August may be a slow month for mainstream media news, but there is no shortage of grist for the Blog Carnival mill.
Finally, Kevin Levin hosts the 55th History Carnival at his superb blog Civil War Memory. Favorite posts from this excellent carnival include Attack of the Giant Negroes and a remembrance of Lady Bird Johnson's humane approach to the Walter Jenkins scandal in which one of President Johnson's aides was arrested for a homosexual liaison and the 1st Lady issued a statement of compassion and support on her own initiative. Fascinating stuff.
Kevin did a marvelous job as Carnival Host and will be a tough act to follow, and in fact the 56th History Carnival will appear on this very blog on September 1st with your humble blogger as its host. The best history related posts written during the month of August are eligible for inclusion. You may submit your own work or nominate someone else's directly to me at greensleevesenviro AT sbcglobal DOT net, or use the carnival submission form.