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Mar 6, 2009 6:47 pm


Friday's Notes



The melting economy hits Harvard, Yale, and historical societies from New Jersey to Oregon. What the tanking stock market hasn't done to higher education endowments, fraud has. Beyond NYU and Yeshiva, Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh appear to have been bilked of nearly $115 million. Anthony Grafton,"Graduate school in a New Ice Age," Daily Princetonian, 2 March, puts the grim implications for graduate education in historical perspective. Hat tip.

Alan V. Murray reviews Abdul Rahman Azzam's Saladin for the THES, 5 March.

Dane T. Daniel reviews Charles Webster's Paracelsus: Medicine, Magic and Mission at the End of Time for the THES, 5 March.

Jonathan Bate,"The Power of Milton," TLS, 4 March, reviews Gordon Campbell's and Thomas N. Corns's John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought.

Susan Harrow reviews Edmund White's Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel for the THES, 5 March.

Leslie Gofton reviews Joachim Radkau's Max Weber: A Biography, for the THES, 26 February.

Lori Brooks reviews Chad Heap's Slumming: Sexual and Racial Encounters in American Nightlife, 1885-1940 for the THES, 5 March.

Ritchie Robertson,"Was Hitler a Bookworm?" TLS, 4 March, reviews Timothy W. Ryback's Hitler's Private Library: The Books That Shaped His Life.


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