In this online press release, the History Publishing Company of Palisades, NY, has received notice from "Foreword Magazine" that one of its Civil War titles has been nominated for a 2008 Book Of The Year Award. The annual awards are sponsored by the prominent industry journal.
The Words of War by Donagh Bracken was chosen as a finalist for the History category. It is a study of the birth of American journalism during the American Civil War. Using the contrasting reportage of the New York Times and the Charleston Mercury placed in juxtaposition, the book shows that political belief by the reporters can alter their view of reality [no kidding!]. It has been hailed by such critics as Civil War News as a book that "will make you think and it will provoke questions," and The Midwest Book Review said it is "…an inherently fascinating, impressively informative, enthusiastically recommended contribution to…Civil War studies."
The final winners of the Book of the Year Award will be announced at the 2008 Book Expo in Los Angeles on May 29th.