James S. Olson

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

Olson is the author (or co-author) of over thirty books, primarily 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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