On October 26 I was presented with a very handsome paperweight as the 2011 New Jersey Council for the Humanities Book Award at the rather fine museum in Montclair, NJ. (They have a fascinating collection of American Indian art.) I gave a short lecture on “The Life of Honor.” The other finalists were these very fine books:
Thomas Belton, Protecting New Jersey’s Environment: From Cancer Alley to the New Garden State (Rutgers University Press)
Ann Fabian, The Skull Collectors: Race, Science, and America’s Unburied Dead (University of Chicago Press)
Nell Irvin Painter, The History of White People (W.W. Norton & Co.)
Michael Perino, The Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora’s Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance (Penguin Press).