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Even more historical books to read

Marianne Dominguez Every week, journalist and history buff Mariana Dominguez visits a historic site on the South Shore or attends a local conference on historical topics. This week, she decided to round up some more of the best local history books she’s read. Last week’s roundup of some of the local history books I read […]

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Preserving the Truth: Historic Books, Documents at Risk as the Marcos Family Returns to Power

By Anthony Esguerra As the late dictator’s son Ferdinand Marcos Sr., infamous for his massive corruption and human rights abuses, regains control of the Philippines, historians, scholars, book publishers and authors have vowed to “protect the truth”. When 31 million Filipinos elected Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as president in the May elections, they also voted […]

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5 Must-Have War/Historical Books From Naval Institute Press

Be there . . . . for a fresh look at the amphibious catch of Tarawa; later, to meet the wistful and controversial hero of Navy aviation, Gregory “Pappy” Boyington; followed by joining the fighting in the Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942 – April 1944; then slide, drag and battle along the jungle trails […]

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Historical books, documents in danger as Marcos family returns to power

As the late dictator’s son Ferdinand Marcos Sr., infamous for his massive corruption and human rights abuses, regains control of the Philippines, historians, scholars, book publishers and authors have vowed to “protect the truth”. When 31 million Filipinos elected Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as president in the May elections, they also voted for the powerful […]

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Historical Books Over 300 Years Old on Display at Ramadan Book Fair

Doha: The Abdul Aziz Al Bohashem Al Sayed Library for Heritage Books participates with a collection of manuscripts and rare books containing various books dating back more than 300 years, as part of the cultural activities of the Ramadan Book Fair which takes place stands on the west square of Souq Waqif. The book fair […]

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Liberia: Culture Group Furnishes National Museum of Liberia with 137 Liberian Historical Books

Monrovia — The Village People Empowerment (ViPeE), a cultural charity group, has donated cultural, historical and specialist Liberian and African books to the National Museum to enhance the knowledge of scholars who usually visit the museum. The donation of the books and other artifacts was made to the Broad Street National Museum in Monrovia. Mr. […]

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Cultural Group Furnishes National Museum of Liberia with 137 Historical Liberian Books – FrontPageAfrica

Mr. Rudolf Janke, the Development Coordinator of ViPeE hands over the books to the Director of Culture at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Mr. Darius G. Gueh at the National Museum Monrovia– The Village People Empowerment (ViPeE), a cultural charity group, donated Liberian and African cultural, historical and specialist books to […]

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Books about Books about Historical Books

This content contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. This historical book list originally appeared in our historical fiction newsletter, Past Tense. Sign up here to receive historical fiction recordings straight to your inbox! If there’s anything a bookworm loves more than books, it’s books about books. […]

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NOTICE: Cooking from historical books makes Norfolk so different

That’s the problem with the story – no matter what happened, there was always someone who knew it would happen. I wasn’t much of it, so I’m inclined to take a reasonable Norfolk stance and treat it all with a fair amount of suspicion. I’m known to step in when no one is looking to […]

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The Oxford Handbook of The Historical Books of the Hebrew Bible, edited by Brad E. Kelle and Brent A. Strawn

The Oxford Handbook Series is a new venture from Oxford University Press, seeking to provide in each volume a cutting-edge inquiry into current thinking and research using an international group of scholars in the given field. This particular volume on historical books provides resources for the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra, and […]

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Best practices for digitizing historical books and paper documents – GCN

Best practices for digitizing historical books and paper documents By Amy O. Anderson May 28, 2020 This spring’s COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have made the need for digital access clearer than ever. Public and private sector organizations were forced to scramble to keep working despite the office closings, and some were more prepared than others for […]

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Citing historical books, Hindu organization claims Babur did not build a mosque in Ayodhya, Aurangzeb did-India News, Firstpost

Mughal Emperor Babur neither visited Ayodhya nor ordered the demolition of the temple to build a mosque in 1528 at the disputed site of Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid, a Hindu body claimed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. New Delhi: Mughal Emperor Babur neither visited Ayodhya nor ordered the demolition of the temple to build a […]

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Connecting the Old and the New: Clapp Workers Preserve Historical Books in the Digital Age

With the advent of the Kindle and other e-readers, have bound spines and printed ink for physical books a thing of the past? Wellesley environmentalists and archivists say no, and they go further to bind the books that are falling apart. On the fourth floor of the Clapp Library, hidden behind direct-access doors, are the […]

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Man from Virden says artifacts and historical books destroyed in ‘catastrophic’ fire at old school

George Armstrong had hoped that a former school he was helping to restore would one day become a place where children in the area could relearn. But now all that’s left is a blackened hole surrounded by charred bricks. “This place was just an absolute gem,” Armstrong said, looking at the remains of the building […]

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Jean Fritz, author of biographies and historical children’s books, dies at 101

Jean Fritz, author of nearly 50 children’s books, most of which are fast-paced and vividly written historical and biographical works, died on May 14 at a nursing home in Sleepy Hollow, NY. She was 101 years old. The cause was complications from pneumonia, said her son, David Fritz. Ms. Fritz began her literary career by […]

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‘Medical Treasures at Emory’ Features Historical Books and Artifacts | Emory University

“Medical Treasures at Emory”, an Exhibition of Intriguing Historical Medical Books and Artifacts, Now Open at Emory University Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library (WHSCL) – a reminder of the days when doctors had a rudimentary understanding of human anatomy, performed surgeries without antiseptics, and used primitive forms of anesthesia for operations and dental care. An […]