JD Dickey

Historian JD Dickey discusses with Ivan six things which should be better known.

JD Dickey has for more than 20 years been observing and writing about American history, society and culture. Of his book, Rising in Flames, Harold Holzer in the Wall Street Journal wrote, “No one interested in Sherman’s March should be deprived of his lively narrative. Absolutely spellbinding.” His earlier book, Empire of Mud, was a New York Times bestseller and described the troubled landscape of Washington, D.C., in the nineteenth century. He has also written and spoken on on a broad range of historical and political topics in media such as TIME magazine, C-SPAN’s Book TV, Public Radio International’s The Takeaway and Literary Hub. In addition, he has lectured for the New-York Historical Society, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, and the Atlanta History Center, among other organizations. His current work, The Republic of Violence: The Tormented Rise of Abolition in Andrew Jackson’s America, was published in March 2022 by Pegasus Books.

1. The Built, The Unbuilt and the Unbuildable https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/built-unbuilt-and-unbuildable

2. The Museum of Jurassic Technology https://www.mjt.org/

3. The Visitor https://jimorourke.bandcamp.com/album/the-visitor

4. Gregory Crewdson https://dianamarin.com/2019/02/19/review-gregory-crewdson-cinematic-photography/

5. The Flagellation of Christ http://www.travelingintuscany.com/art/pierodellafrancesca/flagellation.htm

6. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/05/movies/pandora-and-the-flying-dutchman-restoration.html

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