Margaret Heilbrun

About Margaret Heilbrun

Margaret Heilbrun is a former Senior Editor, Library Journal Book Review.

Best Acknowledgments of 2013

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Sr. Editor Margaret Heilbrun presents her annual “Best Acknowledgments” and bestows the Amanda Foreman Award upon the author(s) and book(s) her subjective committee of one found most deserving of kudos for gracious and specific thanks offered to named library and archives staff who, in providing research access to the author, helped bring the book to publication.

A Second Veterans Day Conversation on Hobbies: Trench Art

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On Veterans Day, LJ book reviewer Ed Burgess (EB), library director at the Combined Arms Research Library, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and I (MH) had a conversation about Ed’s hobby: the crafting of models. We discussed Ed’s modelling particularly in relation to World War I as its centennial approaches. (By the way, you can see our […]

A Veterans Day Conversation on Hobbies: Modelling

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In connection with Veterans Day and this month’s “Collection Development” piece that Ed Burgess (EB) and I (MH) wrote on World War I, we thought we’d chat about our World War I-related hobbies. EB: I’m a modeler.  I admit it freely, without shame.  I don’t have the collector’s obsessive gene that you have, Margaret. MH: […]

The March of Military History: Part 2

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Part 2 of a collection of titles on military history, covering subjects other than World War I or II.

The March of Military History: Part 1

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Part 1 of a collection of titles on military history, covering subjects other than World War I or II.

Fall & Winter Wonderland, Part Two: More Trade Titles Coming from University Presses

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On June 27th, I posted the first half of my list of selected academic trade titles due from university presses this coming fall and winter. I explained that I included titles that simply leapt from the catalogs—see an example of one leaping at right. Yes, I did promise that I’d post this second half last […]

Fall & Winter Wonderland: Trade Titles Coming From the University Presses

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In January, I posted “Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University Presses,” in which upcoming trade titles from the academic presses arranged themselves (as I sat helplessly at my desk) into various categories. Now, after the next round of seasonal meetings with many academic presses, I have a new assortment to present. These are […]

Writing the Wonders of Science | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

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Take a slightly long table. Cover it in black cloth. Place four chairs along the side that faces out. Invite three men who have published with great success on the endeavors of science. Place one small bottled water, one glass with ice, and one paper napkin on the table in front of each chair. No bunsen […]

Before Richard III: Author Interview with Dan Jones, The Plantagenets

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If the recent identification of King Richard III, buried ignominiously in Leicester, awakens interest in the pre-Tudor British monarchy, and gives readers an appetite for understanding the armored world that led to the Wars of the Roses, culminating in Richard III’s 1485 death in battle, they must turn to Dan Jones and his rousing history, The […]

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