Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sampling Soldiers: Historians and the Numbers Game

By Colin Woodward In 1954, Darrell Huff wrote a book called How to Lie with Statistics. I need to read it. And I think some Civil War scholars need to read it, too. This post is in response to a … Continue reading

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Marching Masters: The Agony and Ecstasy of the Amazon Ranking

By Colin Woodward Last week, the Central Arkansas Library System put out an annual report in which it noted the top ten authors in terms of people who had borrowed his/her book in the past year. Five of the top … Continue reading

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“American: The Bill Hicks Story”

By Colin Woodward Last night, I finally watched American: The Bill Hicks Story. I’ve been a fan of Bill Hicks for a while. It was one of those post-graduate school, things. How I found out about Bill, I’m not sure. … Continue reading

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