Alfred A. Knopf Inc. has halted publication of Michael A. Bellesiles` "Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture "As a responsible publisher, we thought it best to let the book go out of print," Knopf spokesman Paul Bogaards said. "I don`t think there was any malice on Michael`s part." Knopf`s remarks angered one of Mr. Bellesiles` most persistent critics, author Clayton Cramer. "I am very disappointed that Knopf is still pretending that Bellesiles`s problem is just that he`s a sloppy researcher," said Mr. Cramer, who exposed alterations of historic texts in the Bellesiles book. "He has told too many different, contradictory stories. He is a liar, and Knopf should feel real shame about allowing this fraud to continue as long as it did."
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