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Jun 25, 2008 3:30 pm


More Noted Things



Jeremy Young at Progressive Historians will host History Carnival LXVI on Tuesday 1 July. Send nominations of the best in June's history blogging to him at jcyoung84*at*gmail*dot *com or use the form. The god mother of history carnivals, Sharon Howard, needs hosts for the festivals for August and October through December. If you're willing to host a future History Carnival, please write to her: sharon*at* earlymodernweb*dot*org*dot*uk. Don't make me name names. You know if you ought to do it. Besides, it's more interesting than what you'd be doing otherwise.

Michael Sims,"From Wild Things to Happy Readers," Washington Post, 11 May, and Eric Ormsby,"Out of Aesop's Overcoat: Two Histories of Children's Literature," NY Sun, 18 June, review Seth Lerer's Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter and Leonard S. Marcus's Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature.

Robin McKie,"How Darwin won the evolution race," Guardian, 22 June, explains why Darwin, rather than Alfred Russell Wallace, gets the credit.

G. S. Smith,"Prokofiev in his own words," TLS, 18 June, reviews Sergei Prokofiev's Diaries, Volume One, 1907–1914: Prodigious Youth, and Volume Two, 1915–1923: Behind the Mask. Translated and annotated by Anthony Phillips.

Finally, on Friday, Dan Todman noted the death of Angus Calder. Yesterday, under the fold, I reported the passing of Henry Chadwick and Rudolph J. Vecoli. I knew them only by reputation. Later, yesterday, came the sad news that my teacher and friend, Don Higginbotham, Dowd Professor of history at UNC, Chapel Hill, died on Sunday. Farewell, respected colleagues.


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