Monthly Archives: December 2014

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 27-29.

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
Jones, Douglas C.  The Court Martial of George Armstrong Custer.  New York: Scribner, 1976. Following a twenty-five-year career as an army officer, Douglas C. Jones taught at the University of Wisconsin in the department of journalism and mass communications.  He was in his early fifties when his first novel, The…

Most Noteworthy Quotations of 2014

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Fred Shapiro, an associate director at Yale Law School’s library, has edited the Yale Book of Quotations since 2006. The book has been conceived as “the most accurate, most comprehensive, and most up-to-date major quotation dictionary”:  “By using state-of-the-art research methods such as searching online collections of historical periodicals and…

What People Are Most Thankful For, by State and by Age

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The data analytics staff at Facebook has produced the following map indicating what people are most thankful for by state: ? One cannot help but notice the range in focus, from religious beliefs to emotional sentiments, from Internet sites to genres of music, and from geographical features to seasonal weather.…