Saturday, April 30, 2016

Washington Post review of American Character

In this past week's Sunday Washington Post, Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Oshinsky gives a lengthy if qualified review of my new book, American Character, along with measured praise for its "quirky" predecessor, American Nations.

Oshinsky, a professor at New York University, doesn't think the two should have crossed paths in the new book which, of course, I think misses the key point of the American experience, its regional nature. I could go on, and will if Oshinsky visits, but suffice to say he hasn't read the first book, or he'd know the answer to the question he poses at the end: how his state wound up divided between three regional cultures.

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