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July 14, 2008



CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

  • NEW BLOG: : A complete roundup of what Historians are saying about the campaign this week.
BIGGEST STORIES:

BIGGEST STORIES: Quebec's 400th

BIGGEST STORIES:

BIGGEST STORIES: American Voters

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

HNN STATS THIS WEEK:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

    On This Day in History....

  • 07-10-14/07/1822 Slave revolt in SC under Denmark Vesey/Peter Poyas
  • 07-10-14/07/1845 Fire in NYC destroys 1,000 homes and kills many
  • 07-10-14/07/1945 Battleship USS South Dakota is 1st US ship to bombard Japan
  • 07-10-14/07/1946 Mass murder on Jews in Kielce Poland
  • 07-10-14/07/1976 Jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NYC
  • 07-10-14/07/1987 Lt Col Oliver North concludes 6 days of Congressional testimony
  • 07-10-15/07/1099 - 1st Crusaders capture, plunder Jerusalem
  • 07-10-15/07/1662 - England's King Charles II charters Royal Society in London
  • 07-10-15/07/1815 - Napoleon captured and surrendered and is later exiled on St Helena
  • 07-10-15/07/1830 - 3 Indian tribes, Sioux, Sauk and Fox, signs a treaty giving the US most of Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri
  • 07-10-15/07/1870 - Hudson's Bay and Northwest Territories transferred to Canada
  • 07-10-15/07/1948 - Pres Truman nominated for another term (Phila)
  • 07-10-15/07/1958 - Pres Eisenhower sends US troops to Lebanon; they stay 3 months
  • 07-10-15/07/1971 - Pres Nixon announces he would visit People's Rep of China
  • 07-10-15/07/1987 - John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings
  • 07-10-15/07/1991 - US troops leave northern Iraq
  • 07-10-16/07/1429 - Joan of Arc leads French army in Battle of Orleans
  • 07-10-16/07/1790 - Congress establishes District of Columbia
  • 07-10-16/07/1861 - Battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought
  • 07-10-16/07/1945 - 1st atomic bomb detonated, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico
  • 07-16-1969 Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched
  • 07-16-1980 Ronald Reagan nominated for Pres by Republicans in Detroit
  • 07-17-1821 - Spain cedes Florida to US
  • 07-17-1861 - Congress authorizes paper money
  • 07-17-1898 - Spanish American War-Spaniards surrender to US at Santiago Cuba
  • 07-17-1929 - USSR drops diplomatic relations with China
  • 07-17-1936 - Military uprising under Gen Franco/begins Spanish civil war
  • 07-17-1945 - Potsdam Conference (FDR, Stalin, Churchill) holds 1st meeting
  • 07-17-1980 - Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for president
  • 07-17-1981 - Israeli bombers destroy PLO/al-Fatah headquarters in Beirut
  • 07-18-1768 - Boston Gazette publishes"Liberty Song," America's 1st patriotic song
  • 07-18-1853 - Completion of Grand Trunk Line, trains begin running over 1st North American railroad between Portland, Maine and Montreal
  • 07-18-1864 - President Lincoln asks for 500,000 volunteers for milt service
  • 07-18-1940 - Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term
  • 07-18-1947 - President Truman signs Presidential Succession Act
  • 07-18-1947 - British seize"Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
  • 07-18-1964 - Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln)
  • 07-19-1866 - Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment, guaranteeing civil rights
  • 07-19-1867 - Reconstruction enacted
  • 07-19-1941 - British PM Winston Churchill launched his"V for Victory" campaign
  • 07-20-1749 - Earl of Chesterfield says"Idleness is only refuge of weak minds"
  • 07-20-1861 - Confederate state's congress began holding sessions in Richmond, Va
  • 07-20-1944 - Pres FDR nominated for an unprecedented 4th term at Democratic convention
  • 07-20-1949 - Israel's 19 month war of independence ends
  • 07-20-1982 - Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks
IN THE NEWS:

IN THE NEWS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • DAVID OSHINSKY on Ted Widmer: Democracy's Keeper ARK OF THE LIBERTIES America and the World - NYT, 7-13-08
  • David Maraniss: Passing the Torch ROME 1960 The Olympics That Changed the World NYT, 7-13-08
  • Andrew X. Pham: My Father's War THE EAVES OF HEAVEN A Life in Three Wars - NYT, 7-13-08
  • Jane Mayer: Collateral Damage According to Jane Mayer, the United States has succeeded in creating an American gulag THE DARK SIDE The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals - WaPo, 7-13-08
  • T.J. English: HISTORY | CUBA Before the Revolution An account of the mob's attempt to turn Havana into a gambling paradise HAVANA NOCTURNE How the Mob Owned Cuba -- and Then Lost It to the Revolution - WaPo, 7-13-08
  • Peter Pringle: HISTORY | SCIENCE Planting Ideology How Soviet leaders resisted the study of genetics and destroyed a great scientist THE MURDER OF NIKOLAI VAVILOV The Story of Stalin's Persecution of One of the Great Scientists of the Twentieth Century - WaPo, 7-13-08
  • Peter Demetz: Under Siege A Czech-born historian's personal chronicle of a great city under the yoke of occupation PRAGUE IN DANGER The Years of German Occupation, 1939-45 WaPo, 7-13-08
  • Carl Degler: Surfaces to dispute claim that the struggle for civil rights ended with Reconstruction - Letter sent to the Editor of the NYT Book Review, 7-13-08
OP-EDs:

OP-EDs:

PROFILED:

PROFILED:

INTERVIEWS:

INTERVIEWS:

FEATURES:

FEATURES:

QUOTED:

QUOTED:

  • Richard Norton Smith"Historian points to Ford Administration complexities":"We're in the very early stages of forming historical impressions about Ford and the Ford presidency. It's the perfect time to ask questions about alternative ways of thinking about this president. The danger is the Ford presidency may be defined by his first month. It was not a coda to the Nixon White House, but a curtain raiser to subsequent events.... I want to call into question some of the assumptions about Gerald Ford. It's about time we see him as a historical figure who somehow transcends a particular period. This is not a guy who should be walled off with Pet Rocks and leisure suits.... He's relevant to the current campaign, and he's relevant to the question of what kind of president do you want?... Jerry Ford was an Eagle Scout. In some ways, that's all you need to know." But he also was a shrewd political operative who knew how to get things done and could be calculating and manipulative when necessary. Gerald Ford deserves to be seen as more than the man who pardoned Richard Nixon, more than the man who healed the country," Smith said. Nothing would do Gerald Ford a greater disservice than to make him into something he wasn't or rob him of his humanity. He deserves more than that...." - Grand Rapids Press, 7-12-08
HONORED / AWARDED / APPOINTED:

HONORED, AWARDED, APPOINTED:

EXHIBITS / WEBSITES:

EXHIBITS / WEBSITES:

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
ON TV:

    ON TV: History Listings This Week

  • History Channel:"The Exodus Decoded," Tuesday, July 15, @ 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld: Underground Apocalypse ," Tuesday, July 15, @ 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld: Hitler's Last Secret," Tuesday, July 15, @ 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Cities Of The Underworld: Maya Underground," Tuesday, July 15, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Ancient Discoveries: Ships," Tuesday, July 15, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mega Disasters: Atlantis Apocalypse," Tuesday, July 15, @ 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"The Plot to Kill Jesse James," Wednesday, July 16, @ 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight," Wednesday, July 16, @ 9pm ET/PT
  • History Channel:"Mega Disasters," Marathon, Saturday, July 19, @ 2-5pm ET/PT
SELLING BIG (NYT):

SELLING BIG (NYT):

  • David Maraniss: ROME 1960 #14 -- (1 week on list) - 7-20-08
  • Patrick J. Buchanan: CHURCHILL, HITLER, AND"THE UNNECESSARY WAR," #21 - 7-20-08
  • T. J. English: HAVANA NOCTURNE #31 - 7-20-08
  • Thurston Clarke: THE LAST CAMPAIGN #33 - 7-20-08
  • Douglas A. Blackmon: SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME #35 - 7-20-08
FUTURE RELEASES:

FUTURE RELEASES:

  • William Marvel: Lincoln's Darkest Year: The War in 1862, July 16, 2008
  • Trevor Royle: Lancaster Against York: The Wars of the Roses and the Foundation of Modern Britain, July 22, 2008
  • Jonathan Harris: The Split in Stalin's Secretariat, 1939-1948, July 28, 2008
  • Noah Andre Trudeau: Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea, August 5, 2008
  • Lorri Glover: The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America, August 5, 2008
  • Fred E. Haynes: The Lions of Iwo Jima: The Story of Combat Team 28 and the Bloodiest Battle in Marine Corps History, August 5, 2008
  • Patrick Desbois: The Holocaust by Bullets, August 19, 2008
  • Robert Dallek: Harry S. Truman (REV), September 2, 2008
  • Mary C. Henderson: The Story of 42nd Street: The Theatres, Shows, Characters, and Scandals of the World's Most Notorious Street (First Edition), September 2, 2008
  • Paul Douglas Lockhart: The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army, September 9, 2008
  • Jeffry D. Wert: Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart, September 23, 2008
  • Harold Holzer: Lincoln: President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Winter of Secession, 1860-1861, October 7, 2008
  • David Hackett Fischer: Champlain's Dream, October 14, 2008
  • Carlo D'Este: Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874-1945, November 11, 2008
DEPARTED:

DEPARTED:

  • John Simon: Tireless Editor of Grant’s Papers, Dies at 75 - NYT, 7-10-08
  • Richard Frederic Evans; Historian of the D.C. Area - WaPo, 7-11-08



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