I thought it was kind of odd that J. Crew would send me one of their catalogs--I'm not their target audience. Odder still was that it came to my office. Odder still that others in my department got the same catalog.
Except that it wasn't a catalog. It does
seem to be the "J Crew-ization" of American history, by the looks of the cover. But several of the office workers--male and female students--said "Oooh, that's hot. What is that? I'll take that
course, and read that
book." I almost cried.
What's on your mind.
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Jeremy Young on 2/21/2009 9:12 PM:
A professor at my institution is actually using that text. The fiancee of one of his TAs calls the book "US Weekly."
Ahistoricality on 2/21/2009 10:28 PM:
Don't overestimate it, either.
Is this an "adventures with publishers" thread? Because I just got a box of exam copies I ordered from a very prominent press for a course I taught over four years ago. The sad thing is that I did use those books, but I had to buy my own copies....
Lexington on 2/26/2009 1:44 AM:
Does anyone here read the New York Times? Patricia Cohen had an article on the future of the liberal arts in Tuesday's edition that I think is totally relevant to the purpose of this blog.
Some of the comments left by readers are also well worth a read.