Sunday, October 08, 2006

Table setting contest winner

Since there was only one entry in the table setting contest, picking a winner was rather easy. The Columbus Clipper, Marcus Fulton, emerged from a pack of one to cross the finish line in first place. (If anyone else attempted to enter, your Diebold e-book malfunctioned and your entry was not recorded.) Marcus's prize is his very own copy of Lichfield: The U. S. Army on Trial by Jack Gieck (1997). (Columbus Clipper -- if you already have it or have already read it, I can substitute a different prize.)

(Lichfield, by the way, is a book about the trial of abusive U.S. guards in a U.S. Army stockade in Britain during World War II. The book offers a fascinating glimpse into the defense's litigation strategy, which was basically to argue that the accused guards were scapegoats for policies that originated well above their pay grades. Wasn't it Harry Truman who said that the only thing new in the world is the history we don't know?)

2 comments:

Marcus Fulton said...

Timely. I may need to swipe some strategies here shortly.

No Man said...

And a close second was Sean Connery . . .