05/21/2010 10:38 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Bellesiles, Controversial Historian Charged With Falsifying Sources, Has New Book And Renewed Controversy

Nearly a decade after his fall from grace, controversial Arming America author Michael Bellesiles is back with a new book: 1877: America's Year of Living Violently, set to be published by New Press in August. But just how forgiving will book buyers will be toward the historian? Already this week New Press is catching flak for its assertion in press materials that the author was "swiftboated" by pro-gun forces seeking to discredit Arming America.

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