Things Noted Here and There
As the Democratic National Convention opens in Denver, Sean Wilentz,"A Liberal's Lament," Newsweek, 23 August, lays out what he sees as the challenge that lies ahead for Barack Obama; and David Leonhardt,"How Obama Reconciles Dueling Views on Economy," NYT, 20 August, looks at his perspective on the economy.
Jeffrey R. Young,"'Cinematic Maps' Animate Historical U.S. Election Data," CHE, 25 August, introduces"Voting America: United States Politics, 1840-2008," a project developed at the University of Richmond. The project was prompted by U of R's new president, Ed Ayers, whose"Valley of the Shadow" project at the University of Virginia became one of the most important early efforts in digital history.
Carolyn See,"What's Love Got to Do With It?" Washington Post, 24 August, reviews Susan Squires's I DON'T: A Contrarian History of Marriage.
Linda Robinson,"Rum and Revolution," Washington Post, 24 August, reviews Tom Gjelten's Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause.
Peter Pringle,"Liquidated," Washington Post, 24 August, reviews Andrew Meier's The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service .
- Nelson Mandela Dead: Icon of Anti-Apartheid Movement Dies at 95
- George H.W. Bush Given Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation Award
- Bruce Springsteen's 'Born To Run' manuscript could fetch $100,000 at NY auction
- Hospital Donates Records of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to JFK Library
- Australia’s Eureka Flag Finds a New Patch