[SIGCIS-Members] Why don't real historians write popular works?

Paul N. Edwards pne at umich.edu
Wed Oct 8 13:16:00 PDT 2014

This is my new favorite title. 


On Oct 8, 2014, at 15:55 , James Sumner <james.sumner at manchester.ac.uk> wrote:

> David Philip Miller, "The 'Sobel Effect': The Amazing Tale of How Multitudes of Popular Writers Pinched All the Best Stories in the History of Science and Became Rich and Famous while Historians Languished in Accustomed Poverty and Obscurity, and how this Transformed the World. A Reflection on a Publishing Phenomenon". 


Paul N. Edwards
Professor of Information and History, University of Michigan 
A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming (MIT Press, 2010)

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