Monday, November 08, 2010

Good Reading: The Government Book Talk Blog

A blog begun in the early months of 2010 by Government Printing Office employee Jim Cameron, Government Book Talk is an excellent resource on new and historic government publications to show readers how "Gov Pubs," as we call them, are not merely shelves of statistical abstracts and Congressional hearings. In no time at all, Cameron has put together an intelligent, readable resource while unearthing a host of insightful documents on U.S. government history and fascinating slice-of-life materials.

Some of the items Government Book Talk has featured include pieces on the use of Balloon Bombs during World War II, a Comic Book History of Printing, documents on Urban Landscaping and Historic Orchards, and a multi-war perspective on Prisoner Interrogation. All of which are, of course, publications from the federal government.

If you enjoy some of the stories we've published that highlight specific government resources and historic events, you'll want to subscribe to Government Book Talk for a great look into the lives and history behind these fascinating government documents.

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