Submitted by aridzona@stanfo... on Thu, 10/09/2008 - 09:37.
If you feel exasperated with the current election campaign rhetoric, you are not alone. Professor Elvin T. Lim, the author of The Anti-Intellectual Presidency: The Decline of Presidential Rhetoric from George Washington to George W. Bush, which we have in Green Library, is interviewed in the October 3rd issue (this link is good for 5 days) of The Chronicle Review of Higher Education.
Submitted by mschaefe@stanfo... on Thu, 10/09/2008 - 09:28.
Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio was selected by the Swedish Academy as the Nobel Laureate for literature. A French author of books, including children's books, as well as essays, Le Clézio books embrace a "concern for civilizations, a concern for ecology,” according to Columbia's Professor Compagnon. For more information, read The New York Times article.
Submitted by Chris Bourg on Wed, 10/08/2008 - 13:06.
"Today marks the 137th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, a conflagration with few peers in world history. The fire cost some 300 lives, destroyed 17,450 buildings, and caused $200 million in damage—$200 million in 1871 dollars, that is to say, about a third of the city’s estimated value."
Learn more about the Great Chicago Fire from these Library resources:
Submitted by Chris Bourg on Wed, 10/08/2008 - 12:44.
Other sources of historical photographs include:
via Boing Boing