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June 26, 2006


  • 06-28-1541 Conqueror of the Incas assassinated
  • 06-28-1917 First U.S. troops arrive in France
  • 06-28-1965 Westmoreland given authority to commit U.S. forces
  • 06-28-1993 Clinton punishes Iraq for plot to kill Bush
  • 06-27-1950 Truman orders U.S. Forces to Kores
  • 06-27-1963 JFK visits Ireland
  • 06-27-1968 U.S. forces begin to evacuate Khe Sanh
  • 06-28-1519 Charles elected Holy Roman emperor
  • 06-28-1914 Archduke Ferdinand assassinated
  • 06-28-1919 John Maynard Keynes predicts economic chaos
  • 06-28-1969 The Stonewall Riot
  • 06-29-1835 Texan William Travis prepares for war with Mexico
  • 06-29-1966 Vietnam air war escalates
  • 06-29-1970 U.S. ground troops return from Cambodia
  • 06-29-1974 Isabela Peron takes office as Argentine president
  • 06-29-1989 Congress votes new sanctions against China
  • 06-30-1520 Spanish retreat from Aztec capital
  • 06-30-1775 Congress impugns Parliament and adopts Articles of War
  • 06-30-1876 Soldiers are evacuated from the Little Big Horn by steamboat
  • 06-30-1936 Gone with the Wind is published
  • 06-30-1950 Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea
  • 07-01-1863 The Battle of Gettysburg begins
  • 07-01-1867 Canadian Independence Day
  • 07-01-1916 Battle of the Somme begins
  • 07-01-1997 Hong Kong returned to China
  • 07-02-1839 Mutiny on the Amistad slave ship
  • 07-02-1863 The second day of battle at Gettysburg
  • 07-02-1881 President Garfield shot
  • 07-02-1937 Amelia Earhart Disappears
  • 07-02-1964 Johnson signs Civil Rights Act

  • Barbara Leaming: A Special Relationship Jack Kennedy: The Education of a Statesman - 6-25-06
  • Steven B. Smith: Neocon or Not? Reading Leo Strauss Politics, Philosophy, Judaism - NYT, 6-25-06
  • Steven B. Smith: Reading Leo Strauss Politics, Philosophy, Judaism First Chapter - NYT, 6-25-06
  • Nicholas Faith: Whiskey Chasers The Bronfmans The Rise and Fall of the House of Seagram - NYT, 6-25-06
  • Elie Wiesel on Jan T. Gross: The Killing After the Killing FEAR Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz - Washington Post, 6-25-06
  • Geoffrey Hosking: The Bear's Embrace RULERS AND VICTIMS The Russians in the Soviet Union - Washington Post, 6-25-06
  • Michael R. Marrus on Martin Gilbert: Darkness Falling KRISTALLNACHT Prelude to Destruction - Washington Post, 6-25-06
  • Mark Bowden: Imprisoned by violence, then and now Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War With Militant Islam - Boston Globe, 6-25-06
  • Edwin M. Yoder Jr. on Gordon S. Wood: The Spirits of '76 Revolutionary Characters What Made the Founders Different - Washington (The Weekly Standard), 7-3-06
  • Catherine Allgor: Former first lady Dolley Madison is a lot more than a snack cake name A Perfect Union - Flint Journal, MI, 6-25-06
  • Frank Argote-Freyre of Freehold: FROM FARM BOY TO DICTATOR Fulgencio Batista: Volume 1, From Revolutionary to Strongman - Asbury Park Press, 6-25-06
  • Historians: Encyclopedia of American Conservatism pulls together threads of right's thinking - NYT, 6-25-06
  • Richard Labunski: Professor's Book Sheds Light on the Bill of Rights James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights - UK News - Kentucky, 6-20-06
  • LOUIS MENAND: ACID REDUX The life and high times of Timothy Leary - New Yorker, 6-19-06
  • Wolfram Wette, translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider: Historian concludes racism in Germany had deep roots The Wehrmacht History, Myth, Reality - San Francisco Chronicle, 6-19-06

  • John Hope Franklin:"When the N-word is used, it's not a sign of sophistication or advancement. It's a sign from my point of view of degradation. It's a sign that you don't have any respect for yourself and don't have any respect for anybody else." - Chicago Sun-Times, 6-25-06
  • John F. Marszalek on the meaning of 'Band of Brothers' on a new Civil War marker at the Oktibbeha county courthouse honoring Union troops:"The meaning is pretty clear to any Civil War historian. It's pro-Confederate." - Biloxi Sun Herald, AP, 6-21-06
  • Erik Eggers on Finally, Germans can freely admit, 'I love my country':""They're far larger, and the outpouring of emotion is much greater. There's never been anything like this before since World War II." - The Christian Science Monitor, 6-22-06

  • July 4, 2006: Historical Society of PA, the National Archives July 4th panel on Thomas Paine's legacy Robins Bookstore
  • June 25, 2006:"Abolition: Long Road to Freedom" a series of programs on slavery and anti slavery activity in the region south of Boston - Boston Globe, 6-22-06
  • July 1, 2006: Peter Nabokov will lecture on Native American sacred spaces at the Huntington Library - LA Times, 6-19-06
  • July 25, 2006: Richard Labunski speaking about his new book James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights @ Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington at 7 p.m - UK News - Kentucky, 6-20-06
  • Howard Zinn: You Can't be Neutral on a Moving Train on Book Television - Channel Canada, 6-22-06

  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents Charles Murray In Our Hands: A Plan To Replace The Welfare State, Sunday, June 25 at 7:30 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents Al Gore An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It, Sunday, June 25 at 7:00 pm and Monday, June 26 at 7:45 am - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents Senator Edward Kennedy My Senator and Me: A Dogs-Eye View of Washington, D.C., Sunday, June 25 at 8:30 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents Peter Beinart, William Kristol, Jeffery Goldberg, Lawrence Korb The Good Fight: Why Liberals - and Only Liberals - Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again, Sunday, June 25 at 10:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War Nathaniel Philbrick, Monday, June 26 at 4:30 am - C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"The Revolution Declaring Independence," Sunday, June 25, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Rome: Engineering an Empire," Sunday, June 25, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution American Crisis," Sunday, June 25, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels Guns of the Civil War," Monday, June 26, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Deep Sea Detectives Disaster of Napoleon's Fleet," Monday, June 26, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Crusades: Crescent & the Cross #1," Tuesday, June 27, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Decoding The Past Prophecies of Israel," Tuesday, June 27, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Crusades: Crescent & the Cross #2," Wednesday, June 28, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Decoding The Past Relics of The Passion," Wednesday, June 28, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Brothers in Arms: The Untold Story of The 502 Part 1: D-Day," Wednesday, June 28, @ 12 and 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Brothers in Arms: The Untold Story of The 502 Part 2: The Road to Carentan," Thursday, June 29, @ 12 and 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Behind The Da Vinci Code," Thursday, June 29, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Presidents," Marathon Saturday, July 1, @ 9am-5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ben Franklin," Saturday, July 1, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Kennedys: The Curse of Power," Saturday, July 1, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Kennedy Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy," Saturday, July, @ 10pm ET/PT

  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #6, (5 weeks on list) - 7-02-06
  • David Maraniss: Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, #10, (5 week on list) - 6-25-06
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, #11, (13 week on list) - 6-25-06
  • William J. Bennett: America: The Last Best Hope, Vol. I, #23 - 7-02-06
  • Mark Bowden: Guests of the Ayatollah, #27 - 7-02-06
  • Douglas Brinkley: The Great Deluge, #30 - 6-25-06
  • Kevin Phillips: American Theocracy, #31 - 6-25-06

  • 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
  • Nick Bryant: The Bystander: John F. Kennedy and Struggle for Black Equality , June 30, 2006 -
  • 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

  • Barry Bergdoll: Museum of Modern Art Chooses Columbia Professor as Architecture Curator - NYT, 6-21-06

  • Francis Robinson: Appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) - Staines Guardian, UK, 6-22-06
  • 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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