Monday, February 11, 2008

The write women

Monday morning tip:
The weekly go-to site for a roundup of interesting books reviewed in Sunday's papers is Mary Dudziak's Legal History Blog. Featured there this past week, 2 new books by women scholars now on our gotta-read list:
Melissa Nobles (right), The Politics of Official Apologies, a comparative study of the utility, or not, of apologies for state misconduct, in United States, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Links to review here.
Samantha Power (left), Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World, a biography of the U.N. diplomat and former High Commissioner for Human Right skilled in the suicide bombing of U.N. headquarters in Iraq. Links to reviews here.
Also of note:
Last week's Washington Post profile of historian and newly installed Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust (right), an interview prompted by the recent release of her latest book, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War.

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