What We’re Reading: July 15, 2010 Edition

NPR Spy SwapsThis week we’ve been reading a lot about digital scholarship. We link to Ed Ayers’ podcast on it, Google’s millions of dollars to support it, and a number of instances of it (podcasts, and blogs, and sites). We’ve also been reading about jobs, from tracking who got hired where to a recent survey on job satisfaction. Then, we turn to the Cold War and take a look at spies during that period, and how the Cold War has led to fear and anger in politics today. Finally, read about a new CIA documentary, forensics in the 1800s, and free online access to all of Andrei Tarkovsky’s films.

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  • CIA offers its history lessons in film
    The Washington Post details a documentary put together by the CIA on “two CIA paramilitary officers who were shot down over China on their first mission in 1952.” This documentary may be the first in a series.
  • Forensics in 1800 Paris
    Catherine Delors at the Wonders and Marvels blog takes a look at a police investigation in the 1800s, which is the subject of the new book For the King.
  • All Tarkovsky Films Now Free Online
    All of Soviet director Andrei Tarkovsky’s (1932-86) films are now available online for free.

Contributors: David Darlington, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, Jessica Pritchard, and Robert B. Townsend

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