Sunday, June 27, 2010

Links & Reviews

- The good folks at Oak Knoll have started a blog: The Oak Knoll Biblio-Blog. I've added a link to the sidebar and subscribed via RSS.

- Looting at Iraq's important archaeological sites is an ongoing problem, the NYTimes reported yesterday - largely because the police force charged with protecting them has not been funded or staffed.

- The Grolier Club's fall exhibition will be "John Wiley & Sons: 200 Years of Publishing." The show will run from 15 September through 20 November, and will include rare and important editions published by the firm from its founding in 1807 through the present.

- The Detroit Institute of Arts is going to sell a flag recovered from the Little Bighorn battlefield at Sotheby's this fall; presale estimates suggest the guidon could fetch $2-5 million. The flag does not fall within the scope of the museum's collecting policies.

- Can't say I'm surprised to see this story reappearing ... but I said all I'll say about it two years ago.

Reviews

- Leo Damrosch's Tocqueville in America; review by H.W. Brands in the WaPo.

- Andrew Graham-Dixon's Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane; review by Charles Saumarez Smith in the Telegraph.

- Andrew Pettegree's The Book in the Renaissance; review by Christopher Hawtree in the Independent.

- Hugh Trevor-Roper's History and the Enlightenment; review by Michael Dirda in the WaPo.

- James Shapiro's Contested Will; review by John Timpane in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

- Nathaniel Philbrick's The Last Stand; review by Roger McGrath in the WSJ.

- The new 56-volume edition of the works of Conan Doyle by Cambridge Scholars Publishing; review by Jonathan Barnes in the TLS.

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