Here is a good rule to follow: Don’t start a new book the day before classes begin. There has been some buzz about the recently-released study by Jason Sokol titled, There Goes My Everything: White Southerners In The Age of Civil Rights, 1945-1975. Sokol teaches at Cornell University and wrote his dissertation under Leon Litwack at UC Berkeley. I am making my way through the introduction and I can’t put it down. Check out the review in the Washington Post by Jonathan Yardley.