Friday, November 21, 2014

Prize watch: Cundill to Blood Telegram

This story of Nixon-Kissingerian nefariousness won the Cundlll Prize in history.

I kinda was hoping for the nominee about the Congo, on the theory that if we are going to judge the best history in the world, I want great door-stopping tomes about places and topics I know nothing about, rather than things that were current events in my own lifetime. The Cundill has been pretty good for that in some other years.

But good history is where you find it, and this one has a good rep, for sure.  Hey, in the Cundill, even the losers get $10,000.

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