- Wig-Wags Series
The good folks at Doubleday sent me a review copy of The State of Jones: The Small Southern County That Seceded from the Confederacy by Sally Jenkins and John [...]Continue Reading →
I was delighted to find a package from Oxford University Press waiting at my door this afternoon and in it was a review copy of the new paperback edition of Terry Bouton’s Taming Democracy: “The People,” the Founders, and [...]Continue Reading →
On November 29, 2008 By Rene Tyree
Today I discovered a remarkable site, George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media which you can access here. It’s really about exploring history using digital media. It has three broad sections.
Teaching + Learning Research + Tools Collecting + Exhibiting
Not only do I like the site’s premise [...]Continue Reading →
On November 20, 2008 By Rene Tyree
Congratulations to Annette Gordon-Reed for winning the 2008 National Book Award for non-fiction.
“In the mesmerizing narrative of Annette Gordon-Reed’s American family saga, one feels the steady accretion of convincing argument: Her book [...]Continue Reading →
On October 4, 2008 By Rene Tyree
Fred Anderson. A People’s Army: Massachusetts Soldiers and Society in the Seven Years’ War. Reprint. The University of North Carolina Press, 1996.
Anderson sets out to examine New England provincial soldiers and their experiences during what he [...]Continue Reading →
As I finish up my final paper, I’ve gone back to the first book read for my class, ”Studies in U.S. Military History.”
Jill Lepore. The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity. [...]Continue Reading →