Modern History Notes
Brian Doyle's"No," Kenyon Review, Spring, finds amusement in rejection letters. Tell me you never received one. Were you amused?
The Giant's Shoulders #3, the history of science carnival, is up at Entertaining Research.
Jill Lepore,"President Tom's Cabin," New Yorker, 22 September, reviews Annette Gordon-Reed's The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.
Richard Marggraf Turley,"Second Only to Byron," TLS, 3 September, explains"how Keats's most popular rival rescued him from the critics."
Gillian Sutherland,"The Nursing of Nightingale," TLS, 12 September, reviews Mark Bostridge's Florence Nightingale: The woman and her legend.
Philip Terzian,"A Charm Brigade Raids Washington," WSJ, 11 September, reviews Jennet Conant's The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Washington, DC.
Anthony Lewis,"Official American Sadism," NYRB, 25 September, reviews Tom Lasseter's Guantanamo: Beyond the Law, Jonathan Mahler's The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power, and Physicians for Human Rights, Broken Laws, Broken Lives: Medical Evidence of Torture by US Personnel and Its Impact.
- T. rex fossils arrive at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
- Quote of the Day -- Time Magazine's Top 100 People
- Investigation: The Resegregation of America's Schools
- 5 Explosive Revelations Leaked from Senate Report Exposing CIA Torture
- In Parts of the South, Glorifying Slavery No Longer Pays the Bills
- UC Berkeley professor emeritus Robert Harlan dies at 84
- She Came All the Way from Melbourne to Attend the OAH
- The 7 Most Popular HNN Videos from the 2014 OAH
- Jesse Lemisch’s up-from-below history is still strikingly original
- U.Va. Historian Alan Taylor Wins 2014 Pulitzer for Book on Slaves and War -- His second Pulitzer!