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August 13, 2007



PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • David Landes & Jared Diamond: Both Cited by Mitt Romney in interviews - David Brooks in the NYT, 8-10-07
  • Gil Troy on"Rudy Giuliani's wife seen as liability in run for president":"Rudy Giuliani is playing an extremely dangerous game. The more he goes on Barbara Walters and talks about them as a couple and them as a team, the more scrutiny there will be and the more of an emphasis there will be from people like [Republican rival] Mitt Romney's camp in the most subtle of ways on the fact that he's trying lead a family-values party with a wife who represents a dramatic departure from family values." - National Post, 8-9-07
BIGGEST STORIES:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:This Week in History:

  • 08-13-1608 - John Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication
  • 08-13-1792 - Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette
  • 08-13-1906 - Black soldiers raid Brownsville Texas
  • 08-13-1961 - Construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day)
  • 08-14-1765 - Mass colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree)
  • 08-14-1842 - Seminole War ends; Indians removed from Florida to Oklahoma
  • 08-14-1862 - Lincoln receives 1st group of blacks to confer with US president
  • 08-14-1900 - 2,000 marines land to capture Beijing, ending Boxer rebellion
  • 08-14-1912 - 2,500 US marines invade Nicaragua; US remains until 1925
  • 08-14-1937 - China declares war on Japan
  • 08-14-1942 - Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
  • 08-14-1945 - V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II
  • 08-14-1973 - US ends secret bombing of Cambodia
  • 08-15-1534 - Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits
  • 08-15-1620 - Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims
  • 08-15-1824 - Freed American slaves forms country of Liberia
  • 08-15-1867 - 2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England
  • 08-15-1870 - Transcontinental Railway actually completed in Colorado
  • 08-15-1944 - Operation Dragoon: Allied troops land in Provence
  • 08-15-1944 - Operation Anvil: Allies land on French Mediterranean sea coast
  • 08-15-1960 - UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen
  • 08-15-1969 - Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)
  • 08-16-1777 - Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt
  • 08-16-1858 - Britain's Queen Victoria telegraphs President James Buchanan
  • 08-16-1861 - Pres Lincoln prohibits Union states from trading with Confederacy
  • 08-16-1863 - Emancipation Proclamation signed
  • 08-16-1961 - Martin L. King, Jr. protests for black voting right in Miami
  • 08-16-1969 - Woodstock rock festival begins in NY
  • 08-17-1590 - John White returns to Roanoke, VA and found no trace of colonist's he had left there 3 yrs earlier [or Aug 18, 1591]
  • 08-17-1808 - Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain
  • 08-17-1862 - Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky
  • 08-17-1870 - Mrs Esther Morris becomes 1st woman magistrate (South Pass, Wyoming)
  • 08-17-1903 - Joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia U and begins Pulitzer Prizes
  • 08-17-1915 - Mob lynches Jewish businessman Leo Frank in Cobb County, Ga after death sentence for murder of 13-year-old girl commuted to life
  • 08-17-1948 - Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
  • 08-17-1961 - Building of Berlin Wall begins
  • 08-17-1969 - -18] Hurricane Camille, kills 256 in Miss and Louisiana
  • 08-17-1988 - Republicans nominate George Bush for president
  • 08-18-1564 - Spanish King Philip II joins Council of Trente
  • 08-18-1864 - Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Weldon Railroad day 1 of 3 days
  • 08-18-1914 - Pres Wilson issues"Proclamation of Neutrality"
  • 18/08/1920 - Tennessee ratifies 19th Amendment, guarantees women voting right
  • 08-18-1958 - TV game show scandal investigation starts
  • 08-19-1561 - Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith Scotland to assume throne after spending 13 years in France
  • 08-19-1692 - 5 women executed for witchcraft in Salem Mass
  • 08-19-1698 - Russian czar Peter the Great begins term
  • 08-19-1849 - NY Herald reports gold discovery in California
  • 08-19-1934 - Hitler elected Fuhrer (95.7% of German voters)
  • 08-19-1942 - 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is
  • 08-19-1942 - 4,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France
  • 08-19-1955 - Hurricane Diane kills 200 and 1st billion $ damage storm (N.E. US)
  • 08-19-1958 - NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters
  • 08-19-1960 - Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit (later recovered alive)
  • 08-19-1965 - Auschwitz trials end with 6 life sentences
  • 08-19-1984 - Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for pres
  • 08-19-1988 - Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • NATHANIEL PHILBRICK on Felipe Fernández-Armesto: God Bless Amerigo AMERIGO The Man Who Gave His Name to America - NYT, 8-12-07
  • Karen Abbott: Ladies of the Evening SIN IN THE SECOND CITY Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul - NYT, 8-12-07
  • Jon Meacham on John Ferling: Faint Echoes How Americans once waged an asymmetrical war against an imperial power ALMOST A MIRACLE The American Victory in the War of Independence - WaPo, 8-12-07
  • Lesley Chamberlain: Russia's Castaway Intellectuals in Revolution’s Wake LENIN'S PRIVATE WAR The Voyage of the Philosophy Steamer and the Exile of the Intelligentsia - NYT, 8-8-07
  • Gregory Clark: NYT highlights his theory that accounts for human progress - Nicholas Wade in the NYT, 8-7-07
  • John Lewis Gaddis: Literary Bomb Gets Readers' Attention - http://www.courant.com, 8-7-07
  • Nancy Isenberg: Excerpt: 'Fallen Founder' - NPR, 8-6-07
  • Elizabeth Jacoway: Historian's look at 1957 LR integration opens family secrets - Pine Bluff Commercial, 8-4-07
OP-ED:
PROFILED:
FEATURE:
INTERVIEWED:
QUOTED:

  • Andrew Polsky on"Giuliani's Daughter Signals Obama Support, Backtracks":"I don't think that Americans expect anymore that presidential families are all sweetness and light," he said."We've haven't had that for quite a long time." - New York Sun, 8-6-07
HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTMENTS:
NEW ON THE WEB:

  • Quintard Taylor: Debuts website devoted to African-American history - AHA Blog, 8-5-07
SPOTTED & SPEAKING EVENTS CALENDAR:

  • August 13, 2007: Chattanooga Civil War Round Table Meeting Monday, August 13 Confederate Alabama Colonel William C. Oates is Subject of Meeting - The Chattanoogan, TN, 8-11-07
  • August 25, 2007: James McPherson: Featured at daylong colloquium in Andover, Massachusetts on August 25th - AHA Blog, 5-28-07
  • Sept. 13-15, 2007: Dickinson State University to host symposium on Teddy Roosevelt - Bismarck Tribune, 8-6-07
ON TV:History Listings This Week:

  • C-Span2, Book TV : James Patterson"Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush V. Gore" Monday, August 13 @ 1:00am C-Span2, BookTV
  • PBS: History Detectives, Monday, August 13 @ 9pm/EDT - PBS
  • History Channel:"Blood Diamonds," Sunday, August 12, @ 3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Violent Earth : Nature's Fury: New England's Killer Hurricane," Monday, August 13, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mega Disasters :Yellowstone Eruption," Monday, August 13, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Howard Hughes Tech," Monday, August 13, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :04 - Scotland's Sin City" Monday, August 13, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Egypt: Engineering an Empire," Tuesday, August 14, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Big Build :The Fort," Tuesday, August 14, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Wake Island: The Alamo of the Pacific," Wednesday, August 15, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Tora, Tora, Tora: The Real Story of Pearl Harbor," Wednesday, August 15, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Deep Sea Detectives :Train Wreck in Lake Michigan.," Wednesday, August 15, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Plague," Thursday, August 16, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :The Pagans," Thursday, August 16, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Knights Templar," Thursday, August 16, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Universe :Jupiter: The Giant Planet," Friday, August 17, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Universe :The Inner Planets: Mercury & Venus," Friday, August 17, @ 3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Universe :The Moon," Friday, August 17, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Universe :Mars: The Red Planet," Friday, August 17, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Dogfights :The First Dogfighters," Friday, August 17, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America :When America Was Rocked.," Friday, August 17, @ 11pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"An Alien History of Planet Earth," Saturday, August 18, @ 1pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"UFO Files," Marathon Saturday, August 18, @ 3-5pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Tim Weiner: LEGACY OF ASHES #6 (4 weeks on list) - 8-19-07

  • Walter Isaacson: EINSTEIN HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE #16 - 8-19-07
  • Ronald Reagan. Edited by Douglas Brinkley: THE REAGAN DIARIES #19 - 8-19-07
FUTURE RELEASES:

  • David Halberstam: Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, (Hyperion, September 2007)
  • John Kelin, Praise From a Future Generation: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy and the First Generation Critics of the Warren Report, (Wings Press TX), September 28, 2007
  • Maureen Waller: Sovereign Ladies: The Six Reigning Queens of England, (St. Martin's Press, September 28, 2007)
  • Rick Atkinson: Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944, (Henry Holt & Company, Incorporated, October 2, 2007)
  • Benjamin J. Kaplan: Divided by Faith: Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe, (Harvard University Press, October 15, 2007)
  • Richard Avedon, The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family, (HarperCollins Publishers), October 23, 2007
  • M. Stanton Evans: Blacklisted by History: The Real Story of Joseph McCarthy and His Fight against America's Enemies, (Crown Publishing Group, November 6, 2007)
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