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July 20, 2009: 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 & the 1st Moon Landing



HISTORY BUZZ:

POLITICAL HIGHLIGHTS:

BIGGEST NEWS STORIES:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

IN THE NEWS:

OP-EDs & BLOGS:

  • Julian E. Zelizer: What Jimmy Carter had right: On July 15, 1979, President Jimmy Carter delivered one of the more controversial speeches in recent presidential history. When Carter delivered what would come to be known as the"malaise" speech America was in bad condition. Inflation was devastating the economy. Unemployment rates were high. OPEC had increased oil prices several times within a few months. With his re-election on the horizon, Carter watched his approval ratings plummet to below 30 percent.... - Politico, 7-15-09

REVIEWS & FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Craig Nelson: Apollo 11's Bright Glare ROCKET MEN The Epic Story Of the First Men On the Moon - WaPo, 7-19-09
  • Hobson Woodward: Shakespeare's Storm A BRAVE VESSEL The True Tale of the Castaways Who Rescued Jamestown . . . - WaPo, 7-19-09
  • Lynn Hudson Parsons: Power to (Some of) the People THE BIRTH OF MODERN POLITICS Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams and the Election of 1828 - WaPo, 7-19-09
  • Thomas Levenson: HISTORY A New Newton NEWTON AND THE COUNTERFEITER The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist - WaPo, 7-19-09
  • Martha A. Sandweiss on W. Ralph Eubanks: The Family That Rejected Jim Crow THE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE ROAD The Story of Three Generations of An Interracial Family in the American South - WaPo, 7-19-09
  • Greg Grandin: UTOPIAS Welcome to the Jungle FORDLANDIA The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City - WaPo, 7-19-09
  • Richard Holmes: Science and the Sublime THE AGE OF WONDER How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science - NYT, 7-19-09
  • Richard Holmes:THE AGE OF WONDER How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science, Excerpt - NYT, 7-19-09
  • David Kennedy on Margaret MacMillan: What History Is Good For DANGEROUS GAMES The Uses and Abuses of History - NYT, 7-19-09
  • Margaret MacMillan:DANGEROUS GAMES The Uses and Abuses of History, Excerpt - NYT, 7-19-09
  • Greg Grandin: Dearborn-on-Amazon FORDLANDIA The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City - NYT, 7-19-09
  • Greg Grandin: FORDLANDIA The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City, Excerpt - 7-19-09
  • Alistair Horne: Got Your Back KISSINGER 1973, the Crucial Year - NYT, 7-19-09
  • Alistair Horne: KISSINGER 1973, the Crucial Year - NYT, 7-19-09
  • Larry Tye: A Fastball Wrapped in a Riddle SATCHEL The Life and Times of an American Legend - NYT, 7-19-09
  • Larry Tye: SATCHEL The Life and Times of an American Legend - NYT, 7-19-09
  • James Gavin: No Prisoner of Love STORMY WEATHER The Life of Lena Horne - NYT, 7-19-09
  • James Gavin:STORMY WEATHER The Life of Lena Horne, Excerpt - NYT, 7-19-09
  • Jackson Lears continues his search for the origin of our times - John Summers in Book Forum (7-17-09)

PROFILED & FEATURED:

QUOTED:

  • David Garrow"At 100, NAACP debates its role": David Garrow, a civil rights historian, says there has been a shift from the traditional notion of black civil rights because of steady growth in black civic participation and decline of civil-rights-era protest groups.... - Chicago Tribune, 7-13-09
  • One Step Was Plenty First Man to Walk on the Moon Stoically Backpedals on Earth: Forty years ago today, Neil Armstrong became the most famous man on the planet by taking a short walk off of it. Since then he's tried to live with that fact, and also live it down. - WaPo, 7-19-09

INTERVIEWED:

  • Charles W. Eagles: Author discusses new book on James Meredith and his battle to enroll at the University of Mississippi The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss - Inside Higher Ed (7-14-09)

HONORED, AWARDED &APPOINTED:

  • Jonathan Brent: Former editorial director of Yale University Press and general editor of its celebrated Annals of Communism series is now in charge of one of the world's most important archives of Jewish life - Chronicle of Higher Ed (7-15-09)

EVENTS CALENDAR:

  • August 1, 2009: An Evening with Ken Burns: Kens Burns has been making documentary films for more than 30 years. Since the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, he has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. The late historian Stephen Ambrose said of Burns' films,"More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source." This evening will afford Chautauqua an opportunity to hear one of the most influential documentary makers of all time. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200. - Jamestown Post-Journal, 5-21-09

ON TV:

  • BBC to launch new series on history of Christianity - Religious Intelligence, 6-19-09
  • C-SPAN2:BOOK TV Weekend Schedule
  • PBS History Detectives: Mondays at 9pm
  • History Channel: Weekly Schedule
  • History Channel: "Beyond the Moon: Failure Is Not an Option 2" - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: Apollo 11 Specials - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 4-11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "Live from '69: Moon Landing" - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 8:30pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "Moonshot" - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "Last Days on Earth" - Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "Journey to 10,000 BC" - Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "Mega Disasters: New York City Hurricane" - Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "Mega Disasters: San Francisco Earthquake" - Friday, July 24, 2009 at 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "Cities Of The Underworld" Marathon - Friday, July 24, 2009 at 4-6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "Stealing Lincoln's Body" - Friday, July 24, 2009 at 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "Ancient Aliens" - Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 8pm ET/PT

BEST SELLERS (NYT):

COMING SOON BOOKS:

  • Buzz Aldrin: Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon, July 23, 2009
  • Alice Morse Earle: Child Life in Colonial Times (Paperback), July 23, 2009
  • William A. DeGregorio: The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents, Seventh Edition, August 15, 2009
  • Douglas Hunter: Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage That Redrew the Map of the New World, September 1, 2009
  • Annette Gordon-Reed: The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (Paperback), September 8, 2009
  • Jon Krakauer: Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, September 15, 2009

DEPARTED:




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