Plagiary, It's Crawling All Over Me

Epstein, Joseph
September 2006
Vocabula Review;Sep2006, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p1
Academic Journal
The article discusses various cases of plagiarism. The author relates his own experience wherein his article about Max Beerbohm was plagiarized. It mentions several cases of plagiarism involving historians Stephen Ambrose and Doris Kearns Goodwin, law professor Lawrence Tribe, and novelist Jerzy Kosinski. The author also expresses his difficulty on how to confront the plagiarist of his article.


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