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Nate Gillespie

Member Since: 06th February 2009
Occupation: Lead Editor, Shmoop History
No of Articles: 2
About Me: Nate Gillespie is the lead editor for Shmoop History and other content development projects at Shmoop. Gillespie is a Ph.D. candidate (on leave) in US History at Stanford. He received his MA and BA (with distinction and honors) in History from Stanford. Gillespie is the founding director of Stanford History Graduate Memory Project and winner of the Stanford Centennial Award for Outstanding Teaching of undergraduates.


04th June 2009

Poetry Goes Hollywood

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked." Now that's the way to start a poem.Allen Ginsberg's Howl was one of the mid-twentieth century's most famous, controversial, and challenging poems. Some said it cha...

22nd March 2009

Tweeting George Orwell

George Orwell has been dead for 59 years. The brilliant British author, whose nightmare vision of a future in which technology and ideology combine to enslave humanity has been haunting readers for more than half a century, never lived to see the rise of...