Thursday, March 01, 2007

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.


Given my interest in Presidents, it will not be surprising to learn that I am saddened to learn of the death of historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070301/ap_on_re_us/obit_schlesinger . Besides his own award winning writings, I would like to highlight his recent work as the series editor of The American Presidents series which aims to produce short, well written biographies on every President. A long overdue series for the high school student or adult reader looking for an introductory read about these influential individuals. The Burbank Public Library has all of the books published so far and I hope that this series will continue on towards this goal without his leadership. For more information about the series please visit this website http://www.americanpresidentsseries.com/index2.htm .

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