Strange Brouhaha

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Now *that's* a historian!

This is awesome.

I'm watching a program on the History Channel about the "Christmas Truce." Perhaps you've heard of it; it was an informal truce between front-line soldiers in World War I.

One of the people they're interviewing is a young-looking historian from Yale, I think. You can see his bookshelf behind him. Sitting on it? Among other things, the first two volumes of Larry Gonick's excellent Cartoon History of the Universe. That's a historian I can respect. I bet Shelby Foote would never have even acknowledged Gonick.


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