The bookseller recommended Brogan’s Penguin History of the United States of America. I bought it. An early clue that this might not have been a good decision came when I noticed ...
Posts tagged ‘Jill Lepore’
Just a quick little update here, in case anyone is puzzled about the focus of the blog shifting away from colonial America over the past week or two without explanation. Read more
Erin, of the excellent Alice Martin Bishop blog, has started me off on a good, brain-awakening note on this sunny Edinburgh morning by posting a link to this NYT op-ed piece by Harvard professor Jill Lepore. It contrasts the fortunes of Benjamin Franklin with those of his sister Jane. Read more