I have a suggestion for readers who liked Harvey’s “War of Wars: The Epic Struggle Between Britain and France: 1789-1815”. Philip Mansel has written “Paris Between Empires, 1814-1852. This is lively and colorful narrative history in the grand tradition. I found as I wandered in Powell’s bookstore in Portland, Oregon.
“Two birds built their nest in Peachy Wickers’ bra.”
For the ages!
Wow, that is an incredible story that the Library of Congress picked up your childhood neighborhood paper!
Great post. I’d be interested to hear what your process is for producing blog posts – and how you produce so much in addition to your other writings. And regarding the getting paid for writing comment, do you get paid for the blog?
By the way congrats on the Bard professorship. You will be missed at Yale though.
“I grew up wanting to be a writer, and have been trying my hands at different writing forms since I was a kid.”
Well, whatever style you used in your G-20 article, keep using it. The paragraph about the “chaperones” was one for the books. I usually futz out halfway through articles like that, but I was riveted to yours to the final word. If anyone wants a lesson on how to make a boring topic like “foreign economies” interesting, that’s the way to do it.