Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Oshinsky Wins Pulitzer Prize

Congratulations to University of Texas history professor David Oshinsky for winning the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in history for his book, Polio: An American Story. He is only the second UT faculty member to win a Pulitzer.

I was fortunate to have a post-WWII American history class with Oshinsky many years ago that damn near made me switch my major from journalism.

As a public health buff (hey, the ladies love it!), I look forward to checking out this book. I can definitely vouch for Oshinsky’s book on Joe McCarthy, A Conspiracy So Immense.

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