History Buzz September 7, 2009: 9/11 8th Anniversary & Health Care Reform

HISTORY BUZZ:

POLITICAL HIGHLIGHTS:

BIGGEST NEWS STORIES:

  • Betsy McCaughey: NYT says historian’s profile has risen sharply as a result of her involvement in Obama health care debate “Resurfacing, a Critic Stirs Up Debate Over Health Care” – NYT (9-4-09)
  • Betsy McCaughey Addresses New York Times: Charges of Falsehoods But No Evidence – Reuters, 9-5-09

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

IN THE NEWS:

OP-EDs & BLOGS:

REVIEWS & FIRST CHAPTERS:

  • Steven F. Hayward: Another One for the Gipper THE AGE OF REAGAN The Conservative Counterrevolution, 1980-1989 NYT, 9-6-09
  • Veronica Buckley: Undercover Queen THE SECRET WIFE OF LOUIS XIV Françoise d’Aubigné, Madame de Maintenon NYT, 9-6-09
  • Janet Soskice: Two of a Kind THE SISTERS OF SINAI How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels NYT, 9-6-09
  • Fred Kaplan: Planting the Seeds of the Sixties: 1959 The Year Everything Changed WaPo, 9-4-09
  • Fred Kaplan: 1959 The Year Everything Changed, Excerpt – WaPo, 9-4-09
  • Norman Podhoretz: RELIGION Speaking in Generalities WHY ARE JEWS LIBERALS? WaPo, 9-4-09
  • Marina Belozerskaya: HISTORY Getting Attached to the Past TO WAKE THE DEAD A Renaissance Merchant and the Birth of Archaeology WaPo, 9-4-09
  • Edward M. Kennedy: Books of The Times Kennedy’s Rough Waters and Still Harbors TRUE COMPASS A Memoir NYT, 9-4-09
  • Kennedy Memoir Doesn’t Ignore Lows – NYT, 9-3-09
  • Sam Tanenhaus: History of conservatism shown in Tanenhaus new book – SF Gate (9-1-09)

PROFILED & FEATURED:

INTERVIEWED:

  • A conversation with Jill Lepore – Humanities (9-1-09)
  • Interview with Rodney Stark: The Crusades were “a justified war waged against Muslim terror and aggression” – http://www.medievalists.net (9-3-09)
  • Historians Helen Rappaport and Lisa Hilton: are women guilty of “feminising” their subject?
    BBC (Radio 4) (9-2-09)

HONORED, AWARDED &APPOINTED:

SPOTTED:

  • NASA historian Andrew Chaikin: “Space historian” talks up lunar exploration at the OMNIMAX Theater at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) – The Bee (9-2-09)

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: “Next Nostradamus” – Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 10pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Last Stand of The 300” – Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Cities Of The Underworld: Maya Underground” – Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Nostradamus: 2012” – Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Next Nostradamus” – Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Decoding The Past: Mayan Doomsday Prophecy” – Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon” – Friday, September 11, 2009 at 2pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Countdown to Ground Zero” – Friday, September 11, 2009 at 4pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: Zero Hour: The Last Hour of Flight”” – Friday, September 11, 2009 at 6pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The Day the Towers Fell” – Friday, September 11, 2009 at 7pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “102 Minutes that Changed America / Witness to 9/11” – Friday, September 11, 2009 at 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The Crumbling of America” – Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 5pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “Manson” – Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 8pm ET/PT
  • History Channel: “The Templar Code” – Monday, September 14, 2009 at 8pm ET/PT

BEST SELLERS (NYT):

    NYT Non-Fiction Best Sellers List – September 13, 2009

  • #1 – Michelle Malkin: CULTURE OF CORRUPTION
  • #3 – Ronald Kessler: IN THE PRESIDENT’S SECRET SERVICE
  • #11 – J. Randy Taraborrelli: THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE
  • #16 – Douglas Brinkley: THE WILDERNESS WARRIOR
  • #17 – Peter S. Canellos: LAST LION
  • #20 – C. David Heymann: BOBBY AND JACKIE
  • #32 – Doug Stanton: HORSE SOLDIERS

COMING SOON BOOKS:

  • 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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