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May 19, 2008



CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • Primary Season Election Results - NYT
  • Allan Lichtman on"Push for 'dream team' accelerates; Will Obama pick Clinton as running mate?" -"These are professionals - They know how to do this." ..."Why not?" asks Lichtman, who argues it would keep her in the limelight and set her up for a run in 2012 if Obama loses to Republican John McCain this fall, as long as the party doesn't blame her."What a wonderful message to have such an envelope-pushing ticket. It sends a signal that anyone can be part of the American dream." - CanadianPress, 5-18-08
  • Stephen Hess on"Push for 'dream team' accelerates; Will Obama pick Clinton as running mate?" -"The first rule of picking a vice-president is do no harm. They make no difference anyway. Who actually votes for the vice-president?..."There are a lot of perfectly acceptable candidates for him. It's not like he has to take her. And she brings Bill along. It's just plain awkward. There's no need to complicate things.... Could you really imagine a Democrat at this point losing New York or California?" - CanadianPress, 5-18-08
  • Professor L. Jacobs Knows Obama Better Than Anyone in Minnesota:"For squirrelly academics, this is a whole new ballgame. We're used to being ignored and not recognized. There's a much broader public awareness of elections and debates and discussion." - Bloomberg, 5-15-08
  • Michael Beschloss on"Professor L. Jacobs Knows Obama Better Than Anyone in Minnesota":"This is the year where it is very important for us to understand this process. It can only be a good thing that political scientists, who've spent their whole careers studying important aspects of it, are able to give us the benefit of their wisdom." - Bloomberg, 5-15-08
  • Dorris Kearns Goodwin:"Professor L. Jacobs Knows Obama Better Than Anyone in Minnesota":"There are moments in time when the echoes of the past really can serve to help." - Bloomberg, 5-15-08
  • Zing! An Old Weapon Gathers Dust Today's scripted and choreographed negative campaigns just aren't in the same league as the let 'er rip oratory of old - National Journal Magazine, 5-17-08
BIGGEST STORIES:

BIGGEST STORIES:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

    On This Day in History....

  • 05-19-1536 - Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was beheaded.
  • 05-19-1588 - The 130-ship-strong Spanish Armada set sail for England; it was defeated in August.
  • 05-19-1643 - The colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Harbor met to form the New England Confederation.
  • 05-19-1921 - Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, establishing national quotas for immigrants.
  • 05-19-1935 - British author and soldier, T. E. Lawrence, also known as"Lawrence of Arabia," died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.
  • 05-19-1962 - Marilyn Monroe sang"Happy Birthday" to president John F. Kennedy.
  • 05-19-1992 - The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibited Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises, went into effect.
  • 05-19-1994 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York.
  • 05-20-1506 - Christopher Columbus died in Spain.
  • 05-20-1861 - North Carolina voted to secede from the Union.
  • 05-20-1927 - Charles Lindbergh began the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight, departing from Long Island aboard the Spirit of Saint Louis.
  • 05-20-1932 - Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
  • 05-20-1961 - A mob attacked a busload of"freedom riders" in Montgomery, Ala., setting the bus on fire.
  • 05-20-1996 - In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court rejected a Colorado measure banning laws that protect homosexuals from discrimination.
  • 05-20-2002 - East Timor became the newest nation.
  • 05-21-1542 - Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto died while searching for gold on the banks of the Mississippi River.
  • 05-21-1881 - Clara Barton founded what became the American Red Cross.
  • 05-21-1927 - Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic (from New York to Paris) in his monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis.
  • 05-21-1932 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (from Newfoundland to Ireland).
  • 05-21-1956 - The first hydrogen bomb to be dropped by air exploded over the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.
  • 05-21-1989 - In Hong Kong, approximately one million people took to the streets to show their support for students protesting for democratic reforms in China’s Tiananmen Square.
  • 05-22-1455 - The first battle in the 30-year War of Roses took place at St. Albans.
  • 05-22-1761 - The first life insurance policy in the United States was issued in Philadelphia.
  • 05-22-1849 - Abraham Lincoln received patent number 6469 for his floating dry dock.
  • 05-22-1947 - Harry S. Truman's Doctrine brought aid to Greece and Turkey to combat the spread of Communism.
  • 05-22-1972 - Richard Nixon arrived in Moscow, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Soviet Union.
  • 05-22-2003 - The UN Security Council approved a resolution lifting the economic sanctions against Iraq and supporting the U.S.-led administration in Iraq.
  • 05-23-1430 - Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians and subsequently sold to the English.
  • 05-23-1788 - South Carolina became the 8th state in United States.
  • 05-23-1830 - The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad began the first passenger service in the United States.
  • 05-23-1873 - The North West Mounted Police force was formed in Canada. It would later be known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  • 05-24-1911 - The New York Public Library, at the time the largest marble structure ever built in the United States, was dedicated by President Taft in New York City after 16 years of construction.
  • 05-24-1844 - Samuel Morse transmitted the first telegraph message, in which he asked,"What hath God wrought?"
  • 05-24-1883 - The Brooklyn Bridge, linking Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City, opened to traffic.
  • 05-24-2000 - Israeli troops pulled out of Lebanon after 18 consecutive years of occupation.
  • 05-24-2001 - Vermont senator James Jeffords quit the Republican Party and became an Independent, giving Democrats control of the Senate.
  • 05-25-1787 - The Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia under the leadership of George Washington, in order to establish a new U.S. government.
  • 05-25-1925 - John Scopes was indicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
  • 05-25-1979 - The worst air disaster in U.S. history (excluding the Sept. 11 attacks) occurred when a DC-10 crashed at Chicago's O'Hare airport, killing over 270 people.
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • DOUGLAS BRINKLEY on Sean Wilentz: The Long Shadow THE AGE OF REAGAN A History, 1974-2008 - NYT, 5-18-08
  • Robert Kagan: THE RETURN OF HISTORY AND THE END OF DREAMS - NYT, 5-18-08
  • Paula J. Giddings: IDA: A SWORD AMONG LIONS Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching - NYT, 5-18-08
  • Philip L. Fradkin: That Stegner Fellow Wallace Stegner and the American West - NYT, 5-18-08
  • Philip L. Fradkin: Wallace Stegner and the American West, First Chapter - NYT, 5-18-08
  • Gary Scharnhors: Locomotive in Petticoats KATE FIELD The Many Lives of a Nineteenth-Century American Journalist - NYT, 5-18-08
  • Ted Widmer on Ted Sorensen: Kennedy's Voice JFK and the glamour of words COUNSELOR A Life at the Edge of History - WaPo, 5-18-08
  • David Greenberg on Robert Schlesinger: Tribe of Scribes An account of the people who wrote the words that we remember as presidential WHITE HOUSE GHOSTS Presidents and Their Speechwriters - WaPo, 5-16-08
  • Fergus M. Bordewich: Washington was built largely by slaves and con men WASHINGTON The Making of the American Capital - WaPo, 5-16-08
  • Jim Steinmeyer: A writer who challenged science with the world's weirdness CHARLES FORT The Man Who Invented the Supernatural & THE BOOK OF THE DAMNED The Collected Works of Charles Fort - WaPo, 5-18-08
  • Peter S. Onuf: The Mind of Thomas Jefferson - Red Orbit, 5-18-08
  • Germaine Greer: Says Shakespeare's wife was smart and he loved her - Chronicle of Higher Ed, 5-16-08
  • Steven J. Keillor: The 'other Keillor' stirs the pot in latest history books - http://crookstontimes.com, 5-8-08
OP-EDs:

OP-EDs:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

FEATURES:

FEATURES:

QUOTED:

QUOTED:

  • Ned C. Landsman on"Nearly Lost, 17th-Century Papers Are Restored": From the native point of view, it has no more significance than any other ritual. It was not an absolute." - NYT, 5-18-08
HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:

HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:

CALENDAR:

CALENDAR:

  • May 21, 2008: The Appalachian Pathways Luncheon Series turns to politics with a May 21 luncheon program presented by Appalachian State University history professor Dr. Karl Campbell who will discuss his book"Senator Sam Ervin: The Last of the Founding Fathers." - Appalachian State University, NC, 5-2-08
  • May-September 2008: Elizabeth Brand Monroe, Deborah A. Lee, Lectures Showcase Leesburg's History for 250th Anniversary - WaPo, 1-18-08
  • David Zabecki: Hooks up with Stephen Ambrose Tours / Zabecki will lead the 14-day tour to visit historic World War II sites in Gdansk, Krakow, Warsaw and Berlin from May 16-30, 2008.- Press Release--Stephen Ambrose Tours, 1-10-08
ON TV:

    ON TV: History Listings This Week

  • C-Span2, BookTV: After Words:"Ladies of Liberty" by Cokie Roberts, interviewed by Pat Schroeder - Monday, May 19 @ 3:00am ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"Indiana Jones and the Ultimate Quest," Sunday, May 18, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :Viking Underground," Monday, May 19, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :10 - Beneath Vesuvius," Monday, May 19, @ 3pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :A-Bomb Underground," Monday, May 19, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :New York: Secret Societies," Monday, May 19, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :Katrina," Monday, May 19, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Hillbilly: The Real Story," Monday, May 19, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery," Tuesday, May 20, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked," Tuesday, May 20, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :'80's Tech," Tuesday, May 20, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :90's Tech," Tuesday, May 20, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Dogfights of the Future," Tuesday, May 20, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Banned from The Bible II," Wednesday, May 21, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Wrath Of God :Buffalo Blizzard: Seige and Survival," Wednesday, May 21, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Wrath Of God :Blizzards: Whiteout!," Wednesday, May 21, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Wrath Of God :Snowbound: The Curse of the Sierra," Wednesday, May 21, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Dark Ages," Thursday, May 22, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Barbarians II :Vandals," Thursday, May 22, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Barbarians II :Saxons," Thursday, May 22, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The True Story of the Screaming Eagles: The 101st Airborne," Friday, May 23, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"History of the Joke," Saturday, May 24, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Quest for the Lost Ark," Saturday, May 24, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :Underground Apocalypse," Saturday, May 24, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld :Maya Underground," Saturday, May 24, @ 11pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Cokie Roberts: LADIES OF LIBERTY #6 -- (4 weeks on list)- 5-25-08
  • Tony Horwitz: A VOYAGE LONG AND STRANGE #12 -- (2 weeks on list)- 5-25-08
  • Kenneth C. Davis: AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY #15 -- (2 week on list)- 5-25-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • Daniel Mark Epstein: The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage, May 20, 2008
  • James Rosen: Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate, May 20, 2008
  • Thurston Clarke: The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and the 82 Days that Inspired America, May 27, 2008
  • Amity Shlaes: Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (Reprint), May 27, 2008
  • Patrick J. Buchanan: Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World, May 27, 2008
  • John S. Eisenhower: Zachary Taylor: The 12th President, 1849-1850, May 27, 2008
  • Paul Finkelman (Editor): Congress and the Emergence of Sectionalism: From the Missouri Compromise to the Age of Jackson, May 28, 2008
  • Michael Dobbs: One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War, June 3, 2008
  • Yuan-Tsung Chen: Return to the Middle Kingdom: One Family, Three Revolutionaries, and the Birth of Modern China, June 3, 2008
  • Shane O'Sullivan: Who Killed Bobby?, June 3, 2008
  • Gavin Menzies: 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance, June 3, 2008
  • Gil Troy: Leading from the Center, June 9, 2008
  • Robert F. Dorr: Hell Hawks!: The Untold Story of the American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler's Wehrmacht, June 15, 2008
  • Robert Dallek: Harry S. Truman (REV), September 2, 2008
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