Mark Monmonier Does NPR

Book cover (thumbnail) Mark Monmonier appeared on NPR’s “Here and Now” yesterday to promote his new book about controversial place names, From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim and Inflame. The interview, which you can listen to with RealPlayer, is interesting in and of itself, but also because of the verbal gymnastics required to avoid saying words that you just can’t say on NPR — the use of which words are precisely the point of the book. They only bleeped him once, but my god, the apologies. (To compensate, my review of this book will be written as though I have Tourette’s syndrome.) Via All Points Blog.

See previous entries: Mark Monmonier; Review: How to Lie with Maps; Book Roundup.