I'm starting George Taber's Judgement of Paris, about the 1976 Paris wine tasting where a California red and a California white beat out the French competition. They made a great movie out of the competition in 2008 called Bottle Shock
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Posted by dkuehn at 3:56 PM
It's been busy for me, so I've been a slow reader - but I just finished Forged Consensus, a history of science and technology policy between 1920 and 1951. It was written by a political scientist, which gave it an interesting style. It read kind of like a history book but it had a lot of talk of coalition building and policy entrepreneurs and policy levers, etc., that I'm not as used to. But it provided a great background and had some interesting material on the role that Keynesians in the administration played in science and technology policy in the 40s and 50s.