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Nov 28, 2011

Things Noted Here & There

Carnivalesque LXXX, an early modern edition of the festival, is up at Adam Hooks's anchora.

History Carnival CV will be up at Chick History on 1 December. Use the form to nominate the best of November's history blogging.

Military History Carnival XXIX will be up here at Cliopatria on 1 December. Use the form to nominate the best in military history blogging since 29 August. Deadline for submissions is 28 November.

Mike Dash, "The Mystery of the Five Wounds," Past Imperfect, 18 November, looks at the appearance of stigmata as a historical phenomenon.

Eve Gerber interviews "Colin Calloway on Native Americans and Colonisers," The Browser, 25 November, for his recommendation of five crucial books on the subject.

Jennifer Schuessler, "The Tweets of War: What's Past Is Postable," NYT, 27 November, features Alwyn Collinson's twitter feed, Real Time WWII. Launched in August, it now has over 140,000 followers.

Colin Kidd, "The Obdurate Knoll," LRB, 1 December, reviews Jeff Greenfield's Then Everything Changed. Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan and Stephen King's 11.22.63. Michiko Kakutani, "With a Few Tweaks, Shaking Up History," NYT, 28 February, reviews Greenfield. A King extract wins the Bad Sex Award for Breathy Gasping.

Strobe Talbot, "Remembering the Unquiet American," Foreign Policy, 1 November, and David Rohde, "Richard Holbrooke's Last Mission in Afghanistan," Daily Beast, 26 November, are excerpts from Derek Chollet's and Samantha Power's The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World.

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