AOT #454: Marilyn Johnson Podcasts Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble

December 16, 2014 by  
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Marilyn JohnsonLives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble

Journalist Marilyn Johnson, the author of two acclaimed books about quirky subcultures — The Dead Beat (about obituary writers) and This Book Is Overdue (about librarians) — discusses her new book Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble. Bringing her irrepressible wit and curiosity to bear on yet another strange world, that of archaeologists, Johnson’s book is by turns amusing and profound, and its wild cast of characters find new ways to consider what is worth salvaging from our past.

($25.99) HarperCollins ISBN # 9780062127181. You can visit Marilyn Johnson‘s official web site as well.

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