History Buzz August 10, 2009: Douglas Brinkley on Roosevelt… Remembering Woodstock 1969’s 40th Anniversary

HISTORY BUZZ:

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POLITICAL HIGHLIGHTS:

BIGGEST NEWS STORIES:

  • Tomb search could end riddle of Shakespeare’s true identity: A sarcophagus in an English parish church could solve the centuries-old literary debate over who really wrote the plays of William Shakespeare…. – Telegraph UK, 8-9-09
  • Amelia Earhart Mystery Solved? ‘Investigation Junkies’ to Launch New Expedition DNA Evidence on a Remote Island May Reveal the Truth About Earhart’s Disappearance – ABC News, 8-5-09
  • Britain says goodbye to Harry Patch, the last of its World War I soldiers: The tribute to Patch, who died two weeks ago at age 111, reflects the emotional grip that the ‘war to end all wars’ still holds on the nation…. – LAT, 8-6-09

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

IN THE NEWS:

OP-EDs & BLOGS:

REVIEWS & FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Douglas Brinkley: Natural Man THE WILDERNESS WARRIOR Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America NYT, 8-9-09
  • Douglas Brinkley: THE WILDERNESS WARRIOR Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, Excerpt – NYT, 8-9-09
  • Pete Fornatale, Michael Lang with Holly George-Warren: Three Days in August BACK TO THE GARDEN The Story of Woodstock, THE ROAD TO WOODSTOCK NYT, 8-9-09
  • Pete Fornatale: BACK TO THE GARDEN The Story of Woodstock, Excerpt – NYT, 8-9-09
  • Michael Lang with Holly George-Warren: THE ROAD TO WOODSTOCK, Excerpt – NYT, 8-9-09
  • Andrew Roberts: HISTORY Band of Bickering Brothers MASTERS AND COMMANDERS How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945 WaPo, 8-9-09
  • James Gavin: Cabaret Queen STORMY WEATHER The Life of Lena Horne WaPo, 8-9-09
  • Timothy R. Pauketat: HISTORY Down by the Riverside CAHOKIA Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi WaPo, 8-9-09
  • William T. Vollmann: HISTORY On the Border IMPERIAL – WaPo, 8-9-09
  • Christopher Caldwell: RELIGION Make Way For the New Europeans REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN EUROPE Immigration, Islam, and the West WaPo, 8-9-09
  • John R. Hale: Rowing to Democracy NYT (8-6-09)

PROFILED & FEATURED:

QUOTED:

  • Lawrence Powell “Katrina anniversary visit by President Barack Obama appears unlikely”: “Nationally, Katrina is old news, ” said Tulane University historian Lawrence Powell. “I think right now the president is more focused on the economy and health care.”… – Times-Piscayne 8-10-09
  • Allan Meltzer “Morning in America Means a ‘Long Slog’ as Phelps Eyes Recovery”: “It is worrisome how we can finance the deficit without having inflation,” said Allan Meltzer, a Fed historian and economics professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh…. – Bloomberg, 8-3-09

INTERVIEWED:

  • An Interview with Charles Geisst: How Americans Got Into a Credit Card Mess – Time (8-8-09)

HONORED, AWARDED &APPOINTED:

SPOTTED:

  • Historian Douglas Brinkley on Theodore Roosevelt Seattle Central Library – KUOW, 8-6-09

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

EVENTS CALENDAR:

  • Inaugural Semester-long seminar on Constitutional History offered at N-Y Historical Society this fall: Lincoln’s Constitution will be taught at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The seminar will be held on September 17 and 24 and on October 1, 15, 22, and 29, 2009. NYHS Press Release (7-20-09)

ON TV:

  • BBC to launch new series on history of Christianity – Religious Intelligence, 6-19-09
  • C-SPAN2: BOOK TV Weekend Schedule
  • PBS History Detectives: Mondays at 9pm
  • History Channel: Weekly Schedule
  • History Channel: “Life After People” – Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 2-7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “MonsterQuest” – Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 2-7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Hillbilly: The Real Story” – Thurdsay, August 13, 2009 at 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Angels & Demons Decoded” – Friday, August 14, 2009 at 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Behind The Da Vinci Code ” – Friday, August 14, 2009 at 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Ancient Ink” – Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Woodstock: Now & Then” – Monday, August 17, 2009 at 8pm ET/PT

BEST SELLERS (NYT):

    NYT Non-Fiction Best Sellers List – August 16, 2009

  • #1 – Michelle Malkin: CULTURE OF CORRUPTION
  • #7 – Douglas Brinkley: THE WILDERNESS WARRIOR
  • #11 – J. Randy Taraborrelli: MICHAEL JACKSON (THE MAGIC, THE MADNESS, THE WHOLE STORY, 1958-2009)
  • #12 – C. David Heymann: BOBBY AND JACKIE
  • #14 – Doug Stanton: HORSE SOLDIERS
  • #13 – Craig Nelson: ROCKET MEN
  • #27 – Richard Wolffe: RENEGADE
  • #35 – Larry Tye: SATCHEL

COMING SOON BOOKS:

  • Gil Troy: Reagan Revolution : A Very Short Introduction, August 2009
  • William A. DeGregorio: The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents, Seventh Edition, August 15, 2009
  • Brooks D. Simpson: The Reconstruction Presidents (Paperback), August 18, 2009
  • Richard C. Hoagland: Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA (Revised), September 1, 2009
  • Douglas Hunter: Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage That Redrew the Map of the New World, September 1, 2009
  • Noah Andre Trudeau: Robert E. Lee: Lessons in Leadership, September 1, 2009
  • Annette Gordon-Reed: The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (Paperback), September 8, 2009
  • Jon Krakauer: Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, September 15, 2009
  • Dean C. Jessee (Editor): The Joseph Smith Papers: Revelations and Translations, Volume 1: Manuscript Revelation Books, September 2009
  • James Patterson: The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King – A Nonfiction Thriller, September 28, 2009
  • Timothy Egan: The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America, October 19, 2009
  • Gil Troy, Vincent J. Cannato, eds.: Living in the Eighties, October 23, 2009
  • L. Fletcher Prouty: JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy, (Paperback), November 1, 2009
  • Edward Kritzler: Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean: How a Generation of Swashbuckling Jews Carved Out an Empire in the New World in Their Quest for Treasure, Religious Freedom–and Revenge, (Paperback), November 3, 2009
  • Anthony Haden-guest: Last Party: Studio 54, Disco, and the Culture of the Night (Paperback), December 8, 2009

DEPARTED:

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