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Jim Wald
Works at Hampshire College
Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lives in Amherst, MA
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professor, history
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no skills--I'm an academic
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    professor, history, present
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Historian; involved in local government when they let me
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Cultural historian: modern Europe, German studies, literary history and history of the book. Rabid but amiable historic preservationist.
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still a Cubs fan despite everything; know how to deal with large dogs, brew beer, read old German manuscript hands
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    history, French and German literature
  • Princeton University
    history, German literature
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On the fifth anniversary of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, which triggered the war.
The Paris Peace Conference, convened after the end of World War I, began on 18 January 1919. Although the deliberations, which ended in 1920, led to five major international treaties from 1919 to 1923, it is best known for ha...
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This is what happens to even virtuous radicals when they miscalculate (even if they were right)
On 8 June 1794, Maximilien Robespierre presided over the Festival of the Supreme Being, the inauguration of a new civil religion that was to be a high point of the remaking of France in accordance with the principles of revol...
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The RAF created a small Special Duties Squadron for the The British Special Operations Executive, and its mission included dropping teams of underground agents into occupied Czechoslovakia.
I've been posting a lot lately about the anniversary of the assassination of Nazi Security Office head and Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia Reinhard Heydrich by Czechoslovak paratroopers. But I haven't mentioned how the...
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Serendipity is a pleasing thing. Several days ago, one of my tweeps*, looking ahead to this year's anniversary of the first thousand-bomber raid in world history, drew my attention to a New York Times Op-Ed piece marking the ...
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"Town Meeting was absolutely awful last night." "How bad was it? "It was SO bad that...." Town Meeting under the magnifying glass It reads like a corny joke, but it was in fact a conversation I had many times last week, and...
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On May 27, 1942, Czechoslovak paratroopers Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík, trained by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE), assassinated Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi "Reichsprotektor" of Bohemia and Moravia, on his way into ...
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One of the most notorious of the many Nazi crimes of World War II was the liquidation of the (innocent) village of Lidice, on 9-10 1942, in retaliation for the assassination of the "Reichsprotektor" of Bohemia and Moravia, Re...
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To my friends and readers: Ramadan Kareem "The Minarets at the Bab Zuweyleh, and entrance to the Mosque of the Metwalis, Cairo," by David Roberts (1856), from my collection. (details: from a previous post). Roberts's vi...
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4 June 1942: Nazi Security Service head succumbs to wounds sustained in an attack by Czechoslovak paratroopers.
On June 6,1942, the Illustrated London News ran a little feature on "British and German Personalities in the Public Eye To-Day." The two "German personalities" were General Erwin Rommel and Reinhard Heydrich, Reichsprotekto...
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An advertisement from The Press, 29 July 1863. Founded by John Weiss Forney in 1857, the paper was published in Philadelphia until 1920. In 1894, it serialized Stephen Crane's Civil War novel, The Red Badge of Courage. Flag...
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Two days after the assassination of the acting Nazi "Reichsprotektor" of Bohemia and Moravia, Reinhard Heydrich, the New York Times reported that reprisals were taking place, and added more details to what was known of the in...
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Particularly thorough story of landscape restoration and reconstruction of conservatory in context of author's life and poetry
Archaeologists are excavating the grounds of the home where the poet lived in hopes of restoring her botanical treasures.
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thank you for the link.
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