Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What is John McNeill reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: John R. McNeill, a faculty member of the School of Foreign Service and History Department at Georgetown University. From 2003 until 2006 he held the Cinco Hermanos Chair in Environmental and International Affairs, until his appointment as University Professor. He teaches world history, environmental history, and international history at Georgetown.

His books include Epidemics and Geopolitics in the American Tropics, 1640-1920 (2008) and Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the 20th-Century World (2000).

One book from his entry:
Elizabeth Fenn's Pox Americana, about the smallpox epidemic in North America in the 1770s, a fabulous piece of history writing. I had read it a few years ago, but wanted to remind myself of how a good book is put together.[read on]
Learn more about John McNeill's research and teaching at his faculty webpage.

Writers Read: John R. McNeill.

--Marshal Zeringue