"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

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Friday, March 09, 2007

How Green Were the Nazis?

Today the finalists for this year's The Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year were announced by The Bookseller magazine. You can weigh in with your own opinion by participating in their online poll (lower right corner). The winner will be announced on Friday the 13th (of April), just before the opening of the London Book Fair.

Last year's winner was People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It, by Gary Leon Hill (Red Wheel). Joel Rickett, deputy editor of The Bookseller, said:
While rival literary awards like the Costas and the Orange Broadband Prize have sold out, The Bookseller/Diagram Prize has refused all offers of corporate sponsorship for 29 years. It continues to celebrate the bizarre, the strange, and the simply odd. This year’s shortlist shows that despite publishers cutting back their lists, literary diversity continues to flourish.
This year's six finalists are:

How Green Were the Nazis? ,
edited by Franz-Josef Bruggemeier, Mark Cioc and Thomas Zeller (Ohio University Press);

D. Di Mascio’s Delicious Ice Cream: D. Di Mascio of Coventry: An Ice Cream Company of Repute, with an Interesting and Varied Fleet of Ice Cream Vans,
by Roger De Boer, Harvey Francis Pitcher, and Alan Wilkinson (Past Masters);

The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification,
by Julian Montague (Harry N Abrams);

Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoon Boxes of Daghestan,
by Robert Chenciner, Gabib Ismailov, Magomedkhan Magomedkhanov and Alex Binnie (Bennett & Bloom);

Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium,
edited by Robert J Anderson, Juliet A Brodie, Edvar Onsoyen and Alan T Critchley (Kluwer);

Better Never To Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence,
by David Benatar (Clarendon Press).


Comments on "How Green Were the Nazis?"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:44 PM) : 

Even better was the critically acclaimed big-screen follow-up "How Green Was My Fuhrer", starring Walter Pidgeon as the toothbrush mustache.


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