Daily Archives: May 28, 2009

Blogging historical fiction

Someone was kind enough to direct my attention to a relatively new blog devoted to Kenneth L. Roberts, twentieth-century author of several well-known works of historical fiction.  Roberts, who died in 1957, used his novels to examine misunderstood or unpopular characters from early American history, like Benedict Arnold and Robert Rogers.  (More books to add to my reading list!)

I’ve been looking over the blog and I found it fascinating.  Historical novelists are important in shaping the way we interpret the past, sometimes more so than historians.  Using a blog to create an in-depth investigation of a prominent  historical novelist’s life, work, and opinions is a great idea.  Head on over there and check it out for yourself.


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Blogroll present and accounted for

This is just a quick note to address an apparent glitch that happened sometime yesterday.  Some of you may have stopped by yesterday to find the blogroll missing from the front page.  This was not intentional.  I had no idea my blogroll had disappeared until I logged on last night to publish a post I’d been working on, and I freaked out.  I’m still not sure how it happened, but I fixed it and it’s back where it belongs.  I can assure all my fellow history bloggers that I haven’t dropped your sites from my page, and I have no plans to do so.

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