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I’m back

It’s been a very, very long time since I last posted anything on this blog, and even longer – seven years – since I’ve written a book. On both counts, that owes to all sorts of matters, great and small, pleasant and unpleasant, unavoidable…

The collaboration grows: Wright State University Archives and Special Collections

The collaboration grows: Wright State University Archives and Special Collections It does my heart good to see this all coming together… We should have one heck of an exhibit by 2016! 

It’s the readers’ fault!

A few years back, a colleague — meaning a fellow academically-trained academic historian working in academia — called me a whore. Well, maybe not actually called me a whore. He informed me, with just enough of a fake laugh to be able to toss…

Paul D. Lockhart on VIDOYEN, AMA on Video

Paul D. Lockhart on VIDOYEN, AMA on Video. So this is what I’m doing now, when I should be writing a book. Actually I am writing a book…and I’m still keeping silent about it until all the i’s are dotted and so forth. In…

Historians Get Advice on Writing for the Readers of Today – Research – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Historians Get Advice on Writing for the Readers of Today – Research – The Chronicle of Higher Education. I’m going to address this at greater length, and very soon, but first I wanted to throw this out there. It’s a question that I’ve asked…

Self-serving plug of an entirely different variety…

In my other life, I’m a history prof. Writing is my first love, but I teach too. Actually that pays the bills more than the books do. Anyway, though I don’t write much about my teaching, I’ll make an exception here. Just a few…

War List: Significant Sieges

  War List: Significant Sieges. It’s not a big piece, really, just a few hundred words on a few sieges that I like, not even my choices (contra the byline) for the most significant sieges. But the comments are great. Especially the one that…

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