Sunday, May 24, 2009

Summer Reading


Now that summer has officially started, here are two books I will read:

Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton, 2008)

Clarence Walker, Mongrel Nation: The America Begotten by Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009)

Why these? Gordon-Reed's won the Pulitzer for history and Walker's was reviewed by The Tenured Radical and sounds fascinating. See the review here: http://tenured-radical.blogspot.com/.

I am also reading The Historian, a novel by Elizabeth Kostova. It's a lot of fun but I am having a hard time sleeping at night ... beware, or your research might bite you!

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