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June 19, 2006



HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 06-19-1856 First Republican national convention ends
  • 06-19-1864 CSS Alabama sunk off France during the Civil War
  • 06-19-1885 Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor
  • 06-19-1917 Britain's King George V changes royal surname
  • 06-20-1782 Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States
  • 06-20-1863 West Virginia enters the Union
  • 06-20-1963 United States and Soviet Union will establish a"hot line"
  • 06-20-1964 Westmoreland becomes Commander of MACV in Vietnam
  • 06-21-1788 U.S. Constitution ratified
  • 06-21-1864 General Grant extends the Petersburg line during the Civil War
  • 06-21-1942 Allies surrender at Tobruk, Libya
  • 06-21-1964 The KKK kills three civil rights activists: Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney.
  • 06-22-1775 Congress issues Continental currency
  • 06-22-1944 FDR signs GI bill
  • 06-23-1956 Gamal Abdel Nasser elected as the first president of the Republic of Egypt.
  • 06-24-1675 King Philip's War begins
  • 06-24-1812 Napoleon's Grande Armee invades Russia
  • 06-24-1970 Senate repeals Tonkin Gulf Resolution
  • 06-25-1876 Indians defeat Custer at Little Big Horn
  • 06-25-1942 Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command of U.S. forces in Europe.
  • 06-25-1950 Korean War begins
  • 06-24-1993 Kim Campbell takes office as Canada's first female Prime Minister
BIGGEST STORIES:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Rebecca Goldstein: The Heretic Jew BETRAYING SPINOZA The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity - NYT, 6-18-06
  • Rebecca Goldstein: BETRAYING SPINOZA The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity, First Chapter - NYT, 6-18-06
  • Morris Berman: Grim View of a Nation at the End of Days Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire- NYT, 6-16-06

  • Niall Ferguson: It's long, Niall, but actually, it's too short - The Observer, UK, 6-18-06
  • Patricia Nelson Limerick on Rita Williams: Treacherous territory If the Creek Don't Rise My Life Out West With the Last Black Widow of the Civil War - calendarlive.com, 6-18-06
OP-ED:
PROFILED:
INTERVIEWED:

  • John Hope Franklin: Civil Rights Activist, Historian Discusses New Autobiography on Newshour - PBS, 6-15-06
  • Fernando Arcas Cubero HISTORIAN AND PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AT MALAGA UNIVERSITY - Sur, Spain, 6-06
QUOTED:

  • Bob Wilson: Touring Sites That Survived Sherman's March Union Troops Razed Military, Commercial Infrastructure But Left Much Of Georgia's Antebellum Beauty Unscathed - Chicago Tribune, 6-18-06
  • Keith Watenpaugh: Expert Sources on the Iraq War - UC Davis, CA, 6-15-06
APPEARANCES & SPOTTED:
ON TV:

  • History Channel:"The Revolution Rebellion to Revolution," Sunday, June 18, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution Declaring Independence," Sunday, June 18, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels The Alaskan Oil Pipeline" Monday, June 19, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"UFO Files Mexico's Roswell," Monday, June 19, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Digging for the Truth Roanoke: The Lost Colony," Monday, June 19, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Battlefield Detectives 6-Day War," Tuesday, June 20, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ottoman Empire: The War Machine," Thursday, June 22, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"History Rocks #1," Thursday, June 22, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels," Marathon Saturday, June 17, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Encore Booknotes: Jane Holtz Kay, Asphalt Nation: How the Automobile Took Over America and How We Can Take it Back, Saturday, June 24 @ 6pm - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: After Words: After Words: Mark Smith interviewed by Nan Aron Saturday, June 24 @ 9pm, Sunday 25 @ 6pm and 9pm - C-Span2, BookTV
SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #6, (5 weeks on list) - 6-25-06
  • William J. Bennett: America: The Last Best Hope, Vol. I, #13, (3 week on list) - 6-25-06
  • David Maraniss: Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, #15, (4 week on list) - 6-25-06
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge, #24 - 6-25-06
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, #25 - 6-25-06
  • Kevin Phillips: American Theocracy, #30 - 6-25-06
FUTURE RELEASES:

  • 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
  • Paul M. Kennedy: The Parliament of Man: The past, Present, and Future of the United Nations, June 20, 2006
  • Ron Suskind: The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, June 20, 2006
  • Lawrence Otis Graham: The Senator and the Socialite: The True Story of America's First Black Dynasty, June 27, 2006
  • Martin Gilbert: The Somme: Herosim and Horror in the First World War , June 27, 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
  • Peter W. Galbraith: End of Iraq: How the United States Unintentionally Broke Up Iraq and Changed the Middle East, July 2006
  • Richard Labunski: James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights, July 2006
  • Peter Wallsten: One Party Country: The Republican Plan for Dominance in the 21st Century, July 2006
  • Ryan Sager: The Elephant in the Room: Libertarians, the Christian Right, and the Looming Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party, September 2006
  • Nicholas Lemann: Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War, September 2006
  • David Bodanis: Passionate Minds: The Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment, Featuring the Scientist Emilie du Chatelet, the Poet Voltaire, Swordfights, Bookburnings, Assorted Kings, Seditiou, October 3, 2006
HONORED:

  • Tsuyoshi Hasegawa: UCSB Historian Wins Prestigious Japanese Book Prize for Acclaimed Book About the Role of the Atomic Bomb in Japan's Surrender in WWII - 6-13-06
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