A few things online that caught my attention this week:
Why do so many books about Africa have acacia trees on the cover?
Jonathan Rees's forthcoming book.
What is the difference between a "fundamentalist" and an "evangelical?"
The Andrew Jackson Mapping Project
Does reading microfilm make you sick?
George Scialabba on Vivian Gornick on Christopher Lasch on narcissism
George Washington and whiskey
H.W. Brands reviews Lynne Cheney's biography of James Madison
Excerpt of Michael Korda's Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee
What was democracy?
Alex Trebek eats Snickers for breakfast
Jonathan Yardley reviews Randall Balmer, Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter. Barton Swaim reviews it here.
The Pietist Schoolman's "That Was the Week That Was" is LOADED this week.
Tracy McKenzie on commonplace books
Tenured Radical: "Is college teaching just a job?
What archivists do