Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of June 9 - June 15, 2017

What's New For Teachers

Call for submissions for Currents in Teaching and Learning

Currents in Teaching and Learning, a peer-reviewed electronic journal that fosters exchanges among reflective teacher-scholars across the disciplines, welcomes submissions for its Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 issues (Volume 10, Numbers 1-2), and looks ahead to the special themed issue for Spring 2019.  We consider all submissions that address new approaches to theories and practices of teaching and learning.

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Author: 
Ruth Ben-Ghiat
Reviewer: 
Giacomo Lichtner

Lichtner on Ben-Ghiat, 'Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema'


Ruth Ben-Ghiat. Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. 420 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-01559-4.

Reviewed by Giacomo Lichtner (University of Wellington)
Published on H-Nationalism (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

Films in Search of a Formula: Italian Empire Cinema as "Imperial Debris"

Author: 
Alicia Brazeau
Reviewer: 
Richard Mikulski

Mikulski on Brazeau, 'Circulating Literacy: Writing Instruction in American Periodicals, 1880-1910'


Alicia Brazeau. Circulating Literacy: Writing Instruction in American Periodicals, 1880-1910. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2016. 210 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8093-3544-2.

Reviewed by Richard Mikulski (Drew University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Frank Felsenstein, James J. Connolly
Reviewer: 
Cassie Brand

Brand on Felsenstein and Connolly, 'What Middletown Read: Print Culture in an American Small City'


Frank Felsenstein, James J. Connolly. What Middletown Read: Print Culture in an American Small City. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015. 304 pp.. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-141-9.

Reviewed by Cassie Brand (Drew University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Angela Tarango
Reviewer: 
Matthew Dougherty

Dougherty on Tarango, 'Choosing the Jesus Way: American Indian Pentecostals and the Fight for the Indigenous Principle'


Angela Tarango. Choosing the Jesus Way: American Indian Pentecostals and the Fight for the Indigenous Principle. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. 234 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-1292-8.

Reviewed by Matthew Dougherty (University of North Carolina)
Published on H-AmRel (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Bobby L. Smiley

Author: 
Ann Twinam
Reviewer: 
Cecily Jones

Jones on Twinam, 'Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos, and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies'


Ann Twinam. Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos, and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. 553 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-5093-6.

Reviewed by Cecily Jones (University of Warwick)
Published on H-Caribbean (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Sarah Foss

Author: 
Asa McKercher
Reviewer: 
Michael Chiarello

Chiarello on McKercher, 'Camelot and Canada: Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era'


Asa McKercher. Camelot and Canada: Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 312 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-060505-6.

Reviewed by Michael Chiarello (Carleton University)
Published on H-FedHist (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Micah Zenko
Reviewer: 
Ryan Wadle

Wadle on Zenko, 'Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy'


Micah Zenko. Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy. New York: Basic Books, 2015. 336 pp. $26.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-04894-6.

Reviewed by Ryan Wadle (Air University, eSchool of Graduate PME)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Dennis C. Jett
Reviewer: 
Sean Cosden

Cosden on Jett, 'American Ambassadors: The Past, Present, and Future of America's Diplomats'


Dennis C. Jett. American Ambassadors: The Past, Present, and Future of America's Diplomats. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Tables. xiv + 283 pp. $39.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-39566-5.

Reviewed by Sean Cosden (Air University, Air War College)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Avery Plaw, Matthew S. Fricker, Carlos Colon
Reviewer: 
Paul Springer

Springer on Plaw and Fricker and Colon, 'The Drone Debate: A Primer on the U.S. Use of Unmanned Aircraft Outside Conventional Battlefields'


Avery Plaw, Matthew S. Fricker, Carlos Colon. The Drone Debate: A Primer on the U.S. Use of Unmanned Aircraft Outside Conventional Battlefields. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016. 356 pp. $34.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4422-3059-0.

Reviewed by Paul Springer (Air University, Air Command and Staff College)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Karim Makdisi, Vijay Prashad, eds.
Reviewer: 
Lise M. Howard

Howard on Makdisi and Prashad, 'Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World'


Karim Makdisi, Vijay Prashad, eds. Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. 552 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28694-8; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28693-1.

Reviewed by Lise M. Howard (Georgetown University)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

The Past and Future of UN Action: The Arab World

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