Donald Trump Is Time Magazine’s 2016 “Person of the Year”

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Pearl Harbor – 75 Years Later

(This is a re-posting of a previous entry but still relevant).

A simple naval dispatch said it all : AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR X THIS IS NOT DRILL The next day, December 8, President Franklin Roosevelt (his Public Papers can be consulted, and special diplomatic files are available at his presidential library) addressed a Joint Session of Congress, delivering his famous “day of infamy” speech; within an hour, the United States was at war. More information is available at: Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941: Overview and Special Image Section (U.S. Navy); Ships Present at Pearl Harbor (U.S. Navy); Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships;  Remembering Pearl Harbor  (National Geographic); After the Infamy: Man on the Street Interviews (Library of Congress); Pearl Harbor (New York Times); Pearl Harbor (Time Magazine); Attack at Pearl Harbor, 1941: The Japanese View (Eyewitness to History); USS Arizona Memorial (National Park Service); Books on Pearl Harbor, including the multi-volume Congressional Hearings (HathiTrust); Pearl Harbor: A Rude Awakening (BBC); and Videos on Pearl Harbor (Internet Archive).

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The William Blake Archive

For those of us who are enthralled with the sheer genius of this person, this site is for you. Containing digital reproductions of many of his works (in their various editions), general and specific bibliographies, a listing of institutions housing Blake’s works, Erdman’s Complete Prose and Poetry of William Blake (our copy is suitably dog-eared),  a “what’s new” feature, and back runs of Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly, this should be a destination for anyone who appreciates the manifold talents of this writer and artist.

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The American Civil War Day by Day

This unique resource from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill draws upon this institution’s vast holdings of historical material and presents daily entries composed of contemporary newspaper clippings, or official reports, or letters, or diaries. The transcriptions provided add greatly to the utility of this collection. One can search via tags or by date.

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George Orwell Archive Online

Hosted at University College London, this collection contains letters, diaries, newspaper articles, political notebooks, Spanish Civil War material, and photographs. “The George Orwell Archive is the most comprehensive body of research material relating to the author George Orwell (Eric Blair) (1903-1950) anywhere.”

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Who’s Who in Trump’s Cabinet

So far, seven out of the fifteen positions, all of whom require Senate approval, have been selected; other Cabinet positions have candidates being interviewed. The president-elect has also tapped other advisers who do not need Senate confirmation. The updated list is here.

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National Security Reports – November 2016 Update

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