Lapham’s Quarterly

Up early this morning wrestling with the history of northern India, so this is a quick note: the interview I did with Lewis Lapham is up at Lapham’s Quarterly. Now I have to go figure out [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-27

Check out my updated home page: # Just spent a good part of day off chasing escaped horses through multiple cornfields. Draft horse thinks he is Great Liberator of [...]

Next book list

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that I decided to do the “52 Books in 52 Weeks” challenge. Now I’m bailing. I like the idea that I’m regularly reading [...]

Two book mentions

First mention of the History of the Medieval World in a journal: this shout-out from Library Journal in a column called “Prepub Exploded: February 2010″: Bauer, Susan Wise. The [...]

Mary Travers, 1936-2009

Mary Travers died this week from complications of leukemia. This is related to the history of the world in two ways. First, I’m writing the history of the world, and I can sing every Peter, [...]