So you’ve probably seen or heard about Republican presidential candidate Jeb! Bush’s recent photographic tweet in which he showed off a gun with his name engraved on it — and somewhat mysteriously called it “America.” Many people have weighed in on that, including Ryan Adams.
Here’s a moderately cool little thing that I stumbled across recently: the University of Texas Press Influence Map, an interactive map that was made to show off the geographic scope of subjects and authors that the press publishes. Most of UT Press’s books originated in the United States, and it’s hardly surprising that a sizable cluster of those are within Texas. But they also go as far east as Turkey and Iraq; as far south as Panama and Ecuador; and as far north as Canada and England. Take a look; and if you click on the balloons on either my hometown of Raleigh or Ryan Adams’ birthplace of Jacksonville, North Carolina, my book “Losering” is what pops out.
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