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July 3, 2006



HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 07-03-1775 Washington assumes command
  • 07-03-1863 Pickett leads his infamous charge at Gettysburg
  • 07-03-1863 Lee defeated at Gettysburg
  • 07-04-1776 U.S. approves Declaration of Independence
  • 07-04-1826 Death of the founding fathers, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
  • 07-04-1863 Surrender of Vicksburg
  • 07-04-1914 Griffith begins filming Birth of a Nation
  • 07-05-1865 Salvation Army founded
  • 07-05-1950 First U.S. fatality in the Korean War
  • 07-05-1959 U.S. visitors to Soviet exhibition in New York express their feelings
  • 07-06-1955 Diem says South Vietnam not bound by Geneva Agreements
  • 07-06-1967 Civil war in Nigeria
  • 07-07-1797 The impeachment of Senator Blount
  • 07-07-1863 Kit Carson's campaign against the Indians
  • 07-07-1896 Democrats take on gold standard
  • 07-07-1981 Sandra Day O'Connor nominated to Supreme Court
  • 07-07-2005 Terrorists attack London transit system at rush hour
  • 07-08-1776 The Liberty Bell rings out from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House summoning citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, by Colonel John Nixon
  • 07-08-1853 Commodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay
  • 07-08-1950 MacArthur named Korean commander
  • 07-09-1846 U.S. takes San Francisco
  • 07-09-1850 President Taylor dies of cholera
  • 07-09-1960 Khrushchev and Eisenhower trade threats over Cuba
  • 07-09-1993 Romanov remains identified
BIGGEST STORIES:
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:
OP-ED:
PROFILED:
INTERVIEWED:
FEATURE:

  • RICHARD LACAYO: The 20th Century Express At home and abroad, Theodore Roosevelt was the locomotive President, the man who drew his flourishing nation into the future - Time, 07-3-06
  • Christopher Phelps: Sets the record straight about Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - Scott McLemee in Inside Higher Ed, 6-28-06
QUOTED:

  • David Garrow on the Early Supreme Court Consensus Fades:"We're almost certain to see next term an emphasis on those areas, namely abortion and race, where Kennedy is measurably more conservative than O'Connor in ways that likely will be utterly decisive." - AP, 7-02-06
SPOTTED:
EVENTS CALENDER:

  • July 4, 2006: Historical Society of PA, the National Archives July 4th panel on Thomas Paine's legacy Robins Bookstore
  • 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
ON TV:

  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents In Depth: Joyce Appleby, Monday, July 3 at 12:00 am - C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"The Revolution Boston, Bloody Boston," Sunday, July 2, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution Rebellion to Revolution," Sunday, July 2, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution Declaring Independence," Sunday, July 2, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution American Crisis," Sunday, July 2, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution Path to World War," Sunday, July 2, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Deep Sea Detectives Great Lakes Ghost Ship," Monday, June 3, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution Boston, Bloody Boston," Monday, July 3, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Washington the Warrior," Tuesday, July 4, @ 12 and 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution Rebellion to Revolution," Tuesday, July 4, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels Ben Franklin Tech.," Wednesday, July 5, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution Declaring Independence," Wednesday, July 5, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Irish in America," Thursday, July 6, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution American Crisis," Thursday, July 6, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Shootout WWII: The Pacific," Friday, July 7, @ 12 and 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution Path to World War," Friday, July 7, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ancient Marvels," Marathon Saturday, July 8, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Decoding The Past Ten Commandments, Part 1," Saturday, July 8, @ 6pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Ron Suskind: THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, #5, (1 week on list) - 7-09-06
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #7, (7 weeks on list) - 7-09-06
  • William J. Bennett: America: The Last Best Hope, Vol. I, #18 - 7-09-06
  • Mark Bowden: Guests of the Ayatollah, #24 - 7-09-06
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, #25 - 7-09-06
  • David Maraniss: Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, #26 - 7-09-06
FUTURE RELEASES:

  • 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:
DEPARTED:



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