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August 7, 2006


  • 07/08/1782 - George Washington creates Order of Purple Heart
  • 07/08/1934 - US Court of Appeals upheld lower court ruling striking down govt's attempt to ban controversial James Joyce novel"Ulysses"
  • 07/08/1942 - 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is
  • 07/08/1964 - US Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin resolution
  • 07/08/1990 - Desert Shield begins - US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia
  • 08/08/1864 - Red Cross forms in Geneva
  • 08/08/1876 - Thomas Edison patents mimeograph
  • 08/08/1890 - Daughters of American Revolution organizes
  • 08/08/1945 - USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea
  • 08/08/1945 - US, USSR, England and France sign Treaty of London
  • 08/08/1945 - Pres Harry S Truman signs UN Charter
  • 08/08/1953 - US and South Korea initial a mutual security pact
  • 08/08/1968 - Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Nixon for pres
  • 08/08/1973 - VP Spiro T Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are"damned lies" from govt contracts in Maryland. He vowed not to resign
  • 08/08/1974 - Pres Richard M Nixon announces he'll resign his office 12PM Aug 9
  • 09/08/1638 - Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx
  • 09/08/1842 - US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty
  • 09/08/1655 - Lord Protector Cromwell divides England into 11 districts
  • 09/08/1673 - Dutch recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674
  • 09/08/1790 - Columbia returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st ship to carry US flag around the world
  • 09/08/1842 - US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty
  • 09/08/1848 - Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with Free Soil Party nominateing Martin Van Buren for president
  • 09/08/1941 - Winston Churchill reaches Newfoundland for 1st talk with FDR
  • 09/08/1974 - Richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford becomes 38th pres
  • 10/08/0070 -"2nd Temple" of Jews is set aflame (approx)
  • 10/08/1497 - John Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to"Asia"
  • 10/08/1831 - Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising against slavery
  • 10/08/1846 - Congress charters"nation's attic," Smithsonian Institution
  • 10/08/1941 - FDR and Churchill's 2nd meeting at Placentia Newfoundland
  • 11/08/1924 - US presidential candidates make 1st film for bio-scoop news
  • 11/08/1941 - FDR and PM Winston Churchill sign Atlantic Charter
  • 12/08/1676 - 1st war between American colonists and Indians ends in New England
  • 12/08/1867 - Pres A Johnson defies Congress suspending Sec of War Edwin Stanton
  • 12/08/1898 - Hawaii formally annexed to US
  • 12/08/1898 - Peace protocol ends Spanish-American War, signed
  • 12/08/1990 - Iraq President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories
  • 12/08/1994 - Stephen G Breyer, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • 13/08/1608 - John Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication
  • 13/08/1792 - Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette
  • 13/08/1906 - Black soldiers raid Brownsville Texas
  • 13/08/1961 - Construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day)

  • David S. Brown: The Education of Richard Hofstadter RICHARD HOFSTADTER An Intellectual Biography - NYT, 8-6-03
  • David S. Brown: RICHARD HOFSTADTER An Intellectual Biography, First Chapter - NYT, 8-6-03
  • SAM TANENHAUS: Reading List Richard Hofstadter (with orignal NYT reviews) - NYT, 8-6-03
  • Lawrence Wright: The Plot Against America THE LOOMING TOWER Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 - NYT, 8-6-06
  • Lawrence Wright: The Plot Against America THE LOOMING TOWER Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, First Chapter - NYT, 8-6-06
  • Brooke A. Masters: The Contender New York's wildly ambitious attorney general took on Wall Street corruption -- and isn't done yet SPOILING FOR A FIGHT The Rise of Eliot Spitzer - Wa Po, 8-6-06
  • R. Stephen Humphreys on Fouad Ajami: The Iraqi Predicament One of America's foremost Arab intellectuals explores the souring of a war he supported The Iraqi Predicament One of America's foremost Arab intellectuals explores the souring of a war he supported. Wa Po, 8-6-06
  • Joe Speakman: Honor Thy Father A Historian's Account Of The CCC - Evening Bulletin, PA, 7-31-06

  • David M. Kennedy on"The competence candidate Can Mitt Romney make competence sell?":"Obviously you don't want someone who can't balance his checkbook. But the people we remember as truly effective presidents, it's not primarily for their administrative competency. There's something else, a dimension X. Mere administrative competence is surely not sufficient, and it may not even be necessary." - Boston Globe, 8-6-06
  • Michael Kazin on"The competence candidate Can Mitt Romney make competence sell?":"When people are voting for governors, they are in a sense electing the CEO of their state," someone whose job is to manage the government. There are a lot of very uncharismatic guys elected governor. Romney, isn't one of them." - Boston Globe, 8-6-06
  • Bruce Schulman on"The competence candidate Can Mitt Romney make competence sell?""Those presidencies don't work well when they are true to their campaign mottos. Partly what presidential leadership is about is convincing large bodies of people to move in a certain direction, and managerial-style leaders have a harder time doing that." Schulman, author of a recent history of the 1970s, points to Jimmy Carter as a president plagued by a sort of"engineer-manager" mind-set. If you look at every problem individually and analyze it on the merits, that makes for a good professor, but it makes for lousy leadership." - Boston Globe, 8-6-06

  • James C. Klotter: The Clark County Public Library will host"Is Kentucky Southern?" -, 8-2-06

  • History Channel coming in November 2006: Desperate Crossing: the Untold Story of the Mayflower -
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents In Depth: Gary Gallagher, Sunday, August 6 at 12:00 pm and Monday, August 7 at 12:00 am - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents After Words: Tom Tancredo, author of"In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America’s Border and Security," interviewed by Anne Mulkern, National Writer for The Denver Post, Sunday, August 6 at 6:00 pm and at 9:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: Book TV presents Ann Coulter Godless: The Church of Liberalism, Sunday, August 6 at 7:00 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"The Revolution 10 - The End Game," Sunday, August 6, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds Athens-Ancient Supercity," Sunday, August 6, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"America's Lost Bombs: The True Story of Broken Arrows," Monday, August 7, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Digging for the Truth Lost Cities of the Amazon," Monday, August 7, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Declassified Castro - The Survivor," Tuesday, August 8, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Band of Brothers Currahee," Tuesday, August 8, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Band of Brothers Day of Days," Tuesday, August 8, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Band of Brothers Carentan," Wednesday, August 9, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Band of Brothers Replacements," Wednesday, August 9, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Little Big Horn: The Untold Story," Thursday, August 10, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Band of Brothers Crossroads," Thursday, August 10, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Band of Brothers Bastogne," Thursday, August 10, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Band of Brothers The Breaking Point," Friday, August 11, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Band of Brothers The Patrol," Friday, August 11, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"American Eats," Marathon Saturday, August 11, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Band of Brothers Why We Fight," Saturday, August 12, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Band of Brothers Points," Saturday, August 12, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Decoding The Past Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle," Saturday, August 12, @ 10pm ET/PT

  • Thomas E. Ricks: FIASCO The American Military Adventure in Iraq, #1, (1 week on list) - 8-13-06
  • Ron Suskind: THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, #8, (6 weeks on list) - 8-13-06
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, #9, (12 weeks on list) - 8-13-06
  • James L. Swanson: Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, #30 - 8-13-06
  • Douglas Brinkley: THE GREAT DELUGE Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, #35 - 8-13-06

  • Lawrence Wright: The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, August 8, 2006
  • Mark Schleifstein: Path of Destruction: The Destruction of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms, August 2006
  • Judith Hicks Stiehm: Champions for Peace: Women Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, August 2006
  • Mark Grotelueschen: AEF Way of War: The American Army and Combat in World War I, August 2006
  • Jim Powell: Bully Boy: The Truth about Theodore Roosevelt's Legacy, August 8, 2006
  • John Botte: Aftermath: Unseen 9/11 Photos by a New York City Cop, August 22, 2006
  • Zahi A. Hawass: Mountains of the Pharaohs: The Untold Story of the Pyramid Builders, August 22, 2006
  • Robert Young Pelton: Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror, August 29, 2006
  • Edward P. Crapol: John Tyler: The Accidental President, September 2006
  • Marion V. Creekmore: A Moment of Crisis: The Inside Story of Jimmy Carter in North Korea, September 2006
  • Charles W. Calhoun: Conceiving a New Republic: The Republican Party and the Southern Question, 1869-1900, September 2006
  • Nicholas Lemann: Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War, September 2006
  • Greil Marcus: The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice September 2006
  • Wilson D. Miscamble: From Roosevelt to Truman: Potsdam, Hiroshima, and the Cold War, September 2006
  • Eva Plach: Clash of Moral Nations: Cultural Politics in Pilsudski's Poland, 1926-1935, September 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
  • James E. Wise: Women at War: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Conflicts, September 2006
  • Rodric Braithwaite: Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War, September 26, 2006
  • Aleksandr Fursenko: Khrushchev's Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary, October 2006
  • Thomas Keneally: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia, October 2006
  • Mark Puls: Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution, October 2006
  • Norman J. Goda: Tales from Spandau: Nazi Criminals and the Cold War, October 2006
  • Ronald J. Olive: Capturing Jonathan Pollard : How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice, October 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
  • Anthony Everitt: Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor, October 10, 2006
  • Paul Kengor: The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, October 17, 2006
  • Graeme Fife: The Terror: The Shadow of the Guillotine: France 1792--1794, November 2006
  • Robert M. Collins: Transforming America: Politics and Culture During the Reagan Years, November 2006
  • Adam LeBor: "Complicity With Evil": The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide, November 2006

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