Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The Book of Mormon meets The New Yorker

Max Weber: seriousness, purpose, and commitment

Winthrop, JFK, Reagan and the "City on a Hill"

Brian Williams and Tom Brokaw

When did people start worshiping the American Founding Fathers

Ta-Nehisi Coates vs. Ross Douthat on the Obama prayer breakfast

Jay Tolson defends history at The Hedgehog Review

Drew Gilpin Faust reviews Richard Brookhiser's Founders Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

Thomas Jefferson on how to bring a slave to France

Richard Wightman Fox on Lincoln's funeral procession

Civil War Washington D.C.

Black Republicans

Josh Stephens reviews Edward Dolnick's The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853

Abraham Lincoln: writer

Jill Lepore reviews two books on Abraham Lincoln's body

This week's "Past and Presence"

T.H. Breen: Washington vs. Hancock

Molly Worthen reviews Grant Wacker, America's Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of the Nation