Matthew Price reviews David Abulafia's The Great Sea: A history of the Mediterranean for The National, 1 July.
Emma Mustich interviews Cornell's "Steven Kaplan on the History of Food," The Browser, 30 June, for his recommendation of five crucial books on the subject.
Joshua Kendall, "Publishing's Founding Father," Daily Beast, 1 July, draws on research for his new book, The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of An American Culture.
Geoffrey Wheatcroft, "How the British Nearly Supported the Confederacy," NYT, 30 June, reviews Amanda Foreman's A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War.
Michael Lewis, "A Good Joke Spoiled," TNR, 23 June, reviews Mark Twain's Autobiography of Mark Twain. Vol. I. Harriet Elinor Smith, ed.
Mark Bostridge, "Still fighting the First World War," TLS, 29 June, reviews Adam Hochschild's To End All Wars: How the First World War divided Britain.
Susan Berfield, "Fall of the House of Busch," Businessweek, 30 June, tracks the dramatic growth and catastrophic fall of St. Louis's Anheuser-Busch family.
"After 10 years of incarceration, and seven years after a jury sentenced him to die, 30-year-old Cory Maye will soon be going home," says Radley Balko. Balko should get lots of credit from those of us who paid too little attention to Cory Maye's case.
Congratulations to our colleague, Claire Potter, who has launched Tenured Radical 3.0 on the Chronicle of Higher Education's platform; and to the bloggers at U.S. Intellectual History. First, a history blog. Next, an annual historical conference. Now, a historical society!
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