Friday, March 12, 2010

"Tom Hanks: Historian" Cover Story from Time

Excellent cover story from the Mar 15 issue of Time Magazine.

Titled "How Tom Hanks Became America's Historian in Chief" the story is about... that. Really interesting stuff detailing Hanks' big and small screen ventures about our nation's history with "The Pacific" starting Mar 14 on HBO following on the heels of: "Saving Private Ryan", "Bank of Brothers", "John Adams", "Apollo 13" and "Charlie Wilson's War".

The article itself is an interesting read as Hanks speaks of some of his more well liked historical writers such as Doris Kearns Goodwin, Stephen Ambrose and David McCullough.

One other piece of the story I found interesting was mention of Hanks obtaining the rights to the Vincent Bugliosi book "Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy". From the prosecutor of Charles Manson, it's a debunking of the various conspiracy theories surrounding Lee Harvey Oswald and whether he acted alone.