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November 26, 2007



PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • How not to cover a campaign - IndyStar.com, 11-23-07
  • Taylor Pensoneau on"Obama Says He Has No Illinois Records":"Most of those guys do keep this stuff, especially the favorable stuff. They've all got egos. It goes in scrapbooks or maybe boxes. I don't think it's normal practice to say it's all discarded." - AP, 11-14-07
  • See How They Ran - NYT, 11-11-07
BIGGEST STORIES:
HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:This Week in History:

  • 26/11/1789 - 1st national Thanksgiving
  • 26/11/1861 - West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg
  • 26/11/1863 - -Dec 2] Mine Run campaign, VA
  • 26/11/1864 - Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia
  • 26/11/1898 - -27) Snow/ice storm over US; 455 die
  • 26/11/1940 - Nazi Germany began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw
  • 26/11/1969 - Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
  • 26/11/1973 - Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18«-minute gap in a key Watergate tape
  • 26/11/1985 - Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000
  • 27/11/1863 - -29] Battle at Fort Esperanza Texas
  • 27/11/1868 - Battle at Washita-Gen Custer defeats Cheyennes
  • 27/11/1972 - Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government
  • 27/11/1990 - Britain's conservatives chose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher
  • 27/11/1863 - -29] Battle at Fort Esperanza Texas
  • 27/11/1868 - Battle at Washita-Gen Custer defeats Cheyennes
  • 27/11/1972 - Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government
  • 27/11/1990 - Britain's conservatives chose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher
  • 28/11/1745 - -29] French troops attack indians of Saratoga, NY
  • 28/11/1775 - 2nd Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy
  • 28/11/1776 - Washington and his troops cross Delaware River
  • 28/11/1795 - US pays $800,000 and a frigate as tribute to Algiers and Tunis
  • 28/11/1861 - Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederate Army
  • 28/11/1862 - Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)
  • 28/11/1864 - 3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones's Plantation, Georgia -- Battle of New Creek, WV (Rosser's Raid, Ft Kelly)
  • 28/11/1871 - Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in SC
  • 28/11/1916 - 1st (German) air attack on London
  • 28/11/1943 - FDR, Churchill and Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy
  • 28/11/1986 - Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
  • 28/11/1990 - Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain's PM, replaced by John Majors
  • 29/11/1349 - Jews of Augsburg Germany massacred
  • 29/11/1803 - Dessalines and Christophe declare St Domingue (Haiti) independent
  • 29/11/1812 - Napoleon's Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia
  • 29/11/1847 - Indians kill Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, 11 settle in Walla Walla Ore
  • 29/11/1863 - Battle of Ft Sanders, TN (Ft Loudon), 8-900 casualities
  • 29/11/1864 - Battle of Spring Hill, TN (Thomason's Station)
  • 29/11/1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph
  • 29/11/1887 - US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii
  • 29/11/1916 - US declares martial law in Dominican Republic
  • 29/11/1932 - France signs non-agression pact with Soviet Union
  • 29/11/1933 - 1st state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania)
  • 29/11/1963 - LBJ sets up Warren Comm to investigate assassination of JFK
  • 30/11/1630 - 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague
  • 30/11/1678 - Roman Catholics banned from English parliament
  • 30/11/1782 - Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence
  • 30/11/1803 - Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France
  • 30/11/1804 - Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins
  • 30/11/1864 - Battle of Franklin Tenn: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualities
  • 30/11/1864 - Battle of Honey Hill SC (Broad River) 96 dead/665 wounded
  • 30/11/1947 - Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked
  • 30/11/1967 - Sen Eugene McCarthy begins run for US presidency
  • 01/12/1641 - Mass becomes 1st colony to give statutory recognition to slavery
  • 01/12/1824 - House of Reps begins to end election deadlock between JQ Adams
  • 01/12/1864 - Raid at Stoneman: Knoxville, TN to Saltville, VA
  • 01/12/1878 - 1st White House telephone installed
  • 01/12/1909 - 1st Israeli kibbutz founded, Deganya Alef
  • 01/12/1919 - Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament
  • 01/12/1943 - FDR, Churchill and Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day)
  • 01/12/1969 - US govt holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II
  • 02/12/1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte crowned emperor of France in Paris by Pope Pius VII
  • 02/12/1812 - James Madison re-elected president of US, E Gerry vice-pres
  • 02/12/1823 - President James Monroe declares his"Monroe Doctrine"
  • 02/12/1840 - William H Harrison elected president of US
  • 02/12/1848 - Franz Josef I becomes emperor of Austria and King of Hungary
  • 02/12/1852 - 2nd French empire established; Louis Napoleon becomes emperor
  • 02/12/1961 - Fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, and will lead Cuba to Communism
  • 02/12/1968 - Pres Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor
  • 03/12/1775 - 1st official US flag raising (aboard naval vessel Alfred)
  • 03/12/1828 - Andrew Jackson elected 7th president of US
  • 03/12/1847 - Frederick Douglass publishes 1st issue of his newspaper"North Star"
  • 03/12/1868 - Trial of Jefferson Davis starts; 1st blacks on US trial jury
  • 03/12/1878 - Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah Israel
  • 03/12/1948 -"Pumpkin Papers" come to light (claimed to be from Alger Hiss)
  • 03/12/1953 - Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy for saying communists are in Rep party
  • 03/12/1962 - Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st US black female judge
  • 03/12/1992 - UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia
IN THE NEWS:
REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • NYT: Holiday Books 100 Notable Books of the Year - NYT, 12-2-07
  • Daniel Walker Howe: Reexamining a neglected era of invention and expansion WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 WaPo, 11-25-07
  • Charles Kaiser on Tom Brokaw: What Happened Here? Tom Brokaw tells the story of a tumultuous decade BOOM! Voices of the Sixties Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today WaPo, 11-25-07
  • Benjamin J. Kaplan: A Revisionist Historian Looks at Religious Toleration - NYT, 11-24-07
  • Colin Tudge: Seeds, Roots and Leaves THE TREE A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter - WaPo, 11-25-07
  • Review: 'American Creation' by Joseph Ellis - Chicago Tribune, 11-25-07
  • Joseph Ellis: Plotting the American Revolution while soused The author takes us back in time to the creation of the nation by hell-raisers. American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic - Miami Herald, 11-25-07
  • Joseph Ellis: Our Founding Fascination American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic - NY Sun, 11-23-07
OP-ED:
BLOGOSPHERE:
PROFILED:
FEATURE:
INTERVIEWED:
QUOTED:

  • David McCullough on"In 250 years, Pittsburgh has reinvented itself many times": It rebuilt after floods and adjusted to the decline of the steel industry, said historian David McCullough, who grew up in Point Breeze."The city didn't die," he said."Great cities don't die." - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA, 11-25-07
  • Joshua B. Freeman on"To Resolve Strike, Mayor Prefers a Backstage Role":"If Broadway is really put on long-term ice and he is seen as having failed to aggressively deal with this, there could be some political pressure." NYT, 11-20-07
HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTMENTS:
SPOTTED:

  • Andrew Cayton: 'When Ohio was the Center of the World' Professor talks about 19th century Ohio at Historical Society's annual meeting - Port Clinton News Herald, 11-21-07
  • Michael Beschloss: Eisenhower Missed Opportunity To Address Civil Rights:"He had spent a lot of time in the South ... and he had just come to believe that if America was going to change on civil rights it's never going to come by force of law, it's going to have to come by natural evolution or attitude." - The Morning News North Arkansas, 11-19-07
  • Michael Beschloss: How to judge a president - McAlester News, 11-6-07
ON TV:History Listings This Week:

  • History Channel:"Decoding The Past : Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle," Monday, November 26, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :08 - New York" Monday, November 26, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"A Global Warning?," Tuesday, November 27, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Wrath Of God :Blizzards: Whiteout!," Tuesday, November 27, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Wrath Of God :Buffalo Blizzard: Seige and Survival," Tuesday, November 27, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mega Disasters :The Next Pompeii?," Tuesday, November 27, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Stalking Jihad," Wednesday, November 28, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Declassified :The Taliban," Wednesday, November 28, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Declassified :Ayatollah Khomeini," Wednesday, November 28, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Battlefield Detectives :6-Day War," Wednesday, November 28, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Taj Mahal," Wednesday, November 28, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History : Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History," Thursday, November 29, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Wild West Tech :Vigilante Tech," Thursday, November 29, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Tales of the FBI :The Bureau vs. the Klan.," Thursday, November 29, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The True Story of Killing Pablo," Friday, November 30, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Our Generation :1968 Democratic Convention," Friday, November 30, @ 6:30pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Wild West Tech," Marathon Saturday, December 1, @ 2-5pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Tom Brokaw: BOOM! #2 -- 2 weeks on list - 12-2-07
  • Joseph J. Ellis: AMERICAN CREATION #9 -- 3 weeks on list - 12-2-07
  • Geoffrey C. Ward: THE WAR #12 -- 7 weeks on list - 12-2-07
  • Rick Atkinson: THE DAY OF BATTLE #18 - 12-2-07
  • David Halberstam: THE COLDEST WINTER #19 - 12-2-07
FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Joseph Pierro: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862: Ezra A. Carman's Definitive Study of the Union and Confederate Armies at Antietam, November 26, 2007
  • Suzanne Levine: Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied against War and for the Planet, and Shook up Politics along the Way, November 27, 2007
  • Thomas Keneally: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia, Paperback, December 4, 2007
  • Timothy Naftali: George H. W. Bush: The American Presidents Series: The 41st President, 1989-1993, December 10, 2007
  • The Great Experiment, by Strobe Talbott (S&S, Jan.). How mere tribes became great nations.
  • James J. Sheehan: Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?, (Houghton, Jan.). The rejection of violence after World War II redefined a continent. Europe chose material well-being over war.
DEPARTED:

  • Harold J. Berman: 89, Who Altered Beliefs About Origins of Western Law, Dies - NYT, 11-18-07



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