A Visit With the President
Artifacts of the 1963 March on Washington

Link Roundup: Judging Memoirs, History of a Grand City, and the Health Effects of Racism

Mentions for books older, books new, and books eagerly anticipated…

In the Boston Globe, US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner discussed the anticipation and controversy surrounding her upcoming memoirs, In Defense of Women, which will be published in April. David Lat responded to the piece on Above the Law, defending Gertner's openness about her views.

Eboo Patel was on CNN and Wordview on WBEZ discussing the Park 51 Islamic Cultural Center. 

David Chura—author of I Don't Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine—appeared in the Westchester County newspaper The Journal News. In the interview, Chura describes his experiences teaching incarcerated students.

Listen to Stephen Puleo on WBUR's Radio Boston where he talks about his book, A City So Grand, documenting Boston's drastic changes and achievements between 1850 and 1900.

Is racism bad for your health? This excerpt from Are We Born Racist suggests that it might be. Also check out this review by Beacon author Thomas N. DeWolf.

Nobody Turn Me Around by Charles Euchner documents the events that took place behind the scenes of the historic 1963 March on Washington. The Christian Science Monitor ran a review highlighting some of the tensions between the organizers of the March.

Say it ain't so, Susan! Our beloved Susan Campbell is shuttering the blog that shares its name with her book, Dating Jesus. You can still catch her on her Fear, Itself blog at the Hartford Courant website, but we'll miss her lively comment streams at DJ.