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Discovering paradise: the journal of Daniel Chamberlain, early Hawaii missionary.

Back in December I did a special series of articles called Hawaiian History Week, detailing various aspects of the fascinating history of the 50th state. One of those articles was … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Sage of Monticello looks skyward: Thomas Jefferson’s weather book.

Today I experienced perhaps the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me since I became a historian: in the reading room of the Massachusetts Historical Society, I was handed the … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

A zombie giveaway: win author Samie Sands’ new book “Lockdown”!

Guest Post by Samie Sands, author of Lockdown Lockdown Giveaway Samie Sands, author of the brand new zombie book Lockdown, is offering you the chance to win a free, signed paperback … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Vitalogy: An amazing but very amusing medical Encyclopedia

Originally posted on If It Happened Yesterday, It's History:
We all have to thank Eddie Vedder for our curiosity in a very interesting home medical encyclopedia first published in…

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s release day for “Zombie Rebellion”! The revolution of the living dead!

At last the day is here! My new book Zombie Rebellion was released today by Samhain Horror. It’s available in e-book and paperback format, and you can get it on … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Heart of Darkness’ in ‘Citizen Kane’

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
On the 1st of May 1941, the American drama film Citizen Kane, had its premiere in New York City. The film…

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

My awesome horror weekend: the World Horror Convention & Bram Stoker Awards. [pics!]

This weekend I spent some time at the World Horror Convention in Portland, Oregon, and attended the Bram Stoker Awards banquet last night. This was my first horror convention, my … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

How and Why Printed Books Will Survive

Originally posted on The Bully Pulpit:
“I am more optimistic, both about reading and about books… I have no Luddite prejudice against new technology; it’s just that books look as…

May 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Zombie Rebellion” update: they’re rolling off the presses!

I got a wonderful package the other day–a whole box full of print copies of my upcoming book Zombie Rebellion, which comes out June 3! As you can see from the … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth Panorama: forgotten Communist-era attic library, Walddorf, Germany.

This is another unusual Earth Panorama post, as it’s not scenery but a dusty old attic. These old books were abandoned in this attic atop a mill in the town … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 2 Comments
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