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May 26, 2008



CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • Primary Season Election Results - NYT
  • David Greenberg: An Obama-Clinton ticket could work - Slate, 5-22-08
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....

  • 05-26-1521 - Martin Luther's writings were banned by the Edict of Worms.
  • 05-26-1868 - President Andrew Johnson avoided conviction for impeachment charges of"high crimes and misdemeanors" by one vote.
  • 05-26-1940 - Allied troops began the massive naval evacuation of troops from Dunkirk, France, during World War II.
  • 05-26-2003 - Rwandans voted to approve a new constitution that instituted a balance of power between Hutu and Tutsi.
  • 05-27-1647 - The first recorded execution of a witch reportedly took place in Massachusetts when Achsah Young was hanged.
  • 05-27-1703 - St. Petersburg was founded by Czar Peter the Great.
  • 05-27-1936 - The Queen Mary left England on its maiden voyage, arriving in France four hours later.
  • 05-27-1937 - Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened.
  • 05-27-1941 - British ships sank the German battleship Bismarck off the coast of France, resulting in the loss of 2,300 lives.
  • 05-27-1996 - After a year and a half of bloodshed, Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with the leader of the Chechen rebels and negotiated a cease-fire.
  • 05-27-1999 - Slobodan Milosevic was indicted by the International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague for crimes against humanity.
  • 05-28-1754 - Lieutenant Colonel George Washington begins the Seven Years' War
  • 05-28-1863 - Robert Gould Shaw, leading the first northern all-black regiment, leaves Boston for the Civil War.
  • 05-28-1918 - U.S. troops score victory at Cantigny
  • 05-28-1937 - Golden Gate Bridge opens
  • 05-28-1940 - Belgium surrenders unconditionally
  • 05-28-1969 - U.S. troops abandon"Hamburger Hill"
  • 05-28-1987 - Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old pilot from West Germany, landed his private plane in Moscow's Red Square. He was arrested and sentenced to four years in a labor camp, but was released after just one.
  • 05-28-2003 - Pres. Bush signed a $350 billion tax cut into law; the third largest tax cut in U.S. history.
  • 05-29-1780 - Tarleton gives"quarter" in South Carolina
  • 05-28-1765 - Patrick Henry bitterly denounced the Stamp Act in the Virginia House of Burgesses.
  • 05-28-1790 - Rhode Island became the 13th state in the United States, the last of the original colonies to ratify the Constitution.
  • 05-29-1843 - Fremont begins his second western expedition
  • 05-29-1848 - Wisconsin became the 30th state in the United States.
  • 05-29-1864 - Union troops reach Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia
  • 05-29-1865 - President Andrew Johnson issues general amnesty for all Confederates
  • 05-29-1917 - John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Mass.
  • 05-29-1942 - Jews in Paris are forced to sew a yellow star on their coats
  • 05-29-1942 - Bing Crosby recorded his version of"White Christmas." It would go on to sell over 30 million copies.
  • 05-29-1988 - Reagan arrives in Moscow for summit talks
  • 05-29-1990 - Boris Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian republic by the parliament.
  • 05-30-1431 - Joan of Arc was burned at the stake as a heretic.
  • 05-30-1536 - King Henry VIII of England married his 3rd wife, Jane Seymour, 11 days after he had his 2nd wife, Anne Boleyn executed.
  • 05-30-1806 - Patriot and future President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel
  • 05-30-1861 - Union troops occupy Grafton, Virginia
  • 05-30-1862 - Confederates evacuate Corinth, Mississippi
  • 05-30-1864 - Confederates attack at Bethesda Church, Virginia
  • 05-30-1922 - The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, was dedicated by Chief Justice William Howard Taft.
  • 05-31-1775 - Mecklenburg Resolutions reject the power of the British in North Carolina
  • 05-31-1790 - The first U.S. Copyright Law was enacted, protecting books, maps, and other original materials.
  • 05-31-1859 - Big Ben goes into operation in London
  • 05-31-1889 - Heavy rains caused the South Fork Dam to collapse, sending 20 million tons of water into Johnstown, Pa. Over 2,200 people were killed and the town was nearly destroyed.
  • 05-31-1911 - The hull of the Titanic was launched in Belfast. At the ceremony, a White Star Line employee claimed,"Not even God himself could sink this ship."
  • 05-31-1962 - Former Gestapo official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel.
  • 05-31-2004 - Alberta Martin, 97, one of the last widows of a U.S. Civil War veteran, died. She had married Confederate veteran William Martin in 1927 when she was 21 and he was 81.
  • 06-01-1792 - Kentucky became the 15th state in the United States.
  • 06-01-1796 - Tennessee became the 16th state in the United States.
  • 06-01-1958 - General Charles De Gaulle became the premier of France.
  • 06-01-1980 - Cable News Network (CNN) debuted.
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Linda Bridges and John R. Coyne Jr.: In Search of Buckley Through two new books, a view of William F. Buckley's transideological conservatism FLYING HIGH Remembering Barry Goldwater, STRICTLY RIGHT William F. Buckley Jr. and the American Conservative Movement - NYT, 5-25-08
  • J. PETER SCOBLIC: Never Mind the ‘Neo’ J. Peter Scoblic asserts that conservatism - not neoconservatism - is the true impetus behind Bush foreign policy 'U.S. vs. Them' How a Half Century of Conservatism Has Undermined America’s Security - NYT, 5-25-08
  • BONNIE YOCHELSON and DANIEL CZITROM: The Other Half A new look at the groundbreaking journalism and advocacy of Jacob Riis' Rediscovering Jacob Riis' Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn-of-the-Century New York - NYT, 5-25-08
  • Ruth Brandon: Poor, Obscure, Plain and Little' GOVERNESS The Lives and Times of the Real Jane Eyres - NYT, 5-25-08
  • Heather Cox Richardson on Walter A. McDougall: HISTORY | UNITED STATES The American Character A historian argues that self-deception is a constant in U.S. history The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877 - WaPo, 5-25-08
  • H.W. Brands on Matthew Parker, Adam Clymer: The Great Divide How the Panama Canal was carved out of a continent -- and what it meant PANAMA FEVER The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time -- The Building of the Panama Canal, DRAWING THE LINE AT THE BIG DITCH The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of the Right WaPo, 5-25-08
  • Ginger Strand: HISTORY An Unnatural Wonder The world's largest waterfall is sublime and sullied, fake and beautifully real INVENTING NIAGARA Beauty, Power, and Lies - WaPo, 5-25-08
  • Joseph Needham: The biography by Simon Winchester oversimplifies Chinese history - Jonathan Dresner at Froginawell.et, 5-21-08
  • Hugh Trevor-Roper: Eminent historian debunks Scottish history as largely fabrication - Times (UK), 5-18-08
OP-EDs:

OP-EDs:

BLOGS:

BLOGS:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

FEATURES:

FEATURES:

  • Smart as a Whip Can Indiana Jones teach kids about history? - Slate, 5-22-08
QUOTED:

QUOTED:

  • Michael Gannon on"War e-mails offer immediacy, but sacrifice eloquence":"Every new means of communication limits a historian's ability to pull together the truth of a particular event," said Michael Gannon, a retired University of Florida history professor who has written extensively about World War II."And now with e-mail, we're in a particularly precarious position." - St Petersburg Times, 5-25-08
  • R .J. Q. Adams, a professor of history at Texas A.& M. University and an expert on Britain on"":"It was one thing to redraw the lines of Europe. It was another thing to give up a piece of the empire. He would have drawn the line there." - NYT, 5-25-08
HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:

HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:

SPOTTED:

SPOTTED:

CALENDAR:

CALENDAR:

  • 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: Ronald Reagan: An American Hero Author: Nancy Reagan - Monday, May 25 @ 5:30pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History Understanding America: The Anatomy of an Exceptional Nation Authors: Peter Schuck; James Wilson - Monday, May 26 @ 8:30am ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History Dear First Lady: Letters to the White House Author: Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson - Monday, May 26 @ 6:00pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • C-Span2, BookTV: History 1776 Author: David McCullough - Monday, May 26 @ 6:30pm ET - C-Span2, BookTV
  • History Channel:"Indiana Jones and the Ultimate Quest," Sunday, May 25, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"MonsterQuest", Marathon, Monday, May 26, @ 2pm - 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Journey to 10,000 BC," Monday, May 26, @ 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Clash of the Cavemen," Monday, May 26, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth," Tuesday, May 27, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Conspiracy? :Lincoln Assassination," Tuesday, May 27, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Battlefield Detectives :The Civil War: Antietam," Tuesday, May 27, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Wild West Tech :Vigilante Tech," Tuesday, May 27, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Crucifixion," Wednesday, May 28, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Lost Worlds," Wednesday, May 28, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Bible Code: Predicting Armageddon," Wednesday, May 28, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Behind The Da Vinci Code," Wednesday, May 28, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Blood Diamonds," Thursday, May 29, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ben Franklin," Friday, May 30, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution :06 - Forging an Army," Friday, May 30, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution :07 - Treason & Betrayal," Friday, May 30, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Revolution :08 - The War Heads South," Friday, May 30, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Pirate Tech," Friday, May 30, @ 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Shockwave," Marathon, Saturday, May 31, @ 2pm - pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Indiana Jones and the Ultimate Quest," Saturday, May 31, @ 5pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • Cokie Roberts: LADIES OF LIBERTY #11 -- (6 weeks on list)- 6-1-08
  • Ted Sorensen: COUNSELOR #13 -- (1 week on list)- 6-1-08
  • Tony Horwitz: A VOYAGE LONG AND STRANGE #18 - 6-1-08
  • Kenneth C. Davis: AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY #27 - 6-1-08
  • Rick Perlstein: NIXONLAND #29 - 6-1-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • 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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