Sunday, November 14, 2010

Links & Reviews

- On Tuesday, 16 November at 7:30 p.m., the AAS' annual Wiggins Lecture will be delivered by John Hench, retired VP for Collections and Programs. Hench's lecture is "Random Recollections of a Book History Bureaucrat."

- A fascinating "Tell Me More" interview featuring several Jefferson descendants, some of whom have just been given an award by Search for Common Ground for working to "bridge the divide" between family members.

- How's this for a labor of love? I'm impressed. [h/t @LuxMentis]

- The Rhode Island Historical Society is going to be having a booksale!

- The French and South Korean presidents have made a deal over a large Korean royal archive seized by the French in the 1860s; France will return the documents to Korea on a five-year renewable loan basis, AFP reports.

- P.N. Furbank writes in the TLS about a common misreading (as he sees it) of Gulliver's Travels.

- There's a new online exhibit from the JCB, "Jews and the Americas." [h/t @historianess]

- From the November Humanities magazine, Craig Lambert on a new app (and video, &c.) relating to Boston's infamous Parkman-Webster murder, Anne Trubek on Charles Brockden Brown, and Tom Christopher on Emily Dickinson's gardens. [h/t The Bunburyist]

- The Medical Heritage Library has launched, and already contains nearly 7,000 items available via the Internet Archive.

- Don't miss J.L. Bell's post at Boston1775 about politics, history, and blogging. Hear, hear!

- On the "Surprisingly Free" podcast, Adrian Johns on (literary) piracy (not new, but new to me, thanks to a Twitter mention this week).

- The Harry Ransom Center has acquired the archive of actor/author Spalding Gray.


- Alan Taylor's The Civil War of 1812; review by Michael Kenney in the Boston Globe.

- Thomas Powers' The Killing of Crazy Horse; review by Evan Thomas in the NYTimes.

- A.J. Langguth's Driven West; review by Jon Meacham in the NYTimes.

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