... that's how the Australian characterizes the current nonfiction crisis in American publishing.
It's a mistake to think this flap is simply about misleading readers with faked biographies (or fake details). The autobiographical excesses charted in this article have their counterparts in Civil War nonfiction, too. And they are rooted in the same source - authorial hubris.
It's not about a few ink-stained rogues - it's about standards in nonfiction editing.
Is anyone faking Civil War letters from start to finish? The particulars of this current crisis in trade publishing makes me wonder.