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10 Must-Read Books That... I'm the Last Person on Earth to Read

I love reading. I do! I’ve enjoyed reading all of my life. As one of those kids who were swept away with the Harry Potter craze, I’ve loved reading since I was a small child. 752 more words


Libraryreads.org's Top Ten Books for November 2014

Libraryreads.org has named their Top Ten books for November.  These books are picked by librarians across the country.

David Nicholls, Us (Harper)

Sarah MacLean, Rule of Scoundrels #4: Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover: The Fourth Rule of Scoundrels… 108 more words


Wonderful and Wordless

Wordless picture books are stories told through images rather than words.  Children are much more involved in the story,  because reading them encourages their participation.  Wordless picture books can be complex stories,  or simple linear tales.   32 more words

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Taking the #Historiannchallenge

The renowned Civil War historian James McPherson recently conducted an interview with the New York Times Book Review about his favorite works of history, who he believes are the best historians writing today, and what sort of reader he was as a child. 1,512 more words


sandvick reblogged this on DailyHistory.org and commented:

Nick Sacco at Exploring the Past took Ann Little's (Historiann.com) challenge to answer the questions asked of James McPherson by the New York Times. McPherson's answers have created a much needed debate about the perception of history as predominately older white male playground. There is an extraordinary diversity in the voices of historians and that needs to be celebrated. Some of Sacco's selections include Karen and Barbara Field's Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life and Jonathan M. Hansen's Guantanamo: An American History. Check out Sacco's interview with himself.

Girls Girls Girls

It’s International Day of the Girl. Which I feel very strongly about, but which I won’t stop feeling very strongly about tomorrow, once its designated day ends. 342 more words


The Controversy Over James McPherson's New York Times Booklist

James McPherson’s recent interview with the New York Times has sparked a mini-firestorm with historians.  McPherson is an experienced and exceptionally well regarded historian.  Some of the frustration is probably a result of the fact that McPherson is such a well respected historian who is a considered… 564 more words


The Best Books and Historians According to Pulitzer Prize Winner James M. McPherson

Recently, the New York Times published a brief interview with noted Civil War historian James McPherson, The George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University.   597 more words