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May 29, 2006



HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 05-29-1453 - Constantinople falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire
  • 05-29-1849 - Lincoln says"You can fool some of the people all of the time, & of people some of time, but you can't fool all of the people all of time"
  • 05-29-1905 - Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania
  • 05-30-1783 - Benjamin Tower of Phila publishes 1st daily newspaper in US
  • 05-30-1854 - Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed Missouri Compromise opens north slavery
  • 05-30-1868 - Memorial Day 1st observed when 2 women in Columbus Mississippi placed flowers on both Confederate & Union graves
  • 05-30-1922 - Lincoln Memorial dedicated
  • 05-30-1937 - Memorial Day Massacre - Chicago police shoot on union marchers, 10 die
  • 05-30-1965 - Viet Cong offensive against US base Da Nang, begins
  • 05-30-1965 - Vivian Malone, is 1st black to graduate from University of Alabama
  • 05-31-1531 -"Women's Revolt" in Amsterdam: wool house in churchyard aborted
  • 05-31-1665 - Jerusalem's rabbi Shabatai Tsvi proclaims himself Messiah
  • 05-31-1868 - 1st Memorial Day parade held in Ironton, Ohio
  • 05-31-1942 - Luftwaffe bombs Canterbury
  • 05-31-1955 - Supreme Court orders school integration"with all deliberate speed"
  • 06-01-1774 - Boston Port Bill: British govt orders Port of Boston closed
  • 06-01-1862 - Gen Lee assumes command after Joe Johnston is injured at 7 Pines
  • 06-01-1862 - Slavery abolished in all US possessions
  • 06-02-1851 - 1st US alcohol prohibition law enacted (Maine)
  • 06-02-1863 - Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves
  • 06-03-1621 - Dutch West India Company receives charter for"New Netherlands" (NY)
  • 06-03-1861 - 1st Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, WV
  • 06-03-1946 - US Supreme court rules race separation on buses, unconstitutional
  • 06-03-1972 - Sally J. Priesand becomes 1st female US rabbi
  • 06-04-1845 - Mexican-US war starts
BIGGEST STORIES:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:
OP-ED:
PROFILED:
INTERVIEWED:

  • Larry Schweikart: Interviewed about his new book ... America's Victories: Why the U.S. Wins Wars and Will Win the War on Terror - frontpagemag.com, 5-25-06
QUOTED:

  • Bruce Cumings at the UCLA Center for Korean Studies panel discussion on May 13, 2006:"U.S.-Korean relations are a"at a low. Right now, the Six Party Talks [among the United States, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, China, and Russia] are largely suspended....This administration has no consensus on how to treat North Korea." - UCLA International Institute, 5-24-06
  • Julian Zelizer on US Rep. William Jefferson, accused of accepting bribes:"Like ABSCAM, the Jefferson case does seem to be an egregious case of corruption. Congress's best response would probably be to police itself more effectively, rather than claim the executive is violating 'balance of power,'" - Christian Science Monitor, 5-24-06
SPOTTED:
ON TV:

  • History Channel:"Band of Brothers" Marathon, Sunday, May 28, @ 4-11pm ET/PT
  • C-Span2, BookTV: After Words: Richard Brookhiser interviewed by John Splaine, Sunday, May 28 @ 6:00 pm
  • C-Span2, BookTV: General Assignment: Anthony Arthur Upton Sinclair's The Jungle Sunday, May 28 @ 10:00 pm C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Robert Remini, Book Party for"The House: A History of the House of Representatives," Monday, May 29 @ 6:30 am and Tuesday, May 30 @ 12:35 am C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"Band of Brothers" Marathon, Monday, May 29, @ 8:30am-1:30pm continuing 2pm-7:30pm ET/PT
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Michael Kazin, A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan, , Monday, May 29 @ 3:45pm C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"Behind The Da Vinci Code," Monday, May 29, @ 7:30pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Washington the Warrior," Monday, May 29, @ 9pm ET/PT -- Warrior' a fresh look at George Washington - AP, 5-29-06
  • PBS: American Experience,"Two Days in October," Monday, May 29 @ 9pm - PBS
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV: Noam Chomsky Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy, Monday, May 29 at 10:30 pm C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Thomas Desjardin, Through a Howling Wilderness: Benedict Arnold's March to Quebec, 1775, Monday, May 29 at 11:30 pm C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"The Kennedy Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy," Tuesday, May 30, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Nazi America: A Secret History," Friday, June 2, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Secret Allied Aircraft of WWII," Friday, June 2, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mega Disasters," Marathon Saturday, June 3, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Washington the Warrior," Saturday, June 3, @ 8pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #2, (2 weeks on list) - 6-4-06
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge, #11, (2 weeks on list) - 6-4-06
  • David Maraniss: Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, #14 (3 weeks on list) - 6-4-06
  • Kevin Phillips: American Theocracy, #15 (8 weeks on list) - 6-4-06
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, #24 - 6-4-06
FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Ira Rutkow: James A. Garfield (American Presidents Series), May 30, 2006
  • G. J. Meyer: A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914-1918, May 30, 2006
  • Peter Beinart: The Good Fight: Why Liberals--- and Only Liberals---Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again, May 30, 2006
  • Richard Brookhiser: What Would the Founders Do?: Our Questions, Their Answers, May 31, 2006 - Amazon.com
  • Christopher Hibbert: Disraeli: The Victorian Dandy Who Became Prime Minister, May 2006
  • Juliet Barker: Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England, June 2006 - Amazon.com
  • George Lakoff: Whose Freedom? The Battle Over America's Most Important Idea, June 2006 -
  • John Lynch: Simon Bolivar: A Life, June 2006
  • Rita A. Scotti: Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's, June 2006
  • Martin Gilbert: Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction, June 13, 2006
  • Paul M. Kennedy: The Parliament of Man: The past, Present, and Future of the United Nations, June 20, 2006
  • 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
  • Richard Labunski: James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights, July 2006
  • Nicholas Lemann: Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War, September 2006
APPOINTED:
HONORED:
DEPARTED:


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