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March 26, 2007


    Presidential Campaign 2008 Watch

  • Robert Dallek on"Revealing All Before Anyone Else Can":"The public has greater sympathy now for someone in politics who is struggling with health concerns. People in this country: they go through divorces, they have their psychological and health problems. They want to see that in their candidates, too." - NYT, 3-25-07
  • Matthew Dallek on"Nowadays, a Candidate Can Seem Too Experienced":"You would think that post-9/11, there would be this almost World War II idea of the federal government as functional and wise, protecting us with its focus on the greatest threats. But people still have that general anti-Washington feeling, and the sense that Washington still doesn’t work." - NYT, 3-18-07
  • Joan Hoff on"Romney birthday shows GOP age spread":"I think we're expecting people to run for president in their 50s and 60s. By that time, they've had other life experiences that make people think they're seasoned and experienced. McCain is past that mark, and by the same token, age may be a factor against Barack Obama, although a lot of other things go along with his age, including his relative lack of experience." - AP, 3-11-07
  • Steve Gillon on"Presidential candidates reflect changing face of America":"Presidential elections won't lead the way; they'll follow the change. In our presidential elections, we tend to elect figures who are reassuring. . The election of a woman president or an African-American president will be the last hurdle, not the first." - USA Today, 3-12-07
  • Douglas Brinkley on"Family Strains: Do They Really Effect Presidential Candidates?":"It's a real first strike against the candidate, puts them in a deep dark hole right off the bat." - ABC News, 3-6-07
  • Gil Troy on"Senator Clinton wants to be known simply as 'Hillary'":"There are very few people in our popular culture universe who are defined by one name — Cher, Oprah, Madonna. If you are up in that stratosphere, like Hillary Clinton is, why not play to your strength and exploit that for all its worth. I think it emphasizes the fact that — let's not kid ourselves — hers has been a celebrity candidacy from the start. She is very much cashing in her celebrity chips and running." -, 3-1-07

  • Theodore C. Sorensen: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1917-2007 An appreciation of the historian, activist and writer who played a central role in defining modern American liberalism - American Prospecf, 04-04-07
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:This Week in History:

  • 03-26-1945 - The battle of Iwo Jima ended; about 22,000 Japanese troops were killed or captured in the fighting and more than 4,500 U.S. troops were killed.
  • 03-26-1979 - In a ceremony at the White House, President Sadat of Egypt and Prime Minister Begin of Israel signed a peace treaty ending 30 years of war between the two countries.
  • 03-26-1982 - Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial took place in Washington, DC.
  • 03-26-2000 - Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia.
  • 03-27-1794 - Congress authorizes the construction of six frigates, including the Constitution (Old Ironsides), for the U.S. Navy.
  • 03-27-1866 - President Andrew Johnson vetoed a civil rights bill which later became the 14th amendment.
  • 03-27-1958 - Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier and first secretary of the Communist Party.
  • 03-28-1797 - Nathaniel Briggs patented a washing machine.
  • 03-28-1939 - The Spanish Civil War ended.
  • 03-29-1867 - The North America Act was passed by the British parliament, creating the dominion of Canada.
  • 03-29-1951 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were found guilty of passing atomic secrets to the Russians and were sentenced to death.
  • 03-29-1971 - Lt. William Calley was convicted of murdering 22 Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai massacre.
  • 03-29-1973 - The last U.S. troops left South Vietnam.
  • 03-30-1856 - The Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the Crimean War.
  • 03-30-1867 - A treaty for the purchase of Alaska from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million, approximately two cents an acre, was submitted to the U.S. Senate.
  • 03-30-1870 - The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race.
  • 03-30-1981 - President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest by John Hinckley as he left a Washington hotel.
  • 03-31-1492 - Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain expelled Jews who would not accept Christianity.
  • 03-31-1889 - The Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opened.
  • 03-31-1917 - The United States took possession of the Virgin Islands.
  • 03-31-1918 - Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States.
  • 03-31-1949 - Newfoundland became Canada's tenth province.
  • 03-31-1959 - The Dalai Lama, fleeing Chinese repression of an uprising in Tibet, arrived at the Indian border and was granted political asylum.
  • 03-31-1968 - President Lyndon Johnson announced that he would not run for re-election
  • 04-01-1789 - Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first Speaker of the House of Representatives.
  • 04-01-1933 - The Nazi persecution of Jews began in Germany with a boycott of Jewish businesses.
  • 04-01-1945 - American forces landed on Okinawa during World War II.
  • 04-01-1970 - President Nixon signed a bill into law banning cigarette ads from radio and television.
  • 04-01-1979 - Ayatollah Khomeini proclaimed the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  • 04-01-2003 - Pvt. Jessica Lynch was rescued by U.S. commandos in a raid on an Iraqi hospital.
  • 04-01-2004 - President Bush signed the"Laci Peterson" bill making it a separate federal crime to harm a fetus during an attack on the mother.
    ON TV:History Listings This Week:

    • C-Span2, Book TV : History on Book TV: Zachary Karabell, Peace Be Upon You: The Story Of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Coexistence Sunday, March 25 at 8pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • C-Span2, Book TV : Chalmers Johnson, Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic Sunday, March 25 at 10pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • PBS: The American Experience:"The Carter Family" Monday, March 19, 2007 at 9pm ET - PBS
    • History Channel:"Ancient Discoveries" Sunday, March 25, @ 8-11pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Samurai," Monday, March 26, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Man, Moment, Machine :Apollo 13: Triumph on the Dark Side.," Monday, March 19, @ 6pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :Stonehenge of The Americas," Monday, March 26, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery," Tuesday, March 27, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"UFO Files :The Pacific Bermuda Triangle," Tuesday, March 27, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Atlantis," Tuesday, March 27, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"History's Mysteries :Alaska's Bermuda Triangle," Tuesday, March 27, @ 5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Mysteries of the Freemasons :The Beginning and America," Wednesday, March 28, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Decoding The Past :Presidential Prophecies," Wednesday, March 28, @ 5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Dark Ages," Thursday, March 29, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:" History's Mysteries :Zombies," Thursday, March 29, @ 5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Decoding The Past :Vampires Secrets," Thursday, March 29, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Last Stand of The 300," Friday, March 30, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Battlefield Detectives :Custer at Little Big Horn," Friday, March 30, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Mail Call" Marathon, Saturday, March 31, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Flight 93," Saturday, March 31, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces," Saturday, March 31, @ 10pm ET/PT

    • Michael B. Oren: POWER, FAITH, AND FANTASY #12 (8 weeks on list ) - 4-1-07

    • U.S. Intellectual History blog: The editors of the weblog post news and information, short essays, book reviews and provocative conversation-starting questions, all in the area of U.S. intellectual history. -

    • "The White House Meets the Bulldozer:" A traveling exhibit from the White House Historical Association, on display through April 22 at the Greensboro Public Library gallery. The exhibit covers the Truman restoration. - Greensboro News Record, NC, 3-17-07

    • Taylor Branch: Book on Bill Clinton Emerges From 8 Years of Tapes - NYT, 3-21-07
    • Harold R. Winton: Corps Commanders of the Bulge: Six American Generals and Victory in the Ardennes, (University Press of Kansas), March 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
    • Earl Black: Divided America: The Ferocious Power Struggle in American Politics, (Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group), March 2007
    • Brian Steidle: The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur, (Perseus Publishing), March 2007
    • Kenneth B. Pyle: Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose (Perseus Publishing), March 2007
    • John Smith: Captain John Smith: Writings: with Selected Narratives of the Exploration and Settlement of Virginia, (Penguin Group (USA)), March 2007
    • Robert Daniels: The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia, (Yale University Press), March 2007
    • Patrick J. Jung: The Black Hawk War of 1832, (University of Oklahoma Press), March 2007
    • William Dalrymple: Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857, (Knopf Publishing Group), March 27, 2007
    • Jonathan M. Elukin: Living Together, Living Apart: Rethinking Jewish- Christian Relations in the Middle Ages, (Princeton University Press), April 2007
    • Philip Morgan: The Fall of Mussolini: Italians and the War, 1940-1945, (Oxford University Press), April 2007
    • Richard Croker: The Boomer Century 1946-2046: How America's Most Influential Generation Changed Everything, (Springboard Press), April 2007
    • R. Emmett Tyrrell: The Clinton Crack-Up: The Boy President's Life After the White House, (Nelson Current), April 2007
    • Stephen F. Hayes: Cheney: A Revealing Portrait of America's Most Powerful Vice President, (HarperCollins Publishers), April 3, 2007
    • Michael Stephenson: Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought (HarperCollins Publishers), April 3, 2007
    • Saul Friedlander: Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945, Vol. 2, (HarperCollins Publishers), April 10, 2007
    • Georgina Howell: Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), April 17, 2007
    • Lynne Olson: Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), April 17, 2007
    • Robert Dallek: Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, (HarperCollins Publishers), April 24, 2007
    • Orville Vernon Burton: The Age of Lincoln, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), June 2007
    • Gabor Boritt (Editor): Slavery, Resistance, Freedom, (Oxford University Press, USA), June 2007
    • William C. Davis: Virginia at War 1862 (Editor) (University Press of Kentucky), June 2007

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