I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the passing of David McCullough last week. I shared some thoughts about his influence on how I think about the past and some of the things that I look for in a good history book. It’s been encouraging to see some of my
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Latest Op-Ed: Our local NPR affiliate here in Boston asked me to expand on my recent blog post on the passing of historian David McCullough. It’s not a…
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In the News Here is my latest op-ed on the passing of historian David McCullough. The Congressional Committee tasked with the renaming of military bases…
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One of my all-time favorite history books is David McCullough’s The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge. McCullough…
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“History, really, is an extension of life. It enlarges and intensifies the experience of being alive, like poetry and art or music.”—David McCullough…
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This weekend I learned through the grapevine that the Congressional Commission, charged with all “Department of Defense items that commemorate the…
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No one should be surprised by Ann Hunter McLean’s resignation this week from the Virginia Board of Historic Resources. Neo-Confederate groups like the…
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Of all the sources that I am using to write about Robert Gould Shaw during his time with the Second Massachusetts Regiment, the letters of his fellow…
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