd annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize have been revealed, and we’ve collected free samples of all their books below–some of the best books released in 2012. Here’s more about the awards:

“The winners of the L.A. Times book prizes will be announced at an awards ceremony April 19, the evening before the L.A. Times Festival of Books, April 20-21. Held on USC’s campus in Bovard Auditorium, the awards are open to the public; tickets will be made available in late March.”

 

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Pulitzer Prize Winners

The Pulitzer Prize has announced its winners in a variety of categories, and while our Fishbowl siblings will be dissecting the journalism winners, we’ll look at the book-related winners:

FICTION: Cormac McCarthy, THE ROAD (Knopf)

  • Also nominated as finalists in this category were: AFTER THIS by Alice McDermott (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and THE ECHO MAKER by Richard Powers (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • HISTORY: Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff, THE RACE BEAT (Knopf)

  • Also nominated as finalists in this category were: “Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005″ by James T. Campbell (The Penguin Press), and “Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War” by Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking).
  • BIOGRAPHY: Debby Applegate, THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN AMERICA (Doubleday)

  • Also nominated as finalists in this category were: “John Wilkes: The Scandalous Father of Civil Liberty” by Arthur H. Cash (Yale University Press), and “Andrew Carnegie” by David Nasaw (The Penguin Press).
  • GENERAL NONFICTION: Lawrence Wright, THE LOOMING TOWER (Knopf)

  • Also nominated as finalists in this category were: “Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness” by Pete Earley (Putnam), and “Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq” by Thomas E. Ricks (The Penguin Press).
  • POETRY: Natasha Trethewey, NATIVE GUARD (Houghton Mifflin)

  • Also nominated as finalists in this category were: “The Republic of Poetry” by Martin Espada (W.W. Norton), and “Interrogation Palace: New & Selected Poems 1982-2004″ by David Wojahn (University of Pittsburgh Press).
  • The upshot is that some of the smaller university presses should be proud, the big winners were Knopf, FSG and the Penguin Press – and about the only prize Cormac McCarthy hasn’t earned is beatification, but who knows, that may follow in due course…

    History Prize Given to Carnegie Book

    The New York Times reports that David Nasaw, the Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Professor of History at the City University of New York Graduate Center, has been named the winner of the $50,000 New-York Historical Society American Book Prize for his biography, ANDREW CARNEGIE (The Penguin Press). In announcing the prize with Louise Mirrer, president and chief executive of the Historical Society, Roger Hertog, the board chairman, called the biography “magisterial” and said of Carnegie: “He set himself the ultimate goal of donating all his wealth to society, and at the same time he became a devoted advocate of world peace. The example set by this extraordinary life is remarkably relevant to us today.” Professor Nasaw will accept his prize and be named the society’s American history laureate in ceremonies on April 27.