|CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:
CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:
- NEW BLOG: : A complete roundup of what Historians are saying about the campaign this week.
- Allan Lichtman: The (Non-Electoral) Case for the Obama-Clinton Ticket – Britannica Blog, 6-17-08
- John Hope Franklin Calls Obama Success “Amazing” – NPR, 6-20-08
- Allan R. Millett has been selected to receive the 2008 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. The $100,000 honorarium, citation and medallion, sponsored by the Chicago-based Tawani Foundation, will be presented at the Library’s annual Liberty Gala on October 4, 2008 at Chicago’s Drake Hotel. – Pritzker Military Library, 6-23-08
- Robert Dallek: Weighing Bush’s View of His Own Legacy – 6-17-08
|TOP YOUNG HISTORIANS:
TOP YOUNG HISTORIANS:
|HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
|THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:
On This Day in History….
- 06-23-1611 – Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery and never seen again
- 06-23-1683 – William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty “not sworn to, nor broken”
- 06-23-1776 – Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to US Congress
- 06-23-1860 – Congress establishes Government Printing Office, US Secret Service created
- 06-23-1888 – Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for president
- 06-23-1919 – Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Assn (UNIA) incorporates
- 06-23-1947 – Truman’s veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by congress
- 06-23-1972 – Nixon and Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
- 06-24-1509 – Henry VIII was crowned king of England.
- 06-24-1647 – Early American feminist Margaret Brent demanded a seat and vote in the Maryland Assembly, but was ejected from that body.
- 06-24-1675 – King Philip’s War, the most devastating war between the colonists and Indians, began with Indians attacking the Swansea (Mass.) settlement.
- 06-24-1908 – The 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland, died in Princeton, N.J.
- 06-24-1947 – Kenneth Arnold, an American pilot, reported seeing strange objects near Mt. Rainier, Washington. He described them as “saucers skipping across the water,” hence the term “flying saucers” was born.
- 06-24-1948 – The Soviet Union began a blockade of Berlin. Allied forces responded with what would be known as the Berlin Airlift flying in more than 2 million tons of supplies over the next year.
- 06-24-1997 – The U.S. Air Force released The Roswell Report, closing the case on the 1947 Roswell, N.M. incident concerning UFOs and alien bodies.
- 06-25-1788 – Virginia became the 10th state in the Union.
- 06-25-1876 – Lt. Col. George A. Custer and all his men were killed by Sioux and Cheyanne Indians at the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana.
- 06-25-1950 – Communist North Korean troops invaded South Korea, beginning the Korean War.
- 06-25-1951 – The first commercial color TV program was transmitted by CBS from New York to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, DC.
- 06-25-1991 – Croatia and Slovenia proclaimed their independence from Yugoslavia, beginning the Yugoslavian civil war.
- 06-26-1819 – The bicycle was patented by W. K. Clarkson.
- 06-26-1843 – Hong Kong was proclaimed a British crown colony.
- 06-26-1906 – The first Grand Prix motor race was held in Le Mans, France.
- 06-26-1959 – The St. Lawrence Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes and the Atlantic, was opened
- 06-26-1963 – President John Kennedy gave his, “Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am a Berliner) speech in West Berlin.
- 06-26-1976 – The CN tower in Toronto opened, the world’s tallest free-standing structure.
- 06-27-1844 – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints founder Joseph Smith was murdered by a mob in Carthage, Ill.
- 06-27-1898 – Joshua Slocum became the first person to successfully circumnavigate the earth alone when he landed his sloop Spray in Newport, R.I., a 46,000-mile trip.
- 06-27-1950 – President Harry S. Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean War.
- 06-27-1954 – The world’s first atomic power station opened at Obninsk, near Moscow.
- 06-27-1969 – Police and gays clashed at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, fostering the gay rights movement.
- 06-27-1985 – The legendary Route 66, running from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., was decertified, the victim of the Interstate Highway System.
- 06-28-1836 – The fourth president of the United States, James Madison, died at Montpelier, his Virginia estate.
- 06-28-1894 – Labor Day became a federal holiday by an act of Congress.
- 06-28-1914 – Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated, setting off World War I.
- 06-28-1919 – The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending World War I.
- 06-28-1978 – The Supreme Court ruled in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke that the use of quotas in affirmative action programs was not permissible.
- 06-28-2000 – Elian Gonzalez was returned to his father in Cuba.
- 06-28-2001 – Serbia handed over Slobodan Milosevic over to the UN war crimes tribunal.
- 06-28-2004 – In Iraq, the United States transferred power back to the Iraqis two days earlier than planned.
|IN THE NEWS:
IN THE NEWS:
- Quentin Skinner: Historian claims prospects of a generation ‘blasted apart’ by PhD cuts – Telegraph, UK, 6-22-08
- Kentucky Officials Charge Ohio Historian in Case of the Pilfered Rock – NYT, 6-20-08
- Veteran Exam Reader Is Rejected for Not Having Enough Forms of ID WaPo, 6-19-08
- Historians invited by Gordon Brown (himself a historian) to dinner in honor of Bush – Times (UK), 6-17-08
|REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:
- Richard Holbrooke on Michael Dobbs: Real W.M.D.’s ONE MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War – NYT, 6-22-08
- Robert Whitaker: 12 Innocent Men ON THE LAPS OF GODS The Red Summer of 1919 and the Struggle for Justice That Remade a Nation - NYT, 6-22-08
- Gil Troy: MIDDLE GROUND Hail compromise! Huzzah negotiation! Purple power! Leading From The Center: Why Moderates Make the Best Presidents – NY Post, 6-22-08
- Edward Dolnick: The Lying Dutchman THE FORGER’S SPELL A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century NYT, 6-22-08
- ‘Not My Fault’: Essay on Presidential Memoirs – NYT, 6-22-08
- Pittsburg native Joel Rhodes, Ph.D., has a new book titled ‘A Missouri Railroad Pioneer: The Life of Louis Houck’ – Morning Sun, KS, 6-21-08
- James G. Hershberg on Michael Dobbs: COLD WAR Tick Tock Toward Armageddon A gritty, suspenseful retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis. ONE MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War – WaPo, 6-19-08
- Michael Hastings, Kimberly Dozier: IRAQ | MEDIA Under Fire Three reporters recount the highs and lows of covering the war I LOST MY LOVE IN BAGHDAD A Modern War Story, BREATHING THE FIRE Fighting to Report — and Survive — the War in Iraq 6-19-08
- Arthur Herman, Patrick J. Buchanan, John Lukacs, Robert Lloyd George: HISTORY Winston Churchill: Hero or Fool? New books argue that he should have let Hitler go — and India, too. GANDHI & CHURCHILL The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age, CHURCHILL, HITLER, AND “THE UNNECESSARY WAR” How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World, BLOOD, TOIL, TEARS AND SWEAT The Dire Warning, DAVID & WINSTON How the Friendship Between Churchill and Lloyd George Changed the Course of History – 6-19-08
- Rick Perlstein: The NY Sun can’t decide whether to be pro or con about his Nixonland book – HNN Staff, 6-19-08
- Rick Perlstein & Sean Wilentz: Face-off over Nixon and Reagan (exchange) – Two powerhouse political historians battle it out in The New Republic, 6-19-08
- Gil Troy: Summer books releases “Leading From The Center”: News & Observer, 6-15-08
- Vanessa Toulmin: Ride of a lifetime: From the fairground to a university career She was brought up on a fairground, and called a ‘gypsy’ and ‘tinker’ at school. Now Vanessa Toulmin is using her early experiences to forge a glittering academic career – Independent, UK, 6-22-08
- Daniel Yakes: After 42 years, Muskegon Community College professor closing the book – The Muskegon Chronicle, 6-22-08
- Demetrio Tupac Yupanqui: Scholar’s not-impossible dream: To preserve the language of the Incas – http://www.startribune.com, 6-14-08
- Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Saul David, historian and broadcaster ‘At my school, 20 of us were cousins’ – Independent, UK, 6-11-08
- Rivka Shpak-Lissak: Jewish Towns Populated by Arab Late-Comers: “The goal of all the rulers of the Holy Land, from the times of the Romans and onward, was always to rid the Land of the Jews,” she said. “Finally, they succeeded. Many Jews simply left the Land rather than convert to Islam.” – http://www.israelnationalnews.com, 6-16-08
|HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:
HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:
|EXHIBITS / WEBSITES:
EXHIBITS / WEBSITES:
- June 24, 2008: Michael Dobbs will be online on the WaPo Tuesday, June 24 at 3 p.m. ET to discuss his new book about the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro On the Brink of Nuclear War – WaPo, 6-19-08
- May-September 2008: Elizabeth Brand Monroe, Deborah A. Lee, Lectures Showcase Leesburg’s History for 250th Anniversary – WaPo, 1-18-08
- David Zabecki: Hooks up with Stephen Ambrose Tours / Zabecki will lead the 14-day tour to visit historic World War II sites in Gdansk, Krakow, Warsaw and Berlin from May 16-30, 2008.- Press Release–Stephen Ambrose Tours, 1-10-08
- C-Span2, BookTV: History The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America’s Finest Hour Author: Andrei Cherny – Sunday, June 22 @ 8:00pm ET – C-Span2, BookTV
- C-Span2, BookTV: History Yeltsin: A Life Author: Timothy Colton – Sunday, June 22 @ 10:00pm ET – C-Span2, BookTV
- C-Span2, BookTV: History The Age of Impeachment: American Constitutional Culture since 1960 Author: David Kyvig – Monday, June 23 @ 1:00am ET – C-Span2, BookTV
- C-Span2, BookTV: History If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy – from the Revolution to the War of 1812 Author: George Daughan – Monday, June 23 @ 4:00am ET – C-Span2, BookTV
- C-Span2, BookTV: History The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder and the Search for Justice in the American South Author: Gilbert King – Monday, June 23 @ 5:00am ET – C-Span2, BookTV
- PBS: American Experience: Summer of Love PBS – Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 9pm ET
- History Channel: “Surviving History: 01 – Surviving History,” Sunday, June 22, @ 7pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Surviving History: 02 – Surviving History,” Sunday, June 22, @ 10pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Breaking Vegas,” Monday, June 23, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Making a Buck”, Monday, June 23, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Modern Marvels: Silver Mines”, Monday, June 23, @ 6pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Modern Marvels: Gold Mines”, Monday, June 23, @ 7pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “The Lost Pyramid”, Monday, June 23, @ 9pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Wake Island: The Alamo of the Pacific,” Tuesday, June 24, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Man, Moment, Machine: Doolittle’s Daring Raid,” Tuesday, June 24, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Ancient Discoveries: Ancient Chinese Super Shipse,” Tuesday, June 24, @ 9pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “The Antichrist,” Wednesday, June 25, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Tsunami 2004: Waves of Death,” Wednesday, June 25, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Modern Marvels: Da Vinci Tech,” Wednesday, June 25, @ 7pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “MonsterQuest: Ghosts,” Wednesday, June 25, @ 8pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Andrew Jackson,” Thursday, June 26, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “The States: 08 – Virginia, Ohio, Idaho, Alabama, North Dakota,” Thursday, June 26, @ 7pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “The States: 09 – Michigan, Tennessee, Maine, Missouri, South Dakota,” Thursday, June 26, @ 7pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “The States: 10 – Georgia, Colorado, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Maryland/DC,” Thursday, June 26, @ 7pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Modern Marvels: Civil War Tech,” Thursday, June 26, @ 7pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Surviving History: 02 – Surviving History,” Thursday, June 26, @ 11pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “American Eats: History on a Bun,” Friday, June 27, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Life After People,” Saturday, June 28, @ 5pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “The Lost Pyramid,” Saturday, June 28, @ 8pm ET/PT
- History Channel: “Quest for Dragons,” Saturday, June 28, @ 8pm ET/PT
|SELLING BIG (NYT):
SELLING BIG (NYT):
- Patrick J. Buchanan: CHURCHILL, HITLER, AND “THE UNNECESSARY WAR,” #10 — (3 weeks on list) – 6-29-08
- Thurston Clarke: THE LAST CAMPAIGN #16 (2 weeks on list) – 6-29-08
- Ted Sorensen: COUNSELOR #23 – 6-29-08
- Kenneth C. Davis: AMERICA’S HIDDEN HISTORY #27 – 6-29-08
- Gerald M. Carbone: Nathanael Greene: A Biography of the American Revolution, June 24, 2008
- Contstance Aerson Clark: God or Gorilla: Images of Evolution in the Jazz Age, June 28, 2008
- Lewis Lehrman: Lincoln at Peoria, July 4, 2008
- Linda Porter: The First Queen of England, July 8, 2008
- William Marvel: Lincoln’s Darkest Year: The War in 1862, July 16, 2008
- Lorri Glover: The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America, August 5, 2008
- Fred E. Haynes: The Lions of Iwo Jima: The Story of Combat Team 28 and the Bloodiest Battle in Marine Corps History, August 5, 2008
- Patrick Desbois: The Holocaust by Bullets, August 19, 2008
- Robert Dallek: Harry S. Truman (REV), September 2, 2008