“How Green Were the Nazis?” could be the title to beat this year for the Bookseller/Diagram Prize for oddest book title.
The book by Thomas Zeller, Franz-Josef Bruggemeier and Mark Cioc is billed as the first to examine the environmental policies of the Third Reich. It is published by Ohio University Press.
Other nominees announced Friday:
- “The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification,” by Julian Montague.
- “Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoon Boxes of Daghestan,” by Robert Chenciner, Gabib Ismailov, Magomedkhan Magomedkhanov and Alex Binnie.
- “Di Mascio’s Delicious Ice Cream, Di Mascio of Coventry, an Ice Cream Company of Repute, With an Interesting and Varied Fleet of Ice Cream Vans,” by Roger De Boer, Harvey Francis Pitcher and Alan Wilkinson.
- “Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium.”
- “Better Never to Have Been: the Harm of Coming Into Existence,” by David Benatar.
The winner will be chosen by the public. You can vote at www.thebookseller.com. The prize will be announced April 13.
Last year’s winner was “People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It,” by Gary Leon Hill.