Uncle Sam Wants YOU to Read!
I’m honored to be an inaugural awardee of a 2015 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar grant. I’m in good company, including Pulitzer Prize-winner Diane McWhorter, who’s working on a book about the Moon landing and the civil rights era in Huntsville, AL; National Book Award-winner Kevin Boyle, who’s writing about an early 20th-century anarchist; and National Book Award-winner Edward Ball, who wrote “Slaves in the Family.” The Los Angeles Times reports on this new NEH initiative, which seeks to bring scholarly nonfiction to wider audiences. I’ll use the funds to complete One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building and to develop an enriched website that provides content (films, interviews, photos, etc.) beyond what could be included in the book.