That’s the forthcoming volume by Eric Cline for which he was awarded an NEH research grant:
The Public Scholar program, a major new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is designed to promote the publication of scholarly nonfiction books for a general audience, and the first round of grants has just been announced: a total of $1.7 million to 36 writers across a broad collection of disciplines. The grants range from $25,200 to $50,400. (Full list at bottom.)
The winners include Pulitzer Prize-winner Diane McWhorter, who’s working on a book about the Moon landing and the civil rights era in Huntsville, Ala.,; National Book Award-winner Kevin Boyle, who’s writing about an early 20th-century anarchist; and National Book Award-winner Edward Ball, who will return to the territory of his bestselling “Slaves in the Family” to write a biography of his great-great grandfather. …
The academy itself may well benefit from this program. Eric H. Cline, a professor of Classics and Anthropology at George Washington University, said, “If higher education — and the humanities in particular — is to survive in this day and age, one thing that we must do is to share our remarkable results with the general public. This award underscores that point; hopefully, it will encourage additional scholars to share their work more broadly.” He won $25,500 for his history of Megiddo in northern Israel, “the site referred to as Armageddon in the Book of Revelation.”
Congrats, Eric! I’m looking forward to reading it.