Saturday, March 29, 2014

Junto March Madness Final Four Picks

I am not doing very well in my NCAA basketball pool, but I am doing worse with my Junto March Madness picks.  I am looking forward to hearing/reading the Juntocrats analyze this year's tournament and give us a sense of the kind of people who are voting.  This definitely seems to be a scholars tournament.  Most books that have crossover appeal to general audiences have been eliminated.  I am thinking here of Breen, Richter, Gordon-Reed, etc.... Three out of the four finalists are university press books.

For what it's worth, here are my Final Four picks:

Goetz over Rushforth

Holton over Jarvis

I am basically voting for the two books I have read. 

Good luck.