"You may be as surprised as I was at the picture that emerges in these pages," writes Cecil Bothwell in the introduction to The Prince of War: Billy Graham's Crusade for a Wholly Christian Empire. "It is not the story of a man of peace." Indeed, Bothwell's book, due out Nov. 15, "gives us a Graham who shrewdly managed his public image while offering religious blessing to both prejudice and war," writes religious scholar Seth Dowland in the Mountain XPress. Bothwell will be making appearances to promote the book around the Southeast in November and December -- you can see a schedule here.

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Six AAN member papers in the Southeast picked up 61 percent of the awards in SPJ's Green Eyeshade Awards' print (weekly/monthly) division. SPJ has announced the finalists for the awards, and the order of finish will be announced at the Green Eyeshade Banquet April 5. Creative Loafing Atlanta and New Times Broward-Palm Beach picked up six each, while Miami New Times snagged four. Memphis Flyer has two nominations, and Mountain Xpress and Creative Loafing Charlotte came in with one each.

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