LSU Press Receives More Accolades
Books recognized for excellence in media and cultural studies, poetry, and history
BATON ROUGE – LSU Press titles have received a number of accolades recently. These include “Daisy Petals and Mushroom Clouds: LBJ, Barry Goldwater, and the Ad That Changed American Politics”; “Talking about Movies with Jesus”; “Confederate Outlaw: Champ Ferguson and the Civil War in Appalachia”; and “The Allstons of Chicora Wood: Wealth, Honor, and Gentility in the South Carolina Lowcountry.”
“Daisy Petals and Mushroom Clouds: LBJ, Barry Goldwater, and the Ad That Changed American Politics,” by Robert Mann, LSU Manship Chair and co-director of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, received an honorable mention in the Media and Cultural Studies category at the 2011 Prose Awards, sponsored by the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers. The awards recognize “the very best in professional and scholarly publishing,” acknowledging both publisher and author “for their commitment to pioneering works of research and for contributing to the conception, production, and design of landmark works in their fields.”
“Talking about Movies with Jesus,” a collection by LSU Press poet David Kirby, won the silver medal in the Florida Book Awards Poetry category for 2011. Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the award “recognizes, honors, and celebrates the best Florida literature.”
“Confederate Outlaw: Champ Ferguson and the Civil War in Appalachia,” by Brian D. McKnight, won the 2011 Tennessee Book History Award for “excellence in Tennessee historical writing.”
“The Allstons of Chicora Wood: Wealth, Honor, and Gentility in the South Carolina Lowcountry,” by William K. Scarborough, was a finalist for the 2011 George C. Rogers Jr. Award, presented annually by South Carolina Historical Society.