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Articles from History Today (February 1, 2007)

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American pie: the imperialism of the calorie: Nick Cullather explains how the scientific discovery of the calorie meant food values could be quantified--and the US could make food an instrument of foreign policy. Cullather, Nick 3611
Ancient computer. Brief article 119
Canaletto in England: Canaletto's rich legacy of work made over a decade spent in England is the subject of a new exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Denise Silvester-Carr tells how the Venetian artist, long popular with the British, crossed the Channel to revive his fortunes. Silvester-Carr, Denise 950
Churchill's Navy: The ships, men and organisation 1939-45. Wykeham-Martin, Peter Book review 345
Coming to terms with the past: Romania: Markus Bauer hopes that Romania's new membership of the European Union will enable it to face down the ghosts of its troubled twentieth-century past. Bauer, Markus 2066
Corps values: the Combined Cadet Force is coming back into fashion, says Ronan Thomas, who believes its wider take-up would help reduce gun and knife crime in Britain's cities. Thomas, Ronan 1458
Eat, drink and be merry. Furtado, Peter 403
February's anniversaries. Cavendish, Richard 1628
Fires are burning. Groves, Stuart; George, R.E. Letter to the editor 686
George III: America's Last King. Roberts, Andrew Book review 1037
Gozo's unique history. Aveline, Joe Letter to the editor 156
Henry VIII's Last Victim: The Life and Times of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. Wilson, Derek Book review 800
Hogarth's London: satire and the street: as Tate Britain this month opens a major exhibition devoted to the artist, Christine Riding looks at William Hogarth's particular view of the street life of 18th-century London, and at what his interpretation presents in comparison with the artistic offerings of his Continental competitors. Riding, Christine Cover story 3813
Italy versus getty. Brief article 106
John Evelyn: Living for Ingenuity. de la Bedoyere, Guy Book review 789
Las Vegas who built America's playground? Larry Gragg digs beneath the glitzy surface of America's 'sin city' to find out how this extravagant home of gambling and glamour came into being. Gragg, Larry 3453
Leonard Woolf: A Life. Robinson, Andrew Book review 1035
Les Bienveillantes: Tobias Grey discusses the impact of a controversial historical novel that has become a literary sensation in France, and asks some French-based commentators and historians for their reactions. Grey, Tobias 1286
Men and brothers. Cole, David John Letter to the editor 135
Non-Violence: The History of a Dangerous Idea. Kent, Bruce Book review 771
Offering the crown to Cromwell: King Oliver? Patrick Little asks why Parliament offered the infamous regicide the crown of England, to what extent he was tempted to take it--and why he finally turned it down. Little, Patrick 3698
Petitions to kings online. Brief article 161
Radical nostalgia: Alastair Bonnett argues that radical nostalgia has played a larger role in the formation of English socialism than Marxist historians--and New Labour--allow. Bonnett, Alastair 1783
Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilisations. Batchelor, Stephen Book review 760
Round & about: February 2007. 955
Sailing on top of the world: Meriel Larken takes the helm of the Yavari, a Victorian ship plying the highest navigable lake in the world. Larken, Meriel 831
Sex, scandal and the supernatural: Peter Marshall explains how a chance reference in an old local history book led him to reconstruct the story of a 17th-century church scandal, and its afterlife in literature, culture and politics. Marshall, Peter 1787
The Berlin Wall: a secret history: the Berlin Wall was a tangible symbol of the suppression of human rights by the Eastern bloc during the Cold War, but Frederick Taylor asks whether it was more convenient to the Western democracies than their rhetoric suggested. 3563
The sinking of the SS Mendi: for more than 600 black South Africans, there were to be no fine deeds serving for the glory of the British King and for Africa, no quick death in the heat of battle, simply a miserable end in the icy English Channel, as Caroline Coxon explains. Coxon, Caroline 1125
The Viking island: Patricia Cleveland-Peck visits Gotland, the Baltic island where the Viking and medieval pasts are to be found round every corner. Cleveland-Peck, Patricia 1527
Unfair trade. Brief article 196

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