What I’ve been listening to (Memorial Day edition)

Memorial Day is currently the day most Americans remember to break out the grill and BBQ. It originated, however, as a commemoration to those who died in the US Civil War.

This seems like an auspicious moment, then, to plug the latest iTunes U lectures I’ve been listening to: David Blight’s open lectures on the US Civil War and Reconstruction. Absolutely brilliant. I jog listening to the lectures, which my wife and research assistants think is weird, but I encourage you to try. One lecture gets me through a short run. My plan is to be running two lectures within the next couple of weeks.