Thursday, January 7, 2010

Paul VanDevelder re-writes history

This week on The Write Question, I talk with Paul VanDevelder about his latest book, Savages & Scoundrels: The Untold Story of America's Road to Empire Through Indian Territory.

VanDevelder is also the author of Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial That Forged a Nation, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award.

Both of these books are bound to change the way history is taught in the U.S., maybe in the world. VanDevelder's meticulous research and clear prose renders dozens of little-known publications into one very readable and fascinating book that gives us a new perspective on the process of building our nation.

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>> Cherie Newman, producer

The program includes music by Springhill, a Bozeman-based folk-jazz quartet, Aaron Minnick, a composition student at the University of Montana, and Michael Marsolek and Lawrence Duncan.

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