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Category Archives: Rags to Riches
May 4, 2011, 12:21 pm
A few weeks ago, one of my friends was sorting a box of stuff that had gotten thrown into the garage prior to a kitchen renovation years ago. She found an historical artifact that she swears she is going to send me for a future lecture on the recent economic meltdown. It is a flier from one of those advertising mailers that usually has coupons for a few things you really want (like laundry soap), as well as ads for a few local gardening centers and siding contractors. This particular ad was for Countrywide Financial, one of the lenders whose dishonest practices figured prominently in the home loan bubble. Countrywide offered to refinance her home if she just filled out the coupon and sent it back, no credit check required. “Imagine!” she said to me, as if she had found a poodle skirt in the closet. “Refinancing your home through an advertising mailer!”
But that was exactly how it…
April 15, 2010, 12:07 pm
You can, of course, check the list yourself. But history colleagues who deserve a Jacquie Lawson e-card are:
Andrew Apter, Professor of History and Anthropology, and Director, James S. Coleman African Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles: A study of slave coasts and hinterlands in Afro-American perspective.
Joshua Brown, Executive Director, American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, The Graduate Center, CUNY: The visual culture of the American Civil War.
Antoinette Burton, Professor of History and Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Resistance in the British Empire from the Opium Wars to Mau Mau.
William Caferro, Professor of History, Vanderbilt University: War, economy, and culture in Italy, 1330-1450.
Hasia R. Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, New York…
June 9, 2007, 11:10 pm
1. Todd Pletcher would not have run her if he didn’t think she could win.
2. She’s a *big* girl.
3. She has a reputation for taking no guff from the colts.
4. Curlin had to be tired after that effort in the Preakness.
Thus spaketh the Radical. And Rags to Riches, brother to Belmont winner Jazil, daughter of Belmont winner A.P. Indy, becomes the first filly since Tanya (1905) to win the Belmont stakes. You can read about the terrific race she ran against Curlin and the other colts at the Daily Racing Form.
Right on. This is one special thoroughbred.
My next predicition: this will turn the three-year old season on its head. Buy your Breeder’s Cup tickets now.
Future blog post: why handicapping horses draws on the same skills required of a professional historian, and how the Radical ended up as a handicapper in the first place.