Jill Lepore’s New Yorker article came to mind again this morning:
For me, it’s a wonderfully incisive, insightful, and pointed commentary on writing good history, especially for a general audience. I’ve also been kind of following the mixed reviews for this new book:
The review in the New York Times suggests that a major weakness of the book is how the author fails to deal effectively with history, in particular women’s history–issues most academic historians would be very familiar with.
This is similar to the issue Lepore raised several years ago.
So that’s what I’m thinking about this Sunday.