HISTORY SCHOLARS

  • Passages from Ambrose’s book, The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany are compared to Thomas Childers’ The Story of the Last American Bomber Shot Down Over Germany in World War II. Reactions from Childers and Simon & Schuster, Ambrose’s publisher.
            Barnes, F. (2002, January 4). Stephen Ambrose, copycat: the latest work of a bestselling historian isn’t all his. The Weekly Standard, 17. Retrieved July 15, 2003 from
    http://www.weeklystandard.com
    Judge for Yourself: See Passages of Ambrose's and Childers' Books
  • Ambrose says future editions of the book will be corrected and that the plagiarism was “inadvertent.”
        Barnes, F. (2002, January 7). Ambrose apologizes: after only two days, historian Stephen Ambrose says he’s sorry. The Daily Standard. Retrieved July 16, 2003 from
    http://www.weeklystandard.com

  • Examples of unattributed passages from Goodwin’s book, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys. Subsequent editions of the book were corrected.
        Crader, B. (2002, January 28). A historian and her sources: Doris Kearns Goodwin’s borrowed material. The Daily Standard. Retrieved July 16, 2003
    from
    http://www.weeklystandard.com

  • McTaggart’s reaction to Goodwin’s plagiarism was to prepare to file a lawsuit. After private negotiations, Goodwin paid a “substantial monetary settlement.”
        Crader, B. (2002, January 23). Lynne McTaggart on Doris Kearns Goodwin: the author Doris Kearns Goodwin copied speaks out. The Daily Standard. Retrieved July 16, 2003
    from
    http://www.weeklystandard.com
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