History Buzz: April 2006

History Buzz

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Ms. Goodman is the Editor/Features Editor at HNN. She has a Masters in Library and Information Studies from McGill University, and has done graduate work in history at Concordia University.

May 1, 2006

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:
  • May 4, 2006: 36th anniversary of the Kent State killings – Janis Froelich: Kent State – A New Look – Tampa Tribune, 4-30-06
BIGGEST STORY:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:
OP-ED:
PROFILED:
INTERVIEWED:
QUOTED:
  • Arthur Schlesinger Jr. on John Kenneth Galbraith’s passing at 97: “Galbraith quite correctly understands the reason why capitalism survives is because government humanizes it.” Bloomberg, 4-30-06
SPOTTED:
ON TV:
  • PBS: American Experience, “Remember the Alamo,” Monday, May 1 @ 9pm – PBS
  • History Channel: “Conspiracy? RFK Assassination” Monday, May. 1, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Tsunami 2004: Waves of Death,” Tuesday, May. 2, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Declassified Secrets of World War I,” Thursday, May. 4, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The World Trade Center,” Saturday, May. 6, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Booknotes,: Diana Preston, Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy, Saturday, May 6, @ 6pm – C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: After Words: Juliet Eilperin interviewed by Richard Cohen, Saturday, May 6 @ 9:00 pm and Sunday, May 7 @ 6:00 pm & 9:00 pm – C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: In Depth: Robert Remini, Sunday, May 7 @ 12:00 pm and Monday, May 8 @ 12:00am – C-Span2, BookTV
SELLING BIG (NYT):
  • Kevin Phillips: American Theocracy, #8 (5 weeks on list) 5-7-06
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, #12, (11 weeks on list) – 5-7-06
  • Jon Meacham: American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation , #13, (2 weeks on list)- 5-7-06
  • Karen Armstrong: The Great Transformation, #15, (1 week on list) – 5-7-06
  • Ronald Kessler: Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady, #21 – 5-7-06
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #30 – 5-7-06
FUTURE RELEASES:
  • Edwin C. Bearss, James Mcpherson: Fields of Honor : Pivotal Battles of the Civil War, May 2, 2006 Amazon.com
  • Shelby Steele: White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era, May 2, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Winston Groom: Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans, May 2, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Gordon Wood: Revolutionary Characters : What Made the Founders Different, May 18, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Barbara Leaming: Jack Kennedy: The Education of a Statesman, May 22, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Alan Axelrod: Eisenhower on Leadership : Ike’s Enduring Lessons in Total Victory Management, May 22, 2006 Amazon.com
  • William J. Bennett: America: The Last Best Hope (Volume I), May 23, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Richard Brookhiser: What Would the Founders Do?: Our Questions, Their Answers, May 31, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Juliet Barker: Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England, June 2006 – Amazon.com
  • John Dunn: Democracy : A History, June 28, 2006 Amazon.com
  • Nick Bryant: The Bystander: John F. Kennedy and Struggle for Black Equality , June 30, 2006 – Amazon.com
HONORED:
DEPARTED:

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2006 at 6:26 PM

April 24, 2006

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
BIGGEST STORY:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:
  • Alan Taylor: The Divided Ground First Chapter – NYT, 4-23-06
  • Mark Felt & John O’Connor: Secret Agent Man A G-MAN’S LIFE The FBI, Being “Deep Throat,” and the Struggle for Honor in WashingtonWashington Post, 4-23-06
  • David Traxel: ‘Crusader Nation’ Continues Saga Begun by Historian Traxel with ‘1898’ – Huntington News Network, 4-21-06
OP-ED:
PROFILED:
INTERVIEWED:
  • HNN Audio Interviews with Historians (Podcasts) at OAH – HNN
  • Jonathan Zimmerman: On Educational Imperialism – HNN Podcast
  • Edward Berkowitz: Michael Moore’s Farenheit 9/11 – HNN Podcast
  • Michael Schudson: The Public’s Right to Know HNN Podcast
  • James Loewen: Why We Haven’t Talked About Sundown Towns HNN Podcast
  • David Montgomery: Defending Historians’ Academic Freedom in Our Own Times – HNN Podcast
  • Lisa Norling: Threats to Academic Freedom in Minnesota – HNN Podcast
  • Michael J.C. Taylor: The Threat to Academic Freedom in North Dakota – HNN Podcast
  • Sarah Vowell: Presidential Assassinations in American History – HNN Podcast
  • Alan Dawley: Is the OAH Ignoring the Iraq War? HNN Podcast
  • Robert Weible: Why Historians Must Begin to Engage the Public – HNN Podcast
  • Mark Feldstein: Why the FBI Came Knocking on My Door Demanding to See the Jack Anderson Papers – HNN Podcast
  • Pamela Cochran: Biblical Feminism (Podcast)
  • David Greenberg: The Conservative Invention of the Liberal Media HNN Podcast
  • Joshua Zeitz: The Catholic-Fundamentalist Alliance Against Communism – HNN Podcast
  • Daniel Williams: The Republican Party and Abortion … The Role of a Religious Issue in a Partisan Agenda HNN Podcast
  • Paul Kramer: Interviewed about his new book on imperialism – Michael Hill in the Balt Sun, 4-16-06
QUOTED:
  • Douglas Brinkley on FOX News: “Dick Cheney at this point has been – he’s one of the great pubic servants in American history – but he’s become a liability. You have a President with poll numbers around 35% approval with a Vice President in the 20s. You’ve got to make a change.” – News Hounds, 4-21-06
SPOTTED:
  • Tony Platt will be joining now 90 year-old Martin Dannenberg to discuss his book Bloodlines on May 7, 2006: at 2:00 p.m. at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore and at 6:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Pikesville, Maryland.
  • Simon Schama: Rembrandt writer speaks Wednesday – Rutland Herald, 4-22-06
ON TV:
  • PBS: American Experience, “The Alaska Pipeline” Monday, Apr. 17 @ 9pm – PBS
  • History Channel: “Standing Tall at Auschwitz” Tuesday, Apr. 25, @ 3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Hitler’s Lost Plan ” Tuesday, Apr. 25, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Hitler’s Family” Tuesday, Apr. 25, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Hitler’s End” Tuesday, Apr. 25, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Zero Hour The Last Hour of Flight 11,” Friday, Apr. 28, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Grounded on 9/11″ Friday, Apr. 28, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Pacific: The Lost Evidence ” Sunday, Apr. 30 @ 4-7pm ET/PT
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Booknotes,: Paul Johnson A History of the American People, Saturday, April 29, @ 8pm – C-Span2, BookTV
SELLING BIG (NYT):
  • Kevin Phillips: American Theocracy, #4 (4 weeks on list) 4-30-06
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, #11, (10 weeks on list) 4-30-06
  • Ronald Kessler: Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady, #16 – 4-30-06
  • Jon Meacham: American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation , #18 – 4-30-06
  • Karen Armstrong: The Great Transformation, #21 – 4-30-06
  • Garry Wills: What Jesus Meant, #24 – 4-30-06
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #31 – 4-30-06
FUTURE RELEASES:
  • Mark Bowden: Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam, April 25, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Shelby Steele: White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era, May 2, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Gordon Wood: Revolutionary Characters : What Made the Founders Different, May 18, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • William J. Bennett: America: The Last Best Hope (Volume I), May 23, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Juliet Barker: Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England, June 2006 – Amazon.com
APPOINTED:
HONORED:
DEPARTED:
  • Robert Carson: The British Museum’s expert in unravelling mysteries of Imperial Rome’s coinage (Obit.) – Guardian, 4-18-06

Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2006 at 6:07 PM

April 17, 2006

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
BIGGEST STORY:
  • Historians: In Post-Quake San Francisco, Lessons for New Orleans After the Flood – NYT, 4-16-06
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:
OP-ED:
PROFILED:
INTERVIEWED:
QUOTED:
  • Joe Boskin noted that a military death can tear through the heart of a small community: “They have a collective memory that often is not part of a big city. And everyone feels a death like this more keenly, because of a small town’s communal nature.” – Boston Globe, 4-16-06
  • Richard Kohn: Growing ranks of ex-generals bash Rumsfeld – Chicago Tribune, 4-14-06
SPOTTED:
  • Richard John Neuhaus: NBC’s “Meet the Press” – 4-16-06
  • Joyce Appleby: To Speak on “The Legacy of America’s First Generation,” Thursday, Apr. 27 @ Baylor University – Baylor University, 4-13-06
  • Thomas Fleming: To speak on Washington’s Secret War, Wednesday, April 26, @ Mercyhurst College – Mercyhurst College News, 4-12-06
ON TV:
  • PBS: American Experience, “The Great San Francisco Earthquake,” Monday, Apr. 24 @ 9pm – PBS
  • History Channel: “10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America” Antietam, Sunday, Apr. 16, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Mega Disasters: The San Francisco Earthquake” Sunday, Apr. 16, @ 8pm ET/PT; Tuesday, Apr. 18, @ 8pm ET/PT and Saturday, Apr. 22, @ 6pm ET/PT – History Channel
  • History Channel: “Declassified The Tet Offensive,” Thursday, Apr. 20 @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America” Marathon, All day Saturday, Apr. 22, @ 8am-6pm ET/PT
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Booknotes, Jon Kukla, A Wilderness So Immense: The Louisiana Purchase and the Destiny of America, Saturday, Apr. 22 @ 6pm – C-Span2, BookTV
SELLING BIG (NYT):
  • Kevin Phillips: American Theocracy, #3 (3 weeks on list) 4-23-06
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, #8, (9 weeks on list) 4-23-06
  • Ronald Kessler: Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady, #12, (1 week on list) – 4-23-06
  • Jon Meacham: American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation , #14, (1 week on list) – 4-23-06
  • Garry Wills: What Jesus Meant, #28 – 4-23-06
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #32 – 4-23-06
FUTURE RELEASES:
  • Robert Dallek & Terry Golway: Let Every Nation Know, Apr. 17, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Mark Bowden: Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam, April 25, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Shelby Steele: White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era, May 2, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Gordon Wood: Revolutionary Characters : What Made the Founders Different, May 18, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • William J. Bennett: America: The Last Best Hope (Volume I), May 23, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Juliet Barker: Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England, June 2006 – Amazon.com
APPOINTED:
HONORED:
  • Elizabeth Blackmar: 2006 recipient of the Mark Van Doren Award for exceptional teaching at Columbia – Columbia Spectator, 4-13-06
  • Robert H. Ferrell: To be honored at conference – Salt Lake Tribune, 4-9-06
  • Lisa Wilson: Received a fellowship from the Massachusetts Historical Society-National Endowment of the Humanities for Cinderella’s Family: Stepfamily Tradition in Eighteenth-century New EnglandConnecticut College
DEPARTED:

Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2006 at 4:25 PM

April 10, 2006

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED:
OP-ED:
  • Garry Wills: Christ Among the Partisans – NYT, 4-9-06
PROFILED:
INTERVIEWED:
QUOTED:
SPOTTED:
ON TV:
  • History Channel: Special Series Full week presentation of “Ten Days that Unexpectedly Changed America”, Apr. 9-13 @ 9pm ET/PT – History Channel
  • History Channel: “Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History,” Monday, Apr. 10 @ 3pm ET/PT
  • PBS: American Experience, “The Boy in the Bubble” Monday, Apr. 10, @ 9pm – PBS
  • History Channel: Ten Commandments Part 1, Wednesday, Apr. 12 @ 8pm ET/PT and Part 2, Thursday, Apr. 13, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • Discovery Channel: Mythbusters, “Confederate Rocket,” Wednesday, Apr. 12 at 9pmET/PT – Discovery Channel
  • C-Span2: Charles Adams, For Good & Evil: The Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilization, Sunday, Apr. 15 at 6pm – C-Span2
SELLING BIG (NYT):
  • Kevin Phillips: American Theocracy, #3 (2 weeks on list) 4-16-06
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, #7, (8 weeks on list) 4-16-06
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #20 – 4-16-06
FUTURE RELEASES:
  • Efraim Karsh: Islamic Imperialism : A History, Apr. 11, 2006- Amazon.com
  • Robert Dallek & Terry Golway: Let Every Nation Know, Apr. 17, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Mark Bowden: Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam, April 25, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Shelby Steele: White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era, May 2, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Gordon Wood: Revolutionary Characters : What Made the Founders Different, May 18, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • William J. Bennett: America: The Last Best Hope (Volume I), May 23, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Juliet Barker: Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England, June 2006 – Amazon.com
HONORED:
  • Garry Wills: 2006 recipient of the Order of Lincoln Medallion, University of Illinois at Springfield (May 6, 2006)
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Wins Lincoln Prize for Biography (Forbes coverage) – Forbes, 4-7-06
  • Leo Schelbert: Awarded this year’s Swiss expatriate prize – Swiss info, 4-6-06
DEPARTED:
  • Gerald Fleming: Historians in the field of Agrarian history and the history of the Holocaust remembered – History Today, 4-7-06

Posted on Sunday, April 9, 2006 at 5:34 PM

April 3, 2006

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
BIGGEST STORY:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED:
OP-ED:
  • Edmund Morris: Portrait of the President as a Young Man – NYT, 4-2-06
  • Richard L. Cravatts: Paranoid View of History Infects Harvard – Chron Watch, 3-30-06
PROFILED:
QUOTED:
  • Paul Light on the tough choices for new Bush chief of staff: “Cheney is the real chief of staff in the White House. I think his first question should be, ‘How do I get Dick Cheney to return my phone calls?'” – Seattle Post Intelliger, 4-2-06
  • John Hope Franklin on why the post-Katrina dialogue on poverty fizzled: “It’s not so much Katrina as a phenomenon as it’s Katrina as a metaphor for what our society has become. It reflects; it’s a mirror of what we’ve become – super-extraordinarily complacent.” – Chippewa Herald, 4-1-06
  • J. L. Granatstein on from Vimy to Afghanistan: “I think it comes from our desire to be different from the U.S. We’ve always said that the Americans fight wars and we keep the peace. And I think it goes back to 1956 and the Suez Crisis. Pearson’s Nobel peace prize persuaded Canadians we had something good to do in the world and that we could change the world.” – Toronto Star, 4-2-06
SPOTTED:
  • David Hackett Fischer: Will host a lecture and book signing Thursday, Apr. 6, @ the Charlotte Museum of History – Charlotte Observer, 4-2-06
  • John Hope Franklin: Recalls road from slavery to freedom – Sun Herald, 4-1-06
  • Jack McCormack: Irish Cultural Society takes another step in funding of monumental restoration projects – Gettysburg Times, 4-1-06
ON TV:
  • History Channel: Lincoln, Friday, Apr. 7 @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: The Presidents 1945-1977, Saturday, Apr. 8 @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: The Presidents 1977-Present, Saturday, Apr. 8 @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: Kennedys: The Curse of Power, Saturday, Apr. 8 @ 8pm ET/PT –
  • History Channel: The Kennedy Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy and the Shannon” Wednesday, Apr. 8 @ 10pm ET/PT
  • C-Span2, History on BookTV: AEI’s Irving Kristol Lecture David Hackett Fischer, Sunday, Apr. 2 at 8:05pm – BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: In Depth: Shelby Steele Sunday, Apr. 2 at 12pm & Monday, Apr. 3, @ 12am – BookTV
SELLING BIG (NYT):
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, #10, (7 weeks on list) – 4-9-06
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #17 – 4-9-06
  • David McCullough: 1776, #30 – 4-9-06
FUTURE RELEASES:
  • Ronald Kessler: Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady, Apr. 4, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Jon Meacham: American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation, Apr. 4, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Efraim Karsh: Islamic Imperialism : A History, Apr. 11, 2006- Amazon.com
  • Robert Dallek & Terry Golway: Let Every Nation Know, Apr. 17, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Gordon Wood: Revolutionary Characters : What Made the Founders Different, May 18, 2006 – Amazon.com
APPOINTED:
HONORED:
DEPARTED:

Posted on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at 7:03 PM

History Buzz: March 2006

History Buzz

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Ms. Goodman is the Editor/Features Editor at HNN. She has a Masters in Library and Information Studies from McGill University, and has done graduate work in history at Concordia University.

March 27, 2006

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
BIGGEST STORY:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED:
  • Paul Berman on Francis Fukuyama: Neo No More America at the CrossroadsNYT, 3-26-06
  • Joshua Zeitz: Zelda, Clara and Other Women Gone Wild Flapper : A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America ModernNYT, 3-24-06
  • Francis Fukuyama: The War Among the Conservatives A leading neocon thinker breaks ranks with his former allies over Iraq – Washington Post, 3-26-06
  • Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas Zuniga: Why Can’t Democrats Win? Crashing the Gate Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics NYT, 3-26-06
  • Jane Glover: They Loved Wolfgang Mozart’s WomenNYT, 3-26-06
  • Gershom Gorenberg, Walter Laqueur: The Battle for the Holy Land – Washington Post, 3-26-06
  • Historical Fiction, James Morrow: Wicked In colonial America, a young woman sets out to prove that there’s no such thing as witches – Washington Post, 3-26-06
  • James L. Swanson: ‘Manhunt’ a thrilling history – The Post and Courier, 3-26-06
  • John Lewis Gaddis: Misses the Soviet angle in the Cold War – Tony Judt in the NY Review of Books, 3-23-06
  • Michael Kazin: William Jennings Bryan A Complicated, Consequential Leader A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings BryanChristianity Today, 3-20-06
OP-ED:
PROFILED:
INTERVIEWED:
QUOTED:
  • Historian David McCullough to a Senate Committee in June on the No Child left Behind Act: “history is being put on the back burner or taken off the stove altogether in many or most schools, in favor of math and reading.” – LA Daily News, 3-26-06
SPOTTED:
ON TV:
  • History Channel: Auschwitz: The Forgotten Evidence, Sunday, March 26 @ 8pm ET/PT –
  • PBS: American Experience, “Eugene O’Neill: A Documentary Film” Monday, Mar. 27 @ 9pm – PBS
  • History Channel: Battlefield Detectives “The War of 1812: the Chesapeake and the Shannon” Wednesday, Mar. 29 @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: Hitler and Stalin: Roots of Evil, Wednesday, Mar. 27 @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: The Plot to Kill Ronald Reagan, Thursday, Mar. 30 @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai, Saturday, Apr. 1 @ 6pm ET/PT
  • C-Span2, BookTV: In Depth: Shelby Steele, Sunday, Apr. 2 at 12pm & Monday, Apr. 3, @ 12am- BookTV
SELLING BIG (NYT):
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, #13, (6 weeks on list) 4-2-06
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #19 – 4-2-06
FUTURE RELEASES:
  • Colin G. Calloway: The Scratch of a Pen : 1763 and the Transformation of America, Mar. 31, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Ronald Kessler: Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady, Apr. 4, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Jon Meacham: American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation, Apr. 4, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Efraim Karsh: Islamic Imperialism : A History, Apr. 11, 2006- Amazon.com
  • Robert Dallek & Terry Golway: Let Every Nation Know, Apr. 17, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Gordon Wood: Revolutionary Characters : What Made the Founders Different, May 18, 2006 – Amazon.com
HONORED:
DEPARTED:

Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 5:25 PM

March 20, 2006

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
BIGGEST STORY:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED:
  • Alan Brinkley on Kevin Phillips: Clear and Present Dangers American TheocracyNYT, 3-19-06
  • Eric Foner on Raymond Arsenault: Bound for Glory Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial JusticeNYT, 3-19-06
  • Ira Berlin & Leslie M. Harris: Our Captive Past Slavery in New YorkNYT, 3-19-06
  • Harvey C. Mansfield: Who’s the Man? ManlinessNYT, 3-19-06
  • Elaine Feinstein: Not Silenced Anna of All the Russias: The Life of Anna AkhmatovaNYT, 3-19-06
  • Richard Carwardine: British Historian Crafts Masterful Political Biography of Abraham Lincoln – Huntington News Network, 3-17-06
  • Kevin Phillips: Tying Religion and Politics to an Impending U.S. Decline American TheocracyNYT, 3-17-06
  • Francis Fukuyama: Supporter’s Voice Now Turns on Bush America at the CrossroadsNYT, 3-14-06
OP-ED:
PROFILED:
  • James L. Swanson: Fascinated by Lincoln’s Assassination, and the Trail of the Killer – NYT, 3-15-06
INTERVIEWED:
QUOTED:
  • Jill Lepore on teaching about slavery in the North: Most Americans do not know the story of slavery in the North. There’s no reason to hide the fact that New York City was built by slaves. It’s an important part of the city’s past.” – AP, 3-17-06
  • Michael Kazin on the Third Anniversary of the Iraq War: “During Vietnam, Lyndon Johnson said we can fight them there or fight them here, but no one believed it. This time, there’s more fear about what happens next.” – Courier Post Online, 3-19-06
SPOTTED:
  • Richard Larsen: Historian to discuss life during Civil War in Minnesota and Wisconsin, Mar. 28, 2006 – Pioneer Press, 3-17-06
  • Billy D. Higgins: Book signing for A Stranger and a Sojourner: Peter Caulder, Free Black Frontiersman in Antebellum ArkansasBaxter Bulletin, 3-16-06
  • Laurel Thatcher Ulrich: Discussing “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History,” Mar. 29, 2006 @ the University of Notre Dame – South Bend Tribune, 3-16-06
  • Mark E. Neely, Jr.: To Compare Civil Liberties Restraints of Lincoln Era to Post-Sept. 11, Mar. 23, 2006 @ SUNY Cortland – SUNY Cortland News, 3-16-06
  • H.R. McMaster: Featured in 60 Minutes story about Iraqi town taken back by US – 60 Minutes, 3-12-06
  • Historians: Book Conference to honor legacy of Shelby Foote @ University of Mississippi, Mar. 30-Apr. 1, 2006 – Daily Journal, 3-12-06 and U of Miss Conference Registration
  • David Wrobel: K-12 Teachers Invited To Partner With History Professors At CU-Boulder Center Of The American West Event, Mar. 22, 2006- CU Boulder News & Events, 3-9-06
ON TV:
  • PBS: American Experience, “Murder of the Century,” Monday, Mar. 20, 2006 @ 9pm – PBS
  • History Channel: UFO Files Texas’ Roswell, Monday, March 20 @ 8pm ET/PT –
  • History Channel: Digging for the Truth “Troy: Of Gods and Warriors,” Monday, March 20 @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: The True Story of the Philadelphia Experiment, Wednesday, March 22 @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: Decoding The Past Secret Brotherhood of Freemasons, Thursday, March 23 @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: Titanic’s Final Moments: Missing Pieces, Friday, March 24 @ 8pm ET/PT
  • Caligula: Reign of Madness, Friday, March 24 @ 10pm ET/PT
  • C-Span2: After Words: Kevin Phillips and Grover Norquist, Saturday, March 25 @ 9:00 pm & Sunday, March 26 @ 6:00 pm @ 9:00 pm – BookTV
  • History Channel: Women’s History Month Listings – History Channel
SELLING BIG (NYT):
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, #6, (5 weeks on list) 3-26-06
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #11 (20 weeks on list) – 3-26-06
  • David McCullough: 1776, #26 – 3-26-06
FUTURE RELEASES:
  • Kevin Phillips:American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century, Mar. 21, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Jerome Armstrong & Markos Moulitsas Zuniga: Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics, Mar. 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Colin G. Calloway: The Scratch of a Pen : 1763 and the Transformation of America, Mar. 31, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Ronald Kessler: Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady, Apr. 4, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Jon Meacham: American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation, Apr. 4, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Efraim Karsh: Islamic Imperialism : A History, Apr. 11, 2006- Amazon.com
  • Robert Dallek & Terry Golway: Let Every Nation Know, Apr. 17, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Gordon Wood: Revolutionary Characters : What Made the Founders Different, May 18, 2006 – Amazon.com
HONORED:
DEPARTED:
  • Madeleine P. Cosman: 68, Medieval Expert, Dies – NYT, 3-19-06

Posted on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at 3:24 PM

March 13, 2006

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
BIGGEST STORY:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED:
  • Sarah Dunant: 16th-Century Fox In the Company of the Courtesan Historical Fiction – NYT, 3-12-06
  • Sarah Dunant: In the Company of the Courtesan Historical Fiction, First Chapter – NYT, 3-12-06
  • Sarah Dunant: Historical horizontal advancement In the Company of the Courtesan Historical Fiction – Houston Chronicle, 3-10-06
  • Peter Richardson: The conscience of California American Prophet: The Life & Work of Carey McWilliamsLA Times, 3-12-06
  • Michael Kazin: Beyond monkey business Bryan as reformer A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings BryanBaltimore Sun, 3-12-06
  • Texas Reads: Histories focus on 1800s events, figures – Bryan College-Station Eagle, 3-12-06
OP-ED:
PROFILED:
INTERVIEWED:
QUOTED:
  • Peter Kornbluh on Chile: “ultimate study of morality – or the lack of it – in American foreign policy.” – Chicago Tribune, 3-10-06
SPOTTED:
ON TV:
  • Elyse Luray: ‘History Detectives’ will be on the Hunt at ‘Atlantique City’ March 25-26 – News-antique.com, 3-8-06
  • History Channel: THE HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY, Friday, Mar. 17, 2006 @ 7PM/ET – History Channel
  • History Channel: “Digging for the Truth: City of the Gods” Sunday, Mar. 19, 2006 @ 7PM/ET – History Channel
  • History Channel: Women’s History Month Listings – History Channel
SELLING BIG (NYT):
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #8 (19 weeks on list) – 3-19-06
  • David McCullough: 1776, #23 – 3-19-06
  • James Risen: State of War, #29 – 3-19-06
  • Taylor Branch: At Canaan’s Edge, #32 – 3-19-06
FUTURE RELEASES:
  • Jerome Armstrong & Markos Moulitsas Zuniga: Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics, Mar. 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Colin G. Calloway: The Scratch of a Pen : 1763 and the Transformation of America, Mar. 31, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Apr. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Efraim Karsh: Islamic Imperialism : A History, Apr. 11, 2006- Amazon.com
  • Robert Dallek & Terry Golway: Let Every Nation Know, Apr. 17, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Gordon Wood: Revolutionary Characters : What Made the Founders Different, May 18, 2006 – Amazon.com
LEAVING:
DEPARTED:
  • Richard P. McCormick: Hundreds fill Rutgers: Kirkpatrick Chapel to celebrate beloved professor’s life – The Star Ledger, 3-10-06

Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 6:13 PM

March 6, 2006

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED:
  • Heather Cox Richardson reviewing Eric Foner: A Dream Deferred FOREVER FREE The Story of Emancipation and ReconstructionWashington Post, 3-5-06
  • Michael Kazin: The Man With the Silver Tongue A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings BryanNYT, 3-5-06
  • Michael Kazin: A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan First Chapter – NYT, 3-5-06
  • Mark Kurlansky: The Mollusk That Made Manhattan The Big Oyster: History on the Half ShellNYT, 3-5-06
  • Mark M. Smith: USC professor has a sense of racial stereotypes – The State, 3-5-06
  • David Reynolds: Fascinating look at Churchill’s on words on WWII IN COMMAND OF HISTORY: CHURCHILL FIGHTING AND WRITING THE SECOND WORLD WARToledo Blade, 3-5-06
  • Eric Burns: Book chronicles colorful history of early journalism Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American JournalismGwinnett Daily Post, 3-5-06
  • Michael Kazin: His New bio of William Jennings Bryan – Scott McLemee at Inside Higher Ed, 3-1-06
  • Charles Hill: Subject of a former student’s biography – Michiko Kakutani in the NYT, 2-28-06
OP-ED:
  • David Sirota: Tom Friedman Becomes America’s Chief Revisionist Historian – Huffington Post, 3-4-06
  • Fred Kaplan: Yes, We Should Worry About Iran Do we really want to relive the Cold War nuclear nightmare? – Slate, 3-3-06
PROFILED:
INTERVIEWED:
QUOTED:
  • Gil Troy on Bill Clinton’s Canadian Tour: “He’s the first presidential rock star in American history. He still has this tremendous skill set. He can seduce a room like nobody else in America…. He [Mr. Clinton] couldn’t help himself. It’s pathological. It’s not like he doesn’t know his own skill sets. He stole the show, but in stealing the show, he stole it from her [Hillary Clinton].” – The Globe and Mail, 3-4-06
SPOTTED:
  • W. Jeffrey Bolster: Professor to discuss the ‘Colonial Revival’ (Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2006) @ The Exeter Historical Society – The Hampton Union
  • Garry Wills: Will discuss his latest book “What Jesus Meant” (March 29, 2006) @ the Washington National Cathedral – Washington Post, 3-5-06
  • Joseph Ellis: Discussed “His Excellency: George Washington” – iberkshires.com, 3-2-06
  • David Brion Davis: Historian situates ‘back-to-Africa’ movements in broad context at Tanner Lecture – Stanford Report, 3-1-06
  • Charles Bracelen Flood: Will deliver the 24th annual Edward F. Prichard Jr. Lecture (Monday, Mar. 20, 2006) @ the University of Kentucky- U of K News, 3-1-06
  • Nell Painter: Lectured Her New Book, Creating Black Americans @ Hamilton College- Hamilton College News, 2-28-06
  • John O. Anfinson: Spoke at Winona State University’s lecture series, “Celebration of the Book 2006″ – WSU Winonan, 2-28-06
  • Raymond E. Janifer: Professor lectures on early American black history – Chambersburg Public Opinion, 2-27-06
ON TV:
  • History Channel: Women’s History Month Listings – History Channel
  • History Channel: Train Wreck in Lake Michigan, Monday 6, 2006 @ 10PM/ET – History Channel
  • History Channel: “Warrior Queen Boudica”, Friday, Mar. 10, 2006 @ 8PM/ET – History Channel
  • C-Span2’s BookTV: Richard Barnet, author of The Rockets’ Red Glare: When America Goes To War — The Presidents and the People, Saturday, Mar. 11, 2006 @ 6PM/ET – C-Span
  • History Channel: THE HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY, Friday, Mar. 17, 2006 @ 7PM/ET – History Channel
SELLING BIG (NYT):
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #7 (18 weeks on list) – 3-12-06
  • David McCullough: 1776, #17 – 3-12-06
  • Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster: Parish Priest, #28 – 3-12-06
  • Taylor Branch: At Canaan’s Edge, #32 – 3-12-06
  • James Risen: State of War, #33 – 3-12-06
FUTURE RELEASES:
  • Liza Picard: Victorian London : The Tale of a City 1840–1870, Mar. 7, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Jerome Armstrong & Markos Moulitsas Zuniga: Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics, Mar. 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Colin G. Calloway: The Scratch of a Pen : 1763 and the Transformation of America, Mar. 31, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Apr. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Efraim Karsh: Islamic Imperialism : A History, Apr. 11, 2006- Amazon.com
  • Robert Dallek & Terry Golway: Let Every Nation Know, Apr. 17, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
  • Gordon Wood: Revolutionary Characters : What Made the Founders Different, May 18, 2006 – Amazon.com
HONORED:
  • Don Rittner: Honored with the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Preservation Award – Albany Times Union, 3-2-06
DEPARTED:
  • Arnold A. Rogow: 81, a Writer Who Put History on the Couch, Dies – NYT, 3-2-06

Posted on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at 5:57 PM

History Buzz: February 2006

History Buzz

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Ms. Goodman is the Editor/Features Editor at HNN. She has a Masters in Library and Information Studies from McGill University, and has done graduate work in history at Concordia University.

February 27, 2006

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
MOST POPULAR:
  • Judith Klinghoffer: Blog Post”Buy Danish,” now holds the record for most comments on HNN’s comment boards – over 2200 of them!
BIGGEST STORY:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED:
  • Jeffrey Hart & Bruce Bartlett: The Conservative Imagination – NYT, 2-26-06
  • Jeffrey Hart: The Making of the American Conservative Mind First Chapter – NYT, 2-26-06
  • Tony Judt: Sixty years of malaise, decline Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 Washington Times, 2-26-06
  • Alan Taylor: What the Indians wanted but didn’t get The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American RevolutionWashington Times, 2-26-06
OP-ED:
PROFILED:
INTERVIEWED:
QUOTED:
  • Gaddis Smith: on Lawrence Summers resignition – “Harvard in some ways is a more difficult place to be the president of because it is so large, with so many different constituencies. Yale has a tradition, which sets it off from Harvard, to talk to each other pretty well.” – Yale Daily News, 2-23-06
  • Philip Kuhn: on Lawrence Summers resignition – “Things had reached a point where there weren’t too many good alternatives. There were only bad alternatives. His resigning was bad, and his not resigning was bad. His relationship with the significant portion of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences was not productive. I don’t consider this a good thing for Harvard.” – Yale Daily News, 2-23-06
  • Milton Sernett & Kathryn Grover: Discussing “works of grace” black churches – Finger Lakes Times, 2-26-06
SPOTTED:
ON TV:
  • PBS: “Hijacked” American Experience, (Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 @ 9PM/ET) – PBS
  • History Channel: John Wesley Powell on “Risk Takers, History Makers” (Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 @ 8PM/ET) – History Channel
  • History Channel: “Rome: Engineering an Empire” and “Roman Vice” (Friday, Mar. 3, 2006 @ 8PM/ET) –
  • C-Span2’s : Charles Sanders, author of The Boys of Winter: Life and Death in the U.S. Ski Troops During the Second World War on BookTV (Mar. 5, 2006 @ 10PM/ET) – C-Span2
  • The History Channel Takes Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Gilder Lehrman Collection on HistoryCENTER (Sunday, Mar. 5, & Sunday, Mar. 19, 2006 @ 8AM/Nationwide) – History Channel
  • History Channel: Black History Month 2006 TV Schedule – History Channel
SELLING BIG (NYT):
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #10 (17 weeks on list) – 2-26-06
  • David McCullough: 1776, #18 – 2-26-06
  • Taylor Branch: At Canaan’s Edge, #23 – 2-26-06
  • Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster: Parish Priest, #27 – 2-26-06
FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Rick Newman & Don Shepperd: Bury Us Upside Down : The Misty Pilots and the Secret Battle for the Ho Chi Minh Trail, Feb. 28, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Robert L. McLaughlin, Sally E. Parry: We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II, Mar. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Michael Burleigh: Earthly Powers : The Clash of Religion and Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Great War, Mar. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Liza Picard: Victorian London : The Tale of a City 1840–1870, Mar. 7, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Jerome Armstrong & Markos Moulitsas Zuniga: Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics, Mar. 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Colin G. Calloway: The Scratch of a Pen : 1763 and the Transformation of America, Mar. 31, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Apr. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Efraim Karsh: Islamic Imperialism : A History, Apr. 11, 2006- Amazon.com
    • Robert Dallek & Terry Golway: Let Every Nation Know, Apr. 17, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 9, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Gordon Wood: Revolutionary Characters : What Made the Founders Different, May 18, 2006 – Amazon.com
    DEPARTED:

    Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 5:54 PM

    February 20, 2006

    HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED:
    OP-ED:
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    QUOTED:
    • Mark F. Fernandez on Mardi Gras: “That’s part of the way New Orleanians deal with stress, they blow off some steam, so to speak.” – AP, 2-19-06
    SPOTTED:
    ON TV:
    • PBS: Conclusion “Reconstruction: The Second Civil War” on American Experience, (Monday, Feb. 20, 2006 @ 10PM/ET) – PBS, WGBH
    • History Channel: “Little Ice Age: The Big Chill” (Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 8-10PM ET/PT) – History Channel
    • PBS: Continuation “Auchwitz: Inside the Nazi State.” (Check local listings) PBS
    • BookTV: David Roll & Keith McFarland discuss Louis Johnson and the Arming of America: The Roosevelt and Truman Years, (Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 1PM ET) – C-Span
    • History Channel: Black History Month 2006 TV Schedule – historychannel.com
    SELLING BIG (NYT):
    • Taylor Branch: At Canaan’s Edge, #11 (2 weeks on list) – 2-19-06
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #14 (16 weeks on list) – 2-19-06
    • David McCullough: 1776, #21 – 2-19-06
    • Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster: Parish Priest, #32 – 2-19-06
    FUTURE RELEASES:
    • Deborah Davis: Party of the Century : The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black-and-White Ball, Feb. 24, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Robert L. McLaughlin, Sally E. Parry: We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II, Mar. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Colin G. Calloway: The Scratch of a Pen : 1763 and the Transformation of America, Mar. 31, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Michael Burleigh: Earthly Powers : The Clash of Religion and Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Great War, Mar. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Liza Picard: Victorian London : The Tale of a City 1840–1870, Mar. 7, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Apr. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Efraim Karsh: Islamic Imperialism : A History, Apr. 11, 2006- Amazon.com
    • Gordon Wood: Revolutionary Characters : What Made the Founders Different, May 18, 2006 – Amazon.com
    HONORED:
    DEPARTED:
    • Robert Peterson: Historian of Negro Leagues Baseball, dies at 80 – NYT, 2-16-06

    Posted on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at 5:08 PM

    February 13, 2006

    HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED:
    OP-ED:
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    QUOTED:
    • Paul George on Miami, Cuba and the lingering Cold War: “It absolutely is a throwback. Cuban exiles are still worried about the Castro issue, and they hinge everything around that issue, the existence of Castro. But the rest of the country has long forgotten that this Cold War period ever happened.” – Monterey Herald, 2-12-06
    • Douglas Brinkley on New Orleans: “The Lower Ninth Ward is kind of the heart and soul of the African-American experience in New Orleans, and what’s New Orleans without the African-American experience? It would be a big statement if we could save the Lower Ninth Ward, and I think some of their cultural photography could be helpful toward that end.” – NYT, 2-9-06
    SPOTTED:
    ON TV:
    • PBS: “Reconstruction: The Second Civil War” on American Experience, (Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 @ 9PM/ET) – PBS, WGBH
    • History Channel “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” (Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 @ 8PM ET/PT) – History Channel
    • BookTV on C-Span2: Richard Shenkman, Presidential Ambition (Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006 @ 7PM/ET) – C-Span2
    • History Channel: “First to Fight: The Black Tankers of WWII” (Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 @ 7pm ET/PT History Channel
    • History Channel: Black History Month 2006 TV Schedule – historychannel.com
    SELLING BIG (NYT):
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #14 (15 weeks on list) – 2-12-06
    • David McCullough: 1776, #18 – 2-12-06
    • Taylor Branch: At Canaan’s Edge, #23 – 2-12-06
    • Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster: Parish Priest, #29 – 2-12-06
    FUTURE RELEASES:
    • Deborah Davis: Party of the Century : The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black-and-White Ball, Feb. 24, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Robert L. McLaughlin, Sally E. Parry: We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II, Mar. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Colin G. Calloway: The Scratch of a Pen : 1763 and the Transformation of America, Mar. 31, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Michael Burleigh: Earthly Powers : The Clash of Religion and Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Great War, Mar. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Liza Picard: Victorian London : The Tale of a City 1840–1870, Mar. 7, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Apr. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Efraim Karsh: Islamic Imperialism : A History, Apr. 11, 2006- Amazon.com
    • Larry Schweikart: America’s Victories: Why the U.S. Wins Wars and Will Win the War on Terror, May 18, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Gordon Wood: Revolutionary Characters : What Made the Founders Different, May 18, 2006 – Amazon.com
    HONORED:
    DEPARTED:

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2006 at 5:42 PM

    February 6, 2006

    HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
    MOST POPULAR:
    • OP-ED: Lewis Gould: “Abolish the State of the Union Address” – Washington Post, 1-29-06
    • Lewis Gould: OP-ED mentioned in White House Press Briefing, Jan. 30, 2006 – Whitehouse.govLewis Gould: OP-ED discussed in Newshour with Jim Lehrer State of the Union Preview – PBS Newshour, 1-30-06
    • Lewis Gould: Appeared on Al Sharpton’s “Keeping It Real” and ABC Nightline discussing his OP-ED, & State of the Union, Jan. 31, 2006.
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED:
    • Taylor Branch: At Canaan’s Edge, The Whirlwinds of Revolt – NYT, 2-5-06
    • Taylor Branch: At Canaan’s Edge Featured First Chapter – NYT, 2-5-06
    • Taylor Branch: King’s lost dream – Salon.com, 2-1-06
    • Taylor Branch: Tragic, But Not in Vain, The Final Years of King’s Life – NY Observer, 2-6-06
    • Michael Kazin: A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings BryanLA Times, 2-5-06
    • Alan Wolfe on Michael Kazin: A GODLY HERO The Life of William Jennings Bryan, The Common Touch – Washington Post, 2-5-06
    • Walter Isaacson on James Risen: State of War, Spies and Spymasters – NYT, 2-5-06
    • Fred Barnes: REBEL-IN-CHIEF Inside the Bold and Controversial Presidency of George W. Bush, The Vision Thing – Washington Post, 2-5-06
    • Eugene Genovese: Divine Rights – New Republic, 2-6-06
    • Leonard Steinhorn: The Greater Generation, Talkin’ bout my generation – Salon.com, 2-3-06
    • David Levering Lewis on Richard Slotkin: Lost Battalions, The Race to War – The Nation, 2-2-06
    OP-ED:
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    QUOTED:
    • Steve Gillon on the Baby Boomers: “It’s a generation that grew up in a unique historical moment: at the end of World War II, when there was prosperity, a sense of expectation and hope about the future. So it’s a generation that was born with a sense of entitlement…” – CBS News, 2-5-06
    • Taylor Branch on the Passing of Coretta Scott King: “This is the last of the pioneers that will have worldwide resonance from that period.” – Baltimore Sun, 2-1-06
    SPOTTED:
    ON TV:
    • African American Lives: Searching for Our Names/ Beyond The Middle Passage PBS, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 9pm ET – PBS
    • American Experience: Jesse James, PBS, Monday. Feb. 6, 9pm ET – PBS
    • Declassified: Castro – The Survivor, History Channel, Thursday, Feb. 9, 10pm ET/PT – History Channel
    • History Channel: Black History Month 2006 TV Schedule – historychannel.com
    SELLING BIG (NYT):
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #15 (14 weeks on list) – 2-5-06
    • David McCullough: 1776, #18 – 2-5-06
    • Taylor Branch: At Canaan’s Edge, #23 – 2-5-06
    • Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster: Parish Priest, #29 – 2-5-06
    FUTURE RELEASES:
    • James L. Swanson: Manhunt : The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, February 7, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Deborah Davis: Party of the Century : The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black-and-White Ball, Feb. 24, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Robert L. McLaughlin, Sally E. Parry: We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II, Mar. 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Apr. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    HONORED:
    DEPARTED:

    Posted on Sunday, February 5, 2006 at 4:40 PM

    History Buzz: January 2006

    History Buzz

    By Bonnie K. Goodman

    Ms. Goodman is the Editor/Features Editor at HNN. She has a Masters in Library and Information Studies from McGill University, and has done graduate work in history at Concordia University.

    January 30, 2006

    HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
    MOST POPULAR:
    • Juan Cole’s blog, Informed Comment, is the most popular history blog on the Internet.
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED:
    OP-ED:
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    QUOTED:
    • Peter N. Stearns on the word “cool”: “We were dealing with a culture that was placing an increasing premium on controlling emotion, particularly anger.” The hippies in the 1960s used the word to “promote the notion that they were relaxed and not angry…” – Newsday, 1-29-06
    • Gil Troy on Stephen Harper as new Canadian PM: “Welcome to the major leagues. It’s a very important lesson to learn at the beginning of his leadership. Lesson No. 1 is that once you become the leader of a nation, you now are public property. You belong to history….” – The Ottawa Citizen, 1-28-06
    SPOTTED:
    ON TV:
    SELLING BIG (NYT):
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #10 (13 weeks on list) – 1-30-06
    • Taylor Branch: At Canaan’s Edge, #16 (1 week on list)- 1-30-06
    • David McCullough: 1776, #18 – 1-30-06
    • Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster: Parish Priest, #24 – 1-30-06
    FUTURE RELEASES:
    • Linda Eisenmann: Higher Education for Women in Postwar America, 1945-1965, Feb. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Frank T. Kryza: The Race for Timbuktu : In Search of Africa’s City of Gold, Feb. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • James L. Swanson: Manhunt : The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, February 7, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Deborah Davis: Party of the Century : The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black-and-White Ball, Feb. 24, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Robert L. McLaughlin, Sally E. Parry: We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II, Mar. 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Apr. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    HONORED:
    DEPARTED:

    Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 at 5:02 PM

    January 23, 2006

    HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
    MOST POPULAR:
    • Juan Cole’s blog, Informed Comment, is the most popular history blog on the Internet.
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED:
    OP-ED:
    • Jeffrey Kimball: A Firebell Rings in the Night, but Where Are the Historians? – POTUS HNN, 1-21-06
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    QUOTED:
    • Canter Brown: “You always hope there’s some middle ground. I know for a fact many individuals who proudly associate themselves with the Confederate flag and the heritage it represents are not racist in their intentions…” – The Ledger, 1-22-06
    • Robert Dallek on Reagan’s legacy: “But when you go through the scandals we have seen… Reagan and Kennedy become all the more appealing.” Chicago Tribune, 1-21-06
    SPOTTED:
    • John Lewis Gaddis: Discussing The Cold War: A New History @ the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., February 2, 2006, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Cold War International History Project
    • Stanford historian Richard White: Lecture part of UCSC Alumni Association Distinguished Visiting Professor program (Feb. 15, 2006) – UC Santa Cruz Currents, 1-23-06
    • Yale’s Paul Kennedy: Lecture to discuss the connections between Darwin, survival, and Empire (Jan. 20, 2006) – Press Zoom, 1-21-06
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian coming to Springfield (Feb. 11-12, 2006) – sj-r.com, 1-20-06
    • Thomas J. Sugrue: Lecture “Beyond Apocalypse: Rethinking America in the 1960s” at the Minnesota History Center, (Jan. 21, 2006) – Pioneer Press, 1-20-06
    • Juan Cole: Examines Jihadist Groups at UCLA (Jan. 18, 2006) – UCLA, International Institute, 1-20-06
    ON TV:
    • Laura Fisher: “The War That Made America” on PBS – NYT, 1-18-06
    SELLING BIG (NYT):
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #9 (12 weeks on list) – 1-22-06
    • David McCullough: 1776, #11 (34 weeks on list) – 1-22-06
    • Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster: Parish Priest, #20 – 1-22-06
    • Taylor Branch: At Canaan’s Edge, #30 – 1-22-06
    FUTURE RELEASES:
    • Leanda de Lisle: After Elizabeth : The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle For the Throne of England, Jan. 31, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Linda Eisenmann: Higher Education for Women in Postwar America, 1945-1965, Feb. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Frank T. Kryza: The Race for Timbuktu : In Search of Africa’s City of Gold, Feb. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • James L. Swanson: Manhunt : The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, February 7, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Deborah Davis: Party of the Century : The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black-and-White Ball, Feb. 24, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Robert L. McLaughlin, Sally E. Parry: We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II, Mar. 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Apr. 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    HONORED:
    DEPARTED:

    Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 5:35 PM

    January 16, 2006

    HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
    MOST POPULAR:
    • Dan Cohen: 10 Most Popular History Syllabi – Dan Cohen Blog, 1-11-06
    • Juan Cole’s blog, Informed Comment, is the most popular history blog on the Internet.
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED:
    OP-ED:
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    • Fatima Muge Gocek: Statement on Armenian Genocide Cause Anger Tide among Turkish Organizations – PanArmenian.Net, 1-12-06
    QUOTED:
    • Gordon Wood on Benjamin Franklin: “He certainly is a multiplicity of persona, so one never knows which one is the real Franklin.” – AP, 1-14-06
    • John Hudson on Thomas Becket: “Those who share my prejudice against him may consider his assassination in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December, 1170, a fittingly grisly end.” – Wimbledon Guardian, 1-13-06
    SPOTTED:
    ON TV:
    • Lincoln on the History Chanel, Monday, January 16 @ 8PM/7C
    • The History Channel: Announces the Line-Up for Its Groundbreaking Programming Event ’10 DAYS THAT UNEXPECTEDLY CHANGED AMERICA’ (April, 2006) – The Futon Critic, 1-11-06
    SELLING BIG (NYT):
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #8 (11 weeks on list) – 1-15-06
    • David McCullough: 1776, #10 (33 weeks on list) – 1-15-06
    FUTURE RELEASES:
    • Leanda de Lisle: After Elizabeth : The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle For the Throne of England, January 31, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • James B. Jacobs: Mobsters, Unions, And Feds: The Mafia And the American Labor Movement, January, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Linda Eisenmann: Higher Education for Women in Postwar America, 1945-1965, February 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Frank T. Kryza: The Race for Timbuktu : In Search of Africa’s City of Gold, February 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • James L. Swanson: Manhunt : The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, February 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Robert L. McLaughlin, Sally E. Parry: We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II, March 2006 – Amazon.com
    HONORED:
    DEPARTED:

    Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 3:34 PM

    January 9, 2006

    HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED:
    OP-ED:
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    QUOTED:
    • John Womack on Subcomandante Marcos: “That moment 12 years back, when the Zapatistas came down from the mountains with the thrill of purifying the country, is gone.” – Newsweek, 1-16-06
    • Julian Zelizer on the Alito hearings: “Whereas with Roberts, senators were dealing with more of a mystery, now it’s more Alito needing to defend or explain his statements.” – San Francisco Chronicle, 1-8-06
    • Kenneth T. Jackson on NY Museum: “My view is that the great advantage of the museum, is that it’s about the city of New York.” – NYT, 1-8-06
    • Timuel Black on Lou Rawls’ passing: “He was so appealing that he crossed racial ethnic barriers. He was a non-braggadocio guy who people could easily like.” – Chicago Tribune, 1-7-06
    • Barbara Dafoe Whitehead on the conventionial romantic movie formula: “We’re in a talky culture. We talk everything to death…” – Los Angeles Times, 1-4-06
    • Historians discuss California dreamin’ – The Valley Herald, 1-1-06
    SPOTTED:
    SELLING BIG (NYT):
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #3 (10 weeks on list) – 1-8-06
    • David McCullough: 1776, #7 (32 weeks on list) – 1-8-06
    FUTURE RELEASES:
    • Taylor Branch: At Canaan’s Edge : America in the King Years, 1965-68, January 10, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Leanda de Lisle: After Elizabeth : The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle For the Throne of England, January 31, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • James B. Jacobs: Mobsters, Unions, And Feds: The Mafia And the American Labor Movement, January, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Linda Eisenmann: Higher Education for Women in Postwar America, 1945-1965, February 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Frank T. Kryza: The Race for Timbuktu : In Search of Africa’s City of Gold, February 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • James L. Swanson: Manhunt : The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, February 1, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Robert L. McLaughlin, Sally E. Parry: We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II, March 2006 – Amazon.com
    HONORED:
    DEPARTED:

    Posted on Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 5:00 PM

    January 2, 2006

    HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED:
    OP-ED:
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    QUOTED:
    • Donald Richie on the Year’s Judicial Nominations: “Through most of the 20th century there were very few occasions of straight party- line votes. House rules favor the majority; the Senate by nature has to be more bipartisan.” – Legal Times, 12-30-05
    • Adrian R. Lewis on War Heros: “The media was a lot more supportive then. That was a big difference…” – Newhouse News Service, 12-30-05
    • Jack Bass on S.C. Historical Society’s 150th: “Most people don’t realize that history is the collective experience of all of us…” – Myrtle Beach Online, 12-29-05
    • Historian Michael Bliss: “I think the (Peter) Newman book, trashy and wretched as it is, is simply further evidence of the argument I make …that (Brian) Mulroney was a throwback to an earlier political style and that he might have made a good mayor of Boston in the 1940s.” – Vancouver Sun, 12-28-06
    • Alan Brinkley on Clinton Inpeachment in Textbooks: “It should not be in the book for titillating purposes or settling scores. It should be in the book because of its significance to our recent history.” – AP, 12-27-05
    SPOTTED:
    SELLING BIG (NYT):
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, makes it to #1 this week (9 weeks on list) – 1-1-06
    • David McCullough: 1776, #5 (31 weeks on list) – 1-1-06
    FUTURE RELEASES:
    • Amanda Mackenzie Stuart: Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age, January 3, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • James Risen: State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration, January 3, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Taylor Branch: At Canaan’s Edge : America in the King Years, 1965-68, January 10, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Leanda de Lisle: After Elizabeth : The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle For the Throne of England, January 31, 2006 – Amazon.com
    THE YEAR IN REVIEW:
    • 2005 was bad news:
      Douglas Brinkley: “Look, if you think there were greener pastures in another era, I have one word for you: dentistry…
      Rick Shenkman: “No question, 2005 was a bad year, but there’s no indication 2006 will be any better…” USA Today, 12-28-05
    HONORED:
    DEPARTED:

    Posted on Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 2:51 PM

    History Buzz: December 2005

    December 26, 2005

    HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED:
    OP-ED:
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    QUOTED:
    • Condoleezza Rice: “I’m a historian I tend to see things in the big sweep of history and hope that at some point somebody is going to look back and say, oh, something that she did then mattered.” – AP, 12-25-05
    • “The economy and the budget were in much worse shape than today…” Joshua Freeman on New York Transit Strike, Then and Now – ABC News, 12-20-05
    • Camilla Townsend on ‘The New World': “It is extraordinary that they (film-makers) worked so hard to get the scenes and the costumes correct yet continue to ignore the facts…” Star Pulse, 12-19-05
    SPOTTED:
    SELLING BIG (NYT):
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #3 (8 weeks on list) – 12-18-05
    • David McCullough: 1776, #6 (30 weeks on list) – 12-18-05
    BEST OF THE YEAR:
    FUTURE RELEASES:
    • John Lewis Gaddis: The Cold War: A New History, December 27, 2005 – Amazon.com
    • Amanda Mackenzie Stuart: Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age, January 3, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Taylor Branch: At Canaan’s Edge : America in the King Years, 1965-68, January 10, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Leanda de Lisle: After Elizabeth : The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle For the Throne of England, January 31, 2006 – Amazon.com
    DEPARTED:

    Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2005 at 6:56 PM

    December 19, 2005

    HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED:
    OP-ED:
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    QUOTED:
    • Don Ritchie on Tom Daschle: “Many former senators… remain in the nation’s capital to work as lobbyists or public policy advocates.” – Argus Leader, 12-14-05
    • Robert Dallek on Kennedy Statue: “Getting these (statues) erected is not a simple business, politics linger on.” – Associated Press, 12-9-05
    SPOTTED:
    SELLING BIG (NYT):
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #3 (7 weeks on list) – 12-25-05
    • David McCullough: 1776, #6 (29 weeks on list) – 12-25-05
    FUTURE RELEASES:
    • Richard Reeves: President Reagan : The Triumph of Imagination, December 20, 2005 – Amazon.com
    • Aharon J. Klein: Striking Back: The Munich Olympics Massacre and Israel’s Deadly Response, December 20, 2005 – Amazon.com
    • John Lewis Gaddis: The Cold War: A New History, December 27, 2005 – Amazon.com
    • Amanda Mackenzie Stuart: Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age, January 3, 2006 – Amazon.com
    • Taylor Branch: At Canaan’s Edge : America in the King Years, 1965-68, January 10, 2006 – Amazon.com
    BEST OF THE YEAR:
    HONORED:
    DONATED:
    DEPARTED:

    Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 5:56 PM

    December 12, 2005

    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED:
    OP-ED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    QUOTED:
    SPOTTED:
    • John Hope Franklin holding a ‘Mirror to America’ @ University of Chicago – People’s Weekly World, 12-8-05
    • Alexander Nikishin presents $5-mln Russian vodka collection – RIA Novosti, 12-8-05
    • David McCullough on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show on Comedy Central, 12-7-05
    • James Loewen discussing Sundown Town at the U of Minnesota, 12-6-05
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin Interviewed by Don Imus this past week – MSNBC, Newsweek
    • The Charlie Rose Show: A Discussion With Professor John Hope Franklin, 12-1-05 (Transcript available through eduke@duke.edu)
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show on Comedy Central, 10-26-2005
    SELLING BIG (NYT):
    • Doris Kearn Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #3 (6 weeks on list) – 12-18-05
    • David McCullough: 1776, #8 (28 weeks on list) – 12-18-05
    ON TV
    • Michael Beschloss on Imus in the Morning: Monday, December 12th 8:29am eastern on MSNBC
    FUTURE RELEASES:
    • Richard Reeves: President Reagan : The Triumph of Imagination, December 20, 2005 – Amazon.com
    • John Lewis Gaddis: The Cold War: A New History, December 27, 2005 – Amazon.com
    • Taylor Branch: At Canaan’s Edge : America in the King Years, 1965-68, January 10, 2006 – Amazon.com
    CAMPAIGNING:
    HONORED:
    BEST OF THE YEAR:
    • David McCullough, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Garry Wills & Sean Wilentz Make Best of 2005 – The Boston Globe, 12-4-05
    • History books of 2005: Understanding American Democracy and Executive Power – DCMilitary.com, 12-8-05
    • James Loewen’s SUNDOWN TOWNS: the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Tolerance 12-8-05
    • James Loewen’s SUNDOWN TOWNS (“The often shocking history of whites-only communities”): The Washington Post Book World
    LEAVING:
    RETIRING:
    DEPARTED:

    Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 2:51 PM

    December 5, 2005

    IMPRISONED:
    REVIEWED:
    OP-ED:
    IN THE NEWS:
    INTERVIEWED:
    QUOTED:
    • Julian Zelizer on ABC NEWS : “…The fact is that if you’re the party in power, it falls on you.”
    • “First Man” is not so much reported and written as vacuumed up and dumped out. — About James R. Hansen’s First Man The Life of Neil A. ArmstrongLos Angeles Times, 11-27-05
    SELLING BIG (NYT):
    • Doris Kearn Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, #3 (5 weeks on list) – 12-11-05
    • David McCullough: 1776, #10 (27 weeks on list) – 12-11-05
    • John Hope Franklin’s Mirror to America, #30
    • (12-04-05)

    ON TV:
    • SAVE OUR HISTORY FBI STINGS: Recovering Stolen History on The History Channel(R) Saturday, December 10 at 8pm ET/PT – The History Channel
    DONATED:
    HONORED:
    APPOINTED:
    BEST OF THE YEAR:
    DEPARTED:

    Posted on Sunday, December 4, 2005 at 5:57 PM

    History Buzz: November 28, 2005

    November 28, 2005

    INCARCERATED:
    SPOTTED:
    AWARDED:
    REVIEWED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin with NPR
    SELLING BIG (NYT):
    APPOINTED:
    LAUNCH:
    MAIN SELECTION:
    • Thomas Fleming’s Washington’s Secret War, The Hidden History of Valley Forge: the Book of the Month Club and the History Book Club.
    DEPARTED:

    Where History is Making News Around the World

    HISTORY ARTICLES

    HISTORY, NEWS & POLITICS

    HNN, 7-11-05

    Where History is Making News Around the World

    By Bonnie Goodman

    Ms. Goodman is a graduate student at Concordia University and an Assistant Editor at HNN.
    If history doesn’t really matter, as so many people, taking their cue from Henry Ford, seem to believe, what do they make of all the events in the news that are directly related to history? This is the question they seldom seem to ask themselves. Of the historical anniversaries of which so much is routinely made, of the tensions between nations arising from disputes about history, of the many arguments about the content of student textbooks–of these things they express a determined insouciance that is downright breathtaking.

    One measure of the extent of this indifference can be found on this map, which charts a select list of the news stories posted on HNN during the single month of June 2005. Each star on the map represents a different news story. Mouse over any star to see a short explanation. (Clicking on the star will bring up the original link from which the story was drawn except in those cases where the link became outdated.) As with our Breaking News page, descriptions of events are taken directly from the websites where the news is found; quotation marks are dispensed with in such cases.

    Like HNN’s Breaking News page, the map features only those news stories reported in the English-language press. The result is that the map is heavily skewed toward news stories that draw the attention of English-speaking readers, leading to a heavy concentration of stars in the United States and Western Europe, with a sprinkling of stars in Asia. Click here to view the lists of media sources HNN interns use to track news stories featured on the Breaking News page.

    View the HNN news map.

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