The Green Room

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The Green Room


"Here's a marvellous convenient place for our rehearsal. "

The scholarly world was recently shocked by allegations and admonitions of plagiarism from three of the country's most prominent historians, namely Stephen Ambrose, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Joseph Ellis. At the same time, two other historians, Michael Beschloss and David McCullough, were being honored for their respective accounts of the Kennedy years and the life of John Adams. Now, the versatile MICHAEL NELSON has turned his attention to this mixture of scandal and achievement among the disciples of Clio.

MICHAEL NELSON is best known to readers of VQR for his recent articles on Garrison Keillor, Frank Sinatra, Ward Just, and C.S. Lewis, but he is known in the political science community for books that he has published on the American presidency, national elections and higher education, from publishers such as Johns Hopkins, Duke, the Brookings Institution, and other academic houses. He is a professor of political science at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN.

The Levy family saved Monticello, and they are the subject of a lecture that MELVIN I. UROFSKY gave at Monticello last summer. MR. UROFSKY is currently director of the doctoral program in public policy and professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He has also been a member of the History Department at Ohio State University and at SUNY Albany. The author or editor of more than 40 books, he has written most recently, Division and Discord: The Supreme Court under Stone and Vinson and Lethal judgments: The Supreme Court and Assisted Suicide plus the very latest from which his Levy piece has been taken, The Levy Family and Monticello: Saving Thomas Jefferson's House.

MATT FREIDSON lived in Vietnam for two years. He currently works for a Vietnamese refugee center in London and teaches creative writing. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Confrontation, New England Review, StoryQuarterly, and Chattahoochee Review.

VINCENT FITZPATRICK is the curator of the H.L. Mencken Collection at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. He is the compiler of the second supplement to H.L.M.: The Mencken Bibliography, author of H.L. Mencken, and now has written a biography of the journalist Gerald W. Johnson recently published by LSU.

GEOFFREY D. WITHAM was born in Connecticut and lives in D.C., but remains a Jersey boy at heart. He holds an MFA in creative writing from American University, and his most recent stories can be seen in The Crab Orchard Review and the Czeck Playboy. He is currently seeking an agent for his novel, All That Matters.

JAMES CONRAD McKINLEY is a native of South Carolina. After living a decade in southern California, he earned graduate degrees in English and creative writing from Hollins University and the University of Virginia. He has completed a novel called All My Pleasures, and this fall will enter the law school at the University of Arkansas.

One of VQR's most consistent and versatile contributors, SANFORD PINSKER is a professor of English at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. His most recent contribution to this journal was the lead essay in the spring issue called "Henry Adams at Ground Zero," an examination of Adams' Education set against the World Trade Center tragedy.

HENRY ALLEY is a professor of literature in the Honors College at the University of Oregon. He has three published novels: Through Glass, The Lattice, and Umbrella of Glass. He is also author of the scholarly study, The Quest for Anonymity: The Novels of George Eliot, from University of Delaware Press. His stories have appeared in such journals as Seattle Review, Cimarron Review, and Kansas Quarterly. …

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