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Josh Marshall

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Joshua Micah Jesajan-Dorja Marshall is an American journalist and blogger who founded Talking Points Memo, which in 2004 The New York Times Magazine called "one of the most popular and most respected sites" in the blogosphere.
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Catch and Kill
Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
Ronan Farrow - Oct 15, 2019
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In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful pr...
Josh Marshall
Jan 30, 2020
Just finished reading Ronan Farrows Catch and Kill book for a book project I’m working on. Man, it is a really, **really** good book. Not even talking abt the original reporting, which we know abt, but just as a piece of writing & story-telling. Like masterful.     source
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Chants Democratic
New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850, 20th Anniversary Edition
Sean Wilentz - Oct 07, 2004 (first published in 1984)
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Since its publication in 1984, Chants Democratic has endured as a classic narrative on labor and the rise of American democracy. In it, Sean Wilentz explores the dramatic social and intellectual changes that accompanied early industrialization in New York. He provides a panoramic chronicle of New York City's labor strife, social movements, and poli...
Josh Marshall
Jan 23, 2020
@yeselson @NicholasGuyatt Basically agree on all this thread. And Sean's career arc is remarkable. I mean, Chants Democratic is an incredibly important book. I agree on the accusation of Ahabism, though I do think his critics here undermine themselves by digging on the causes of the rev argument.     source
The Republic of St. Peter
The Birth of the Papal State, 680-825 (The Middle Ages Series)
Thomas F. X. Noble - Aug 01, 1986 (first published in 1984)
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The Republic of St. Peter seeks to reclaim for central Italy an important part of its own history. Noble's thesis is at once original and controversial: that the Republic, an independent political entity, was in existence by the 730s and was not a creation of the Franks in the 750s.Noble examines the political, economic, and religious problems that...
Josh Marshall
Mar 29, 2018
Wait, you're across the hall from Tom Noble? His Republic of St. Peter book is awesome.     source
Greek and Roman Artillery
Technical Treatises (Oxford University Press Academic Monograph Reprints)
E. W. Marsden - Dec 31, 1971
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Five Greek and Latin treatises, with a facing English translation, which enable Marsden to trace mechanical progress in Greek and Roman artillery over five hundred years. Each text and translation is followed by extensive notes which contain explanatory diagrams which reconstruct the machines. Additional chapters discuss and reconstruct the 4th-cen...
Josh Marshall
Aug 30, 2017
This is definitely the first book that has brought together my interest in ancient history, ancient languages and woodworking.     source