Since I'm apparently on the Penn State beat for life, Occupy yourselves with another book on Occupy Wall Street. Mt friend Greg Mitchell has owned this story for more than a month now with his daily blog on The Nation, and now he's put it all down in an interactive e-book, "40 Days That Shook the World," perfect for those of you racing out to buy the Kindle Fire.
For weeks, Mitchell, author of a dozen previous books, has written the popular OccupyUSA live-blog at The Nation magazine’s site. No one has followed the movement more closely on an almost hour-by-hour basis. Now, in the new book, he presents a “living” history, a day-by-day chronology of the movement from October 1, 2011 to November 9, 2011, available only as an e-book. He calls it a living history because it contains more than a thousand clickable links to most of the key documents, articles, videos, and speeches that have emerged from the early weeks of the movement.
Another friend who writes for The Nation -- Dave Zirin, the best damn liberal sportswriter around, has an excellent take on Paterno. Read it.