It`s been a rough few years for historians. Plagiarism infected the works of superstar authors Doris Kearns Goodwin and Stephen Ambrose. Both are prolific writers who fell prey to pressures of time, sloppy researchers, careless rewrites and history as big business, all of which interrupted their 20 minutes of academic celebrity. More serious charges have been leveled against Michael Bellesiles, professor of history at Emory University, and author of "Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture."
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