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May 18, 2009 5:09 am


May 18, 2009: Phillip Zelikow Testifies on Torture



HISTORY BUZZ:

POLITICAL HIGHLIGHTS:

BIGGEST NEWS STORIES:

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

IN THE NEWS:

OP-EDs & BLOGS:

REVIEWS & FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Richard J. Evans: 'We Are All Guilty' THE THIRD REICH AT WAR - Source: NYT, 5-17-09
  • Bruce Kuklick: America's First Legal Coup IMPEACHED The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy - Source: WaPo, 5-15-09
  • David C. Frederick: LAW SCOTUS Seizes Power THE GREAT DECISION Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court - Source: WaPo, 5-15-09
  • Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager: WORLD WAR II Targeting Hitler VALKYRIE Source: WaPo, 5-15-09
  • Ronald Hutton: Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain By Ronald Hutton: review As Ronald Hutton's Blood and Mistletoe makes clear, we like the idea of the Druids so much that we've made up almost everything we know about them, says Noel Malcolm - Source: Telegraph, UK, 5-14-09

QUOTES:

  • William R. Pinch"No Food for Thought: The Way of the Warrior": You have to marvel at how Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, a former Special Operations commander and the newly appointed leader of American forces in Afghanistan, does it....
    "The Christians grafted notions of piety and reverence onto asceticism, but the Greeks saw it as about power," said William R. Pinch, a history professor at Wesleyan University."They believed you could create power by disciplining the body." - Source: NYT, 5-16-09

PROFILES & FEATURES:

INTERVIEWS:

HONORS, AWARDED &APPOINTED:

SPOTTED:

EVENTS CALENDAR:

  • June 11-14, 2009: The ninth annual"Reacting to the Past" Institute at Barnard College (New York), Annual summer history institute at Barnard College - Source: Press Release (4-21-09)

ON TV:

  • C-SPAN2:BOOK TV Weekend Schedule
  • PBS American Experience: Mondays at 9pm
  • History Channel: Weekly Schedule
  • History Channel: "The Hitler Conspiracy" - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "Nostradamus: 2012" - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "Life After People: The Invaders" - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "God vs. Satan" - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History" - Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "he True Story of Charlie Wilson" - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "Cities Of The Underworld: Alcatraz Down Under" - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: "Band Of Brothers" Marathon - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 12-11pm ET/PT

BEST SELLERS (NYT):

COMING SOON BOOKS:

  • Simon Schama, American Future: A History, May 19, 2009
  • Geoffrey Blainey, Sea of Dangers: Captain Cook and His Rivals in the South Pacific, May 25, 2009
  • Richard Ben-Veniste: Emperor's New Clothes: Exposing the Truth from Watergate To 9/11, May 26, 2009
  • Douglas Brinkley, Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, 1858-1919, June 30, 2009

DEPARTED:

  • Professor Norman Gash: Gash, who died on May 1 aged 97, was one of the foremost scholars of 19th–century Britain and an acknowledged authority on Sir Robert Peel - Source: Telegraph, UK, 5-17-09



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