Gordon Wood on Writing

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Gordon Wood Interview This Weekend

Early Republic historian Gordon Wood will be conducting a three-hour interview on Book TV on C-Span2 Sunday, Sept. 5, from Noon-3:00 P.M. Eastern Time. Viewers can e-mail questions ahead of time: booktv@c-span.org.

Biographies That Need Writing

In a 1997 essay entitled "American Political Biography," Robert V. Remini assessed the state of the field and found it wanting: "Old-fashioned political biographies of 'dead white males' that are 'character-driven narratives' seem to have little appeal for graduate students. . . . These biographies could be written by doctoral candidates and would add significantly to our …

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