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Book Review – Autumn in Carthage (USHistoryFiles - American History Blog)

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Autumn-in-Carthage-Cover

Part Sci-Fi, part love story, part historical fiction, part mystery, Autumn in Carthage is simply a good read.  College professor Nathan Price goes searching for his missing friend in the small Wisconsin town of Carthage.  What he finds is a close knit community facing their own troublesome issues.  Price also finds love, struggling to overcome his own demons in the process.

What I liked most about Autumn in Carthage was that Zenos (a pseudonym but more on that later) has created characters that are inherently human.  None of the characters are saintly and all of them struggle with their own human foibles. ...

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American Society of Church HIstory Annual Winter Meeting 2014 (Religion in American History)

An interesting history-related post from Religion in American History:

Michael Pasquier

The winter meeting of the American Society of Church History is fast approaching. Here's a list of panels that should be of interest to those who visit the blog. The range of topics is incredible. I wouldn't miss it for the world. You can get the full program here.

Thursday, January 2

The Christian Law of Marriage: Debate and Discussion of A.G. Roeber's Hopes for Better Spouses: Protestant Marriage and Church Renewal in Early Modern Europe, India, and North America
Heike Liebau
Amanda Porterfield
Kirsten Sword
A. Gregg Roeber

Printing Evangelicalisms: Evangelical Book Culture across Three Centuries
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Documents stolen by collector returned to museums (The History Blog)

An interesting history-related post from The History Blog:

Some of the thousands of historical documents stolen by collector, historian and presidential inauguration expert Barry Landau and his accomplice Jason Savedoff are making their way home to the museums, libraries and historical societies from which they were pilfered. After Landau and Savedoff were caught in the act by a staffer at the Maryland Historical Society on July 9th, 2011, the FBI found 10,194 stolen documents and ephemera in Landau’s New York City apartment.

By the time the thieves pled guilty and went to prison in February of 2012, researchers from the National Archives and Records Administration had traced 4,000 ...

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Collector pleads guilty to stealing thousands of historical documents (The History Blog)

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Barry Landau leaving court after copping a plea, February 7, 2012Media relations professional, self-educated presidential historian, collector of inauguration memorabilia, pathological liar and thief Barry Landau pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to stealing thousands of historical documents from museums including (but not limited to) the Maryland Historical Society, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Connecticut Historical Society, the University of Vermont, the New York Historical Society, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

Jason SavedoffAccording to the plea agreement (pdf), Landau and his Canadian accomplice Jason Savedoff researched their targets online and off, compiling lists of the most valuable documents in the collections. From December 2010 until July 2011, ...

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1600 Folders of Documents Missing from British Archives? (About.com European History)

An interesting history-related post from About.com European History:

According to this article from the Telegraph, which appears to be drawing on a freedom of information request, there are 1,600 folders of documents missing from Britain's National Archives. Documents relating to Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Churchill and D-Day are all reported absent, many having not been seen since the early 1990s. Now, we're probably not talking about theft here, as an Archives spokesmen said most of the papers are probably still in the Archives but on the wrong shelves or on loan somewhere.

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CIA declassify WW1 espionage documents (About.com European History)

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The CIA is currently engaged in declassifying and rereleasing a mammoth amount of documentation, and among it are six of the oldest confidential documents that remained in the US archives. They relate to the diplomacy and espionage of the First World War, including how secrets and messages were sent between the powers. Obviously the US is the primary player in these files, but I'm mentioning it here because, according to this Telegraph article, the documents contain a French file which explained the formula for the German's invisible ink (and thus the fact they could read some German communications.)

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Korean War Documents (American Presidents Blog)

An interesting history-related post from American Presidents Blog:


This article is on teaching the Korean War with documents, in this case, President Truman's 1950 statement! Here is some of what the article says about this document:
Truman's statement of June 27 illustrates his concern with communist aggression and expansion. In it, Truman argues that "communism has passed beyond the use of subversion to conquer independent nations and will now use armed invasion and war." Truman's statement suggests that he believed the attack by North Korea had been part of a larger plan by communist China and, by extension, the Soviet Union. The President believed that the Korean situation ...

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