Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Jackson Lears: Mormons and capitalism

Alan Jacobs on the problems with political realism 

Humility and the renaissance of geographic history

Governors and the "hurricane conversion."

Henry Louis Gates Jr. on growing up colored

The writing addiction

Brave thinking

H.W. Brands on Ulysses S. Grant.  Eric Foner reviews Brands, The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

Authors and Amazon 

Was Christie Mitt's first choice for VP?

When Republicans were blue and Democrats were red 

Tess Taylor reviews Robert Sullivan's My American Revolution

Erik Larson: "Never binge write"

Intellectual historians discuss on Ray Haberski's God and War: American Civil Religion Since 1945.

Jim Cullen reviews Peter Ames Carlin's Bruce.

"There are parts of the Jersey Shore that, in high summer, are almost indistinguishable from California or Florida or some other sun-washed paradise."

Is Wikipedia nearing completion?

Michael Quinn:  Mormon historian

Why digital humanities needs public history