What are the historical dates you are always glad you remember? Are there any well-recognized, history book dates that help you pin your sense of history together more than other dates do? [more inside]
Ancient Civilizations Crash Course: I have to teach a course beginning in February...and I don't know anything! [more inside]
Help me teach myself about the current political and social climate in Russia. [more inside]
Looking for unique schools or programs for the study of History. In the US or abroad. [more inside]
Writing Nonfiction and Children's Literature: Do you know of any good literature ABOUT these subjects?
I am looking for well regarded books/scholarly papers about writing. Most specifically in the areas of Nonfiction (the essay style of article writing) and Children's Fiction (for a young adult audience). Any tips? Go as far and broad as you can. I'll be off to the British library tomorrow, so the sky is the limit. [more inside]
I want to learn as much as I can about life in fin-de-siècle Belgium as I can, particularly from primary sources, art, music, and literature. What would you all recommend?
Can anyone point me to a nonpartisan economic study of tax cuts, the theory behind their effects on the economy, and the history of the economic effects of pre-21st century tax cuts?