What We’re Reading: March 5, 2009 Edition

iPod tour of historic Washington DCThis week we start off with the revelation that the CIA has destroyed 92 interrogation tapes, verifying a fear the AHA expressed in 2008. Then, Tony Grafton takes a look at graduate school past and future, a history professor is interviewed in the Freakonomics blog, the LOC unravels the origins of the automobile, and a new audio tour explores historic D.C. Finally, we link to a number of articles for a section we’ve titled “History in Hard Times.”

History in Hard Times
As these difficult economic times continue, we’re aware layoffs and cutbacks will occur at institutions around the country. Please send us news of this type to Robert B. Townsend.

Contributors: Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, and Robert B. Townsend

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