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January 22, 2007



PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

    Presidential Campaign 2008 Watch

  • Andrew Polsky on"Hillary Clinton launches trailblazing presidential bid":"A woman candidate could find it easier to run in peacetime, rather than wartime, but Sen. Clinton's tried to position herself as a serious person on national security. But that means she's staked out difficult position on the war that won't make it easy for her to get Democratic nomination." - AP, 1-20-07
  • Richard Norton Smith: Says it would be better"for Obama's sake, not to mention for the country's" if he had more experience. It would also be better if the campaign season were long enough for voters to fully gauge his character and aptitude for the presidency, Smith says. As Obama's supporters often point out, Lincoln was a former member of the Illinois Legislature who had served briefly in Congress before becoming president. But the parallels in the men's careers are no indication of success for Obama, Smith says. Sometimes the election of inexperienced candidates whose charisma is their greatest asset"produced great presidents, and sometimes it produced decidedly mediocre ones," he says. - USA Today, 1-16-07
  • Garry Wills"Are Voters Ready For A Woman Or African American In The White House?":"They talk about 'judicial temperament ,' somebody who's able to weigh things fairly, I think he probably has that, perhaps more than she does. She has, a reputation anyway, of having very strong emotional reactions to people." - CBS2 Chicago, IL, 1-16-07
  • Jonathan Sarna on"Does a McCain-Lieberman ticket make sense?":"The 2006 election in Connecticut demonstrated that Lieberman still commands a significant Jewish following, but not as strong a following as he enjoyed in 2000. Lieberman's support of the Iraq war, his views on religion in public life, and his endorsement of Republican efforts to prevent the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube distanced him from some Jewish voters." - MSNBC 1-8-07
  • Julian Zelizer and Robert Dallek: Talkin' 'Bout My New Generation - U.S. News & World Report, DC, 12-31-06
  • Robert Dallek: He's making a connection to Kennedy, and Kennedy also represented a new generation–young, vital, dynamic, very bright, articulate, and upbeat, a new face on the scene. What also serves Obama well is the tremendous frustration and disappointment with Bush." - U.S. News & World Report, DC, 12-31-06
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THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 22/01/1371 - King Robert II Stuart of Scotland crowned
  • 22/01/1814 - 1st Knights Templar grand encampment in US held, NYC
  • 22/01/1863 - Union Gen Burnside's"Mud March"
  • 22/01/1905 - Bloody Sunday: Russian demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops
  • 22/01/1944 - During World War II, Allied forces begin landing at Anzio Italy
  • 22/01/1945 - Heavy US air raid on Okinawa
  • 22/01/1946 - US president sets up CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • 22/01/1973 - Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes some abortions
  • 22/01/1973 - US, North and South Vietnam and Vietcong sign boundary accord
  • 23/01/1492 -"Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) 1st printed
  • 23/01/1552 - 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes manditory in England
  • 23/01/1556 - Most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China
  • 23/01/1571 - Queen Elizabeth I opens Royal Exchange in London
  • 23/01/1793 - Humane Society of Philadelphia (1st aid society) organized
  • 23/01/1845 - Uniform US election day for president and VP authorized
  • 23/01/1849 - Mrs Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman physician in US
  • 23/01/1907 - Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American US senator
  • 23/01/1933 - 20th amendment changes date of presidential inaugurations to 1/20
  • 23/01/1950 - Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
  • 23/01/1961 - Supreme Court rules cities and states have right to censor films
  • 23/01/1964 - 24th Amendment ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
  • 23/01/1973 - Pres Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
  • 24/01/1656 - 1st Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland
  • 24/01/1847 - 1,500 New Mexican Indians and Mexicans defeated by US Col Price
  • 24/01/1964 - 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect and states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes
  • 25/01/1327 - King Edward III accedes to British throne
  • 25/01/1533 - England's King Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn (approximate date)
  • 25/01/1554 - Sir Thomas Wyatt gathers an army in Kent, rebels against Queen Mary
  • 25/01/1721 - Czar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy
  • 25/01/1775 - Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx)
  • 25/01/1787 - Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Capt Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass
  • 25/01/1851 - Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron)
  • 25/01/1858 - Mendelssohn's"Wedding March" 1st played, at wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia
  • 25/01/1863 - General Joseph Hooker replaces Burnside as head of Army of Potomac
  • 25/01/1877 - Congress determines presidential election between Hayes-Tilden
  • 25/01/1882 - Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms
  • 25/01/1890 - National Afro-American League forms in Chicago
  • 25/01/1905 - Largest diamond, Cullinan (3106 carets), found in South Africa
  • 25/01/1907 - Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to Natl Inst of Arts and Letters
  • 25/01/1919 - Founding of League of Nations, 1st meeting 1 year later
  • 25/01/1961 - 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)
  • 25/01/1969 - US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
  • 25/01/1988 - VP Bush and Dan Rather clash on"CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair
  • 26/01/1784 - Ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America's symbol
  • 26/01/1802 - Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library
  • 26/01/1861 - Louisiana becomes 6th state to secede
  • 26/01/1862 - Lincoln issues General War Order #1, calling for a Union offensive McClellan ignores order
  • 26/01/1863 - 54th Regiment (Black) infantry forms -- War Dept authorizes Mass governor to recruit black troops
  • 26/01/1870 - Virginia rejoins US
  • 26/01/1907 - 1st federal corrupt election practices law passed
  • 26/01/1926 - Television 1st demonstrated (J L Baird, London)
  • 26/01/1939 - Filming begins on"Gone With the Wind"
  • 26/01/1942 - 1st US force in Europe during WW II go ashore in Northern Ireland
  • 26/01/1948 - Executive Order 9981, end segregation in US Armed Forces signed
  • 26/01/1980 - Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations
  • 26/01/1998 - Pres Clinton says"I want to say one thing to the American people I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"
  • 27/01/1785 - 1st US state university chartered, Athens Georgia
  • 27/01/1823 - Pres Monroe appoints 1st US ambassadors to South America
  • 27/01/1870 - After accepting 15th amendment, VA is readmitted to Union
  • 27/01/1880 - Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp
  • 27/01/1888 - National Geographic Society organizes (Wash DC)
  • 27/01/1926 - US Senate agrees to join World Court
  • 27/01/1941 - Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreiber warns of Jap assault on Pearl Harbor
  • 27/01/1944 - Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed
  • 27/01/1945 - Russia liberates Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland)
  • 27/01/1973 - US and Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and milt draft -- William Rogers and Nguyen Duy Trinh sign US-N Vietnam treaty
  • 27/01/1977 - Pres Carter pardons most Vietnam War draft evaders (10,000)
  • 27/01/1977 - 1st broadcast of"Roots" mini-series on ABC TV
  • 27/01/1988 - Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court
  • 27/01/1992 - Pres candidate Bill Clinton (D) and Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair
  • 28/01/1547 - 9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England
  • 28/01/1581 - James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland
  • 28/01/1858 - John Brown organized raid on Arsenal at Harper's Ferry
  • 28/01/1865 - Pres Jefferson Davis names 3 peace commissioners
  • 28/01/1878 - Yale Daily News published, 1st college daily newspaper
  • 28/01/1915 - 1st US ship lost in WW I, William P Frye (carrying wheat to UK)
  • 28/01/1915 - US Pres Wilson refuses to prohibit immigration of illiterates
  • 28/01/1916 - 1st Jewish Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, appointed by Wilson
    • IN THE NEWS:
      REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

      • Dinesh D'Souza: None (but Me) Dare Call It Treason THE ENEMY AT HOME The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11 - NYT, 1-22-07
      • Dinesh D'Souza: THE ENEMY AT HOME The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11, First Chapter - NYT, 1-22-07
      • Robert Kagan on Michael B. Oren: How America Met the Mideast The U.S. encounter with the Middle East began centuries before the Iraq War, propelled by idealists eager to tranform the region in their own image POWER, FAITH, AND FANTASY America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present Wa Po, 1-21-07
      • H.W. Brands on David Greenberg: Silent Cal The taciturn Coolidge's term spoke volumes about the modern presidency CALVIN COOLIDGE - Wa Po, 1-21-07
      • Gary Mormino: The Panhandle's evolution, as seen through a historian's eyes Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Florida - Walton Sun, FL, 1-27-07
      OP-ED:
      PROFILED:
      INTERVIEWED:
      FEATURE:
      QUOTED:

      • W. Fitzhugh Brundage on"Confederate general's legacy gets new look on his 200th birthday":"Now there are all sorts of other ways in which Southerners identify themselves — Salvadorans, Mexicans, Asians — (and) the politics and economics of the region are no longer based on white supremacy. It makes all the sense in the world that for more and more Southerners, Robert E. Lee is just a footnote." - Houston Chronicle, TX, 1-20-07
      • Leo Ribuffo at the University of Georgia's Carter Conference":"You can argue he was Clinton without too much sex appeal." - Online Athens, GA, 1-20-07
      SPOTTED & SPEAKING EVENTS CALENDAR:

      • David Hackett Fischer: To introduce former President Carter at Brandeis, Jan. 23 in the Gosman Gymnasium, for a speech open only for members of the Brandeis community - The Brandeis Hoot, 1-19-07
      • February 25, 2007: William Leuchtenburg"The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson" at 5 PM - http://www.unctv.org/ncbookwatch/
      • February 14, 2007: Eric Foner,"American Reconstruction (1865-1877)" Time to be announced, McLain Auditorium, MHS - Larchmont Gazette, NY, 11-29-06
      • March 20, 2007: Alan Brinkley, The Harlem Renaissance, Time to be announced, McLain Auditorium, MHS - Larchmont Gazette, NY, 11-29-06
      • Feb. 23 to 25, 2007: John Gillingham: Camden Conference marks its 20th anniversary, Feb. 23 to 25, 2007, at the Camden Opera House - 8-15-06 - Sold-out Camden Conference offers satellite seating at Strand knox.VillageSoup.com, ME, 10-29-06
      HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTED:
      ON TV:

      • C-Span2, Book TV : 2006 Miami Book Fair: Thomas Evans"The Education of Ronald Reagan" Sunday, January 22 at 8:25 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
      • C-Span2, Book TV : 2006 Miami Book Fair: Charles Shields"Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee" Sunday, January 22 at 8:40 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
      • C-Span2, Book TV : General Assignment: Michael Oren,"Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present" Sunday, January 22 at 10 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
      • PBS: The American Experience:"JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS" Monday, January 22, 2007 at 9pm ET - PBS
      • History Channel:"Ancient Discoveries :Heron of Alexandria," Sunday, January 21, @ 10pm ET/PT
      • History Channel:"Ancient Discoveries :Ships," Sunday, January 21, @ 11pm ET/PT
      • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth," Marathon Monday, January 22, @ 3-8pm ET/PT
      • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :Atlantis: New Revelations," Monday, January 22, @ 9pm ET/PT
      • History Channel:"Special :Rome: Engineering an Empire" Tuesday, January 23, @ 2pm ET/PT
      • History Channel:"Ancient Discoveries :11 - Siege of Troy" Tuesday, January 23, @ 9pm ET/PT
      • History Channel:"Man Moment Machine :Alexander the Great and the Devastating Catapult" Tuesday, January 23, @ 10pm ET/PT
      • History Channel:"Last Days on Earth" Wednesday, January 17, @ 2pm ET/PT
      • History Channel:"Decoding The Past :Tibetan Book of the Dead," Thursday, January 25, @ 9pm ET/PT
      • History Channel:"Decoding The Past :Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle," Friday, January 26, @ 2pm ET/PT
      • History Channel:"Shootout :Okinawa: The Last Battle of WWII," Friday, January 26, @ 9pm ET/PT
      • History Channel:"Dogfights," Marathon Saturday, January 27 @ 1-5pm ET/PT
      • History Channel:"The True Story of Black Hawk Down," Saturday, January 20 @ 5pm ET/PT
      • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :Atlantis: New Revelations," Saturday, January 27, @ 8pm ET/PT
      • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :Atlantis: New Revelations," Saturday, January 27, @ 8pm ET/PT
      SELLING BIG (NYT):

      • Hampton Sides: BLOOD AND THUNDER An Epic of the American West #12 (3 weeks on list) - 1-28-07
      • Evan Thomas: SEA OF THUNDER, #14 (2 weeks on list) - 1-28-07
      • Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower, # 35 - 1-28-07
      FUTURE RELEASES:

      • James M. McPherson: This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War (Oxford University Press), January 2007
      • Dominic Green: Three Empires on the Nile: The Victorian Jihad, 1869-1898 (Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group), January 2007
      • Geoffrey Roberts: Stalin's Wars: From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953 (Yale University Press), January 2007
      • David A. Bell: The First Total War: Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It, (Houghton Mifflin Company), January 2007
      • Dinesh D'Souza: Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibilty for 9/11 (Doubleday Publishing), January 16, 2007
      • Edward Luce: In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India (Doubleday Publishing), January 16, 2007
      • Chalmers Johnson: Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic [American Empire Project], (Henry Holt & Company, Incorporated), February 6, 2007
      • Geoffrey Perret: Commander in Chief: How Truman, Johnson, and Bush Turned a Presidential Power into a Threat to America's Future (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), February 6, 2007
      • Benton Rain Patterson: With the Heart of a King: Elizabeth I of England, Philip II of Spain, and the Fight for a Nation's Soul and Crown (St. Martin's Press), February 6, 2007
      • Andrew Roberts: History of the English-Speaking Peoples since 1900, HarperC

      • ollins Publishers), February 6, 2007

      • Margaret MacMillan: Nixon in China: The Week That Changed the World, (Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group), February 13, 2007
      • John McManus: Alamo in the Ardennes: The Untold Story of the American Soldiers Who Made the Defense of Bastogne Possible, (Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated), March 2007



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