Bellesiles Back In Business

Less than a month after the Alfred Knopf pubishing house took Michael Bellesiles’s controversial book on guns in America off the market, the volume has found a new, albeit somewhat less prestigious, publisher. “Soft Skull Press of Brooklyn, N.Y., which calls itself ‘a small, radical, independent publisher,’ will republish a revised edition in October. The book will have a new introduction and what a Soft Skull statement called ‘several clarifications concerning research.'” Bellesiles lost his job at Emory University last year when claims surfaced that much of his research for the book was falsified.