Monday, March 31, 2008


The crocuses and johnny-jump-ups are blooming in my front yard, and the tulip leaves are pushing up through the ground. Every year I'm reminded that spring is my favorite season, when things are awakening. Including myself, after nearly a month of bronchitis.

Some of the titles I've been working on in March include America's Civil War (Prometheus) by Brian Holden Reid, a scholarly but readable account of the operations in the first half of the Civil War; When the Laughing Stopped (University of Alaska Press) by John Evangelist Walsh, about the death of Will Rogers in Alaska; and Put on a Happy Face (Union Square/Sterling) by Charles Strouse, the Broadway composer's memoir.

Are you awake yet?

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