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Aug 17, 2011

Midweek Notes

Rebekah Higgit hosts the history of science carnival, The Giant's Shoulders #38 -- A Georgian Special, at the Board of Longitude project.
Pure Medievalry will host Carnivalesque LXXVII, an ancient/medieval edition of the festival, on 28 August. Use the form to nominate the best in ancient and medieval history blogging since 19 June.
David Silbey hosts the next Military History Carnival here at Cliopatria on 29 August. Use the form to nominate the best in military history blogging since late May.

Ian Thompson, "The Sugar Barons," Guardian, 2 April, Andrea Stuart, "The Sugar Barons," Independent, 6 May, John Gimlette, "The Mark of Cain," Spectator, 14 May, Leslie Mitchell, "'The Dunghill of the Universe'," Literary Review, August, and J. R. McNeill, "Sugar in the Raw," WSJ, 13 August, review Matthew Parker's The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire, and War in the West Indies.

Dwight Garner, "Brooklyn Takes a Bow as a Town of Writers," NYT, 16 August, reviews Evan Hughes's Literary Brooklyn: The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life.

Barry Gewen, "Can It Have Been Right?" The Book, 16 August, reviews Wilson D. Miscamble's The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan.

Mike Dash, "The Body on Somerton Beach," Past Imperfect, 12 August, re-examines a 63-year-old unsolved case in Australia.

Edward Docx, "Postmodernism is Dead," Prospect, 20 July, previews "Postmodernism—Style and Subversion 1970-1990," an exhibit opening at London's Victoria and Albert Museum in late September.

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