James S. Olson

James Stuart Olson is an academic and Pulitzer Prize nominee author. In 1994 he was appointed Distinguished Professor of History at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

He is the author (or co-author) of over thirty books, usually non-fiction, and usually in the field of History. His most recent book was ''Bathsheba’s Breast: Women, Cancer, and History'', which won the 2002 History of Science Category Award from the Association of American Publishers. Olson wrote the book while suffering a malignant growth which resulted in the amputation of his hand. The book was recognized by the ''Los Angeles Times'' as one of the best non-fiction books in America for 2002. In November 2008 Olson was honored by his alma mater, Brigham Young University, with its Distinguished Alumni Service Award.
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