Friday, June 5, 2009

Weaver Biography Wins Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award

Skirmisher: The Life, Times, and Political Career of James B. Weaver has been honored with the State Historical Society of Iowa's Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award. The honor "recognizes the book judged as the most significant book on Iowa history published during the preceding year."

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A New Look at Cornelius Vanderbilt

Here's Alice Schroeder's review of T.J. Stiles' The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt.