My favorite history blog is History in the Margins, by Pamela Toler. She writes about historical events that I never knew – or that I thought I knew – and makes me see them through her fresh, witty perspective. (Have you watched the PBS series “Mercy Street”? Pamela wrote the book.)
I’ve been reading her blog for years, so I was thrilled when she invited me to write a guest post about the women who served in the Vietnam war. Enjoy! And while you’re at it, take a stroll through History in the Margins.
A few quick items:
So cool that my interview with the writer Martha Toll about Her Own Vietnam was one of the top 5 posts last month in the Washington Independent Review of Books. Here’s how they describe it:
“Martha Anne Toll conducted a thoughtful Q&A with Kanter, one that touched on everything from women warriors’ emotional scars to the rise of feminist presses.”
Here’s the interview, in case you missed it.
Damn, they’re good
File this under “These writers are getting a lot of acclaim and don’t need any help from me, but damn, these books are good.”